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Bee Happy door hanger

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here with my new Mixed Media tutorial and this time we are going to make a Happy door hanger or as you can see it is ” Bee Happy” one.

As you can see I made it in bee’s yellow and just black and white and used tons of Art Anthology products.

The main images and the sentiment were stamped and heat embossed. My tip for you: if you wish to use mists over stamped images first heat emboss them! So easy and keeps the images untouched even with the heavy spraying.

So here are some close- ups for you to see and then there is a full step by step Snapguide tutorial as always.



Here is our Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Make Altered Door Hanger With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology products list is HERE:

Sunshine Sorbet

Beehive Stencil

Dazzle Clear Coat

Dot matrix stencil

Lava Stone effects

Steel colorations

Raider Colorations

Black Leather Jacket Sorbet

Glorious Colorations

I hope that you liked my project and the tutorial.

See you soon!


Naked Beauty by Toni

Hi all our artsy followers, today I’m on the blog with a layout I created featuring an “au natural” photo I took at the beach of the gorgeous colors in the sand as well as pretty textures of shells, pods, feathers and drift wood…. all of natures eye candy. I love photographing  mother nature stripped down, in the raw. The textures, the organic feel is truly healthy for my soul. I did add some florals as well as moss, shells and different sizes of art stones to enhance, but the foundation was provided by Art Anthology’s Mud Texture Paste run through the pretty Bubbles stencil. As well as splashes here and there of AA’s paints using Sorbet, Velvets and Stone Effects. (Below are a list of products used. )Instant coffee  spritzed with water also provided for some warmth and depth to my layout. I hope you have been inspired to photograph the unexpected. Embrace what has been provided to you by the earth’s complexion, photograph it and then get messy with your mixed media products in order to save those memories. 

Products used are:

Velvets-Terracotta, Tuxedo

Stone Effects-Concrete



Mud Texture Paste

Enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below for my step x step process.

Check out How to Be Inspired by Mother Nature by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Imagine scrapbook Layout

Today I would love to share a layout I created and titled “Imagine”. I love blues and browns together and I love to mix them with texture and distressing to create a “vintage” look as I did here. Enjoy!

For this layout, I used a lot of techniques to create textures and movement. The background started as a grid lined cardstock. I stamped with watermarking clear stamp and  a fern-like stamp and heat embossed clear. I then used  Distress ink in Vintage Photo with sponge aplicator to bring out the texture. Next, I used Art Anthology’s Blocked stencil and texture paste (mixed with Art Anthology Waimea bay Colorations spray) to add another layer of texture. I used a mix of corrugated and Kaisercraft papers cut into circles, G45 papers cut into strips, and chippies from my stash. I used Art Anthology Blue Topaz Gemstone paint to add more color to plain silver paper straws. Prima flowers and mini art stones were also adhered. For a little more of the dark blue to contrast I stamped the same fern-like stamp with a chalk ink. Splatters of white acrylic, Art Anthology Minx in Stargazer and Art Anthology Colorations Sprays in Waimea Bay ,Warm, Indigo, and Timeless were added all around focal. For some glitz I added some bling stones in greens and blues.

Products List:

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays




Waimea Bay

Art Anthology Blocked stencil

Art Anthology Minx Stargazer

Distress ink Vintage photo

clear embossing powder

paper straws

florals, paper scraps, paper straws, and chippies

Bling stones in blues and greens

texture paste

leaf or fern stamp or stencil

Kraft cardstock

corrugate paper

basic tools

Here is a snapguide step-by-step tutorial of this project for you to play along!

Check out How to Create a Beautiful Mixed Media Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post today and you are inspired to head over to Art Anthology and stock up to create something beautiful! Please remember to share your makes with Art Anthology on our Facebook fan page Here.

Until next time, Thanks for reading!



Roses, gems, and Marilyn


Hello Everyone! It is my turn up on the blog today and I would love to share this dreamy wall plaque I created using Art Anthology! I started with a simple 4×6 plaque that I got in a grab bag from the craft store. I love turning the old, used, and/or boring into beautiful crafty things!

Art Anthology products used:

Gold Metal Effects - Art Anthology Gold Dust Minx - Art AnthologyImmaculate Minx - Art Anthology

Metal Effects Gold           Minx Gold Dust              Minx Immaculate

Please follow my snapguide below to see how I made this step by step and for other products used.

Here are some closer views to show the details.

