Author Archives: Toni Burks

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

SorbetSeaweed

Metal EffectsGold

Stone EffectsBone

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Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop by Toni

Hi everyone, today I have a fun altered project that you can create using fabric and Art Anthology’s products.  I started with my embroidery hoop with muslin material.  I added some texture paste through one of our stencils and then began adding my pretty colors of Sorbets, Velvets & Coloration Sprays. For some of my embellishments I used hot glue and used them in sea shell molds. Then I primed them with gesso and continued using the beautiful AA products on them. Fun summery project, I hope you enjoyed and for your pleasure I have a video tutorial below. Have a spectacular day !

Art Anthology supplies used:

Stone Effects: Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sorbet-Kenyan Copper https://www.artanthology.net/products

Seaweed https://www.artanthology.net/products

Metal Effects-Gold https://www.artanthology.net/products

Velvet-Mustard https://www.artanthology.net/products

Minx Shimmering Inks:

Decadent https://www.artanthology.net/products

Gold Dust https://www.artanthology.net/products

Coloration Sprays:

Timeless https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sand Castle https://www.artanthology.net/products

Salmon https://www.artanthology.net/products

Stencil-Large Doily https://www.artanthology.net/collecti

Craft Mat https://www.artanthology.net/products

 

 

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“Breath In Breath Out’ Mixed Media Layout

Hi everyone, today I want to share how very simple it is to add some mixed media elements to your scrapbook layout. Mixed media has gotten so popular but still so many are intimidated by the word “Mixed Media”. I’m here today to tell you if you are a scrapper or card maker, chances are you are already doing mixed media.

Wikipedia says: Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects. So, what that means if you are a card maker you use paper, sometimes stamping with ink, adding embellishments, sometimes markers etc…. you are already doing mixed media. So don’t let the word scare you any longer. Let’s get started with this very simple layout.  I really wanted the colors on this to be very subtle so that my photo would really be the focal point. So the Art Anthology paints I used were our Metal Effects and our Stone Effects (all products will be listed below in the video discription)With the use of a couple of our stencils (and we have so many to choose from) this provided added patterns to my paper as well as texture. With the addition of some seed beads (because I can’t ever get enough texture… lol) and pretty flowers, my layout was finished. I hope you give this a try. Below is a process video of me creating this layout. If you have any questions or would like to see the designers use the product in a certain way, be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and just ask us questions. We are all here to help one another on our creative journey. xoxo Toni

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“Life Began In A Garden” by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project for Art Anthology.  I have always loved rusty things , antiques, worn looking items, so it doesn’t surprise me that my most favorite thing to do regarding ART is making something look old, vintage, aged.  I started with a T!m Holtz Vignette and with the help of Art Anthology products and some crackle varnish, this little project came to be.  The video below shows how I created a peeled paint look using some of our paints. I used Stone Effects-Bone on the window to provide texture. Florals were added to the sides of the vignette. After the peeled paint technique, crackle varnish was then added and Coloration Sprays as well as Shine-Kelly were added for a wonderful old mossy look. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to take a moment to view the video below, and all the supplies used for Art Anthology are listed below. Have a wonderful week !

Supplies used:

Velvet-Cotton https://www.artanthology.net/products… Shine-Kelly https://www.artanthology.net/products… Stone Effects – Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products… Sorbet- Walnut https://www.artanthology.net/products… Colorations- Sandcastle https://www.artanthology.net/products

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Altered Dollar Store Notebooks by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a design team project for Art Anthology. I love going to the dollar store and looking for items to use in my art. Today I’ve altered up some of their cute little notebooks/journals. With some quick and easy mixed media steps you can transform these little books into one of a kind items to give as happy mail, RAK, keep for yourself, give as gifts. I altered all three of these in about 1 1/2 hours, so they are quick and fun. With the addition of some ribbon, ephemera etc. they can be transformed into precious little gifts. For your pleasure I have included a step by step video of my creative process so you can see just how easy these are to make. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used :

Amber Sorbet (Rust Texture Set) https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects-Copper https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencils-Scales https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencils-Multi Damask https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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Mixed Media Vintage Frame by Toni

