Category Archives: Layouts

Cozy Christmas Layout by Toni

Merry Christmas everyone, today I have a fun festive layout with a photo I took of my daughter last Christmas. This is a very easy layout but the use of AA’s stencils and Mud Texture Paste just sends it over the top special… I think.    This month we are encouraging our followers to try out your stencils.

I used the Twilight Stencil and Mud Texture Paste, then I also ran through the same stencil with Metal Effects Gold. While the Mud was still wet I sprinkled dark red microbeads on.  Some of the chipboard pieces were highlighted with the Metal Effects Gold as well. I added DIY snow to alot of the project with Diamond Dust sprinkled over the top of layout as well as poinsettias. This layout only took me a couple hours…. which is very fast for me. Give our stencils a  try, they will not disappoint.

Mud Texture Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Velvet – Desire https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects – Gold https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencil-Twilight https://www.artanthology.net/products…

For your pleasure I have included a video so you can watch my creative process. xoxo Toni

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Adventure Awaits Layout by Toni

Hi everyone…. hope you are having a nice November and today I have a fall type layout to show you how versatile our stencils are here at Art Anthology. Over the past couple years I have fallen in love with mixed media mainly because of the freedom it allows and the textures you get to experiment with. But many of us are scrapbookers and you may think “mixed media isn’t for me.” Well let me tell you once you start playing with it on your layouts there is no going back. I now look back at some of my older layouts and am amazed how much more of my own personal expression is displayed thankfully from the help of mixed media products.  You can get as textured as you want or as simple as you want, it just depends on your own creative eye and preference. On this layout I only used one of our stencils but it happens  to have 3 different patterns on it, so I utilized each one differently. 

     Scales Stencil

Art Anthology’s Mud is perfect to run through the stencil for some texture but the paints, being a gel base are dimensional and they can be run through a stencil as well.It’s fun too if you don’t have just that perfect patterned paper on hand you can take plain cardstock and spray through the stencils for a pattern of your liking. Art Anthology has so many different styles of stencils to choose from.Below I have provided a video so you can watch my creative process and maybe I’ll be able to share a technique or two with you on ways to add just a little bit of something different on your layouts.

Thank you and have a crafty month !

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Art Anthology products used:

Mud Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Sorbet-Leaf https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencil-Scales https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations-Sandcastle https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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Build a layout’s background with Colorations sprays

Hello everyone !

Valerie from Texas here ! We don’t feel Fall like others in our state… 90° so far with a lot of humidity and only pecan trees have falling leaves… I miss the coolness and colors of Fall so I decided to create a layout around it :

I started by building the background with stamps that I colored with Colorations sprays in Timeless, Avocado, Rustic and French Toast (you can switch those two for Sandcastle and Warm).

I use the inks in two ways : mixed with water to color the stamped images and add splash of light color on the paper, and splattered over the layout.

This way, you can make any paper match your picture or your embellishments. And if you are using white flowers, you can also spray or paint them with the ink too !

As always, I made a video tutorial so you can watch my creative process here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! See you soon for another project…

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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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