Author Archives: Nicole Martel

Everyday Life Mixed Media Layout

Happy Wednesday all! We are halfway through the week. Who’s looking forward to the weekend? Raises hand. Until then, I would like to share this layout I created using the Border Stencil, Colorations Sprays (Ink Spot, Sedona) and the Silver Oxide Nickel Medium.

I snapped this photo a few months ago while I was at my little beach relaxing… They were soooo pretty. Their coloring was so gorgeous with a hint of turquoise blue… LOVE. Normally, when I scrapbook a layout, I do not plan anything… I find a photo that I love and just start working my magic!

I used Pink Paislee’s Indigo and Ivy collection to create this layout. Love the colors in this collection. It is a perfect fit for the photo.

 

Once the Nickel Medium was dry, I glued the buttons in the center of the flowers I Created with the border stencil to add dimension.

The Ink Spot and Sedona Colorations Sprays  look so pretty on this layout. The colors are so vibrant.

 

Products Used:

Border Stencil

Colorations Sprays: Ink Spot, Sedona

Here’s a video so you can see how this layout came together. Thanks so much for visiting today!

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My Choice Mixed Media Layout

Hi all. I thought I’d mix it up a bit. I tend to create lots of layouts of my son… but every now and then, I’ll look at my sister’s Facebook photos to see if I can find some pictures to scrap for her! I really had no idea where this layout would go… but it turned out perfect. It matches her personality perfectly!

My new favorite thing to do is playing with Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks! The colors are soooooo vibrant.

To begin, I covered white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I sprayed the cardstock with water to water it down and then I added 2-3 drops of each of the inks separately. I waited until one color was dry before applying the others so the colors would stay true to their original color.

Once I was satisfied with the background. I used Art Anthology’s Silver Metal Effects Medium. This medium works great with the 8″X12″ Lotus stencil!

I really like how the minx shimmering inks looks mixed with a bit of water on the cardstock. Love the different shapes in the background.

I used Pinkfresh Studio embellishments to embellish this layout. The flowers were hand-cut from patterned paper and then painted using the minx-shimmering inks.

Isn’t this beautiful? I might have to frame this for her…

Here is a process video so you can see how much fun minx shimmering inks are! You might be running to Art Anthology’s shop to buy a few colors of your own once you see how fun they are to play with.

Products Used:

Art Anthology/Minx-Shimmering Inks (Panache, Bankroll, Stargazer)

Art Anthology/Metal Effects Medium

Art Anthology/8 1/2″X11″ Lotus Stencil

Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments

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Fun In The Sun Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone. I hope you’re having a fabulous week! Today I have a fun mixed media layout I created using a few Colorations Sprays (Patience, Salmon, Sky and Gilded Gold) and the Double Flower Stencil.

To begin, I applied clear gesso all over the white cardstock to prevent the cardstock from tearing. Once the gesso was completely dry, I placed the stencil down on the cardstock and then sprayed some Colorations Sprays here and there in the colors of Salmon, Patience, Sky and Gilded Gold. This color combination is so pretty!

I sprayed a scrap piece of cardstock using the Patience Colorations Spray to mat the photos. Then I punched a few wholes in a scrap piece of cardstock, sprayed it with the Sky Colorations Spray to create a few more layers… I love layering papers to create a fun background. Also, I rarely buy colored cardstock because I prefer using sprays to create the exact colors I want. Simple, but fun…

Love the black and white ribbon on this layout. It really makes the colors pop.

I added a few puffy stickers, gems and wood veneer embellishments along with some thread to make this layout more interested.

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Salmon, Sky, Patience and Gilded Gold

Stencil: Double Flower Stencil

Come see how this layout came together!

Thank you for stopping by today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Re-Purposed Can

Good morning!! A few days ago, I noticed that my succulent plant has outgrown his pot. After thinking about what to do with it, I decided to use a can that I had cleaned with the intention of re-purposing it at the right opportunity.

To begin, I covered the can with the Patina Seafoam Stone Effects from the (Patina Texture Set) using a palette knife. The palette knife works much better than a brush because the brush would soak up the medium.

I applied a good amount to the can. I like that the medium isn’t flat… it gives the can a good amount of texture. I let this dry for a few hours.

Once the Patina Seafoam Stone Effects was dry, I added the Patina Teal Velvet all around the can, leaving the Top and bottom of the can alone. I wanted the Patina Seafoam Stone Effects to show through a little.

After frying the Patina Teal Velvet using a heat gun, I used my fingers to smear on the Patina Copper Metal Effects. This stuff is amazing!!! I LOVE IT. I let it dry for a bit.

I used the Raider Colorations Spray to cover the entire can to make it look more vintage.

Once the can was completely dry, I altered two metal butterflies and a veneer heart using the same mediums and then used Super Glue to glue it to the can.

And here is the finished product! LOVE IT.

