August 14, 2016

Art on the Go

Hi everyone... hope your having a wonderful summertime, and I know many of you are taking beautiful vacations. But, sometimes while your traveling you get that inspiration to get creative and today I have a fun mini art traveling kit that you can make and take with you to get messy with.

Today I'm up on Art Anthology's blog with this recylced mint tin made into a travel art kit. The tin was altered using so many of AA's gorgeous texture paints, seed beads & crackle varnish. 

Shown here is the top and bottom of the can with lots of yummy textures and colors. 
The canvases were created by making an accordian mini album to tuck inside the tin. Each page is prepped with either sticky back canvas, watercolor paper, clear gesso or black gesso all ready for you to get creative on. 
As you can see the album fits nicely inside with room for pen nibs, brushes etc. I hope this has inspired you to alter yourself a tin and get creative with it. Below is a Snapguide tutorial for a step x step process, and for a complete list of products I used please visit Art Anthology's blog. Wishing you safe travels during your vacationing !

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Love to Create - Anything Goes/Mixed Media
Simon Monday Challenge - Try To Contain Yourself 
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Mixed Media Altered
Altered Eclectics - August Anything Goes Altered


cheiron said...

Wonderful color and texture! Such a great idea for a travel kit. Thank you so much for playing along with us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This is my first time visiting your blog and I love your aesthetic! This project is quite amazing and I am especially in love with the texture you created and the color palette you used. It was such a treat to see your work and I loved the description of your garage being your happy place from your youth. Your art is good for the eyes and good for the soul and I just wanted you to know how inspiring this was for me to see! Thank you for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Julie Short said...

What a delightful make. Love the textures and colour. Thanks for linking to Rhedd's Creative Spirit this August.

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful mixed media piece. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Team Clark said...

How amazing! The lid is spectacular and the accordion book is perfect. Great tiny work! ;0

Sandra Wright said...

Hi lovely to see you here..I am so loving your little tin,it is just scrummey..great colour and textures.
Thank you for entering our challenge this month over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit..xx

Donna B. said...

Very cool project! Thanks for joining us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.