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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Just playing – on an art journal page

I played, yes .. and I had fun..!!

Ellie Knol here today…

I decided to just go with the flow… and see where that would take me. I grabbed all sorts of colors that I thought would be nice together, greens, blues, oranges and a red, velvets, sorbets and a gemstones.
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Here you can see the first 3 greens: Leaf Sorbet, Limited Velvet and Emerald Gemstones, scraping a tiny bit randomly over the page to make transparant layers.  Don’t try to cover the whole of it with each color, just here and there, and sometimes overlapping. After this step I’ve used lots more colors. For that, go see the Snapguide at the bottom of the post.
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A close-up of the page during the process.
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A close-up of some detail of the finished page.
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Those eyes really are an eye-catcher on the page – LOVE it!
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Would you like to know how I did this, check out the Snapguide:

Check out How to Just Play on an Art Journal Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 Hope you’ve enjoyed this, and got inspired to get messy fingers too!

SEE you!

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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!

Hi, Ellie Knol again, and you may have noticed that the Design Team of Art Anthology is featuring the Minx shimmering inks lately.

So, I will be featuring them today as well.
They are great to make backgrounds for cards or maybe for an art journal page (or a canvas, or a watercolor painting etc etc).
For now : 4 different ways to use the inks.
.. .. I hope to do some more in near future!

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I’ve used the same colors for all 4 techniques.

For step-by-steps of all 4 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!

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art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique1-ellie-knol-51. Using household wrap to create gorgeous shimmery effects.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-52. Making a print with Minx inks on a gelliplate.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-103. A brayered background with the leftover inks from technique 2.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique4-ellie-knol-44. Making a background with Minx and salt crystals.

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Create Backgrounds – 4 Techniques 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!

Upcycle a mirror frame !

Good day to you all from me, Ellie Knol !
.. glad you’re having a look here!
I have a fun project for you today! 

When I found an old mirror frame in my (always growing) to-be-altered stash, I immediately knew I wanted to re-use it, with a purpose!
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 I chose for the lagoon color, as my daughter has a wall with this color in her new home.

Hope she will like it.

artanthology-groenzwart-spiegel-ellieknol-18Some detail of the embellishment with touches of color.

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LOVE the cracking, and added color of the Lagoon Velvet Dimensional Paint.
Also.. the black underneath the cracks, has a beautiful shimmer to it from the Black Leather Jacket Sorbet Dimensional Paint.

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Of course I’ve made a step-by-step with Snapguide for you! Go check it out!

Check out How to Recycle a Mirror Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to recycle an item, for a new purpose!

SEE you!

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

and/or you would like 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.

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Create 12×12 backgrounds with Colorations, stencils and sorbet

Hi, Ellie Knol here again today!

See what magic you can create by just playing with the products from Art Anthology!!

Today I’ll take you through the steps of creating a 12×12 background with sorbets, Colorations ink sprays, stencils, texture paste and gesso. It can be cut up to smaller pieces for cards, ATC’s or maybe a board for home-decorating.

art-anthology-terragroen-masterboard-background-cat-collage-ellie-knol-25The card above has been created from an A6 part of the background.

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I LOVE the structure from the stencils and texture paste, and the depth the sprayinks give. art-anthology-terragroen-masterboard-background-cat-collage-ellie-knol-23

Some detail:
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I plan to make a board for home decorating from this A5 size part of the background.  art-anthology-terragroen-masterboard-background-cat-collage-ellie-knol-18

 

Hope I’ve inspired you again to get messy fingers too!

SEE you! 

Check out How to Create Background With Sprays, Stencils and Sorbet by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube
or maybe you’d like 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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Mixed Media Art Journal page

HI !
Ellie Knol here today!
YES, you’re right, I’m new here…
I am thrilled and honoured to be able to show you a creation with some gorgeous products from Art Anthology!!

I created a double page in my art journal.
That meant play time, of course!
And messy fingers!

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I’ve made this art journal by recycling an old book, by ripping every second page out of the book, and gluing 2 pages to each other, and I’ve torn all the edges off the paper.
That makes every page unique to start with!

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I LOVE the effect of the drippage of the colorations on this page, and the book text peeping through the gesso!
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Check out How to Make a Mixed Media Art Journal Page by Ellie by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Hope I’ve inspired you to get messy fingers too!

SEE you! 

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

and 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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