Tag Your It by Toni

Hi everyone… it’s time to get messy with our Art Anthology products. Today I created some mixed media tags. I just love creating tags, they’re like little pieces of art. I can try out new techniques and just go wild with the products. tag15

These tags are #8 size manila T!m Holtz tags so they give you plenty of room to add yummy textures and colors. The background was created collaging old dress patterns, and then  I decided to color my AA Mud Texture Paste so I busted out my Velvet paint in Tuxedo and on one tag I used AA’s bee hive stencil and on the other tag I used dottie stencil.


Once dried I did some gessoing, stamping, sewing and added some lace trim. Mixed media is all about layers and layers of different mediums and these tags have that.


Wishing you a wonderful day and I invite you to sit back and check out my Snapguide tutorial below to see how I achieved these vintage style tags.
Check out How to Create Vintage Style Mixed Media Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Creatively yours, Toni


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Intuitive Painting Art Anthology Style

Hi crafty friends! Kathy here today with a video showing how I created a canvas using the intuitive painting process. Recently I shared in an online course, Wanderlust, where Flora Bowley demonstrated her intuitive painting technique. Her fun and forgiving approach to painting is based on the notion that “You don’t begin with a preconceived painting in mind; you allow the painting to unfold.”  This is a transformational approach that connects mind + spirit, and allows expressive paintings to emerge naturally.

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I really love the results of this canvas and the process of making it. I hope that the photos pick up the shimmer that resulted from using the Gemstone mediums.  If you want intense shimmer, you must get Gemstones!

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Thank you for visiting the blog today!



Canvas “Meadow” by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my newest project created with Art Anthology goodies. I have a lot of beautiful Sorbet and Velvet paints and I thought: if they are paints why not to paint with them? They are thick, have different finish but why not to give it a try? Sorbets and Velvets are great for adding some texture to the projects so I also wanted to create a painting with a little texture. So today I want to show You a painting. Or something like that because I am not a painter at all.

I decided to paint sime flowers, kind of a meadow. They are quite easy to sketch and You can create Your own shapes and compositions. I didn’t want to create a realistic painting.

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First step was to sketch my flowers. After that there were only pure joy of adding colors.


I used Sorbet, Velvets and Gemstones. They all have different finish which gave some nice look to my canvas. Some parts of flowers are matte and some are glossy.


Thing You have to remember If You want to create Your own painting with Sorbets and Velvets is to add another layers on dry paint. If You won’t dry it they will mix together creating not so pretty shades.

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When my painting was done I decided I need some black lines around my flowers. I took a pen nib and black ink and draw the lines.


If You are curious how my creative process looked like, I have a video for You 🙂

Thank You for stopping by.



“Hippie Chic” by Toni

Hope everyone is having a creatively wonderful May. Today I have a fun project to share with you. I purchased this ceramic elephant at a thrift store for $1.00 and thought he would be fun to get creative with. I just love bohemian style, free spirited, bright, happy colors and the Art Anthology paints allow you to achieve just that with this technique. IMG_20160508_094226

I created the collage papers using tissue paper and assorted colors of Sorbets, Gemstone, Velvets & Metal Effects paints. The list of my products will be at the bottom of this post.  I then stamped my image using black archival ink and then ripped sections and applied with Mod Podge. Using the paints on tissue paper and then sealing it with Mod Podge gave it a pretty stained glass effect.


The flowers were colored with different colors of Coloration Sprays… they are also listed below and my Snapguide tutorial will explain just how I achieved the look for these blooms.  And finally to bring it all together I added sequins of all colors to give it that fun festival look. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired to allow your creative spirit to be free and have fun.
Check out How to Alter Container With a Hippie Chic Vibe by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

For more inspiration make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art


Embossed, messy notebook and card set.

Hello, today I would like to show you my two works, in one set.

I created a notebook and card for my friend. For thanks. Just like that.

I’ve tried to emboss the paper with our stencils and it works great!!

Here is the effect of my experiments 🙂




And some close up’s to see this mess 🙂









I created also a photo tutorial on the Snapguide!

Check out How to Make Embossed Messy Card and Notebook With MartaDe by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I hope to see your beautiful works,- maybe also inspired of me 🙂 – on our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art 🙂

Thank you for stopping by, Marta De 🙂



Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards by Susanne

Hi everyone!

Susanne writing today and I’d like to share four mixed media Artist Trading Cards (ATC). ATCs are cards with a size from 2.5″ by 3.5″. They are made to trade with other Artists. There are no restrictions except from the size. You can use any material.   I used some cardboard as my base. The images are all stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps.  Scroll down to see some detail images and the snapguide tutorial.

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To see how I created these fun ATC just hop on over to my Snapguide tutorial:

I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own Artist Trading Cards.
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
See you soon, Susanne.


 Products from Art Anthology:

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A Mini Canvas That Pops!

Hi crafty friends! Kathy here to share a small canvas I created using contrasting colors; a bright yellow image set against a rich blue background. I love bright colors and using contrasting colors together really adds that “pop” that I love. Explore Canvas3

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You can see how I created my canvas here:

Check out How to Create a Mini Canvas That Pops by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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For a different color scheme, try using shades of purple with yellows and oranges, or shades of red and pink with greens.

Thanks for visiting the blog today! Now go make some art that pops!



Visit Kathy’s blog at: http://kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com/

See Kathy’s art work on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katluvsdogs/my-art/


Welcome Spring

Hello!  Are you having a fabulous spring?  I sure hope so.

Today, I altered a door handle!  I had to replace my front door handle so, what’s an artist to do but alter the old one.  😉

I used Kathy Adam‘s video from Art Anthology to make the door handle with the patina effect.


You can see how I created my door handle start  to finish:
Check out How to Open the Door to Spring by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are a few close-ups of the finished project.




Until next time…



Canvas “Sea”

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my newest inspiration. I want to show You today a mixed media canvas with sand, waves and blue sky. It’s this kind of project that You create just for fun. Full of experiments, playing with colors and mediums.

I also prepared a process video for You.



I used 8*8 canvas as a base. I was inspired by the beautiful blue Velvet and Sorbets. Last time I showed You layout created with them. This time I thought that they will look awesome as a shades of sea surface.


I created two different parts on one canvas – heavy, full of textures sea and soft, watercolor sky. I love how many possibilities You have with many kind od mediums such as mists or dimensional paints.

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I was finally able to use my Prima reisins that I bought ages ago. I painted them with a brush. Thanks to that the blended perfectly in my canvas.


And here is my video:

Thank You for stopping by.



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Happy May!

Here is another Art Journaling page using many different Mixed Media products from Art Anthology!

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If you would like to see how I created this page please check out my Snapguide tutorial here:
Check out How to Inspire Mixed Media Heart Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are Inspired to create today!

Be sure to share your creative works on our Art Anthology Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!