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Christmas Mixed-Media Tag

Hey everyone, Suzanne here today to share with you a fun Christmas mixed-media tag that I’ve created using an array of Art Anthology paints and mediums! I will show you how I made the dimensional trees!

When I began the base of the tag, I knew I wanted a “midnight” blue, therefore, I mixed two Velvets- “Beyond the Reef ” and Tuxedo. They blended and worked perfectly! Once the paint was dried, I stamped and heat embossed a text image and like that, the tag base was complete!

Using just a piece of scrap watercolor paper, I cut out triangles for Christmas trees. I mixed a small amount of Kelly Green Shine paint with artist modeling paste; the paste “dilutes” the color of the paint, so I added paint until I was happy with the color. Using a palette knife, I simply applied the mixture to the paper making “swooping” motions.

Before the mixture dried, I tucked in 3d-dimensional balls for ornaments.

Once the background of the tree was completely dry, I added color to the ornaments with a color from the Rust Texture Set, “Amber;” I also went back in with Kelly green to go over the tree once more to give it just a little more depth and color.

Next, I added snow paste to the tree and topped it off with a dusting of glitter! I let all of the medium dry and assembled the tag! Here are some closeups!

The star wreath is a paper die-cut that’s been painted using the Rust Texture Set!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet: “Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo”
Rust Texture Set
Shine “Kelly Green”

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  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!

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With brave wings she flies Art Journal Page by Lisa

Hi friends!

Lisa today to share with you my last art journal spread, using AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and AA paints!

To start I glued some pieces of an old book page and tissue papers down and then I brushed white gesso.
Then I chose AA Stencil Messy Bubbles and I used it with modelling paste. With a brush and a little bit of water I used some Colorations sprays until I was happy with the blend of colours.
I used some stamps with archival inks blue and purple.

After that I used Tuxedo Velvet Paint to made some ink splatters and I built my focal point with some embellishments.

I took a paper butterfly and I brushed with Sorbet Dazzle Paint, I love its glitter effect!

I finished my work with other splatters with Velvet Cotton Paint

Here some close ups photos:

I used these product from the shop:

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

Messy Bubbles Stencil

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Plush Colorations Spray

Dazzle Clear Coat

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa


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One of a Kind Mixed Media Tag by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Farrel here to share with you all a mixed media tag I created using lots of AA products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog so feel free to watch me in action.

  1. I started my tag by using Stone Effects – Bone with Art Nuveau stencil. After drying with my heat tool, I then added white gesso and also applied some crackled paste.

2. Once dry and all my elements on the tag have been adhered and covered with white gesso, I then applied Colorations Color Spray – Siesta Key. Next I used Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache on the background and used a little bit of water to help the ink spread around the tag.

 

3.  After the ink has dried, I then spray Colorations Color Spray Peacock Feathers to create some depth to the tag. To break up some of the blue on the tag, I then used Rust Texture Set on some of the elements on the tag.

 

4. After adhering my chipboard butterfly, I then added Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent. Then to finish off the tag, I added the gold paste from Rust Texture Set to highlight.

 

 AA products products used:

Stencil – Art Nuveau 

Colorations  – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Bone

Minx Shimmering Inks – Panache, Decadent

Texture Set – Rust

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media reverse canvas with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel

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Happy Halloween Mixed-Media Tag

 

Hey everyone and Happy Halloween!  Suzanne here today to share with you a mixed-media Halloween tag!  I had loads of fun creating this tag using several of our Art Anthology paints and mediums!

I began with a manila tag that’s been primed using black gesso and covered with birch tree die-cuts.  At the bottom of the tag, I wet and bunched up plaster paper; I sped up drying with a heat gun then painted over the top with several tones of AA paints to give a muddy or dirty appearance.

 While the tag dried, I freehand cut “headstones” and  applied a coat of Stone Effects in Sandstone (I used a heat tool to dry).  I love how it actually feels rough and gritty like actual stone!  I layered a couple of layers of Silver Metal Effects on top of the Sandstone (drying between layers).

As seen on the finished tag, the bats have been painted using AA Sorbet in “Black Leather Jacket.”  In addition, I applied a top coat of AA Sorbet “Glass” to add even more of a glitter effect!

The chipboard stars are painted with AA Gold Metal Effects, and the trees are coated with a layer of AA Sorbet in “Dazzle.”

The die-cut pumpkin is painted with AA Velvet “Tango” then heat embossed with thick embossing powder.

It’s amazing what you can create with paper and your favorite Art Anthology Paints.  This tag was super fun to create, and would be a great Halloween craft for the kiddos!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet “Tango”
Stone Effects “Sandstone”
Metal Effects “Silver, Gold”
Sorbet “Glass, Dazzle, Black Leather Jacket” 

Other Supplies:
manila tag
paper die-cuts
chipboard pieces
gesso

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  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!

