Embellished gift box

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today and this is my first December inspirational post for you.


After making some Mixed Media projects I decided to make something totally different and this time it’s an altered small gift box and shrink plastic stamped flowers that were made to embellish this box.


Both box  and flower bouquet were painted with gorgeous Art Anthology paints and it’s another way to use those paints that I want  to share.The simple cardboard box was painted and stencilled with Art Anthology paints and a stencil and the result is just adorable. And as always- there is a full step by step short tutorial made for you and a full Art Anthology supply list is there and in this post too.


The full Snapguide tutorial is HERE:
Check out How to Make Embellished Gift Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And as always I made a full product list with all Art Anthology products used to make this project:

I hope I inspired you with my easy art project and see you soon again!

Mixed-Media ATCs using Minx


Hello fans of Art Anthology!

This is Irina, and today I want to show you my mixed media ATCs using Art Anthology’s Minx.

I have prepared a video tutorial which you will find below.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!  If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !


Up to new meetings!



Altered Christmas wooden boot in non- traditional colors

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here again and this is my small altered Christmas project for your inspiration.


I altered the non branded wooden boot in non- traditional Christmas colors using all possible Art Anthology paints , stencils and sprays. This is an easy to do project and if you don’t find the similar wooden shape you can easily hand cut one from chipboard as the web is full of such templates.

So here is the finished project



Here are some clos- ups  to see before you move to my full step by step tutorial:



The full step by step tutorial can be found on Snapguide site HERE:
Check out How to Alter Wooden Christmas Boot by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And as always- here is a full product list for you use on Art Anthology blog HERE:


I really hope that you liked my step by step tutorial and will try some non- traditional Christmas colors on your own projects. As you all know we have all possible paints, sprays and stencils in Art Anthology shop and you just need to pick your favorites! See you soon again!



Altered Bottles with Brandy

Hi everyone! Today I have two altered bottles to show you. I bought these at my local Target store store, but you could use/recycle just about any bottle you have around! 🙂
I love how they came out. I found the perfect place for these little fairies I’ve been hoarding for a bit!

I created a Snapguide tutorial for these so you can give a try!
Check out How to Alter a Set of Glass Bottles With a Fairy Theme by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Here’s a list of products used in this project!
Thanks for stopping by!!!



What’s Baking In The Kitchen with Toni

It’s that time of year when everything is glistening, Christmas music is playing, and the smell of cookies fills your home. Today I have a fun and easy project that the children can participate in preparation for the holidays. We are going to make salt dough Christmas cookie ornaments and decorate them using AA’s Minx Shimmering Inks and Dimensional paints. dsc08684

My Christmas tree in my kitchen is decorated with all things from the kitchen, so I knew these ornaments would be perfect for the tree. Super easy, last for a life time and you won’t gain any extra holiday weight from them… (lol… their non-edible).


Using very simple ingredients that we all have in our kitchen and with help from Art Anthology’s wonderful products, these ornaments turn out really cute.


Enjoy the short YouTube video displaying more of the cookies and be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial below for a step x step process as well as a list below with all the AA’s product that brought this project together.  Warm wishes xoxo ToniCheck out How to Make Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Playing with Minx shimmering inks!

Hi, Ellie Knol again, and you may have noticed that the Design Team of Art Anthology is featuring the Minx shimmering inks lately.

So, I will be featuring them today as well.
They are great to make backgrounds for cards or maybe for an art journal page (or a canvas, or a watercolor painting etc etc).
For now : 4 different ways to use the inks.
.. .. I hope to do some more in near future!


I’ve used the same colors for all 4 techniques.

For step-by-steps of all 4 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!


art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique1-ellie-knol-51. Using household wrap to create gorgeous shimmery effects.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-52. Making a print with Minx inks on a gelliplate.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-103. A brayered background with the leftover inks from technique 2.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique4-ellie-knol-44. Making a background with Minx and salt crystals.

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Create Backgrounds – 4 Techniques by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

That’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty !

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube
and/or don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

Scrapbook Layout using Minx


Hey Crafty Friends Phyllis here today to share my latest DT project using Art Anthology’s Minx!  There is so many possibilities with the Minx,  I love to create my background with Art Anthology’s stencils and Minx.dsc02086 dsc02088 dsc02090 dsc02092 dsc02098

You can watch a step by step process video here:

I always love creating with Art Anthology products,  and I hope I’ve inspired you to get messy and create something beautiful!
Happy Creating!!!


Thankful for You by Toni

Happy Thanksgiving y’all. Hope everyone is having a wonderful month. Today I’m here to share a frame I made featuring my sweet baby boy, Bubba. dsc08630

With the use of my wonderful Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks I was able to transform some $1.00 store foliage into a pretty fall frame for my desk. dsc08545 dsc08552





The wonderful texture achieved with AA’s Mud Texture Paste combined with seed beads and the gorgeous Dimensional paints in so many vibrant colors, made it easy to get the look I was going for.


With a little gesso to prime even the hardest surfaces to cover, the Minx Shimmering Inks colors these butterflies perfectly.


The leaves in the corner were colored also with the Minx and then embossed 3 times with Ultra Embossing Enamel which provided a glass-like effect… So pretty. From a broken down frame to a new addition for my decor, this project was messy, fun, and effective. Hope you have been inspired. And for your enjoyment, feel free to grab yourself a cup of hot cider sit back and relax while you view my Snapguide tutorial below. Also below,  are all the pretty products used from Art Anthology. Many blessings to you and your family at this holiday season.

Check out How to Create a Fall Mixed Media Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Make Amazing Happen in Purple….

Hi friends and fellow Art/Craft lovers!! Jenn Here and I  am up on the blog today with a small canvas done in shades of my favorite color purple,,,, Early in the month Art Anthology owner Stayce mentioned that many people are asking how exactly to use the Minx product. This is my answer to that! Enjoy! I Hope it inspires you to try Minx! They are amazing!! They come in many beautiful colors too!




I used many different techniques on this little canvas to achieve all of the depth and texture that you can see in the close ups. One of the things I have found that I really love about Minx is how versatile it is. It has a very rich color that can be changed with the addition of water, other sprays, glues, and any medium really. For mine I used a mix of many AA sprays combined with water spritzes, distress crackle paste and mini art stones. Please refer to the snapguide tutorial below for more info!!

Check out How to Create a Mini Canvas Using Art Anthology Minx! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.




Mixed Media ATCs – Bright and black

Hello crafters !

Valerie today with another mixed media project in a smaller format this time… 4″x3″ in multiples… Yes they are ATCs !


The Minx bottles were in good use in this project for the background, in Allure and Indulgence. The Raider Colorations Spray was handy too to pop up the crackles…

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Another close-up :


I used black gesso under the sentiment to give another dimension to the ATC.

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I hope this post will inspire you to create your own ATCs. You could find my complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

You will find here after a list of Art Anthology products I used.

Thank you for your time, you will see me soon on this blog for another project. If you are looking for inspiration, don’t forget to check the Art Anthology Pinterest account or Facebook page !

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