Author Archives: Anna Colby

Painted Gems by Anna Colby

Hi Everyone! For my second video in March I wanted to show you how you can make your own embellishments! The clear gems you can purchase at the dollar store and use the Art Anthology Paints to glam up your projects.

In my video I use these gems on a small project so you can see what they look like as an embellishments.

Thank You!


Junk Drawer Tags by Anna Colby

Hey Everyone! I wanted to show you all a craft that I like to do from time to time as I build up scraps and left over embellishments from other projects. I keep all my extras in a drawer to use on my Junk Drawer Tags!

I had fun creating some spring themed flowery tags. The vibrant colors of the Art Anthology products really made these tags pop.

Start saving scraps and left over embellishments from your own project and check out my video below for some inspiration!

Thank You!


Altered Tags by Anna Colby

Hi everyone! I was really inspired by the Rust paint theme and it was something I haven’t used before so I wanted to make some tags. I’m really happy with the way they turned out.

I enjoy the deep rich color of these two tags and the metallic effect that the products created. The colors worked well together to create the feel I was looking.

For some inspiration on how to use these products and make your own tags, please check out my video below!

Thank you!


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.