STILL I RISE

Good morning! I have a new project I am sharing today using a variety of mixed media mediums from Art Anthology. Most people are intimidated by mixed media products, but it’s not too scary! Today, I am going to share with you how simple it can be!

When I created this layout I wanted to create something, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it. I just felt like doing something fun. To begin, I trimmed my white cardstock to measure 4″x8″. I am loving this size! This size works well for when you only have one photo to scrapbook.  Then I sprayed the Sky Coloration Spray all over and let it dry a bit. Then I tapped a little bit of the Raider Coloration Spray all over the spread.

I grabbed a stencil that I wanted to use and applied the Patina Teal Velvet Dimensional Paint over the stencil, careful not to let the stencil move. When applying this  medium, it is best to move the palette knive from top to bottom so the paint does not smear beneath the stencil.

I had some smears, but I can live with it…

A lot of the stencil got covered up, but I only wanted a few of the circles to show so it worked out.

I used a marker to color the wood veneer heart and then added some Linen Sorbet Dimensional Paint to make it shimmer.

I love this writing from a book I read… I held onto it so I could include it in a layout… Sooo true… It says, “Women will crush you, you know…I suppose everybody, but women always seem to get back up… Women are always still standing.” I love it.

Thank you for visiting today!

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Simple Stenciled Mixed-Media Layout

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share an easy mixed-media scrapbook layout using minimal supplies! With the aid of only one Art Anthology Stencil and Colorations Spray, this layout came together with very little effort!

Like most of my layouts, I begin with a piece of heavyweight cardstock. Using the Dot Matrix stencil, I randomly applied light molding paste through the stencil; this adds tone on tone texture to the background.

While the paste dries, I take my leaf cardstock die-cuts and simply give them a spritz of Colorations Spray. All that’s left is to assemble the photo and remaining print and cut die cuts to the dried stenciling!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Spray “Salmon”
Dot Matrix Stencil

Other Supplies:
White cardstock and patterned paper
cardstock die-cuts
sticker embellishments

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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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Blossom: A Journal Page

Hello, With all that is going on I have been suffering from “artist block” lately. Everyone is self isolating (full house) and it is difficult getting work done peacefully. When I am lost for inspiration I try art journaling. This usually helps me free up and ideas start to flow again. It was a slow uphill battle but I managed to get a page done.

I made a warm and vibrant textured page using Art Anthology Dimensional Mediums. I then added texture paste and when dry, added some of the new Art Anthology gilders wax to the raised areas of my stenciled image.

Here are the supplies I used:

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

Suzette Hussey


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Bee Happy: A Journal Page

Welcome to another tutorial. Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy journal page I made using Art Anthology Colorations Sprays and their fabulous Beehive stencil.

Of course I made a video tutorial for you.

The Supplies you will need are:
Gesso
Art Anthology Beehive Stencil
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Salmon Colorations Spray
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste

Follow along in the video below:

 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

Suzette Hussey

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Butterfly cards with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

I hope you are ok in your part of the world. To cheer you all up a little, I created these cute butterfly cards.

I created a little step by step for you to create along with me.

Here’s the list of products I used:


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“Wonder” Stone Effects Art Journal Page

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a little art journal inspiration featuring Art Anthology’s Stone Effects! I could never find a way to put this picture of my daughter looking through a telescope onto a scrapbook page so I decided to do an art journal page instead!

I like to begin my journal page with a layer of modeling paste as opposed to gesso; it lends extra texture and weight to the page. After the paste dries, I add color using Velvet in “Beyond the Reef.”

I layer paint and modeling pasted until I’m satisfied with color and texture. Once the background is dry-I knew I wanted somewhat of a galaxy look, so I added Stone Effects in “Lava” and “Sandstone” and let dry. On top of the Stone Effects, I added Clear Coat in “Splashed” and “Dazzle” for added sparkle!

Next, I add Wax Paste in “German Silver” and “Bronze” which really adds to the look I’m trying to achieve! I add stamping with more color and modeling paste until I’m happy with the colors and texture. Here are some closeups of the finished page!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet “Beyond the Reef”
Sorbet “Mermaid”
Clear Coat “Splashed and Dazzle”
Stone Effects “Lava and Sandstone”

Other Supplies:
art journal
modeling paste
chipboard embellishment, wire, fabric tulle, phrase stickers

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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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CLICK CLICK CAPTURE

One of the things I love about Art Journals is that I can do whatever I want in them! Most of the time, when I’m bored, I will grab my art journal and splash some mist and paint on a page… then I let it sit overnight and go back to it during the week… adding a few things here and there. And that is EXACTLY what I did with this spread.