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Magic Moments..A Colorful Canvas by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here with you today to share this fun little colorful canvas using lots of Art Anthology products!
Colorations SpraysSedona, Plush
Minx Shimmering Inks Panache
Shine Dimensional Paints Onyx, Teal
Metal Effects Dimensional mediums Silver
Velvet Dimensional Paints Boysenberry
StencilArt Deco

This is a 5 X 7 Canvas. I have coated it with white gesso and allowed it to dry completely before adding any mediums.
The first step was adding some fun texture by applying crackle paste through the AA Art Deco Stencil.

Next, after adhering a frame and molded border,  sprays of AA Colorations in Sedona along with spritzes of water were added. Let dry completely.

Add the remaining embellishments. This includes molded, florals, papers, chippies, etc.

Add splatters of AA Shine in teal mixed with water and let dry or dry with a heat tool. Add more color splattering using the remaining AA mediums listed. Be sure to dry n between.

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

Art Anthology online Store

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Spooky Shadow Box by Farrel Tailor

Hi there everyone, Farrel here today to share with you all my first Halloween Project.

  1. I painted all my chipboard pieces and shadowbox with black gesso. I then applied Sandstone Stone Effects using a palette knife to the box and Gargoyles.

2.  I then used Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint to add highlights to the chipboard pieces.

3. Next I dry brushed onto the shadowbox using Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint.

4.  I painted my potion bottles using Sorbet Dimensional Paint in Black Leather Jacket…. I LOVE this colour.

5. The bottles needed some more texture as they got lost in the box so I added some Sandstone Stone Effects but I made sure I didn’t cover the pieces.

6. Next I painted some of the bottles with Kenyan Copper Sorbet Dimensional Paint

7. Finally before adhering everything together, I used Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray to colour the other potion bottles and used the left over spray on my desk to dry brush on the shadow box.

Let's Get Spooky shadow box by Farrel Tailor

Art Anthology Products Used

Colorations – Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Sandstone

Velvet – Cotton

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper, Black Leather Jacket

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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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Stay Strong Art Journal Layout by Jenn DuBell

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing with you a layout in my art journal using Art Anthology sprays and mediums!

I find art journaling to be one of the most relaxing art forms. Whenever I feel like my “creative mojo” is lost, I just sit down with some paper scraps, sprays, mediums, stamps and stencils along with an art journal and let my mind do the work! This page came from one of these times.

I love the different effects that you can achieve using Art Anthology products. I have used many in this layout.

AA Velvets – Fiji, Cotton, Boysenberry, Dayglow Yellow
AA Shines – Grape, Azalea, Canary
AA Colorations – Patience, Juicy, Siesta Key
AA Stencils – Bits of Grunge, Blocked, Dot matrix
Additional items used:
White and clear Gesso
Clear embossing powder
Black Archival Ink
Stamps
printed napkins

After coating my pages with clear gesso, I added spritzes of Colorations sprays in Patience. I added spritzes of water and allowed it to run a bit as well as using a brush to pick up excess and swipe along edges.


Next, I used my fingers and a brush to smear some AA Velvet in Dayglow Yellow mixed with a small amount of water.

Next I mixed AA velvets in Fiji and Cotton with a bit of white gesso to achieve the aqua color seen. I used the Cotton through a script stencil and the mixed color with the AA Dot Matrix stencil. I used the reverse side of the stencil to use the excess paint by rubbing onto areas of my pages.

Next I added some random stamping and more stenciling. Using a soft gel medium, I applied a torn bit of a napkin (Jane Davenport) for the faces.

Finally I added lots of AA colors to my stamping along with more stenciling for my final result! I added a bit more hair by blending AA mediums in yellows and oranges. They blend very well against the napkin edge!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

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Upcycled lid

“FLY” – An Upcycling Project

Hello! I am Suzette Hussey, a mixed media artist, and sculptor from Jamaica. This is my first post as an Art Anthology Dream Team member and I am super stoked to be sharing a fabulous upcycling project!

Upcycled Lid

I just love upcycling, repurposing, whatever you want to call it. In this project, my canvas is a metal lid off of a mosquito candle.  I add eggshells for texture and decorate with Colorations Sprays and Metal Effects Gold Paint. I then add a butterfly embellishment as my focal point and the word “Fly”.

Upcycled Lid

To finish off I add some wooden beads.


Here is a full supply list:

Art Anthology products used are:
Colorations Spray – Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Metal Effects – Gold

Other supplies needed:
metal lid
12″ – Jute twine
4″ of wire – 18 gauge
crushed eggshells
gel medium
ModPodge
gesso
butterfly embellishment
a scrap of paper for stamping on
black ink pad and letter stamps
foam tape
wooden beads
floral tape (optional)
basic craft tools
drill

Follow along as I show you how to make your own OOAK masterpiece.

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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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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