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A 7 Step Journal Page with Guest Designer Suzette Hussey

A 7 Step Journal  Page

Supply List

Art Anthology Colorations Spray Granny Smith and Siesta Key

Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint – Tango

Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Paint – Lava

Art Anthology Stencil – Diamond Grunge

Art Journal

Gesso

Butterfly embellishment

Tim Holtz Ideology “Chatter” Washi Tape

Paint brushes

Palette knife

Heat gun

Water

Step 1

 

Coat your journal page with gesso and allow to dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Spray the page with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray Granny Smith and Siesta Key. Allow it to sit for a  few minutes.

Step 3

Use a paper towel to soak up excess ink.

Step 4

Using  a palette knife and the Diamond Grunge Stencil, carefully apply the Tango Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint. Use a heat gun to dry or set aside for a minute.

Step 5

Do the same with the Lava Art Anthology Stone Effects Dimensional Paint. Allow to dry.

Step 6

Add a butterfly embellishment and any words or quotes you may like. I used the Ideology “Chatter” Washi Tape by Tim Holtz.

Step 7

Using a makeup sponge, apply black ink around the edge of the pages.

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Altered Sea Shell Bottle by Guest Designer Suzette Hussey

Art Anthology products used:
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Granny Smith
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Siesta Key
Other Supplies:

Glass bottle
Gesso
Seashells
Crushed egg shells
Pebeo Sand Texture Gel
Gesso
Heavy Gel – Matte
Spray Varnish
Jute twine
Wooden Beads
Charm

Step 1

Paint the bottle with gesso. You may need more than one  coat depending on the thickness of your gesso.

Step 2

Using heavy gel, stick on shells around the top and base of the bottle.

Step 3

Now add the crushed egg shells and allow to dry.

Step 4

Add more texture to the area with the sand texture paste. Allow that to dry thoroughly before moving on.

Step 5

Paint the entire bottle with gesso. You will need several coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between each coat.

Step 6

Spray all over with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray- Siesta Key.

Make sure  that you get in all the grooves. You may need to turn it on the side and dry with a heat gun before spraying another section.

Step 7

Add more coats until you get the desired effect.

Step 8

Now spray lightly with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray Granny Smith. Isn’t that beautiful? Allow to dry overnight.

Step 9

To seal the color spray with any spray varnish you have on hand I used a matte varnish by Plaid Crafts. Give it two coats.

Step 10

Finish off by adding some jute twine around the neck of the bottle and attach a charm.  Add some wooden beads to the ends of the twine and knot each end so they don’t fall off.

Tip – light a candle and dip the ends of the twine into the melted wax. Allow it to cool for a second and then pinch each end bringing to a smooth point. This will help the twine to move easily through the beads.

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Happy Crafting!!

 

 

 

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Butterflies everywhere… art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with an art journal page for you today.

I love butterflies, so I use them very often in my art journals. Today I made you a page with some different kinds of butterflies. Stamped ones, paper ones, colored ones etc.

Enjoy!

If you want to know the steps I took to create the page you can check out my Snapguide tutorial:
Check out How to Art Journal With Daniëlle and Lots of Butterflies by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some close ups of my project:

List of supplies I used:

Colorations: Warm, Sandcastle (my own mixed one with a little minx ink) , Salmon, Plush

Stone effects: Sandstone

Stencil: Keyhole stencil

Clear coat: Dazzle

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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“Breath In Breath Out’ Mixed Media Layout

Hi everyone, today I want to share how very simple it is to add some mixed media elements to your scrapbook layout. Mixed media has gotten so popular but still so many are intimidated by the word “Mixed Media”. I’m here today to tell you if you are a scrapper or card maker, chances are you are already doing mixed media.

