Cheeky Dude Mixed Media Layout

Hi there Everyone, Farrel here to share my second DT project for the month. For this project I decided to do a scrapbooking layout. I have wanted to scrap this particular photo of my youngest son for about 2 years and finally I got to with using some amazing AA products.

  1. I started with applying a thin coat of clear gesso to seal the patterned paper. I then used my finger to rub some Cotton Velvet Dimensional medium around my photo and mount.

2. I used Ground Espresso Archival Ink and a sponge dauber to stencil the numbers on the Bits of Grunge stencil.

3. Using the same stencil I used Tuxedo Velvet Dimensional medium with a spatula. For the right side of the layout I flipped the stencil so that it was a mirror image of the first part I stenciled.

4. For the background I placed a small amount of Tango Velvet Dimensional medium on to some plastic packaging and sprayed with water. I then smooshed it onto my layout to create a watercolour effect.

5. For my chipboard pieces I used Beyond the Reef Velvet Dimensional medium and applied it with a make up sponge.

6. To finish off the layout I splattered with Colorations Color Sprays Raider and Cotton Velvet Dimensional medium mixed with some water.

Supplies used:

Colorations Raider 

Velvet Dimensional Medium  Cotton, Tango, Tuxedo, Beyond the Reef

Stencil Bits of Grunge

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Metamorphosis: A Gelatin Print Journal Page

Hello, welcome to another blog post!  Everyone needs an outlet, something to unwind. Mine is locking away and working in my art journal. I really let go and ideas just start to flow. Today I want to share with you a page I did recently; “Metamorphosis”. Isn’t that beautiful!


For this journal page, I decided to work with my gelatin plate as I just love the backgrounds and other effects you can create. Look at the amazing texture in the background!

I also used a technique called masking, which I will show you in the video tutorial below.  

Art Anthology products used are:
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Summer
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Flamingo

Other supplies needed:
5″ x 7″ gelatin plate
5″ x 7″ mixed media paper
white craft acrylic paint
black pigment ink
rubber stamps
Robins Nest Dew Drops – Lily Pad
embellishment glue
scrap paper
fan brush/toothbrush
texture tools – bubble wrap & yarn
any quote you want to add

Follow along in the video below:


I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by.

Suzette Hussey

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Nemo the Cat on Vinyl

Hi Art Anthology fans, I am back with my second project as an Art Anthology Dream-team member. This time I made a layout on an old record and used a picture of our cat Nemo.

Made this as a present for my daughter who misses the cat since she moved out to go study in Belgium.

Because the record has an interesting structure a bit of stenciling was enough for a background, I choose the stone effect dimensional medium Sandstone, because the color looked nice with the colors of the cat.

Don’t you just love the effect in combination with the Gothic stencil?

The colors of the Sorbet dimensional paint and the Colorations spray are also based on the colors I have in my picture. I really love the coloring part of mixed media altered. Sometimes you have a carnival of colors, then after gesso it is a bit boring. Adding the colors is bringing a composition to live I think.

I made you a video of the process:

List of supplies:

Stencil: Gothic

Colorations sprays: Indigo, Peacock Feather, Juicy.

Sorbet Dimensional Paint: Mermaid, Walnut, Kenyan Copper and Vegas Gold.

Stone effect : Sandstone


I really hope I could inspire you to create with Art Anthology products. We would love to see what you make with them in our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art.
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Art Journal Pages by Lisa

Hi friends! Lisa here today to show you my last art journal pages, made with beautiful Velvet paints & Stencil by Art Anthology!

To start I brushed my pages with white gesso. Then I cutted some pieces of tissue paper, old book pages, scrapbook papers and washi taped and glued on the background with gel medium to make a collage

After with a spatula I applied white gesso to mix the background

I made some stamps with archival inks black and pink. Even if I had to repeat some of them after the coloring process I like to see some signs under the colors, it makes texture!

