Fish for love – An art journal spread

Hello everyone !

How is your summer so far ? I hope you are not too lazy to craft ? Because I have a new project for you !

It’s an art journal spread created with several stencil and mediums. I started with the Siesta Key Colrations spray, followed by the Lattice stencil with brown ink. Then Messy bubbles stencil with Mermaid Sorbet.

I matched the bubbles stencil with a bubble stamp and green ink before working on the heart shape. For that, I played with stencils and mediums, then cut out several heart of different sizes that I glued on my pages.

I outlined the hearts with a black pen and drawn hooks and lines to go along with my journaling.

If you want more details on the mediums and stencils I used to created the paper for the hearts, you will find all the details in my video tutorial :

I hope you like this project. You can find more inspiration on the Art Anthology Pinterest page or on the AA Instagram profile.

Thank you for time, see you soon for another project !

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A patchwork art journal spread with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here to show you what I’ve created for the current color challenge. I love broght and bold colors so this months moodboard made me really happy!

As you all know I am a big fan of art journaling so I created this patchwork art journal spread:

First I created the patches with velvets (Desire, Taxi cab and Shamrock). Later on I added Canary yellow shine on the yellow patch for some difference in surface. Next I used a stencil and Kelly green shine on the red patch & a different stencil and desire velvet on the yellow patch. I filled the green patches with a nice text and a tulip stamp (which I colored with kelly green shine and ferrari sorbet). Do a little doodling and your page is complete!

 

Here ar some extra pics of the pages:

Have a good, creative day!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Handmade Greeting Cards w/ Brandy!

Hello fans! Brandy here to share a couple of greeting cards I created for our July Moodboard Challenge!
Stop by our Facebook page  Adventures in Art, and join in the fun!

Unique board this month, I never thought these colors would be so fun to work with!
I mixed my Desire Velvet Paint and some Mud with my Floral Tile Stencil to create the background texture. My Clover Colorations Spray worked perfect for my chipboard leaves.
And my go-to for turning things black, I used my Raider Coloration Spray to color the bird houses.


I hope I’ve inspired you create a couple greeting cards for someone special!
Here’s a tutorial on Snapguide to show you how I created mine!

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Greeting Cards W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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Beautifully Aged by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a quick post to encourage you to create even when you are limited on supplies. Alot of times us crafters feel like we have to have everything on the market in order to create something wonderful (I’m guilty of this myself). Every color of paint, every embellishment, every paper line. Yes arts and crafts can be very costly. My project I created is a two page journal spread that I literally used 1 spray, 1 paint, gesso and rusted embellishments and papers that were handmade. Let’s get started. A great way to use what you have is go on the web and look for great pictures that include colors that you may have on hand so you are encouraged to use what is in your stash.  I fell in love with this photo of the old paint brushes which involved very limited palette of colors.   I first decided to rust up some papers and metal pieces to use in my art. In a bowl, combine Hydrogen Peroxide, Distilled Vinegar and Salt. Place items inside and allow to sit to rust. The papers took about 10 minutes and the metal pieces took about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the material they were made of.  You can check out my video on my Facebook page to see how I accomplished this. To add a bit of texture to the foundation I used Art Anthology Velvet in Tuxedo ran it through a stencil. The Snapguide tutorial below explains this in detail. Don’t allow limited access to art supplies to discourage your ability to play. “The world is but a canvas to your imagination” Henry David Thoreau

AA products used

Velvet-Tuxedo

Stencil-Morse Code

Colorations Spray – Wild Orchid

Check out How to Create With Limited Supplies by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Rusty love canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with a rusty/patina canvas.
Totally inspired by the texture sets and the Baking Powders by Seth Apter.
In combination with my Wheel stencil my flow went on and on and……
I had a great time playing!

 You can purchase this stencil HERE.

Of course I made a step-by-step tutorial for you 😉

Check out How to Make a Rusty Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Some extra detail photos:

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Sedona.
Texture sets: Rust, Patina.
Velvet: Tuxedo.
Stencil: Wheel.

