Author Archives: Jennifer DuBell

A Beautiful Adventure – Altered Bottle

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here today sharing how I altered a plain bottle into a beautiful decor piece using lots of Art Anthology products!

Be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial at the end of the post on how it was done!
Art Anthology products used: (entire supply list is including with Snapguide)
Colorations Sprays – Peacock Feathers and Siesta Key
Minx Inks – Panache and Gold Dust
Mud
Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Ice
Rust Texture Set
Patina Texture Set

Have you seen our beautiful moodboard for October? It was created by our very own Toni Burks

My project was inspired by the rich colors here. Are you inspored by them as well? Create something inspired by our moodboard and share with on our Facebook Adventure page! Use # MoodBoard and we may invite you to add your piece to our newsletter next month! We love to feature our fans!

Here are some closer images of my bottle.

 

Check out How to Beautifully Alter a Bottle With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are inspired to create and share with us on Facebook!
Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!

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Remembering Her Canvas

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a canvas I created inspired by the memories I have of my grandma. A collector of cameos, lover of any shade of blue, and lover of roses, my grandmother was a wonderful woman.

I used several Art Anthology products to create my canvas.
Colorations Sprays – Sky, Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers
Minx Inks – Panache and Stargazer
Velvet – Cotton
Texture Set –Patina 
Shine – Royal
Other supplies used listed in Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial showing the process!
Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Canvas With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are inspired to create and share with us on Facebook!

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Grungy Moodboard Inspired Altered Heart Dish

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting the blog today! Jenn here sharing a fun project using Art Anthology products to create a grungy look inspired by our September moodboard!

I love all things grungy, steampunk and metallic. This combined with the amazing Art Anthology colors from our moodboard made for a beautiful project!

At the end of my post I have included a Snapguide tutorial with all of the details on how this was done. I hope it inspires you to create something with the moodboard colors and share it with us on our Facebook page!!

The supplies:
Ceramic heart dish (picked up at local craft store)
Art Anthology Minx Decadent and Majestic
Art Anthology Shines Ruby, Grape, and Cocoa
Art Anthology Rust set (amber)
Art Anthology Colorations Plush
Art Anthology Velvet Mardi Gras
Art Anthology Wheel stencil
White Gesso
Crackle Paste
Embellishments
Clear Sealer
Matte Medium Gel as adhesive for embellishments (stronger than glue for a good hold)

Here is how it started:

Check out How to Alter a Ceramic Dish by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some closer views of the detail

Thanks So much for viewing my project today!
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Hope Canvas

Hello everyone! Jenn here sharing my canvas inspired by our August moodboard!

This was actually a canvas that I had started months ago and set aside until I could decide what I wanted to add. I do that alot! LOL

For the background I used several Art Anthology products:
Colorations Sprays

Velvet Mediums

Stencil

I just love this color palette!!

Other Supplies used:
Teal Jute string
Adhesive
Silk and paper flowers
White Crackle Paste
Chipboard frame
Various stamps
Black Archival Ink
Glitter

Here are a few more views

For all of the Art Anthology products used here and to shop the entire line head to the online store!

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Thanks So Much for visiting!

As Always Stay Crafty!!

xx Jenn

 

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Altered cardboard art with Daniëlle

Hi!

How are you girls (and guys) doing? It’s summer here and real nice and warm so I’m enjoying my summer break! I like to sort out old stuff in the summer break and I always come across things I like to alter. This time I altered a piece of cardboard. So don’t throw everything away, try to see the artsy possibilities!

You can create one of your own following the step by step snapguide I created for you:

Below are some close ups:

  

List of products I used:

Texture paste: Mud

Texture set: Rust

Stencils: KeyholeWheel

Minx inks: PanacheGold dust

Stone effects paste: Sandstone

Colorations spray: Siesta KeySedona

Clear coat: Dazzle

Shine: Teal blue

I hope to have given you some inspiration and look forward to seeing what you create!