Products Used:

Patina Texture Set

Colorations Sprays: Raider

I hope you’ve found this project to be inspiring! Thank you for stopping by today. If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations

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Cheese Mixed Media Layout for Beginners

Hi everyone. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout for beginners. I LOVE the Colorations Sprays in the shop and I just want to use them all…all the time. The colors are so vibrant! For this layout, I used six different colors.

Using a paint brush, I brushed the Colorations Sprays onto the cardstock that was initially white with writing. The colors used on this layout include: Granny Smith, Ink Spot, Salmon, Glorious, Plush and Juicy.

I decided to use a variety of Colorations Sprays to create a fun, happy layout and this layout just feels happy to me when I look at it. We had such a great time that day.

I used the Lattice Stencil to create splashes below the matted photos with a palette knife and Velvet Cotton.

I embellished the layout using stickers and chipboard from my stash. It feels good to use up those un-touched embellishments that have been sitting for some time.

Thanks so much for visiting today! What’s your favorite color or colors from our Colorations Sprays?

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Granny, Ink Spot, Salmon, Glorious, Plush, Juicy

Stencil: Lattice

Velvet: Cotton

I hope I inspired you to create a fun mixed media layout using Colorations Sprays and stencils! For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Today/ Mixed Media Layout

Good morning! Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using a variety of mixed media mediums. For this layout, I used Velvet Dimensional Paint (Fiji, Tuxedo). I also used Sorbet in Vegas Gold…PRETTY!!! And I used Salmon and Waimea Bay Colorations Sprays. Love how vibrant these sprays are. GORGEOUS.

To begin, I sprayed the Colorations sprays onto white cardstock. Then, I used the Pebbles stencil and the Vegas Gold Velvet Paint to create a fun patterned at the bottom of the layout.

I dry brushed the Fiji Velvet Dimensional Paint all over the top half of the layout. I had a general idea as to what I wanted this layout to look like and it turned out perfectly.

Once the paint was dry, I sprayed the Waimea Bay Colorations Spray all across the top of the layout and let it drip down. I did this two times. Then I used a heat gun to dry the ink.

I used the Take Flight stencil and the Tuxedo Velvet to paint the birds. Love these little guys!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. It means so much to me!

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When you have time, take a look at my video to see how this beauty came together! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Products Used:

Stencils: Pebbles StencilTake Flight Stencil

Velvet Dimensional Paint: Fiji, Tuxedo

Sorbet Dimensional Paint: Vegas Gold

Colorations Sprays: Salmon, Waimea Bay

 

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You Make Me Happy Mixed Media Layout

 

Good morning! Nicole here with a pretty mixed media layout I created using the Flity stencil and the Patina Texture set. I love this texture set. It looks sooooo pretty on paper! The colors look perfect against the photos!

 

I covered the veneer flowers using the Patina Seafoam. Then I brushed the Sedona Colorations Spray along the edges using a paint brush. I colored the butterfly using the Sedona Colorations and added a Clear Coat (Linen) to make it shimmer a bit.

Here is a closer look at the Copper Metallic Medium. SOOOOO pretty and it goes on the cardstock/stencil smooth.

I have a feeling I’ll be using the Flity stencil again. I just love it!

I used some papers, chipboard and stickers from Pink Paislee to embellish the layout.

Here is a process video for you to see how easy it is to work with the texture sets along with the stencil and Coloration Spray! Fun stuff!

Supplies Used:

Stencil: Flity

Patina Texture Set

Coloration Spray: Sedona

Clear Coat: Linen

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with the Flity stencil with the Patina Texture set. The texture set is perfect for distressing wood veneer embellishments! Thank you for visiting today!

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Having the Time of My Life Mixed Media Layout

Good morning friends! Nicole here. I’m so excited to be a part of this team and I can’t wait to inspire you with my layouts and mini albums. I’ve been working on several projects…my mojo has not left me yet. It took me a few nights to create this layout, but the end result was so worth it!

 

For this layout, I used a variety of mediums. I totally had fun with this layout! I used the Bits of Grunge Stencil to create stars in the background.

 

I painted the blue background using the Beyond the Reef Velvet Dimensional Paint then covered the blue using the Linen Clear coat to add some shine to the layout.

I painted white cardstock using the Azalea Shine Dimensional Medium and Beyond the Reef. Once the paint was completely dry, I used a tiny star punch to punch out the stars. Each star looks different!

I painted the chipboard using the Tuxedo Velvet Dimensional Paint and the Linen Clear Coat. Love the Tuxedo Velvet. It is opaque and works beautifully with altering chipboard and stencils.

I love the pink and blue on this layout. It’s so pretty and this layout totally matches my sister’s personality. A bit girly, but Tomboyish. 🙂

Check out the video to see how this beauty came together!

Supplies Used:

Colorations Spray: Patience

Minx Shimmering: Stargazer

Velvet Dimensional Medium: Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo

Clear Coat: Linen

Shine Dimensional Medium: Azalea

Thank you for stopping by today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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