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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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Nemo the Cat on Vinyl

Hi Art Anthology fans, I am back with my second project as an Art Anthology Dream-team member. This time I made a layout on an old record and used a picture of our cat Nemo.

Made this as a present for my daughter who misses the cat since she moved out to go study in Belgium.

Because the record has an interesting structure a bit of stenciling was enough for a background, I choose the stone effect dimensional medium Sandstone, because the color looked nice with the colors of the cat.

Don’t you just love the effect in combination with the Gothic stencil?

The colors of the Sorbet dimensional paint and the Colorations spray are also based on the colors I have in my picture. I really love the coloring part of mixed media altered. Sometimes you have a carnival of colors, then after gesso it is a bit boring. Adding the colors is bringing a composition to live I think.

I made you a video of the process:

List of supplies:

Stencil: Gothic

Colorations sprays: Indigo, Peacock Feather, Juicy.

Sorbet Dimensional Paint: Mermaid, Walnut, Kenyan Copper and Vegas Gold.

Stone effect : Sandstone

 

I really hope I could inspire you to create with Art Anthology products. We would love to see what you make with them in our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art.
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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!

Thank you for stopping by.

Suzette Hussey

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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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Use Your Wings..An Altered Frame by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Jenn here today to share this beautiful home decor piece created from an altered picture frame and canvas using some amazing Art Anthology products!

AA Minx Shimmering Ink Panache
AA Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
AA Colorations Spray Siesta Key
AA Velvet Fiji
AA Stencil Rosette

Here are some more views…..


I have included a Snapguide below.
Check out How to Alter a Frame Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

As always, Stay Creative!!
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A Fairy in the Garden..

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my Fairy Garden canvas using some amazing products from Art Anthology!
I have used the following:
AA Shine Kelly Green
AA Colorations Spray Clover
AA Minx Shimmering Ink Gold Dust
AA Minx Bankroll
AA Stencil Art Deco by Marleen van Meerendonk

I have included a Snapguide tutorial of my process.
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Fairy Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Here are a few more views of my canvas…..

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my project today! Art Anthology products are amazing and versatile for any project!
Visit the Art Anthology online store to get yours today!
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Have you joined our Adventures in Art page on Facebook? Click below and join us today! We would love to see all of your creations!
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I hope this project has been an inspiration, and wish you a creative and happy day!

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Christmas Canvas in Reverse!

Hello and Happy Holidays!! Jenn here sharing this fun reverse canvas I created using Art Anthology along with some other amazing products! Below I have included a Snapguide Tutorial to show you step by step how I created it.

Check out How to Create a Reverse Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology Products Used:
Stone Effects – Bone
Shine – Ruby Red
Sorbet – Red Velvet
All other supplies used are listed in the tutorial.
Here are a few closer images!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and viewing my post today! I hope that your inspired to create your own reverse canvas! They are truly fun!

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As always, Happy Creating!!

XX Jenn

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Imagine..Beautiful Rust Heart Plaque

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here today sharing my Imagine..Beautiful Rust Heart plaque.

The color palette of patina and rust is definitely a favorite go to in my work. I love the vibrant teals contrasted by the Rusty reds.
Art Anthology Sprays and Texture sets are perfect for creating this look!!
I used the following Art Anthology Products on my plaque:
Rust Texture Set (Amber,Terracotta)

Patina Texture Set (Seafoam, Teal)

Minx Ink Panache
Minx Ink Decadent
MInx Ink Gold Dust

Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Colorations Spray Peacock Feathers

Velvet Cotton

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray Ice

My full supply list is included in my Snapguide tutorial below.
Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Plaque by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
A beautiful close up view of the rust look achieved here!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my project today! Art Anthology products are amazing and versatile for any project!
Visit the Art Anthology online store to get yours today!
www.artanthology.net

Have you joined our Adventures in Art page on Facebook? Click below and join us today! We would love to see all of your creations!
Art Anthology Adventures in Art

I hope this project has been an inspiration, and wish you a creative and happy day!

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Fall Mini Art Canvas with Brandy

Hi there fans! This month’s moodboard was so inspiring, I made another project!

Deliciously colored leaves created with a few Coloration Sprays and my Radiance Minx Shimmering Ink adorn my project!

Here are the Art Anthology products used…
You can find these and many more in our online store!!

Mud Texture Paste
Diamond Grunge Stencil 6×9
Retro Stencil
Radiance Minx
Patina Texture Set
Clover Colorations Color Spray
Sedona Colorations Color Spray

Here is process video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve sparked some inspiration for you today!!

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Altered PaintBrush with Brandy!

Hello fans! I created this Altered PaintBrush for out monthly Color Challenge for October!
This months MoodBoard is awesome!

After a coat of gesso, I used my Mud and Lattice Stencil to lay down some texture. When it was dry I added sprays of Siesta Key Coloration Spray to give my brush that YUMMY Turquoise color.
I used my Copper Metal Effects   to color my chipboard flower gears. I also dry brushed my other chipboard pieces with Copper.
  

There’s still time to visit our Adventures in Art page on Facebook and join in the fun!
Find out how you could become a Guest Designer for Art Anthology too!
Thank for stopping by!

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