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

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Christmas In July- Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Toni here with a design team project that was inspired using this months mood board. Well I know we have a few months before Christmas but it will be here before you know it and I thought the mood board were perfect colors were holiday cards.  

I decided I wanted to create some prints from my gelli plate so I used 4 colors, Shine Ruby and Kelly and Velvet Desire and Shamrock and applied it to my plate and made about 6 prints.Some I decided to use to diecut some poinsettias and other I decided to use as the background for my cards. This card I cut the poinsettias out and applied seed beads as well as homemade snow (equal parts, white paint, glue, baking soda) and also Diamond Dust glitter. I then used our Floral Tile stencil to add with Mud and once dry I added Nuvo drops to the centers. The next card was done by adding paints to a 3D embossing folder and then running your paper through to get this beautiful texture but vividly blended background. The poinsettia on this card was also created by just adding Amber (Rust Texture Set) to the embossing folder and then diecutting the flower petals.More Diamond Dust and seed beads were added to the flower to enhance.The last card the background was created from one of my gelli prints that I also used the stencil Twilight and it provides this distressed starry pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for my star die cuts.Hope this has inspired you to give your Christmas cards a bit of artsy vibe this year. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques so that card can be a one of a kind and the recipient will be amazed that you took time to make something especially creative for them.  For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below to show some photos of my process for these cards. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology Supplies Used :

Shine – Kelly, Ruby

Velvet – Vegas GoldDesireShamrock

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Floral TileTwilight

Rust Texture Paste – Amber 

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Fish for love – An art journal spread

Hello everyone !

How is your summer so far ? I hope you are not too lazy to craft ? Because I have a new project for you !

It’s an art journal spread created with several stencil and mediums. I started with the Siesta Key Colrations spray, followed by the Lattice stencil with brown ink. Then Messy bubbles stencil with Mermaid Sorbet.

I matched the bubbles stencil with a bubble stamp and green ink before working on the heart shape. For that, I played with stencils and mediums, then cut out several heart of different sizes that I glued on my pages.

I outlined the hearts with a black pen and drawn hooks and lines to go along with my journaling.

If you want more details on the mediums and stencils I used to created the paper for the hearts, you will find all the details in my video tutorial :

I hope you like this project. You can find more inspiration on the Art Anthology Pinterest page or on the AA Instagram profile.

Thank you for time, see you soon for another project !

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A patchwork art journal spread with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here to show you what I’ve created for the current color challenge. I love broght and bold colors so this months moodboard made me really happy!

As you all know I am a big fan of art journaling so I created this patchwork art journal spread:

First I created the patches with velvets (DesireTaxi cab and Shamrock). Later on I added Canary yellow shine on the yellow patch for some difference in surface. Next I used a stencil and Kelly green shine on the red patch & a different stencil and desire velvet on the yellow patch. I filled the green patches with a nice text and a tulip stamp (which I colored with kelly green shine and ferrari sorbet). Do a little doodling and your page is complete!

 

Here ar some extra pics of the pages:

Have a good, creative day!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Handmade Greeting Cards w/ Brandy!

Hello fans! Brandy here to share a couple of greeting cards I created for our July Moodboard Challenge!
Stop by our Facebook page  Adventures in Art, and join in the fun!

Unique board this month, I never thought these colors would be so fun to work with!
I mixed my Desire Velvet Paint and some Mud with my Floral Tile Stencil to create the background texture. My Clover Colorations Spray worked perfect for my chipboard leaves.
And my go-to for turning things black, I used my Raider Coloration Spray to color the bird houses.

 
I hope I’ve inspired you create a couple greeting cards for someone special!
Here’s a tutorial on Snapguide to show you how I created mine!

