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Art Bento Box – Unboxing Video

Hi lovelies! I have something fun to share with you today. Yesterday I received a box of goodies from Art Bento Box and decided to film an unboxing video to share with you today. It’s the first that I’ve shared, so please excuse my nervousness 🙂

Side Note: I’m not affiliated with Art Bento Box in any way. I received this box as a promotional offer to test out their kit in exchange for getting creative with the contents.

Art Bento Box has a Kickstarter Campaign that they’re kicking off towards the end of the month, but you can go to their website for more info and to receive updates.

Before we get into the unboxing video, I thought you might like to see what I created with some of the contents.

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You know I love my art tags, so that’s the first thing that I created. Using the paint and stencil included in the kit, I painted my own washi tape, using the orange tape, also included. I used some of the paper to add that gorgeous flower and the white Prisma Pencil for some mark making.

From my own stash I added a bit of ribbon, some Stabilo black pencil to create some depth and a stamped sentiment using a Donna Downey stamp from the Unity Stamp Co.

And now for the Unboxing…

Thanks for watching and exploring the Art Bento Box right along with me.

xo,

Belen

In My Art Journal

This is a departure from my usual style but it was fun and seemed to help sort out the stresses of the work week.

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I used gesso in black and white, acrylics, modeling paste and a few different stencils, including a Dec 2014 StencilClub stencil from StencilGirl.

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Thanks for looking!

Dirty Girl

I was recently inspired by the work of Juliette Crane, a wonderful artist that paints an array of whimsical characters that just make me feel happy when I see them.

Side Note: Juliette has an upcoming online class called “Happy Painting – A Mini Course” that I’m excited be enrolled in. registration is now open and the class begins on April 27th. To find out more about Juliette, her work or her many classes, it can be found HERE.

So, as I said, having been inspired by Juliette’s whimsical characters and the ease with which she roughly sketches them out, I decided to give it a go myself. 2015-04-04 12.55.55I call this piece/page “Dirty Girl”, because as the sentiment says, “A flower cannot grow without getting dirty.” 2015-04-04 12.56.57 Using a sponge brush, I roughly laid a base of Pebeo Studio Acrylics, which I love for their subtle iridescent properties.

Without even letting it really dry, because I’m impatient like that, I sketched everything out using a Stabilo Marks All. and just went to town working the paint and adding layers until it turned into something that I rather liked. 2015-04-04 12.56.28I finished it off with a few stars sponged through a Tim Holtz stars stencil and called it a day.

This was definitely a departure from most of the mixed media art journaling I’ve been doing and I really enjoyed the process and the ease with which the process flowed for me.

I encourage you to check out Juliette Crane’s work and as always, thank you for following me on Art & Whimsy.

Luminous Prints

I’m forever on the lookout for fun, new paints and after trying out these acrylics by Jacquard I just knew that photos would not do them justice… they called for a video!

In reality, I’m not convinced that even a video properly captures the beautiful sheen of these Halo paints, but let’s give it a shot.

This isn’t a gelli plate tutorial, although who knows,  I might post one at a later date. This is just me, in my first real video attempt, sharing a great art supply find.

Hope you enjoy!

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