I chose Velvet Dimensional Paints (Boysenberry, Beyond the Reef and Cotton) and Sorbet Dimensional Paint Flamingo. I applied the colors directly with my fingers, they are so creamy and delicious!

After I applied the Cotton velvet paint to blend the background and to make some stencil. I used 6×9 Lotus from Art Anthology

I still made some stamps and I used a black watercolor pencil to make some marks. I used Cotton paint to make some splatters and I let it dry.

Finally I prepared some embellishments and I glued on my pages. Here some close up photos of my project

I used these Art Anthology products on my project:

Cotton Velvet 

Boysenberry Velvet

Beyond the Reef Velvet

Flamingo Sorbet

Lotus Stencil 6×9

I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by


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Colorations Sprays Rainbow Stenciled Scrapbook Layout

Hello everyone!  Suzanne here today to share with you a vibrant and colorful rainbow layout courtesy of Art Anthology Colorations Sprays and Stencils!   This layout is much simpler than I’m accustomed to creating, but I love that the Colorations Sprays lend so much of a colorful punch that simple is all that’s needed!

I begin the layout by centering  the Wheel Stencil onto a piece of a white cardstock. Using an array of Art Anthology Colorations Sprays, start misting the colors in sections onto the stencil.

Take note to spray complimentary colors next to each other. If the colors bleed, it’ll add a new color which contributes to the rainbow effect!

Once all sprays have been applied, Lift the stencil up and away from the page. Tip: to prevent over spray, simply mask off the edges of the stencil with scrap paper; a good way to “clean” the stencil is to to sandwich between pages in your art journal or pick up the color with tags!

While the mists are drying, it’s time to add a little embellishing with the Industrial Stencil. Although Art Anthology mists and paints work beautifully with the stencils, I opted to use a permanent marker!  I am an amazingly messy scrapper, but with this particular application, I wanted to be just a tad neater.

On a separate piece of cardstock, simply use a broad-tip permanent marker to “color in” the edge of the design of the Industrial stencil-cut the design from the cardstock to use as a design element!

All that’s left to do is to assemble the layout with patterned paper, flower embellishments, and to splatter coordinating colors on the wheel for a little added detail and interest!

Needless to say, I LOVE these sprays!  They have been a joy to work with, and I am certain they will be called upon often in my crafty adventures! Here’s a list of the Colorations Sprays and Stencils used to create this layout.

Colorations: Barbie, Glorious, Siesta Key, Patience, Sky, Granny Smith
Stencils: Industrial, Wheel 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some ink on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!


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Art Anthology Rust and Cork Journey

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my altered cork wall decor using amazing products from Art Anthology!

Products used:

AA Colorations Sprays in Juicy, Timeless, and Peacock Feathers
AA  Velvets in Cotton and Fiji
AA Minx Shimmering Ink in Allure
AA Texture Set Rust
White Acrylic paint
White Gesso
Heavy Matte Medium for adhering
Hot Glue Gun

Start with a clean cork plaque like this one. You can use any shape you like.

Here is a poster showing each step. See my instructions listed below.

  1. I started by adhering some vintage lace and cardboard shapes for dimension and texture.
  2. Next, adhere all metal, plastic, wood, and chipboard embellishments using a strong adhesive, glue gun, or gel medium.
  3. Coat entire piece in heavy white gesso. This will probably take a few coats drying between each.
  4. Once gesso is completely dry add spritzes of AA Colorations juicy and water. Let this dry or use a heat tool to speed up drying.
  5. Once dry add spritzes of AA colorations Timeless and water and allow to dry.
  6. In between coats i added a bit of AA Minx Shimmering ink in Allure and dried.
  7. Coat the bare areas in AA Velvet Cotton and then brush edges in AA velvet Fiji as seen here.
  8. Keep layering the colors and adding colorations as needed until desired level of rust look is achieved.

***Extra Hint*** If you prefer a lighter look once everything has dried completely, Use a drybrush technique in white and lightly brush over as seen in comparison below. This is how I completed mine.