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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Beautifully Aged by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a quick post to encourage you to create even when you are limited on supplies. Alot of times us crafters feel like we have to have everything on the market in order to create something wonderful (I’m guilty of this myself). Every color of paint, every embellishment, every paper line. Yes arts and crafts can be very costly. My project I created is a two page journal spread that I literally used 1 spray, 1 paint, gesso and rusted embellishments and papers that were handmade. Let’s get started. A great way to use what you have is go on the web and look for great pictures that include colors that you may have on hand so you are encouraged to use what is in your stash.  I fell in love with this photo of the old paint brushes which involved very limited palette of colors.   I first decided to rust up some papers and metal pieces to use in my art. In a bowl, combine Hydrogen Peroxide, Distilled Vinegar and Salt. Place items inside and allow to sit to rust. The papers took about 10 minutes and the metal pieces took about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the material they were made of.  You can check out my video on my Facebook page to see how I accomplished this. To add a bit of texture to the foundation I used Art Anthology Velvet in Tuxedo ran it through a stencil. The Snapguide tutorial below explains this in detail. Don’t allow limited access to art supplies to discourage your ability to play. “The world is but a canvas to your imagination” Henry David Thoreau

AA products used

Velvet-Tuxedo

Stencil-Morse Code

Colorations Spray – Wild Orchid

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Rusty love canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with a rusty/patina canvas.
Totally inspired by the texture sets and the Baking Powders by Seth Apter.
In combination with my Wheel stencil my flow went on and on and……
I had a great time playing!

 You can purchase this stencil HERE.
 

Of course I made a step-by-step tutorial for you 😉


Some extra detail photos:

    

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Sedona.
Texture sets: Rust, Patina.
Velvet: Tuxedo.
Stencil: Wheel.

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Art Journal Fun with the July Moodboard!

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a new spread from my art journal, inspired by our July moodboard and new Shines!

For my art journal pages I chose these three amazing colors from the Shines collection:
  
I also used:

Click on the photos to be directed to the Art Anthology online store!

Have you seen the July moodboard?

Fun, bright hues of red, green and yellow!!  These colors are so vibrant and just perfect for my page! Inspired? Create a project using our moodboard and share with us on our Facebook adventure page!
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Here are a few more views of this fun spread!

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope that you are inspired!

 

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Moodboard Inspiration with Toni

Hi everyone, have you seen our moodboard this month…. Wow, such vibrant inspiration !

I knew right away this was going to be a “Happy project” …. these colors are bursting with inspiration.

 I decided to use our new Shine paints. Beautiful high gloss that hold perfect dimension. I first created gelli prints with the following colors: Canary, Kelly and Ruby. So sorry I forgot to photograph the prints after made. The dragonfly was then cut out from the print that had alot of red and the tag itself I used the print that was mostly greens and yellows. I cut out 3 dragonflies so that I could layer them to have multiple wings. These colors compliment each other so well and the Shine paints are so vivid and beautiful to work with. Ideology was added to the tag and white gesso was painted over to fill in the letters. Wishing you a month filled with creativity, create with us here at Art Anthology and be inspired by our mood board this month. Post your creations are our Facebook page for others to enjoy and to network your art work with other creatives.

AA products used:

Shine-CanaryKelly and Ruby 

 

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Dreamy Cherub Altered Frame

Hello everyone! Jenn here and today I want to share this fun altered frame with you!
At the end of my post you will find a Snapguide tutorial on how I transformed this plain black frame into a super fun piece of wall art!

The following Art Anthology Products were used:
Colorations Sprays – Plush, Wild Orchid, Sky, and Waimea Bay

Minx Inks – Stargazer, Majestic, and Gold Dust

Metal Effects – Silver
Rust Set – Amber
Shine – Grape

 

Check out How to Alter a Small Frame With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

For all of the Art Anthology products used here and to shop the entire line head to the online store!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and share your creations with us!!
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Thanks So Much for visiting!

As Always Stay Crafty!!

xx Jenn

 

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Art Journal Fun with the July Moodboard!

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a new spread from my art journal, inspired by our July moodboard and new Shines!

For my art journal pages I chose these three amazing colors from the Shines collection:

I also used:

Click on the photos to be directed to the Art Anthology online store!

Have you seen the July moodboard?

Fun, bright hues of red, green and yellow!!  These colors are so vibrant and just perfect for my page! Inspired? Create a project using our moodboard and share with us on our Facebook adventure page!
Art Anthology Adventures in Art

Here are a few more views of this fun spread!

