Category Archives: AA Effects

Butterfly effect : an altered mask

Hello !

Who says because Mardi Gras is behind us, we cannot play with masks anymore ? Certainly not me, as I love creating new ones ! So here is my project for today :

I used 3 different material for the gears : paper, grungeboard and metal. After adhering these gears to the mask, I used the Mud Texture paste and a stamp to create more texture around the gears, before applying white gesso all over it.

Once dried, I used the Rust Texture set to highlight the gears and give them more dimensions. Then I added the Waimea Bay Colorations spray because 1. I really like this color, 2. I cannot let this mask white… Bonus : this color really enhance the rusty look.

The video tutorial is available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, or you can just watch it here :

Thank you for your time and for stopping by on the blog. See you soon for another project…


Patina Effect Art Shrine with Jenn

Hello there, Jenn here today sharing my Art Shrine assemblage created with Art Anthology Patina and Rust texture sets! Below I have provided a Snapguide tutorial on how it was made!

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These sets are great to use separately or combine the two for even more grunge!

Other Supplies Used:

Small wood block
Paper Scraps
Art Anthology Minx Ink Panache
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Aqua toned Acrylic paint
Paperclay and molds
White Gesso
Glue Gun and Glue
Wooden stand

Check out How to Create a Patina Effect Art Shrine by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some closer views of all the grungy texture you can achieve!!

Thanks for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that have enjoyed it and are inspired to get grungy and create!

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The Long Lost Treasure Chest w/ Brandy

Or is it???
Hello there ART Anthology fans!! Brandy here today to share a totally cool old recipe box I altered with the Art Anthology’s Patina Texture Set!

I used my Lattice Stencil and Mud to create a base texture. The rest is pure Art Anthology stone texture! I love how it turned out…looking like a lost chest from the deep. This three step collection truly makes it easy to create your own aged look.

Get a set Of the Patina Texture Collection for yourself at our online store!
Find the Lattice Stencil and Mud and many many other awesome products while your there! 🙂

Here’s a video tutorial!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a treasure of your own!!


Industrial cards with the Oxidized Silver Texture set

Hello there !

Valerie today, with a project a little bit different than the ones I’m use to… But you need to get out of your comfort zone something, right… So here I am, with a project with no bright color !

What I used for these two cards were the Oxidized silver Texture set , the Ringlets stencil, Mud texture paste and few drops of Sterling Fairy Dust (ok, white paper too).

So I started by applying Mud paste over the stencil. Once dried, I applied the ash stone texture all over it.

Then Grey matte finish and Silver Metallic on the stencil pattern. See how it looks like aged silver ?

The quote were stamped on white circle covered with the Silver Metallic medium. Used alone, it has a beautiful shiny metal finish.

Few drops of Sterling Fairy dust to complete the oxide look and I was done for my background.

If you want to know more about the process of these cards, a complete video tutorial is available for you to watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by the blog today, I hope to see you soon for another project (probably with more colors this time !).


Sea Corrosion Altered Box

Hello everyone, Jenn here sharing a newly repurposed project using some amazing Art Anthology products!

I love taking old, plain items and making them useful and pretty!

For this project, I started out with this plain little wooden box I purchased at a thrift store.

Using both the Rust and Patina Texture sets combined with Colorations Sprays and Cotton Velvet Medium from Art Anthology I recreated its boring exterior! Below I have provided an easy to follow Snapguide tutorial on how it was done.
Check out How to Alter a Small Wooden Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Art Anthology Rust Texture Set
Art Anthology Patina Texture Set
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Sky
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Art Anthology Velvet Cotton
Aqua Opaque Acrylic
Shells and metal embellishments
Small gravel stones
Mini Art Stones
Glass stones
Pearl beads
White Gesso

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Thanks for viewing my post! I hope you are inspired to get out your supplies and get creative!

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Rusty leaves layout by Valerie

Hello there !

I have a Fall layout to show you today. I know, we are in February, but between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and soon to be Valentine’s day, I didn’t have the chance to scrap this Fall picture I like. So here it is, and thanks to that, I did use my rust texture set !

Beside the rust set, I also use the Diamond Grunge stencil with Leaf Sorbet on both sides of the paper. Bonus : the pattern matches the leaves !

To create this rusty effect, you will apply first the rust truffle, then touches of Terracotta, and a hint of Rust Amber for the finish.

On these two pictures, one leaf is painted, the other is a altered metal leaf…

Look how the Leaf Sorbet really pop and shine on this layout !

If you want to see how I make the leaves, you can watch the complete tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !

Stay tune for more projects from the DT, and see you soon…


Art Journal Page w/ Brandy

Happy Ferbruary Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share an art journal page I created. I been trying to do more “practicing” in my journal! It’s the perfect way to try out a new color, work on new technique, create with limited time, or maybe even just artfully document that moments mood! 🙂

I’m a fan of browns, so my Warm and Sedona Colorations Sprays were the perfect choice. Accents with Copper Metals Effects Medium brought it all together!

Background textures were made using the Blocked and Coffee Stain Stencils. I really like how it turned out!

Check out the process video below…I hope it inspires you to get your journal out!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Mardi Gras mask by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie here today to show you a project for an Holiday you maybe are not familiar with, Mardi Gras ! Fat Tuesday is an old Middle Age tradition where peasants disguised themselves, feasted and burned a effigy of the king. It was something tolerate by the church to replace the older pagan custom for Spring. So, I will just stay with the disguise today with an altered mask !

Not far from where I live is the beautiful town of New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is a real deal Holiday ! The official colors for this are green and purple, so I choose the Mardi Gras Velvet and Emerald Dimensional Gemstones mediums for my project.

Between black gesso and those mediums, I  applied Dazzle Clear Coat to add some sparkle. Then I use Emerald Dimensional Gemstones medium and Mardi Gras Velvet medium.

And don’t forget a touch of gold with the Gold Metal Effect medium !

Can you see the little flakes of gold from the Dazzle ? And the Gold Metal Effect looks like gold powder !

I did a video tutorial for you to see the whole process. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thanks you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy seeing this project as much as I enjoyed create it ! See you soon for another project…


Happy Journal

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here today and I am going to share with you how I created my happy journal cover using Art Anthology products.

For starters, this project is the result of two projects that were both lost. By lost I mean not looking the way I had planned. I was cleaning my studio and found these and said maybe rather than trashing them?…and this is what I did!

Please see my Snapguide link below for instructions and full supply list.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Colorations Sprays – Avocado, Warm

Rust set (Amber)

Bubbles Stencil

Minx Shimmering Inks –  Panache, Bankroll

Fairy Dust Spray – Ice

This is where it all began. A journal cover I had started to alter and pieces removed from a small canvas I was unhappy with.


A closer look….


Check out How to Create One Project From Two Unfinished Ones! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Thanks so much for viewing my post! I hope you were inspired to get creative!



Altered Mini Clipboard Calendar w/ Brandy

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Brandy here to share a cut Altered Clipboard with you. Not only is it a little piece of art, it’s a calendar!

I used the bubble Stencil and a few Colorations sprays to color the background and the super-cool new Oxidized Silver Texture Set for the hardware and a few more accents.

Here is a Snapguide Tutorial! I hope you find it useful!
Check out How to Make a Mini Clipboard Calendar W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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