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Art book by Valerie

Hi there !

The project I will show you today is a perfect example of what you can do with Art anthology products in a mixed media project… You will see (yes there is a video tutorial) different uses for Sorbet, Velvet, Colorations sprays, Minx, and stencils ! So grab a cup of something and relax, because it’s gonna be a long post…

Let’s first take a look at the complete project :

Some of the inside pages :

I love the peek between pages created by cutting the paper at different sizes…

This is the back cover, with Cotton Velvet, Limeaid Velvet, Imperial Sorbet, Cotton Candy Velvet mediums and Dottie, Inspired Grunge and Expressions stencils :

Here are close-ups of the pages :

Lots of Colorations sprays, stencils and mediums !

Stamps and white gel pen were used to add more dimensions to the pages.

And drops of water created a great look !

So many different textures too !

Here is the list of products I used for this project :

Colorations Sprays : Avocado, Barbie, Glorious, Sky, Patience, Plush, Salmon, TImeless, Waimea Bay, Wild Orchid.

Minx Shimmering inks : Gold Dust, Indulgence, Majestic, Stagazer.

Sorbet Dimensional mediums : Baby blue eyes, Imperial, Mi Bella, Wisteria, Sunshine.

Velvet Dimensional mediums : Cotton candy, Cotton, Lagoon, Limeaid.

Stencils : Blocked, Chasing butterflies, Dottie, Inspired grunge, Retro, Chevron, Lotus, Scales, Expressions.

I made a tutorial for you to explain how I did each pages so you can create one of your own !

Thank you for stopping by today and for taking some of your time to review this project !

Don’t forget to check the other Art Anthology social medias for more inspiration while waiting for my next post ! ūüėČ

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Time for Art Mini Canvas

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! It is Jenn here with you today and I would like to show you my mini canvas! My Time for Art mini canvas was inspired by our September moodboard.

For more information regarding our moodboard follow us on our Facebook Adventure page!

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays: Peacock Feathers, Timeless, Siesta Key, Wild Orchid

Clear Coat Medium: Dazzle

Velvets: Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Minx Inks: Panache, Majestic, Radiance (dyed flowers with these)

Other Products needed:

Black and White gesso

Mini art stones or texture beads

Clear Glue

Flowers (dyeable)

Canvas (this one is 9X3)

Old paintbrushes 2

jute string

clock embellishment (this one is from an IOD mold)

 

Here are a few pics of this canvas in progress………..

For a full step by step please see the Snapguide at the bottom of this post! Thank You so much for viewing my post. I truly hope you are inspired to get creative and maybe even use our moodboard! Please share with us if you do!! Facebook Adventure page HERE.

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Check out How to Create Small Home Decor With JennD by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Garden Tags by Jenn

Garden Tags JDuBell Art Anthology

Hello! Art Anthology Fans and Friends! I am up on the blog today showing you these beautiful Garden Tags using Art Anthology products! The colors are vibrant and easy for anyone to achieve with these products! The best news is that Art Anthology offers an amazing variety of colors for you to choose from!

What you will need for this project:

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays

Art Anthology Minx shimmering Inks

Art Anthology Stencils

Art Anthology Sorbets

All other supplies are listed in Snapguide tutorial on the bottom of this post.

Start this project with a blank chipboard tag. Mine is 7″X3 1/4″.

Add stenciling using crackle paste in white. Make sure to dry completely between stencils. Crackle paste also cracks more when allowed to dry naturally rather than using a heat tool.

For my tags I used the following Art Anthology Products:

Stencils: MVM Diamond Grunge, Bubbles, MVM Lotus

Colorations Sprays: Ink Spot, Peacock Feathers, Sky, Plush

Shimmering Inks: Enchanting, Stargazer

Sorbet: Linen

Once my background looked the way I wanted it to I coated with a clear glue and seal. This seals the inks and makes them pop!

Once everything is dry I assembled it all using flowers that were dyed in same colors to match, TH paper dolls, chipboards, jute string, cheesecloth, pearls, drywall net tape, and sentiments.

Thanks so much for reading my post! I hope you enjoy this project and are inspired to create some for yourself or to give as gifts! For the full tutorial please look at Snapguide below.

Check out How to Create Beautiful Garden Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

Thanks!!

X Jenn

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Altered clipboard by Valerie

Hello AA lovers !

The project I have to show you today has something special… First I was supposed to post 3 days ago… But life got in the way and I wasn’t able to have my hand on AA products before two days ago on the AA booth at the CKC event in Houston ! You don’t really think a hurricane can stop me meeting AA people and create something for you, don’t you ?

