Deer in the Starlight Cover Art

Anna Bartlett
September 11, 2018
November 28, 2017

Hi! Anna Bartlett of Shiny Happy Art here, and I'm very happy to be sharing my fourth video as a member of the 2018 Artist Gang!

Once again, I have experimented while painting the cover of a new planning scrapbook, using a selection of analogous acrylic paint colours, and Donna's 'Deer in the Headlights' stencil as the subject.

I hope it inspires you to get the paints out and paint yourself a book cover or canvas.

Shiny Happy Art

My new SHINY HAPPY DRAWING online workshop starts 1 October - so take a look here for more info


Atelier Free Flow Acrylic Paints - Paynes Gray, Cadmium Yellow, Green Light, Teal, Titanium White

Golden Fluid Paints -  Silver

Donna Downey "Deer in the Headlights" stencil


Yellow pastel (any colour will be fine)

White Prismacolor Pencil (or similar)

Cosmetic Sponge

Collage papers


Paper Palette

Scrapbook (about AUD$1.50)

Clear Plastic Scrapbook Sleeve (totally optional) (about AUD$2)

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Hi, I'm Anna - an artist, author, teacher and mum from Toowoomba, Queensland (the Sunshine State of Australia).

I've always love to paint and draw but have been sidetracked by lots of other things over the years: accounting, marketing, travelling... even a 12 month stint in the Army!

These days I'm working full time in my business, Shiny Happy Art, which offers Drawing, Painting and Lettering Workshops as well as Acrylic and Watercolour Paint Alongs in person and online. It's a very happy space and my wonderful little team is growing so we now offer sessions for both adults and children. I even hosted my first 'Art Holiday' on Norfolk Island in October 2017 and we're planning to go back in 2018.

My book, Painting Party, was published by North Light Books in May 2015 and it's almost time for a follow up, I'm thinking!

I always start my sessions with a 'Positivity Pep Talk' and encourage you to stay positive and relaxed, realise "it's not finished until it's finished" and if you do follow along with me, aim for "similar but different" because it's important that your uniqueness shines through.

OK, let's get our hands in some paint...