Author Archives: Irit Shalom

Reflect Change door hanger

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Art Anthology tutorial.

Today I am going to share a door hanger made with chipboard products only (all from Tando Creative UK) and all possible Art Anthology paints, sprays and a stencil.

Here is a finished door hanger that was made for Spring as here in Israel the Spring in in the air.

Here are some close- ups to this project:

 

A always I made a full step by step tutorial for you using the Snapguide:

And here is a full product list of Art Anthology products that you can buy from our shop to make a very similar project:


See you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Time flies when you are clowning around

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here with my first March inspiration.

This time I made a square 6*6” chipboard altered board using lots of Art Anthology stencils, paints  and sprays.

This chipboard was first covered with gesso. Then I added texture paste with our fantastic Art Anthology …… stencil.

Here are some close ups for you to see:

 

 

 

The whole composition was born when I decided to add a stamped clown image over the board and to use the stamped ” Clowning around” sentiment.

This was my first time to mix Sorbet paint with 3d art stones and it worked in the best possible artistic way over the board.

As always I made a full Snapguide tutorial that you can see HERE:

Check out How to Make Clowning Around Art Board by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js
And a full list of supplies  is added here for you:


Hope you liked my art piece. See you again in  two weeks with another Art Anthology inspiration.

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Paint on clay Winter banner

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit from Irit Shalom Designs is here today and I am going to share my new Art Anthology experiment- using Art Anthology products over the dry polymer clay surfaces.

During my time on this team I try to use Art Anthology paints over different surfaces and to see the results. So far I used wood , canvas, cardstock and clear acrylic board. Today I used polymer clay pieces and I need to say that Art Anthology products work perfectly over this surfaces too.

So here is a Winter banner I made with Makin’s Clay non baked polymer clay (you just need to wait like 12 hours before it’s totally dry to apply the paints over the surface).

 

And now for some close ups to all three banner pieces:

 

 

 

 

As you can sew from those close- ups I used Art Anthology stencil and dimentional paint over the clay surface and it’s works perfectly!

So here is a full step by step tutorial for you:
Check out How to Make Painted Clay Banner by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js
And as always- full Art Anthology product list is HERE:

I hope that I inspired you to try totally different surfaces with our fantastic products!

See you soon again!

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Altered chipboard heart

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Valentine February Art Anthology post.

This is Irit here from Irit Shalom’s Designs blog  and I just want to say ” Happy Valentine Day” to you all!

 

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This time I made an altered chipboard heart project and this is a kind of ” use whatever you have” one.

Most of us (be honest, you too) have this junk box with all possible left over embellishments that are not a part of a set or collection.
They are all in all possible colors and textures and shapes and we never actually use them.
So this project is the one that makes you to open this junk box and to grab all things you would never use the other way and to make one single altered project that looks fabulous and costs nothing (yes, the gorgeous Art Anthology paints and mists have a cost, but it’s not like you use the whole bottle for this project? ).
So as you can see other than Art Anthology products I added here buttons, pieces of chipboards, metal trinkets, lace, die cuts and … You name it- it’s here.

So here are a few close ups to this  shiny red heart :

And as always here is the Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Alter a Chipboard Heart by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

You can see the full product list  here:


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Find your Star Clear acrylic deco

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second January tutorial made for Art Anthology.

Irit is here with my new artistic inspiration made  for you.

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This time I made a clear acrylic wall deco project using the old and forgotten acrylic page from the 7 years non used album.

I call it a kind of recycling as I never made the clear album, but I use those pages for other altered projects and I really like the use of my old stash.

And just to add to this ” use your stash” thing I used the very old decoupage paper on the back of this project, the very old chipboard star and even older metal letters.

This is a kind of a low cost project and it’s like ” make the background, add some themed pieces and make the statement” project.

I really hope that you got some inspiration from this project and you now understand that making art doesn’t mean that you need the buy the latest and greatest products.

All you need are great Art Anthology products and a lot of your imagination.

Here are some close- ups to this finished project:

And as always there is a full step by step Snapguide tutorial I made for you HERE:
Check out How to Make Clear Acrylic Art Deco by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And here is a full list of Art Anthology products in our shop:

See you again next month and enjoy your crafting during those cold Winter days!

