Category Archives: Layouts

Polarized effect layout

Hello crafters !

I want to show you something I create on the Art Anthology cruise during a crop session. It’s a layout, where I used a picture of my daughter with polarized sunglasses, and I tried to recreate the polarized effect with AA mediums…

I am pretty satisfied with the result ! Strangely, using the same technique, I got two different tones with metal and chipboard/paper…

On the layout and the white gesso covered embellishments, I applied first a coat of Sandcastle Colorations spray, then few coats of Kona Velvet medium for the base.

Then I applied Mermaid Sorbet in the center, followed by a layer of Vegas Gold Sorbet. See the difference between the metal (flower, doilies and leaves) and the chipboard (title) or paper flowers ?

I made a quick video to show you how to create this polarized effect :

Thank you for stopping by today. Have fun with this new technique and see you soon…

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Having Fun With Shine Paints by Toni

Hi everyone, I’m up on the blog today with a fun tutorial to use to create several projects all at once. I’ve been having so much fun with AA’s new Shine paints. Super glossy, semi-transparent, no glitter or shimmer. They are gorgeous and provide that dimensional look like all other AA paints, but once dry they still look wet. Just like glass ! I decided to play with my Gelli Plate and stencil from AA as well.  Let’s get started !

I actually got 3 projects out of my monoprint (a journal page, a Father’s Day card and a layout for my antique photo album).  First up let’s get our plate ready.

I decided I wanted to use AA’s Pipe Dream Stencil with this project. The Shine paints I used are Onyx, Cocoa, and Sunrise.

I first applied Onyx and Cocoa to my plate using a brayer.

Then I used the stencil and applied Sunrise .

Here is the print I achieved with the paints and stencil, I then pressed white cardstock, tissue paper, tags and then kraft card stock one by one on the print to get several backgrounds for different projects.  

I first used the tissue paper print and ripped it in pieces to collage to create this journal page.

The white card stock was used for this Father’s Day card below. 

And the next project is a layout I created using the kraft paper and the tag that was gelli printed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this layout I also used one of our “New” stencils Floral Tile with distress oxide ink.  Hope you enjoyed this post and will give our Shine’s and stencils a try. 

The following Art Anthology products were used.

Stencils –Floral Tile, Pipe Dream

Shine – Cocoa, Sunrise, Onyx

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Curious Cat Canvas

Hello everyone! Today I am hoping to inspire you with this fun canvas project using the *New* Shine Dimensional paints from Art Anthology! Below I have included a Snapguide tutorial with step by step instructions on how this was created.

The Shine Dimensional paints are vibrant and smooth. When dry they are semi-translucent and have a beautiful hi-gloss finish. They are available in 11 beautiful colors.

For this project I chose to use them to create a water colored effect as my background. They react very well when mixed with water this way as seen below.


For my canvas, I used the following products from Art Anthology:
Shine Dimensional paints
Ocean  Royal 

Minx Shimmering Inks
Panache  Stargazer 

Rose Swirl Stencil 

 

Check out How to Create a Fun Canvas With New Shines by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some closer views of my project

 

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post! I hope that I have sparked your creativity.

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Ink resist technique layout

Hello !

I’m back from the Art Anthology cruise (you have to signed up for the next one by the way !) with a new layout and a cool ink resist technique :

Did you know that you can create a resist effect with any of our AA mediums ? I choose the Glass Sorbet because it dries transparent, but depending on what you want, you can choose any other color ! I applied the Glass over the Retro stencil and dried it before adding colors…

I choose two tones of green to spray over the medium : Granny Smith and Clover Colorations sprays. Same on some of the die cuts used as embellishments.

You can also spot Glorious Colorations spray, as well as Gold Dust Minx and Gilded Gold Fairy Dust spray on this layout.

I made a video tutorial for you to see in action how to create this ink resist effect with the Glass Sorbet. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

If you want to see another project where I used the resist technique (but with gel medium instead of Glass Sorbet), take a look at my Spring panel (there is a video too)…

Thank you for stopping by today ! I wish you a great Memorial Day and wonderful week to come ! See you in a few …

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Spring has Sprung!

