Mini Masterpieces with Toni

Happy month of June everyone , hope you all are staying cool out there because we have been in the triple digits where I live. This month’s mood board is providing some warm colors and wonderful textures… Hope it inspires your next project.

I’m in the mood to get messy today with my Art Anthology products and shaving cream ! It’s an easy way to create master boards for your projects. Every single one is completely different and original.  I used my backgrounds to create some fun ATC’s.

 Start with this…

 Then do this….

 Then do this….

 And you get this !

So here is the completed ATC’s using my pretty marbled backgrounds.

Using AA’s Mud Paste also provided some more wonderful texture run through the Kaleidoscope stencil.

Some embossing and use of mica powders provided some pretty glimmer.

As well as textile scraps and seed beads.

Hope you will give this technique a try. For a complete step x step process take a moment to view my Snapguide tutorial below. Also don’t forget to create along with us using this month’s mood board as inspiration and post it on our Facebook page HERE

 

Here is a list of AA products used to assist in my project:

Mud Texture Paste

Kaleidoscope Stencil

Metal Effects Gold

Coloration Sprays-Sedona, French Toast, Juicy, Peacock Feathers, Timeless

Check out How to Make Backgrounds With Shaving Cream and Inks by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

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Mixed media card with Art Anthology and Gel Press

Mono Printed Mixed Media Cards with Art Anthology by Josefine

Hi everyone,

I’m Josefine, the new design team member for Art Anthology. You have no idea how excited I am to join this amazing team! I’m using Art Anthology paints and stencils for a while now and my local craft store, Scrapbooking Forever in California, originally introduced me to them.

For my first project I decided to create a couple of cards using Sorbet and Velvet paints and my favorite stencils.
Mixed media card with Art Anthology and Gel Press

This project is featuring the mono printing technique. I thought it would be fun to try out the dimensional paints on my Gel Press – and I think it turned out pretty nice. Have you ever tried mono printing with Art Anthology paints?

I thought that it might be easier to follow the process with a video, so I created a quick tutorial for you:

I love mono printing, because you can create a bunch of backgrounds very fast and it’s hard to stop. I usually have to when my floor is covered in paper, lol.

Here are a few more pictures. You can click on them to enlarge them.
Mixed media card with Art Anthology close up

Mixed media card with Art Anthology close up

These are the supplies I used.

I hope you enjoyed my first project for Art Anthology. I’m super excited to try even more techniques with these versatile paints and share them with you!

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and group to get updates and new ideas:

See you soon!
Josefine aka HolyLise
DT-badge-Josefine

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Inspire the Arts – Altered Paintbrush

Hello creative gang, happy to back for another DT post. For today’s project I created a “grungy rainbow” altered paintbrush using Velvet dimensional paints and the Metal Effects – copper and gold. These are so thick and dimensional, you can literally hold an open bottle upside down and nothing will come out, a little goes a very long way. When lightly applied they are somewhat transparent, which easily allows you to slowly build and control the amount of color needed, especially when using a variety of colors on a small project, like I did here.

I love learning new products as it is always a fun way for me to expand my mind and hopefully find new ways to be creative. Glad you could stop by, be sure to check out the video tutorial posted below.

Quote ~ “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” – Ananda Coomaraswamy

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Good day from a sunny Holland!
Ellie Knol here today.

I decided to make backgrounds with Minx Shimmering Inks, on all types of paper.
It is really easy, and relaxing to do while enjoying the sun…

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I’ve been on vacation for a week… (more to come)
and did take some crafty stash with me, of course.



On an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds.

I did not need a heattool to dry them, the sun did the drying for me.

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Today I show you what I’ve made with the backgrounds that started as just plain old white paper.

For more information please see the
Snapguide I created ..
Check out How to Make Shimmery Backgrounds With Minx by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today and play even when you’re on vacation. You can add the final touches when back at home. 

Next time I’ll show the ones that had some white heat embossing, gesso and acrylic paint on it before coloring with Minx. 

 Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Minx Shimmering inks

Cracked Stencil

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Mood-Board Color Challenge Canvas with Brandy


Hi Art Anthology fans! Brandy here to share my mood-board project for this month. The colors used were Juicy, Sedona, Clover, and Sky….all yummy colorations sprays! I thought the little gang of mushrooms was so cute!

