Author Archives: Anna Colby

ATC’s by Anna Colby

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I made some artist trading cards  in pinks and purples in honor of Valentines Day

The paints blended nicely in this project which gave it the depth and transition of color that I wanted for the background.

Check out my video below for inspiration on your own trading cards!

Thank you!


Altered Journal Page by Anna Colby

Hi everyone, I enjoyed altering my journal cover last month so I thought I would do a journal page this month.

I used the Velvet Paints mixed with some water to create the splatter effect.

I wanted to create something bright and sunny during these dark winter days. The yellow and pink Velvet Paints and Coloration Sprays created just the effect I was hoping for. Check out my video below for inspiration to alter your own journal page.

Thank You!


Altered Journal by Anna Colby

For my first video of 2018 I wanted to alter a journal I’ve had. I liked the color of the Wild Orchid spray and I wanted to play around with it.

I think the keyhole stencil and the combination of Wild Orchid and Sedona gave my project a very elegant vintage feel. It was fun to create this journal.

For inspiration on how to make your own altered journal check out my video below! Thanks everyone and Happy 2018.


Christmas Ornaments by Anna Colby

HI Everyone! I wanted to make a Christmas ornament for my tree this year in the color theme for this month.

I really loved the subtle  color and shimmer from the coloration sprays and the way the Sorbet and Velvet paints make it pop!

The Products I used in this tutorial are: Coloration Sprays in the colors Waimea Bay, Siesta Key and Sky, Sorbet Paints in the colors Red Velvet, Splashed and Pewter. Velvet Paints in the color Desire.

Please see the video below to see how you can make your own Christmas Ornament:

Merry Christmas Everyone!& Happy Holidays




Fall Cards by Anna Colby

Hi everyone! I wanted to make some Thanksgiving cards for this months project. Here is my first card:

Here’s my second card, I used some coloration spray, stenciling and shimmer mist:

Coloration Spray in colors Sedona, Gilded Gold

Stencil: Lace Circle

To create your own fall themed cards check out my YouTube video:



Altered Pumpkin by Anna Colby

Hi everyone! I decided to make a fall craft for the Thanksgiving Season! I altered this paper mache pumpkin with some awesome embellishments I made myself with resin and molds. I wanted a center piece for my Thanksgiving table and I love the way this turned out, I might pair it with some candles and flowers.

These are the products I used: Minx Shimmering Inks in the color Decadent. Metal Effects in Gold, Stone Effects in Bone and Coloration Spray in  Warm. Velvet Paints in Tango and Shamrock as well as the stencil Diamond Grunge. The picture doesn’t do it justice but I love the subtle shimmer and shine effect from these products

Here is a close up of all the details, the Minx Shimmering Inks really made it pop. For a tutorial on how to make your own, check out my video below.



Trick or Treat Bag by Anna Colby




Happy Halloween Everyone! I decided to decorate a treat bag to try out the Velvet Paints.

This is one of my favorite stencils, I love how the Tuxedo Velvet Paint worked thru the stencil, giving my bag the extra texture I was looking for.


I used Shamrock and Chocolate, I liked how the transparency of these paints added depth.

Happy Halloween, Wishing you all lots of tricks and treats!


Ocean Brush

Ocean Brush by Anna Colby


I’m super excited to be sharing my first project as a Design Team Member for Art Anthology. I altered a large paintbrush using clay, casting resin elements that I created with a mold, as well as some natural and found objects. I used AA coloration sprays and I love the way it made my project pop!





Products Used:

Coloration Sprays: Sedona, Indigo, Waimea Bay, Wild Orchid, Clover, Peacock Feather

Stone Effects: Bone