Author Archives: Jennifer DuBell

Imagine scrapbook Layout

Today I would love to share a layout I created and titled “Imagine”. I love blues and browns together and I love to mix them with texture and distressing to create a “vintage” look as I did here. Enjoy!

For this layout, I used a lot of techniques to create textures and movement. The background started as a grid lined cardstock. I stamped with watermarking clear stamp and  a fern-like stamp and heat embossed clear. I then used  Distress ink in Vintage Photo with sponge aplicator to bring out the texture. Next, I used Art Anthology’s Blocked stencil and texture paste (mixed with Art Anthology Waimea bay Colorations spray) to add another layer of texture. I used a mix of corrugated and Kaisercraft papers cut into circles, G45 papers cut into strips, and chippies from my stash. I used Art Anthology Blue Topaz Gemstone paint to add more color to plain silver paper straws. Prima flowers and mini art stones were also adhered. For a little more of the dark blue to contrast I stamped the same fern-like stamp with a chalk ink. Splatters of white acrylic, Art Anthology Minx in Stargazer and Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Waimea Bay ,Warm, Indigo, and Timeless were added all around focal. For some glitz I added some bling stones in greens and blues.

Products List:

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays




Waimea Bay

Art Anthology Blocked stencil

Art Anthology Minx Stargazer

Distress ink Vintage photo

clear embossing powder

paper straws

florals, paper scraps, paper straws, and chippies

Bling stones in blues and greens

texture paste

leaf or fern stamp or stencil

Kraft cardstock

corrugate paper

basic tools

Here is a snapguide step-by-step tutorial of this project for you to play along!

Check out How to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post today and you are inspired to head over to Art Anthology and stock up to create something beautiful! Please remember to share your makes with Art Anthology on our Facebook fan page Here.

Until next time, Thanks for reading!



Roses, gems, and Marilyn


Hello Everyone! It is my turn up on the blog today and I would love to share this dreamy wall plaque I created using Art Anthology! I started with a simple 4×6 plaque that I got in a grab bag from the craft store. I love turning the old, used, and/or boring into beautiful crafty things!

Art Anthology products used:

Gold Metal Effects - Art Anthology Gold Dust Minx - Art AnthologyImmaculate Minx - Art Anthology

Metal Effects Gold           Minx Gold Dust              Minx Immaculate

Please follow my snapguide below to see how I made this step by step and for other products used.

Here are some closer views to show the details.

Check out How to Make Black and White Beautiful! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Please follow our fan page on facebook here and share your Art Anthology creations!


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


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.//


Expressions of Love

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Today I want to share another one of my “thrifty re-dos” with you!

Art Anthology Colorations sprays in Sky and Siesta Key

Art Anthology Minx Inks in Stargazer, Bankroll, Gold dust, and Panache
Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint in Reef and Kona
Art Anthology Gemstones Dimensional Paint in Blue Topaz

Art Anthology Stencil Diamond Grunge design by Marleen van Meerendonk

Texture paste

Glue and Seal medium

Embossing powder in an iridescent gold

paper florals died with Minx Inks

Molded embellishments

Black Archival ink


White cardstock

This is what I started with… A 3-part picture frame I found at a thrift store….

Close up to show detail……

I hope you love this fun project! Please follow the Snapguide below to see the entire process from start to finish!

Check out How to Re-Do a Simple Picture Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Majestic Goddess

Hello Art Anthology Friends!! Jenn Here, and today I am sharing my newest creation “Majestic Goddess” mini canvas. I hope you love it as much as I do and it inspires you to create!

For this project I used the following products:

Art Anthology Stencil Lotus by Marleen van Meerendonk
Art Anthology Minx in majestic and Allure
Art Anthology Velvet in Mayan Gold
Art Anthology Sorbet in Vegas Gold
Art Anthology Gemstones in Fluorite

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Glorious, Gilded Gold, and Plush
PearlEx powder in 658 Aztec Gold
Art Ingredients Mini Art Stones
Art Basics 3D Matte Gel
White and Black Gesso
Paper flowers (handpainted by me)
Metal rose embellishment
Prima IOD Molds (headpiece and neckpiece)
Melange stones
Bling pieces

here are some closer Images… Notice how the minx inks add such a nice amount of shimmer! I just love working with them! For best color results let the minx dry naturally rather than using a heat tool.