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here sharing a fun Spring project with you today!
Spring is truly one of my favorite seasons because of the soft pretty color palette.

Spring color time! Yay! Art Anthology has many beautiful ones to choose from for all of your Spring projects!!

AA Products Used:

AA Sorbet Pixie
AA Sorbet Tink
AA Sorbet Cameo
AA Sorbet Sunshine
AA Velvet Orchid
AA Mud

 

I was inspired by this beautiful color palette and nature! Below I have included a full Snapguide tutorial on how I created this as well as some closer views. Enjoy!

 

Check out How to Create a Fun Spring Plaque by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that you enjoyed it and create something Spring! Please share if you do on our Facebook Adventure page HERE.

Art Anthology products used here as well as many more are conveniently available for online ordering HERE.

Until next time! Stay Crafty!

Jenn

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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…

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My 2018 Power Word “Serenity” by Toni

Happy 2018 to everyone. For my first design team project for Art Anthology I wanted to do a layout featuring my chosen power word for this year “Serenity”. Inspired also by our beautiful mood board this month….Art Anthology has the most vivid gorgeous colors to accomplish my layout. 

I began  by altering my background by sponging on Velvet Tuxedo through our Meridian Stencil and then added lovely texture with our Chevron stencil and using the gold paint from the Rust Texture Set. If you don’t have this set you can also use Sorbet-Vegas Gold, but I encourage you to get our rust set as it is so much fun to work with. Flowers were sprayed and painted with our Colorations Sprays and Sorbet and Velvet paints.Seed beads were added to enhance the stamens and centers of the flowers. Wishing you a New Year filled with love, hope and joy and that your new beginnings will provide opportunities to make a difference in the world. xoxo Toni 

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The following Art Anthology products were used:

Colorations Spray -Juicy, Plush, Wild Orchid

Sorbet- Poppy

Velvet – Mardi Gras,Tuxedo

Rust Texture Paste (Gold)

Chevron Stencil  

Meridian Stencil

For your enjoyment

 

 Check out How to Enhance Embellishments With AA Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Patina Beauty Art Board

Hell there! Jenn here today! I would like to share with you a pretty little wall hanging I created using the new Art Anthology Patina set. This set gives you the ability to create an amazing look and beautiful texture! There is also a rust effect set and an oxidized silver effect set!!

Now, Here are some more views of this lovely art board! Please see my Snapguide at bottom of this post for a full product list and step by step!!

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Jenn

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Check out How to Make Pretty Patina Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Stardust Soul Fairy Canvas

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Today it is my turn to share a little inspiration with you. I hope you enjoy my Stardust Soul fairy Canvas!

For this post, I have created a beautiful canvas featuring several different Art Anthology mediums in a beautiful, bright color palette. For a full step by step process and full supply list, please see Snapguide at the bottom of this post.

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays – Avocado, Sky and Peacock Feathers

NEW! Patina Set

Velvet – Limeaid

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper

Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache

Stencils – Cracked and Inspired Grunge

Here are some project photos to show some details. Lots more in the Snapguide below!

 

 

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

 

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War and sakura : a mixed media layout

Hello !

Valerie today to present you a new project… I create a scrapbooking layout using two colorations sprays, some Mud texture paste with stencil and a Gemstone Effect medium…

So why War and Sakura ? Because the subject of the picture is an Onna-Bugeisha,  a rare female warrior from the high society of Japan. Despite her armor, she is extremely feminine. Did you notice the flowers in her hair ? That’s inspired me for the sakura flowers in my layout.

I started building the background with a resist paper and Colorations sprays in Sandcastle and Patience. I use the Blossom stencil with brown ink, then add some Mud paste over the Cracked stencil.

When the Mud was dried, I stamped cherry blossom in brown ink before painted them with Rhodolite Gemstone Dimensional medium.To complete the layout, I added cherry blossom cut out from a sheet of paper.

You can watch the complete process of this page on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you did find some inspiration for your next project !

See you soon for more…

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