Author Archives: Valerie Andrieux

Shabby Altered Box

Hello crafters !

Valerie here, back with a new mixed media project !

Soft colors of Spring, butterflies and flowers were my inspiration for today… I’m came up with this shabby altered box :

I use two Colorations sprays on this box, Avocado and Wild Orchid, and in two ways, by spraying (box and embellishments) and by painting (the cameo and the frame).

Here another close-up on the clay frame and cameo, painted with the Colorations sprays with a brush…

You will find the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology You Tube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, and see you in two weeks…

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Japanese style bookmarks

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Valerie again with a project inspired by my recent visit to a bookstore, where I bought two Japanese books. I have a soft spot for the beauty and elegance of Japanese culture, and it inspire me to create these bookmarks :

I choose colors reminding me of the Land of the Rising Sun : Timeless, Juicy and Barbie for the Colorations sprays, and Coral for the Sorbet Dimensional paint.

I choose the Blocked stencil as a reminder of the square design in the stamp, and the Retro one because it looks like colorful sun on the bookmark.

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel.

Thank you for reading this post and see you soon for another project !

 

 

 

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Scrapbooking layout built with inks

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Valerie here to show you how to build a stunning background only with inks and papers !

Few stripes of paper and two inks are enough to create dimensions on the background. I used the Colorations sprays in Waimea Bay and Warm with a paint brush and water (see the link to products at the end of this post).

I layered pieces of papers from the same stack and added three die cut sprayed with Waimea Bay to drawn the eye to the picture. Drops of gesso are the final touches to this layout.

You will find the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by the blog today and for reading this post. See you in two weeks for another project !

 

 

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Mixed media brushes canvas

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It’s too cold and gloomy outside… I needed warm colors so I choose some into my Art anthology stash and put them on a canvas !

Some crackle paste and three Colorations sprays with a stencil to create this canvas ! You will find the list with links of Art Anthology products at the end of this post.

Love the effect of Colorations sprays sinking into the crackles !

I added some butterflies because Art makes my heart flutters…

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I will see you in two weeks for another project…

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Steampunk heart canvas

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Valerie here with a new mixed media project using AA paints, inks and stencil ! I called it “La fabrique a bonheur” (hapiness manufacture).

 

Layering the different mediums was the key to obtain this rusty look. I used two Velvet in Tango and Portobello, and three Colorations sprays, in Juicy, French Toast and Siesta Key.

Texture is created with special powder and heat, dimension by layering cardboard gears and grunge board strips.

You can watch the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, as well as other tutorials…

Thank you for reading this post today. See you next month for another tutorial…

Here is the list of AA products to create this canvas :

 

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Mixed media bookmarks

Hello there !

Valerie here today to wish you an happy new year and to show you my new project with Art Anthology products !

Reading has always been important in my life, and I’m trying to pass the love of reading to my daughters. That’s what inspired me for my project : the love of reading !

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Did you ever try the Art Anthology stencils ? I used one on this project, the Such A Drip stencil, with Velvet Dimensional paint in Mardi Gras color. Look at the incredible texture it makes !

The colorations sprays were handy too to create the background or color the heart stamp.

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You will find the complete tutorial to create these bookmarks on the Art Anthology channel as well as other great projects :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope this project will give you some inspiration to create something on your own.

Here is the list of Anthology products I used in that project :

See you soon for another project !

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Mixed media Christmas card

Oh man ! Christmas is close by ! Have you sent your Christmas card already ? If you need an handmade card in a snap, I (Valerie) have the right project for you !

All you will need is white cardstock, some ribbon and of course Art Anthology products ! Gold, brick, clear coat, green spray and stencil… You will find the exact list at the end of this post.

Let’s see some close-ups to have a better look at the dimensions of this Christmas card…

As you can see there is 3 different layers of paints in this project : first Colorations spray with stencil, then gilded clear coat and brick stone effect for the sentiment.

Look at the creamy texture of the Gold Metal effect paint on the edge of the card ! That makes 4 differents textures in one card !

You will find the complete tutorial to create this card on the Art Anthology YouTube channel. It’s quick and easy :

Don’t forget to check Art Anthology Facebook group or Pinterest page for more inspiration ! See you soon for another project !

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Mixed media Christmas ornament

Hi there ! Valerie today to show you how to upcycle your old ornament with Art Anthology paints !

I have more than few of those old scratched ornament in my basement, and wanted to upgrade them for this Christmas, so I came up with an idea, and I will share it with you… I started with the ugly blue one on the picture and ended with the red on the back ! I made a video tutorial following the exact same techniques to make a white one… You will find the tutorial and the list of AA products at the end of this post.

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The result is an incredible textured brand new ornament, and you can make in the color of your choice !

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After applying gesso over the ornament, I use Dimensional paint in Stone effect to cover it, plus gelato and gold Fairy Dust. Flowers are covered with gold Metal Effect paint or Red Velvet Sorbet.

Here is the white and gold :

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Now the red and gold :

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If you want to know all about this transformation, watch the video :

 

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Mixed Media ATCs – Bright and black

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Valerie today with another mixed media project in a smaller format this time… 4″x3″ in multiples… Yes they are ATCs !

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The Minx bottles were in good use in this project for the background, in Allure and Indulgence. The Raider Colorations Spray was handy too to pop up the crackles…

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Another close-up :

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I used black gesso under the sentiment to give another dimension to the ATC.

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I hope this post will inspire you to create your own ATCs. You could find my complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

You will find here after a list of Art Anthology products I used.

Thank you for your time, you will see me soon on this blog for another project. If you are looking for inspiration, don’t forget to check the Art Anthology Pinterest account or Facebook page !

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Inspire – A Mixed Media Canvas

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Valerie again for another mixed media project using Art Anthology paints and stencils ! Here are the products I started with (see end of this post for a list of AA products) :

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And with all of that, I have created this canvas…

inspire canvasTake a closer look… You can see through the paste the old book pages… a lot of layers in this project ! First book pages with gel medium, then Colorations sprays, paste mixed with Colorations sprays over stencils, rub-on, stamps, flowers…

inspire-cuYou will find the complete tutorial on my video on the AA channel :

Thanks for taking some time to read this post. I hope to see you soon on this blog. Meanwhile, you can find inspiration on the AA Facebook or Pinterest page.

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