I just love all the rusty goodness achieved with these products!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

Art Anthology online Store

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Colorful tags with Daniëlle

Hi there everyone!

Daniëlle here with some colorful tags for you today!

I created them in a couple of easy steps:

  1. Add color with Velvets. Paint your tags.

2. Add structure using different colors of velvet and stencils.

3. While your tags are drying, color some die-cuts using colorations spray.

4. Add some stamping to the colored die-cuts and glue them to your tags.

5. To give my tags some sparkle I applied some clear coats through the cracked stencil.

6. While everything is drying, I stamped some butterflies and colored them with sorbets.

Final step is to put everything together and add a text you like.

Here’s a list of products I used:

Velvet: Taffy, Tango, Gecko green, Fiji, Boysenberry, Dayglow yellow.

Stencils: Chasing butterflies, Twilight, Cracked.

Colorations: Plush, Glorious.

Sorbet: Seaserpent, Cayman, Summer yellow, Flamingo.

Clear coat: Dazzle, Linen.

I hope you like it! See you next time!

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You Make Me Happy Mixed Media Layout


Good morning! Nicole here with a pretty mixed media layout I created using the Flity stencil and the Patina Texture set. I love this texture set. It looks sooooo pretty on paper! The colors look perfect against the photos!


I covered the veneer flowers using the Patina Seafoam. Then I brushed the Sedona Colorations Spray along the edges using a paint brush. I colored the butterfly using the Sedona Colorations and added a Clear Coat (Linen) to make it shimmer a bit.

Here is a closer look at the Copper Metallic Medium. SOOOOO pretty and it goes on the cardstock/stencil smooth.

I have a feeling I’ll be using the Flity stencil again. I just love it!

I used some papers, chipboard and stickers from Pink Paislee to embellish the layout.

Here is a process video for you to see how easy it is to work with the texture sets along with the stencil and Coloration Spray! Fun stuff!

Supplies Used:

Stencil: Flity

Patina Texture Set

Coloration Spray: Sedona

Clear Coat: Linen

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with the Flity stencil with the Patina Texture set. The texture set is perfect for distressing wood veneer embellishments! Thank you for visiting today!

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Mixed Media Beach Board by Toni

Hi everyone… hope you are all having a nice month of August. Today I have for you a clip board I purchased from the dollar store and I transformed it into a beachy layout, featuring my daughter and my niece about 25 years ago… Hope you enjoy. I started by adding some wood grain paper and then priming the surface for my sprays and paints. Using some drift wood from the beach, twigs from my yard, fishnet, and paper clay elements provided lots of yummy texture. Applying my Colorations Sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks really brought this to life. All of the supplies used will be listed below. Take the unexpected and turn it into a keepsake to hold your memories. I hope you will give this a try. I also have a process video below for your viewing. Wishing you a day filled with peace & love…. hugs

Supplies used:

ColorationsTimeless, Wiamea Bay, Siesta Key, Sandcastle, Granny Smith

Minx Shimmering InksDecadent, Gold Dust


Metal EffectsGold

Stone EffectsBone

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Create Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!!! Farrel here to share my very first design team member creation. Today I have created a double art journal page using Metal Effects Medium, Colorations Sprays and some stencils.

  1. To start I covered my pages with white gesso and then use Metal Effects – Dimensional Medium in the Silver with a stencil.

2. Once dry, I then sprayed my with some water and then sprayed Colorations Sprays in Siesta Keys, Peacock Feathers and Indigo in that order. The water helps the colours blend.

3. For my title, I stenciled “Create Art” using black archival ink and then cut the 2 pieces out and mounted onto black cardstock.

4. I wanted to colour the stamped butterflies so I used the same sprays for my background and used an aqua pen (water pen) to create a watercolour effect.

Here is some more pictures of the finished page

Art Anthology Products Used

Metal Effects – Silver

Colorations Spray – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Indigo

Stencils – Diamond Grunge, Soliloquy

Please feel free to watch the process video below and thank you for dropping by, I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal book with Art Anthology products.

Farrel xx

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