Hi everyone, today we’re going to get a bit grungy.  I purchased a frame at the dollar store and decided I wanted to alter it up. I first added some lace to the frame to give some pretty texture, then I primed the surface with gesso for all my sprays and paints I wanted to add.  I’m  not really a purple kind of girl, but sometimes it’s good to create with something out of your comfort zone… It helps you grow as a creative. This project is filled with layers of lace, mixed media products, papers and embellies.  Just keep layering until you get the look you like… “It’s Artist’s Choice”. I will have a list of products used below. Take a ride to the dollar tree, see what they have that you can alter up. Have fun with your creativity ! For your enjoyment I have included a process video below. xoxo Toni

Products used:

Colorations-Warm, Sedona, Plush, Sandcastle, Raider

Minx Shimmering Inks-Decadent

Velvet-Boysenberry

Copper Patina 

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Mixed Media Wooden Tag by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a heartfelt project, dedicated to a very dear friend that I lost almost 2 years ago. The image on the front of this tag was actually the last card I received from her for my birthday. I thought this would be a nice way to keep this treasure. This wooden tag was primed first with white gesso and then collaged with book pages and scrapbook paper. Then I applied black modeling paste through one of Art Anthology’s NEW stencils Multi Damask. Then with the help from Art Anthology’s Rust and Patina Texture Set I was able to alter the heart and edges of the tag. Colorations Sprays were used to dye the seam binding at the top of the tag. For your pleasure I have included a process video and there is also a list of supplies used below. Wishing you a bright and peaceful day !

Supplies Used:

Colorations; Warm, Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key

Rust Texture Set

Patina Texture Set

Stencil-Multi Damask

For your pleasure here is a video of my creative process… xoxo Toni

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Mixed Media Flower Canvas by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here and I’m having so much fun with some of Art Anthology’s NEW products… Have you checked out the store… WOW so many beautiful NEW stencils and so many gorgeous NEW colors of dimensional paints. I used the new Double Flower Stencil for this canvas. Prepped the canvas first with crackle medium and allowed it to dry. Then I created my flowers using a different method of appying the paint to the stencils. Instead of adding the medium and then swiping the excess, I applied the paints like frosting a cake and left it thick…. check out my video below for more details. Applying it this way provided a wonderful dimensional texture. And it’s so easy with Art Anthology’s gel based paints. Once the flowers were dry, I fussy cut all of them and adhered them to the canvas and highlighted the shadow areas with Minx Shimmering Inks. Finishing off the canvas with a dry brushing of Amber Sorbet (from the rust set). Hope you give this technique a try, so much fun experimenting with mixed media. Wishing you a day filled with love & peace.

For your pleasure I have included a video to share my creative process. xoxo Toni

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Sculpted Flowers and Altered Frame by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here and let’s do some sculpting today with some very old flowers. I used Art Basic Sculpture Medium and soaked my flowers and allowed to dry overnight, then primed them with gesso. Next I sprayed each flower with different colors of Colorations Sprays. The butterflies were die cut with grunge paper and embossed and then acetate was also die cut and painted with the some gorgeous sorbet paints for a 3D effect. On the frame I used Clear Coat Glass and ran it through our stencil, dried completely then sprayed for an antique look with Colorations-Warm.  Fun and easy project, something a little different. Go grab some of those old flowers that you haven’t used forever and give them some new life.   For your pleasure I have also included a process video below of my creative process. xoxo Toni

Supplies used:

Colorations: Timeless, Glorious, Plush, Juicy, Patience, Barbie, Warm

Clear Coat-Glass

Sorbet-Bella Boo, Seaweed, Sea Serpent, Flamingo, Sunrise, Summer 

Stencil-Fleur

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10 Simple Mixed Media Background Techniques

Hi everyone, Toni here today with a design team project hoping to inspire that mixed media artist within you. I have alot of people tell me they love the look and idea of mixed media, but are just too afraid to try it. Well I’m here today to share with you some very simple techniques that can enhance your scrapbook layouts, greeting cards, art journal pages, ATC’s etc.  Let’s get started. I decided to use Eileen Hull’s passport die for the mini album which would be perfect for a travel or vacation album. The album was held together with jute which was braided and then assorted beads were added. I altered this wooden box to hold the mini album in and because there are so many pages to this book I didn’t photograph them, but I’m hoping you will take a moment to view my process video below to see each technique individually and more photos of the finished pages.

Hoping you give some of these techniques a try.  I encourage you to embrace the imperfections of mixed media and just have fun ! 

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