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope that you are inspired!

 

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Rusty Dream Canvas

Hello everyone! Jenn here today to share with you this fun home decor project using Texture Sets in Rust and Patina along with some other amazing Art Anthology products! At the bottom of this post I have included a Snapguide tutorial.

For this project the following Art Anthology Products were used

Patina Texture Set
Rust Texture Set
Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray Ice
Stone Effects Medium Sandstone
MVM Designs Stencil Wheel
Full supply list included in Snapguide tutorial below.

Art Anthology has an online store full of amazing products! Click the photo to be directed there.

Check out How to Create a Rusty Canvas With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! I hope that you are inspired to create something amazing too! Please share your creations on our Facebook Adventures in Art page.

Umtil next time and always, Stay Creative!!

Jenn

 

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Curious Cat Canvas

Hello everyone! Today I am hoping to inspire you with this fun canvas project using the *New* Shine Dimensional paints from Art Anthology! Below I have included a Snapguide tutorial with step by step instructions on how this was created.

The Shine Dimensional paints are vibrant and smooth. When dry they are semi-translucent and have a beautiful hi-gloss finish. They are available in 11 beautiful colors.

For this project I chose to use them to create a water colored effect as my background. They react very well when mixed with water this way as seen below.


For my canvas, I used the following products from Art Anthology:
Shine Dimensional paints
Ocean  Royal 

Minx Shimmering Inks
Panache  Stargazer 

Rose Swirl Stencil 

 

Check out How to Create a Fun Canvas With New Shines by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some closer views of my project

 

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post! I hope that I have sparked your creativity.

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From Recycling Bin to Art!

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Today I am sharing this fun repurposed bottle project using  some amazing Art Anthology products! Products Used available by clicking the links below.
Colorations Plush
Colorations Wild Orchid
Fairy Dust Ice
Minx Gold Dust
Pebbles Stencil

Start with a clean glass bottle. Coat with two or three coats of white gesso allowing each coat to dry.

Add molded focal such as the cherub head and wings used here. Also add flowers and metal embellishments. Use a strong adhesive that can stand wet media. Once all are glued down coat them all in heavy white gesso. I also added some white crackle paste through the Pebbles stencil on the neck and allowed it to dry and crackle. This added a bit more texture.


Next add the Colorations Sprays and Fairy Dust Spray Ice. Alternate between them and dry each as they are added. Once the color was dry I re-coated the face in white gesso so it stood out.

I added a script stamp in black all over the open areas. Drips of Gold Dust Minx were used to accent areas and also the hair. Gel medium was dabbed in areas around the embellishments and then sprinkled with a mixture of gold micro beads and gold glass glitters. Once all was dry I brushed a pearlizing medium over the bottle and focal as well as some of the flowers.

A large rose painted with Art anthology colorations in the same colors was added along with a metal butterfly embellishment.
Lastly I added some chain with a pearl charm to the top as an accent.

Some other views….


Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! This was a very fun redo! I love to recycle junk into Art!
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As always Stay Creative!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Galaxy Notebook

Create your own Galaxy project using amazing products from Art Anthology!

This galaxy technique is everywhere these days! It is very cool and can be achieved in so many ways. Today I will show you how I did mine using products from Art Anthology! I have included a Snapguide tutorial below the photos!

Art Anthology products used to create this:
Minx Shimmering Inks in Stargazer, Immaculate, and Majestic
Gemstones Fluorite and Blue Topaz
Sorbet baby Blue Eyes
Chrome from the Silver Oxide Set
Colorations spray in Plush
Bubbles Stencil

Other supplies:
Small ring-bound sketch pad with black covers
Black gesso
White Acrylic paint
Metal embellishments, key, wings etc. from junk stash
Gritty texture paste (I mixed mini art stones into Art Anthology Mud)
Strong translucent-drying adhesive or medium
Clear Gesso

Check out How to Create a Galaxy Project With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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