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Art Journal Fun with the July Moodboard!

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a new spread from my art journal, inspired by our July moodboard and new Shines!

For my art journal pages I chose these three amazing colors from the Shines collection:

I also used:

Click on the photos to be directed to the Art Anthology online store!

Have you seen the July moodboard?

Fun, bright hues of red, green and yellow!!  These colors are so vibrant and just perfect for my page! Inspired? Create a project using our moodboard and share with us on our Facebook adventure page!
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Here are a few more views of this fun spread!

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope that you are inspired!

 

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Moodboard Inspiration with Toni

Hi everyone, have you seen our moodboard this month…. Wow, such vibrant inspiration !

I knew right away this was going to be a “Happy project” …. these colors are bursting with inspiration.

 I decided to use our new Shine paints. Beautiful high gloss that hold perfect dimension. I first created gelli prints with the following colors: Canary, Kelly and Ruby. So sorry I forgot to photograph the prints after made. The dragonfly was then cut out from the print that had alot of red and the tag itself I used the print that was mostly greens and yellows. I cut out 3 dragonflies so that I could layer them to have multiple wings. These colors compliment each other so well and the Shine paints are so vivid and beautiful to work with. Ideology was added to the tag and white gesso was painted over to fill in the letters. Wishing you a month filled with creativity, create with us here at Art Anthology and be inspired by our mood board this month. Post your creations are our Facebook page for others to enjoy and to network your art work with other creatives.

AA products used:

Shine-Canary, Kelly and Ruby 

 

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All We Need Is Love…. by Toni

Toni here and it was time to have fun in my art journal again. I love an art journal because it allows me to try out new techniques as well as putting my thoughts down visually with my art. There is something absolutely healing about it. So let’s get started. Decided to emboss some papers and add dry wall tape to provide my background textures, and then it was time to have fun with my Art Anthology pastes. For this I used the Patina Set as well as the Rust set.  For your background texture you can also use AA’s Mud texture paste and run it through a stencil. I just wanted to do something different this time. I next applied Rust Terracotta Velvet here and there mixed a bit of craft sand with it just because I wanted a bit more texture. Art Anthology products mix well with one another as well as other textures such as sand, pebbles, seed beads, gel mediums etc. My gears were die cut and then the Rust Truffle Paste as well as the Patina Teal and Seafoam Green were added. Hope this has given you some new ideas to use your products with. If you don’t have an art journal you can make one from an old book. Glue several pages together to increase the strength of your substrate. There are many tutorials on YOUTUBE that you can check out. Super easy don’t let it stop you from creating. xoxo Toni

The following are AA products I used for this piece

Patina Set

Rust Set

Velvet – Tuxedo

For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below. Enjoy !

Check out How to Have Fun With Art Journaling by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Bright pink bookmarks

Hello AA lovers !

Ready for another mixed media project ? How about a quick and fun one ? It’s summer, we all have some books to catch up with, so what about bookmarks ?

Choose your favorite stamps, AA stencils and few AA mediums and have fun ! I choose the Patience  Colorations spray and the Azalea pink new Shine for the base of the bookmarks.

I then use the new Messy Bubbles stencil with Mardi Gras Velvet before adding white lines on the edges. After stamping the flowers, I colored them with Canary Yellow Shine, Sunrise Orange Shine and Kelly Green Shine before cutting them out.

Next and final step was to add a stamped quote.

If you want to see my creative process, you can watch the full tutorial right there :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you very soon on this blog for another project… Have a great day !

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Art journal cover with new Shine mediums!

Hi!

Daniëlle here with a decorated art journal cover.  I used the new Shine mediums which I by the way love love love!

This is my new cover:

How did I create this? Well, you can find a step by step tutorial in this Snapguide:

Check out How to Decorate Your Journal Cover by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Used products:

Shine: Canary yellow, Teal blue.

Stencil: Hazards

Velvet: Shamrock

Colorations: Barbie

Sorbet: Glass

Clear coat: Splashed

I hope to have inspired you and I look forward to seeing what you create!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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