You can see my process here:
Check out How to Create Mini Mixed Media Majestic Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


Beautiful Corrosion

Hello There! Jenn here today to show you how to create a beautiful “corrosion” look with Art Anthology!! It only takes a few ingredients to create this beautiful little canvas!

Here is a close up showing more detail


I hope that you like this little canvas project and that you are inspired to go create your own!

The Art Anthology products can all be found by clicking links.

Here is what you need:

Small canvas (this is 3X9″)

Art Anthology Colorations sprays: Peacock, Timeless, and Siesta Key

Art Anthology Terracotta Velvet Medium

Art Anthology  Gold Dust Minx  Shimmering ink

Art Anthology Metal Effects Gold

White Gesso

Metal Flowers or whatever objects you choose

Texture stones

Heat Tool

Thanks for looking! Below is a snapguide tutorial for more instructions. We hope you are inspired to create and please share with us on Facebook at our Adventures in Art page!

Check out How to Create Corroded Metal Look With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Vintage Girl Canvas

Hi There, I am here to share my vintage girl canvas made with lots of amazing Art Anthology products today! I hope you enjoy and are inspired to create!!

For this canvas, several Art Anthology products were used……………..

Colorations Sprays in Peacock, Timeless, Glorious, Warm, and Avocado were used on the background

Vegas Gold Sorbet was used all around the sides of the canvas to create the vintage vignette

Finally, after all the pieces were together Colorations sprays in Ice and Gilded Gold was lightly sprayed for added glitter.

For all of these amazing products and more please visit the Art Anthology Store online!

Here are a few close-ups for detail…

I hope you enjoyed this project!! Thank You for viewing!



Check out How to Create Vintage Girl Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Love Rocks Journal Page

Hi everyone! Today I would like to share with you how to brighten the pages of your journal with all the beautiful colors available in Art Anthology Colorations!

I “build up” my journal pages as I go rather than doing them all at once. Most backgrounds I achieve come from “clean ups”. This is simply accomplished by laying journal page on craft mat to pick up inks and sprays left and dripped from other projects. I fond this technique to make for some really unique and beautiful backgrounds.

Here are a few more pictures to show some detail!!


For this journal page several steps were done over a period of several days.

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays:


Waimea Bay



Sorbet – Coral

Minx – Immaculate

Minx – Enchanting (diluted with water)

Stencil – Let’s face it

Other products:

White, teal, purple and clear embossing powders


Black Archival Ink


Aqua black Stabilo pencil

I hope you have enjoyed this journal page project I created. Happy Creating!!



Found..mixed media canvas board

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing this “found in the ocean” inspired canvas board I created using Art Anthology products.

The ocean is by far one of my favorite places to visit. Combing the beaches for agates and aged trinkets is so much fun. For this little mixed media canvas, I was inspired by what salt water does to metal objects over time. The rust and patina it creates is stunning to me! By taking a metal spoon and a few other metal embellishments and using Art Anthology mediums in combination with some other products I was able to recreate this stunning look! It always amazes me what you can do with inks, paints, and pastes!

I created a lot of layers using various AA sprays in combination with some other mediums. This also added lots of texture and dimension to this piece.


This is the products I used from Art Anthology:

Check out How to Create a Rust Look With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some closer views of the textures created…………………




Hi Everyone! Jenn here today! I am sharing a triptych art shrine made with some yummy Art Anthology colors!


Check out How to Make Smile Shrine Triptych With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

This was such a fun little project!! The following is a list of Art Anthology products used:


Here are a few closer looks at this fun project. Please scroll down to view the Snapguide tutorial so you can follow along and make your own! Remember that all of these colors and many, many more great products are available for purchase at the Art Anthology online store!