Check out How to Make Black and White Beautiful! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Please follow our fan page on facebook here and share your Art Anthology creations!


I Love You Daddy by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s my turn on the blog today with a project I’m dedicating to my daddy. This is a photo of him when he was around 3 years old so probably taken about 1938.

I had purchased this canvas on clearance and it had burlap on the front of it which really added to the texture of the piece, but combined with Art Anthology paints, seed beads and texture powders I really think it gave it that masculine touch.

A little sprinkle of instant coffee on my chipboard pieces and spritzes of water gave them a grungy natural look. Hope you enjoyed my piece and wishing all the daddy’s out there a Spectacular Father’s Day this month !!!.

For your pleasure I have provided a snapguide tutorial for my step x step process.
Check out How to Have Fun With Your Mixed Media Products. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//

Here is a list of beautiful AA products used:

Velvet paints – Tuxedo , Fiji , Terracotta

Sorbet – Chocolate, Pixie, Mint Julep

Stencil -Blocked

Mud Texture Paste



Angel Bottle Recycle project

Hi Art Anthology friends and fans! Today I would like to show you how you can turn an ordinary bottle into a beautiful home decor item!

This is where it all began………….Just a simple olive oil bottle ready to recycle….Oh the possibilities!!

Products that were used in this project:

Art Anthology Minx Inks in Majestic and Panache

Art Anthology Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray in Ice

Delight™ air dry modeling compound

Distress inks

Printed Tissue paper

decoupage adhesive

white gesso

black gesso

molds for embellishments and lid

paper flowers


basic tools such as heat gun, brushes, sponge applicators, clay tools

Here are some closer views….Please see snapguide tutorial below!


Thanks so much for viewing my project today! Be sure to follow us on Facebook here.

Art Anthology products seen here and so many more are available for purchase here.

Check out How to Create Home Decor and Recycle Using Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//


Live Life Tag Board

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT post . For this project I used some of the Art Anthology dimensional paints… Metal Effects, Velvet’s and Sorbet. These paints are quite different than most paints I’ve used, they are translucent yet dimensional, so the heavier the application, the more dimensional and opaque they become. The Velvet’s have a beautiful matt, smooth finish, the Sorbet’s have high gloss and a tinge of glitter, I used the combination of both for the leaves.

As for the Metal Effects, I love using them over black gesso by applying the copper first and highlighting with the gold, which makes the copper look more like a rusty background…love this technique, will definitely be using it on another project. On this project I also used it on the face mold to give it an aged, distressed look, hard to see the end result in the video, but you can see it in the close up photo.

Hope you’re feeling inspired!





Have a great day!!!


Expressions of Love

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Today I want to share another one of my “thrifty re-dos” with you!

Art Anthology Colorations sprays in Sky and Siesta Key

Art Anthology Minx Inks in Stargazer, Bankroll, Gold dust, and Panache
Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional Paint in Reef and Kona
Art Anthology Gemstones Dimensional Paint in Blue Topaz

Art Anthology Stencil Diamond Grunge design by Marleen van Meerendonk

Texture paste

Glue and Seal medium

Embossing powder in an iridescent gold

paper florals died with Minx Inks

Molded embellishments

Black Archival ink


White cardstock

This is what I started with… A 3-part picture frame I found at a thrift store….

Close up to show detail……

I hope you love this fun project! Please follow the Snapguide below to see the entire process from start to finish!

Check out How to Re-Do a Simple Picture Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Measured Moments – Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, Maria here, so happy to be back with another DT project. I’ve decided to create another page for my Vintage Art Journal. My inspiration started with the quote I used, but it was shortly followed by my love for all things vintage. I used a the “scales” stencil, several colorations sprays, a combination of metallic effects and sorbet paints. Love how all of the colors used blended so well together.


You can see my process start to finish here…..
Check out How to Create Vintage Mixed Media Art in Your Journal. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired your creative juices, but if you need more inspiration make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!


Mixed Media cards tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second May Art Anthology post!

Today I am going to share a totally different project. This time I am going tom show you how you can use Art Anthology products to make two clean and simple cards using the very same stamp, two different Art Anthology stencils and Art Anthology paints and colorations.


As you can see these cards are made with the same stamped sentiment, but them the cardstock, colors and mediums made them totally different.

Here are the cards again:




You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Cards With Art Anthology Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

Hurricane Stencil

Velvet- Mardi Gras, Lagoon

Colorations– Siesta Key, Barbie, Avocado

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.