I used just one of our awesome stencils, but created two textures! We have several like this, don’t forget t check them out! 🙂

Come check out the Snapguide tutorial I made!
Check out How to Create a Gorgeous Canvas Background by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
I hope this inspires you to have fun and get a few Art Anthology Sprays on your fingers! 🙂

 

Here’s a list of the Art Anthology products used…
Find these and lots more supplies and lots more at artanthology.net!

Juicy Colorations Spray 
Sedona Colorations spray 
Clover Colorations Spray 
Sky Colorations Spray 
Lattice Stencil 

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I Love You Daddy by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s my turn on the blog today with a project I’m dedicating to my daddy. This is a photo of him when he was around 3 years old so probably taken about 1938.

I had purchased this canvas on clearance and it had burlap on the front of it which really added to the texture of the piece, but combined with Art Anthology paints, seed beads and texture powders I really think it gave it that masculine touch.

A little sprinkle of instant coffee on my chipboard pieces and spritzes of water gave them a grungy natural look. Hope you enjoyed my piece and wishing all the daddy’s out there a Spectacular Father’s Day this month !!!.

For your pleasure I have provided a snapguide tutorial for my step x step process.
Check out How to Have Fun With Your Mixed Media Products. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Here is a list of beautiful AA products used:

Velvet paints – Tuxedo , Fiji , Terracotta

Sorbet – Chocolate, Pixie, Mint Julep

Stencil -Blocked

Mud Texture Paste

 

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Altered mini book cover

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Art Anthology new post.
Today I am going to share  my new chipboard mini book cover made with bare chipboards and gorgeous Art Anthology products.
 

Here are some close- ups to the painted , stencilled and misted cover.

 

 

 

I decided to stay in grey- blue and purples and to make it vintage dark in just three colors.

Metal pieces, small chipboard plate, fabric and paper flowers were also painted and misted into the matching colors.

And as always I made a full step by step Snapguide tutorial for you that you can see HERE:
Check out How to Make Chipboard Mini Book Cover by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Art Anthology products used:

Blocked stencil

Raider Colorations

Plush Colorations

Siesta Key Colorations

Lagoon Velvet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Dazzle Sorbet

I hope you like my new mini book cover and you are most welcome to make your own in the same way.

New DT- paint company

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Angel Bottle Recycle project

Hi Art Anthology friends and fans! Today I would like to show you how you can turn an ordinary bottle into a beautiful home decor item!

This is where it all began………….Just a simple olive oil bottle ready to recycle….Oh the possibilities!!

Products that were used in this project:

Art Anthology Minx Inks in Majestic and Panache

Art Anthology Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray in Ice

Delight™ air dry modeling compound

Distress inks

Printed Tissue paper

decoupage adhesive

white gesso

black gesso

molds for embellishments and lid

paper flowers

microbeads

basic tools such as heat gun, brushes, sponge applicators, clay tools

Here are some closer views….Please see snapguide tutorial below!

 

Thanks so much for viewing my project today! Be sure to follow us on Facebook here.

Art Anthology products seen here and so many more are available for purchase here.


Check out How to Create Home Decor and Recycle Using Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

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Art Journal page, life is better with friends.

Hi AA fans,  Marleen here with a very messy Art Journal page.

This time I had no specific idea what to do…. the only thing i knew was that I wanted to use my new Art Journal and some new dies.
Of course I wanted to use 1 of my new stencils. I used the 8×12 Keyhole stencil.

Watch the video tutorial.

Here some detail photos:

Materials:

Keyhole Stencil 8×12

Colorations Sprays, Timeless, Juicy, Sandcastle, Salmon

Minx ~ Shimmering Inks, Immaculate, Panache

Velvet Dimensional MediumShamrock, Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Cayman

Stone Effects, Bone

Gesso

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

I hope you all like my messy flow!? Enjoy your creative day 😉

Hugs,

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Altered dreamcatcher

Hi you !

Valerie there to present you an unusual altered project, a dreamcatcher ! The one I had was all black and needed some improvement, so I grabbed my AA mediums and a stencil and get to work…

What’s interesting in this project is that I painted different materials : fabric, metal, string, feathers, plastic and clay !

Center and metal part were painted with Poppy Sorbet Dimensional Medium, circle with Fiji Velvet., and embellishments with Sunshine Sorbet.

This close-up shows you how the Twilight stencil with Poppy Sorbet Dimensional Medium looks on feather ! This feather was painted with Sunshine Sorbet first.

Video tutorial is available on Art Anthology YouTube channel too :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another project !

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