I love the purples, pinks, blues and oranges on this layout… I don’t even know why I chose these colors… I simply started  brushing my Coloration Sprays from Art Antholog (Sky, Juicy, Ink Spot, Patience) onto the spread after applying clear gesso to the page so it would not tear. I chose colors to the kraft page that inspired me at the moment. It was SOOOOO therapeutic for me. I just love playing with mixed media product when I have the time.

I glued a piece of burlap onto a kraft tag to use as my frame for the photo. Then I punched a floral mat using a metal die from Pinkfresh Studio to tuck behind the tag. 

The “love” snippet was actually a journaling card that I cut in half to use as my title! Initially I was going to color inside the letters using markers, but I decided against it since I already had lots of colors on this spread. 😉

I added a few embellishments from my stash here and there. I finally got to use the “click click capture” flair from 7 Dots Studio. I’ve had this flair in my stash for a few years…waiting for the right project to use it on. It’s perfect. And… I did not even come across it until I had the page painted… it just happened to work out.

At the last minute, I decided to add the moon dream catcher die cut to frame the left-side of the photos. It really changed the whole dynamic of this spread and I LOVE it!

What do you think? Have you given art journaling a try? I just started art journaling last year and I am in love with this new way of recording and capturing my memories!

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Cool, Artsy & fabulous

Hi everyone,

Today I’ve got a cheery, colorful art journal page for you guys! It’s raining and raining and raining here in the Netherlands and I’m quite done with the rain. So I created myself a little sunshine.

I used the following products:

Here’s a little step by step tutorial for you:

Some close ups of my work:

I hope you liked my page, see you next time!


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YOU MAKE MY HEART FLUTTER

Good morning. Happy Sunday! I finally got to use my new Pink Paislee stuff that I ordered about a month ago. Loving the floral stickers and butterflies!!! Soooo pretty. The green adds a nice touch, wouldn’t you say?

To begin, I used Art Anthology’s Granny Smith Coloration Spray to add color to the white cardstock. Then I used a pink pen and ruler to add the border. I used the Narrow Card and bookmark metal die and Blending Buddy tools from Trinity Stamps to frame the adorable photo! I used Catherine Pooler’s Lime Rickey to color the card.

I was sooooo sad this week. I completely ran out of foam squares sooooo I cheated a bit. I cut two tiny pieces of chipboard from packaging and glued them together to get the height that I wanted and then I glued them together. You can hardly tell the difference. I just ordered some foam squares and adhesives from Creative Memories. I should have them this week! Yay. 

I clustered a variety of stickers together until I was happy with the look. I just love this… Paige Evans did a fantastic job on this collection for Pink Paislee!

Here’s a closer look at the embellishments at an angle. Gorgeous, right!?

I added a few gems to the center of the butterflies to add dimension. I wanted a little bling on this layout and this worked out perfectly.

Thanks so much for visiting today! The Coloration Sprays are on sale. Get yours now while they are still available because once they are gone…they are gone!

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Together Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone! Do you ever feel giddy when completing a crafty project? I don’t usually get really excited about my work, but this layout has me feeling giddy and happy! This must be one of the longest projects I have ever created on a layout… I worked on this piece for a good two hours…but the end result is totally worth while. I just love it!

To begin, I mixed a little bit of the  Flamingo Sorbet Dimensional Paint with some of the Glass Sorbet Dimensional Paint to lighten up the color a bit. I wanted more of a bubblegum pick background. I used a silicone brush to scrape the paint across the cardstock so the paint was nice and even. 

Once the pink was dry, I added a few layers of the Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint across the top of the layout. I added about four layers of the Mermaid paint so the color would be as vibrant as possible. This took time because I had to make sure each layer was completely dry before applying the next layer, otherwise the paint would look muddy. 

After the paint was completely dry, I decided to add some of the Vegas Gold Dimensional Paint. The colors look soooooo pretty together! I used the Metal Effects Dimensional Medium and Flity Stencil to create silver flowers at the bottom of the layout.

Since I only had clear jewels I used my markers to color them! They look perfect! Then I cut two hearts free-handed from cardstock and painted them to use as frames for the layout.

Since I didn’t have any embellishments that would go well with the colors with the exception of a few stickers I used stamps and markers to create the flowers! This took a lot of time, but I enjoyed the process!

Products Used:

Sorbet Dimensional Paint (GlassVegas GoldFlamingoMermaid)

Metal Effects Dimensional Medium

Flity Stencil

Coloration Spray: Raider

Stamps/Markers: Altenew

Embellishments: Citrus Twist/Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp 

What is your favorite thing about this layout? I love everything about it! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to try one of my techniques from this layout!

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