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Altered Mixed Media Baby canvas

Hello my dear crafty friends !

 Irit is here and I welcome to my first  January  post for Art Anthology.

 Actually it’s my first post for 2017- so HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of us !

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Today I am going to share my new 8*8” Mixed Media canvas and I made it with my lovely 3 years old grand daughter photo and a lot of embellishements with colors that were changed to fit the canvas using a wide range of Art Anthology products.

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I used some Art Anthology stencils to make the background and you can see that it’s really textured one.

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The paper flowers and the wooden pieces were white or natural colored and I changed the colors using different Art Anthology paints and sprays.

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And as always here is a full Snapguide tutorial I made for you with all steps:

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Baby Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

You can see the full product list  here too:

I hope that you like my canvas and my small and easy tutorial!

See you again in a couple of weeks with a totally different crafty project.

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Fairy door scene tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends !

 Irit is here and I welcome to my second December post for Art Anthology.

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This time I made a totally different project: altered Fairy door  chipboard set from Tando Creative.

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I used chipboards and Art Anthology products only with the small add- on of Makin’s Clay molded fairies added to the finished project.

As always I made a small tutorial for you. I even made my own paint tool from the old (or new) tooth brush.

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Each chipboard piece was painted in the different way to get a different effect. There are stone effect, wood effect, painted  leaves and a mushroom, ” metal” hinges and pastel fairies. And each effect was made just with Art Anthology paints and sprays.

Here is a piece of the project with ” metal” hinges, painted fairy, 3d mushroom and some leaves. You can also see the wooden door and it really looks like an old, peeled wood.

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Here is another look at the fairy, leaves, wood and stone effect that was made with paints only.

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It was so much fun to make this project and to see the final result!

You can see the full tutorial HERE:

Check out How to Make a Chipboard Fairy Door by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And as always- here is a full supply list :

Thanks for visiting own blog and I really hope that you like my  Fairy project.

See you soon again!

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Embellished gift box

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here today and this is my first December inspirational post for you.

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After making some Mixed Media projects I decided to make something totally different and this time it’s an altered small gift box and shrink plastic stamped flowers that were made to embellish this box.

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Both box  and flower bouquet were painted with gorgeous Art Anthology paints and it’s another way to use those paints that I want  to share.The simple cardboard box was painted and stencilled with Art Anthology paints and a stencil and the result is just adorable. And as always- there is a full step by step short tutorial made for you and a full Art Anthology supply list is there and in this post too.

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The full Snapguide tutorial is HERE:
Check out How to Make Embellished Gift Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And as always I made a full product list with all Art Anthology products used to make this project:

I hope I inspired you with my easy art project and see you soon again!
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Altered Christmas wooden boot in non- traditional colors

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here again and this is my small altered Christmas project for your inspiration.

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I altered the non branded wooden boot in non- traditional Christmas colors using all possible Art Anthology paints , stencils and sprays. This is an easy to do project and if you don’t find the similar wooden shape you can easily hand cut one from chipboard as the web is full of such templates.

So here is the finished project

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Here are some clos- ups  to see before you move to my full step by step tutorial:

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The full step by step tutorial can be found on Snapguide site HERE:
Check out How to Alter Wooden Christmas Boot by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And as always- here is a full product list for you use on Art Anthology blog HERE:

 

I really hope that you liked my step by step tutorial and will try some non- traditional Christmas colors on your own projects. As you all know we have all possible paints, sprays and stencils in Art Anthology shop and you just need to pick your favorites! See you soon again!

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Art is the energy of the soul: wooden altered pallet

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here and this is my first November tutorial for you.

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This wooden painters’ pallet was just the perfect size for one of our three most gorgeous face stencils and I made the whole art piece with this face as the focal point of the project.

 

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I made a full tutorial for you with all steps to make this project, but here are some more close- ups from this pretty flat, but still with a lot of texture, piece of art.

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The full Snapguide tutorial is HERE:

Check out How to Alter Wooden Painter's Pallet by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And as always I made a full product list with all Art Anthology products used to make this project:

I hope I inspired you with my not so complicated art project and see you soon again!
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