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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Good day from a sunny Holland!
Ellie Knol here today.

I decided to make backgrounds with Minx Shimmering Inks, on all types of paper.
It is really easy, and relaxing to do while enjoying the sun…

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I’ve been on vacation for a week… (more to come)
and did take some crafty stash with me, of course.



On an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds.

I did not need a heattool to dry them, the sun did the drying for me.

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Today I show you what I’ve made with the backgrounds that started as just plain old white paper.

For more information please see the
Snapguide I created ..
Check out How to Make Shimmery Backgrounds With Minx by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today and play even when you’re on vacation. You can add the final touches when back at home. 

Next time I’ll show the ones that had some white heat embossing, gesso and acrylic paint on it before coloring with Minx. 

 Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Minx Shimmering inks

Cracked Stencil

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The making of … a booklet

Goodmorning, Ellie Knol here…
gorgeous weather in Holland at the moment..

Today I’d like to share the making of a booklet,
the covers particularly…
…using Colorations spray, Copper Stone Effects and Tuxedo Velvet paint…..

..although I intended to make 4 cards with embossing in combination with the beautiful sprays and paints from Art Anthology.

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The very early stage of the background – heat embossed in clear on a with-clocks-embossed watercolor paper.

I used corrugated cardboard for the front and back cover. I ended up adhering the backgrounds to these.
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The Copper Metal Effects adds to the stenciled words (Tick Tock stencil).

Time to assemble…

….the finished project. The inside pages have been cut to size from a not-used-but-second-hand photo album…

It will make for a nice and personal gift..
..to be used as a booklet for photographs, art journaling or maybe just to make some notes.

Did not know I was going to end up with this 🙂
LOVE it…

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For more pictures and a step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Covers for a Booklet by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a good day! 

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Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Art Journaling is playing!

I, Ellie Knol, LOVE to play in an Art Journal … WHY?

I can just play.. that’s why..
No rules, no wrongs.. and a lot af trial and sometimes error, smile...

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Using structure paste and the new stencil designed by Marleen van Meerendonk can only be a party.. it’s great all by itself.

I am in LOVE with Kona Velvet paint… It adds so much depth!

The finished double page!!

….and some close-ups..

Such beautiful detail with these paints and stencil!

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Play in Your Art Journal With Paints and Stencils by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial atArt Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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Newborn wall hanger…

Ellie Knol here today…
and I created a wall hanger for you…

Making this project took me over a week… trial and error… starting, not being satisfied, and changing details all the time.. it was a bit frustrating, but I am happy with it now.

I started with a tiny blue t-shirt, with text on it that I wanted covered. I was happy with the outcome of the shirt straight away.. just added some white highlights later on.

But the base… grrrr… If you look at the step-by-step in the Snapguide tutorial, you’ll see what I mean.

I like this detail in the background!

The finished project…

 

…hope this little newborn boy will see it later on in his life and be happy with it! His mommy will, anyway!

I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create a Wall Hanger for a Newborn Baby by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to think out of the box.. and keep trying when it doesn’t turn out as you imagined it.

SEE you!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

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Home decor with Colorations inkspray

Ellie Knol here ….
.. happy to be with you sharing a piece of home decor today. I think this will be gifted to someone in near future; only if I can part with it, lol!

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Starting off with a plaque of wood…

… and playing with gesso, ephemera, structure paste and a stencil ….

… and some Colorations Sprays …

… will give you an artsy gift!

I’ve created a step-by-step Snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Home Decor Piece by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I’m happy I could share this with you and I hope you will give this a try.

SEE you!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube
and/or don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 3 !

Hi you, Art Anthology fans… Ellie Knol here today! 

It’s good to be back after being to South Africa for a month…it wasn’t a holiday actually, but to bury my dear mom who passed away last month. I had nearly 2 weeks to sit with her and say goodbye. We were actually going to celebrate her 90 th birthday on the 19th, but she passed away 2 weeks before that. She had a fulfilled life… that’s for sure. 

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AS PROMISED… I am not finished playing with the MINX inks yet! 

Today I chose to play with MINX inks in combination with a custom made ink pad. That’s really so much fun.. you MUST give it a try!

Please have a look at the Snapguide at the end of this post for step-by-steps of the 2 techniques in this post.

Technique ONE is using the inks on the pad for stamping.

Changing the above card with just a touch of 2 stencils.

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Technique TWO is finishing up all that beautiful ink on your pad.

Using these backgrounds for one-of-a-kind cards.

SNAPGUIDE: 
Check out How to Create an Inkpad With Minx Inks by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you!

SEE you! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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How to Use a Face Stencil

Happy day to you and I’m happy to share with you again !

Do you have to have drawing skills to add a face to a page? NO, not if you have these beautiful Face-It stack of stencils from Art Anthology!

I’ve created a page to show that. I do need some practice with these faces though!

There is a tutorial at the end of this post, on Snapguide.

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Stamped script to connect the face and the rest of the page.


Mayan Velvet Dimensional paint adds interest to the hearts of the flowers.


Some detail of the collage.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’d love to hear what you think of this page. I know I still have to practice!!

Check out How to Use a Face Stencil by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!

Until next time!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

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Mixed media on 3 boards for home decor

A good day to you all, Ellie Knol here …
I am so glad to be here again… with another fun project.

I’ve made a home decor piece for you!

For the step by step of the project, please see the Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post!

Here you can see a detail (of one of the boards) of the ‘waterdrops’ that were created with a hot glue gun.
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The 3 boards in full detail:

Check out How to Create Some Mixed Media Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today, maybe something to use as home decor, but these techniques can also be used on cards, on an Art Journal page, on a canvas etc etc! Just play!

SEE you!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:


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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 2 !

Good day to you, Ellie Knol here!

Today I am featuring the Minx shimmering inks again, as promised in the post Playing with Minx shimmering inks on the 26th of November 2016.
After today I hope to do even some more in near future! I have a few more up my sleeve right now.

I’ve used the same colors for all the techniques on 3 projects.

For step-by-steps of all 6 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!

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These inks are so versatile, for making backgrounds,
but also for using with bleach,

use with heat embossing as a resist,

coloring images,
watercoloring,
to stamp with,
and splattering.

in short, just PLAY with them!

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Color and Create Backgrounds- No2 by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

That’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty !

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube
and/or don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

 You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:


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Colorations spray and glass?!

 Hi, Ellie Knol here today.. with a very FUN and easy project;
playing with Colorations! YES, on glass!!
Find out how in this post, and for a tutorial go see the Snapguide at the end of the post.
Here you can see the finished project as it looks during the day.
To begin with, I bought this as a whole on a flea market, with the glass being uncolored.
I used Colorations, deli paper, gesso and a stamp.
Doesn’t this look yummy?
Some detail of the colored paper (the backside) after it had dried.
With the lights and the candles both on.
With the lights out and the candles on.
Every photo I took gave some other detail of the beautiful colors, depending on the light around it, and whether the candles or on or not.
 

I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial for you, with a step-by-step of the creation of these candle holders with the beautiful Colorations (inkspray) from Art Anthology.  

Check out How to Decorate Glass Candle Holders With Deli Paper by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you will give this a try…
it’s always nice to have some candles burning at night
during the darker period of the year!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

SEE you!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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