Wikipedia says: Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects. So, what that means if you are a card maker you use paper, sometimes stamping with ink, adding embellishments, sometimes markers etc…. you are already doing mixed media. So don’t let the word scare you any longer. Let’s get started with this very simple layout.  I really wanted the colors on this to be very subtle so that my photo would really be the focal point. So the Art Anthology paints I used were our Metal Effects and our Stone Effects (all products will be listed below in the video discription)With the use of a couple of our stencils (and we have so many to choose from) this provided added patterns to my paper as well as texture. With the addition of some seed beads (because I can’t ever get enough texture… lol) and pretty flowers, my layout was finished. I hope you give this a try. Below is a process video of me creating this layout. If you have any questions or would like to see the designers use the product in a certain way, be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and just ask us questions. We are all here to help one another on our creative journey. xoxo Toni

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Design Team Call!!

Hello everyone!! We are currently looking for designers to join our Dream Team!

 

Do you love to create scrapbooks? Albums? Mixed Media? cards? Tags? etc….

Do you have good photo skills?

Are you able to create 2 quality projects every month for a starting 6 month contract?

If you answered yes to these questions, drop us an email with all of your links showing your work!

**A generous starter kit of amazing Art Anthology products provided.**

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Creating a planner dashboard with Daniëlle

Hi there!

It’s Daniëlle here and I’ve been creating some pages in my planner for you. I create my own plannerpages, so I can decide how much space I need for my weeklies. This time I’ve got a planner dashboard and a weekly layout for you:

This is the weekly layout I’m using this month:

Here’s a step by step tutorial for you, if you want to create some pages yourself:

Check out How to Create a Planner Dashboard With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used stonepaper this time. It’s a synthetic, smooth paper. My Art Anthology products give a very nice effect on this paper!

Ofcourse I used different kinds of Art Anthology products:

See you next time!

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Altered Dollar Store Notebooks by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a design team project for Art Anthology. I love going to the dollar store and looking for items to use in my art. Today I’ve altered up some of their cute little notebooks/journals. With some quick and easy mixed media steps you can transform these little books into one of a kind items to give as happy mail, RAK, keep for yourself, give as gifts. I altered all three of these in about 1 1/2 hours, so they are quick and fun. With the addition of some ribbon, ephemera etc. they can be transformed into precious little gifts. For your pleasure I have included a step by step video of my creative process so you can see just how easy these are to make. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.

Supplies used :

Amber Sorbet (Rust Texture Set) https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects-Copper https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencils-Scales https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencils-Multi Damask https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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If you’re lucky enough to be different, never change.

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I last created an art journal page for you guys so that’s what I have for you today!

For this page I created my own shimmering ink spray! I just put some Sandcastle colorations with Gold dust minx ink and Decadent minx ink in an old spray bottle and added some water. I kept adding the colors until I was happy with the result:

I created a snapguide tutorial for you guys, so you can create this page too if you like 😉

Check out How to Art Journal With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some more close up pictures:

I hope you like it!

See you next time,

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Sandcastle, Waimea Bay, Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Minx inks: Panache, Decadent, Gold Dust

Stone effects: Bone

Sorbet: Cayman

Velvet: Tuxedo

Stencils: Flity, Multi Damask

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A Day To Cherish Forever

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing my latest layout using Art Anthology products!

This layout is titled “A Day To Cherish Forever”. I used a photo of two of my grandsons and I on a beach trip last summer.

The Art Anthology Products used:
Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache

Shine – Teal

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Gilded Gold

Stencil – Scales

Below is a Snapguide tutorial showing my process and full supply list.
Check out How to Create a Layout Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some different views and close ups of my layout!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!! I hope that you are inspired to get creative!!

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How to decorate a desk holder / pen tray with Daniëlle

Hi!

Daniëlle here with a little different project again! I decorated a desk holder / pen tray this time. I love to have pretty things around me when I create, so this was a really fun project to make! And, also, I get to look at it every time I sit behind my desk!

If you’d like to know how I worked, here’s a snapguide tutorial for you:
Check out How to Decorate a Desk Holder or Pen Tray by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some pictures of my project for you:

This is the list of products I used:

Velvet: Fiji, Brownie

Colorations: Sedona, Siesta key, Peacock feathers

Minx ink: Decadent

Stone effects: Sandstone

Stencil: Keyhole

Texture set: Rust

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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