Author Archives: Suzette Hussey

Blossom: A Journal Page

Hello, With all that is going on I have been suffering from “artist block” lately. Everyone is self isolating (full house) and it is difficult getting work done peacefully. When I am lost for inspiration I try art journaling. This usually helps me free up and ideas start to flow again. It was a slow uphill battle but I managed to get a page done.

I made a warm and vibrant textured page using Art Anthology Dimensional Mediums. I then added texture paste and when dry, added some of the new Art Anthology gilders wax to the raised areas of my stenciled image.

Here are the supplies I used:

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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Bee Happy: A Journal Page

Welcome to another tutorial. Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy journal page I made using Art Anthology Colorations Sprays and their fabulous Beehive stencil.

Of course I made a video tutorial for you.

The Supplies you will need are:
Gesso
Art Anthology Beehive Stencil
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Salmon Colorations Spray
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste

Follow along in the video below:

 do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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Follow Your Heart: A journal page

Hello everyone! I am still doing Valentine’s day projects. As tomorrow is the day I did a simple yet beautiful project; “Follow your Heart”. It is really fun and shouldn’t take you too long.

The dimensional mediums are amazing! Look how they hold those brush strokes.

Art Anthology Supplies used:

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key
Colorations Sprays – Indigo
Shine Dimensional Medium – Ruby
Sorbet Dimensional Medium – Red Velvet
Sorbet Dimensional Medium – Splashed
Velvet Dimensional Medium – Gecko

Other supplies used:

Gesso
gel pen/ acrylic pen
charcoal pencil
ink pad and sponge
words/quote
embellishment glue
bottle cap
bubble wrap
pencil

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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A Mixed Media Heart

It’s hard to believe that it is almost Valentine’s Day! Where is the time going? Luckily, I love to make seasonal projects and today I have a tutorial demonstrating a mixed media heart. Isn’t it beautiful?

I used items such as old cardboard, tissue, and some old paper flowers. A full supply list is below.

Art Anthology Supplies

Sorbet Domensional Medium – Red Velvet

Colorations Spray – Raider

Stone Effects – Bone

Paste Wax – Antique Gold

Other Supplies

cardboard heart

book paper

tissue paper

gel medium

gesso

texture paste

wire to hang

raffia

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!
Suzette

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Found A Journal Page

“Found”, A Journal Page

Hello and welcome! Today I am sharing with you a journal page I made. I began with a beautiful embossed background and had no clue what I was going to do with it. I looked through my stash for inspiration and it finally came to me; a rustic tag with a beautiful bird embellishment, add some raffia, and cheesecloth to complete the look.

The word “Found” is perfect and look at that detail!

Of course, I have a full video tutorial for you so you too can make this journal page.

Art Anthology Supplies used are:

Other supplies used are:

  • anti-static pad
  • journal or mixed media paper
  • embossing ink
  • clear embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • tag
  • book paper/ scrapbook paper
  • glue stick
  • embellishments
  • raffia
  • cheesecloth
  • vintage photo distress ink and sponge
  • paper towel
  • spray bottle of water
  • gel medium

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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A Decorative Box

Welcome to another tutorial! Art Anthology has recently released a new product called paste wax. It is a gilder’s paste and comes in a variety of metallic finishes including silver, bronze, gold, and black. I used the silver along with other Art Anthology products to decorate a craft box.

Isn’t that beautiful? I have created a video tutorial for you so you too can learn how to make this box.

Art Anthology products used:
Lava- Stone Effects Dimensional Medium
Grape Purple -Shine Dimensional Paint
Silver – Paste Wax

Other supplies used:
Craft box
gel medium
floral embellishments
gesso
paintbrushes
gloves
water
soft cloth or paper towel

Follow along in the video below:

 

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Decorated Box

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Suzette

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floral jar

A Floral Jar

Hello, welcome to another tutorial. As some of you already know, I love repurposing common household objects and turning into works of art. I recently made this beautiful floral jar with tissue, clay flowers and Art Anthology Products and I loved it so much that I decided to do a video tutorial.

Floral Jar

I make my own clay flowers with Delight Clay™ and silicone molds, the kind you use for gum paste and fondant. I find this much cheaper as molds can be used over and over again. Also, the detail you get using the Delight Clay™ is amazing!

Below is a supply list and a video tutorial showing you how to make this jar. It actually would be a great gift for someone special.

Art Anthology Products used:

Salmon Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Flamingo Sorbet Dimensional Paint

Other products used are:
glass jar
gesso
tissue
clay flowers
collage paper
soft gel medium
white acrylic paint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydR2937MJnY&feature=youtu.be

 

Floral Jar

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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A Birdie Canvas

Hello, welcome to another blog post. I have been busy making quite a few crafts, from canvases to jars. When I am inspired I go with it and make as many  things as I can. This mini canvas I am sharing with you today is one of these creations.

Birdie Canvas

I love the little birdie. I made him with a rubber stamped image colored with alcohol markers.

Birdie Canvas

Now it is time for me to show you how I made this canvas. The supply list is below followed by a video tutorial.

Art Anthology products used
Brownie Velvet Dimensional Medium 
Glorious Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray

Other supplies:

  • gesso
  • canvas
  • gel medium
  • book paper
  • cheese cloth
  • white paint
  • branch
  • heavy gel medium
  • bird embellishment
  • small piece of cardboard
  • picture eye hooks x 2
  • ribbon to hang
  • glue
  • raffia
  • paper towel

 

Follow along with the video tutorial below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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A Journal Page

Hello, I have been somewhat artistically challenged lately, “artist block” they call it. Inspiration was hard to find! To help me overcome this I decided to try some art journaling. This usually helps me free up and ideas start to flow again. It was a slow uphill battle but I managed to get a page done.

A journal page

It wasn’t until I was editing the video did I realize that the quote I had chosen really resonates with what has been going on on my life.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

Anyway, I got it done and now it is time to show you how I did it!

These are the Art Anthology Supplies I used:

Colorations Sprays
Glorious
Raider

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Silver

Stencils
Large Doily
Bubbles

Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional Medium
Tango Velvet Dimensional Medium

Other Supplies used:
art journal
gesso
white acrylic paint (optional)
embellishments
matte medium
collage paper
punchinella (sequin waste)
spray varnish
glitter
black ink pad and sponge
rhinestone
charcoal pencil
glue
make up sponge
paper towel
heat gun
palette knife
plastic knife

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

Art Journal Page

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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Watercolor Cards with Colorations Sprays

Hello and welcome to another tutorial using Art Anthology products! In today’s tutorial, I show you how to use the Colorations Sprays as liquid watercolors to create beautiful cards!

We begin by making fabulous backgrounds and then add rubber stamped images. We color the images before finishing off with some splatters.

Art Anthology products used:
Colorations Spray 
Plush
Salmon
Sandcastle
Waimea Bay
Siesta Key
Indigo

Other products

  • watercolor paper – 4″x6″
  • spray bottle of water
  • rubber stamps and waterproof ink pad
  • watercolor pencils
  • gesso or white paint
  • gel pans — black & white
  • Nuvo glitter pen
  • gluestick
  • cardstock
  • brushes

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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