So while there, I was able to create an altered clipboard (everybody has their kid at school by now, right ?) with what I found there : plenty of AA products, a stamp, a pen and… paper towel !

I worked on a plain clipboard covered with white gesso, building layers with stencils and different mediums. You can spot the Retro stencil as well as the Got Your Number and the Soliloquy stencils.

I used Barbie Colorations spray for the background and Raider Colorations spray for the edges and the splatters.

For the stenciled patterns, I used 50 Shades Grey and Orchid Velvet medium, plus Imperial Sorbet medium.

I did a step-by-step video tutorial for you that you can watch or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I already know what I will create for my next AA post, so see you soon…

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Steampunk girl canvas

Hello there !

Valerie today to present you a steampunk canvas made with Art Anthology face stencil, mediums and inks !

The base is a canvas panel, covered with black gesso and pieces of patterned paper. Gel medium over Mechanical stencil were used with Colorations sprays in Sandcastle and Juicy.

The metal gears were covered with black gesso and Tango Velvet, Portobello Velvet and Shamrock Velvet Dimensional mediums to create a rusty look.

This eye is painted in Shamrock Velvet too ! The face is drawn with a Let’s Face It stencil.

Under the gears you can spot some chipboards also covered in black gesso, painted with the same colors than the gears.

As usual, the complete video tutorial will be available also on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope this project will inspire you to use your AA products more !

See you around…

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Moments..Wooden Book Cover

Hello Art Anthology Fans and Friends! Today I want to share with you how to create a beautiful book cover using Art Anthology!

Art Anthology products used:

AA Colorations Sprays

Sky

Waimea Bay

Peacock Feathers

MVM Diamond Grunge Stencil

AA Minks Inks

Stargazer

Panache

Diamond Grunge Stencil 6x9

Here are some more views of this beautiful cover! Please follow the Snapguide for a step-by-step on how I created this!

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope that you are inspired today to get creative with Art Anthology!

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Check out How to Decorate a Book Cover With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Art Inspired Tags

Hello there, here is my next DT¬†project for Art Anthology. I made some colorful purple and yellow tags, using some black for contrast. These are colorful and simple to create using Art Anthology’s Colorations¬†spray, somewhat¬†mixed in with Minx ink. For added texture I used¬†some¬†Stone Effects¬†through the stencil and Sorbet medium on the chipboard. For a tad more texture I also applied some purple and black glass glitter.
Hope you are feeling inspired to create your own…below you will find a step by step tutorial.
Enjoy…

Check out How to Make Some Colorful Tags. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Art journal with face stencil

Hello crafters !

Did you see the moodboard this month ? It’s full of interesting textures and colors !

The creamy gold and copper, the splash of blue and waves inspired me to create an art journal spread with a face stencil. It has a mermaid vibe, with a background looking like rusty metal decorations under the sea and mermaid eye deep as the sea.

I use several stencil by Art Anthology in these pages : Let’s face it for the girl, Dot matrix, Lotus and Inspired grunge for the background, plus Expressions stencil for the journaling.

Lot of mediums and inks here ! Sandcastle Colorations spray for the base, then Peacock Feathers and Siesta Key before playing with the stencils and the mediums in Amber, Mayan gold, Lagoon and Kenyan copper.

I also add somme drop of Radiance Minx and Gold Dust Minx for the rusty look.

Want to learn more about how I created these art journal pages ? Watch my complete video tutorial on AA YouTube channel :

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope the moodbard and the DT projects will help you create something ! If you are looking for more inspiration, try the AA Instagram account or AA Pinterest boards

See you soon for another project !

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Inspire the Arts – Altered Paintbrush

Hello creative gang,¬†happy to back¬†for another¬†DT post. For today’s project¬†I¬†created¬†a “grungy rainbow” altered paintbrush using¬†Velvet dimensional paints and the Metal Effects – copper and gold. These are¬†so thick and dimensional, you can literally hold¬†an open bottle upside down and nothing will come out, a little¬†goes a very long way. When¬†lightly applied they are somewhat¬†transparent,¬†which easily¬†allows you¬†to¬†slowly build and control the amount of¬†color needed, especially¬†when¬†using a variety of colors on a small project, like I did here.

I love learning new products as it is always a fun way for me to expand my mind and hopefully find new ways to be creative. Glad you could stop by, be sure to check out the video tutorial posted below.

Quote¬†~ “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” – Ananda Coomaraswamy

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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