Category Archives: Gesso

Patina Effect Art Shrine with Jenn

Hello there, Jenn here today sharing my Art Shrine assemblage created with Art Anthology Patina and Rust texture sets! Below I have provided a Snapguide tutorial on how it was made!

Pictures above will take you to the online store when clicked.

These sets are great to use separately or combine the two for even more grunge!

Other Supplies Used:

Small wood block
Paper Scraps
Art Anthology Minx Ink Panache
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Aqua toned Acrylic paint
Paperclay and molds
White Gesso
Glue Gun and Glue
Wooden stand

Check out How to Create a Patina Effect Art Shrine by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some closer views of all the grungy texture you can achieve!!

Thanks for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that have enjoyed it and are inspired to get grungy and create!

Please share what you create on our Facebook Adventure Page HERE.

Art Anthology Products are conveniently available for purchase online HERE.



Art Journal page by Marleen.

Hi peeps,

In the Netherlands it’s warm weather now but 2 weeks ago it was freezing badly. Next weekend it will be cold again. I get crazy from that changing weather…. So recently I got a bad flu, so my inspiration is not what it suppose to be.
So I start with an Art Journal page. Simple but colorful.
In this Journal there are some burlap pages which I love!

See my step by step tutorial:
Check out How to Create This Art Journal Page. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Velvet: Tango, Reef, Taxi Cap, Fiesta, Fiji
Colorations: Patience, Waimea Bay, Clover, Salmon
Stencils: Hazards, Luna.

Have a great creative day 😉


The Long Lost Treasure Chest w/ Brandy

Or is it???
Hello there ART Anthology fans!! Brandy here today to share a totally cool old recipe box I altered with the Art Anthology’s Patina Texture Set!

I used my Lattice Stencil and Mud to create a base texture. The rest is pure Art Anthology stone texture! I love how it turned out…looking like a lost chest from the deep. This three step collection truly makes it easy to create your own aged look.

Get a set Of the Patina Texture Collection for yourself at our online store!
Find the Lattice Stencil and Mud and many many other awesome products while your there! 🙂

Here’s a video tutorial!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a treasure of your own!!


Sea Corrosion Altered Box

Hello everyone, Jenn here sharing a newly repurposed project using some amazing Art Anthology products!

I love taking old, plain items and making them useful and pretty!

For this project, I started out with this plain little wooden box I purchased at a thrift store.

Using both the Rust and Patina Texture sets combined with Colorations Sprays and Cotton Velvet Medium from Art Anthology I recreated its boring exterior! Below I have provided an easy to follow Snapguide tutorial on how it was done.
Check out How to Alter a Small Wooden Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Art Anthology Rust Texture Set
Art Anthology Patina Texture Set
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Sky
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Art Anthology Velvet Cotton
Aqua Opaque Acrylic
Shells and metal embellishments
Small gravel stones
Mini Art Stones
Glass stones
Pearl beads
White Gesso

Art Anthology products are conveniently available to purchase online HERE.

Thanks for viewing my post! I hope you are inspired to get out your supplies and get creative!

Please share your creations with us on Facebook HERE.


Next Tuesday LIVE via Facebook with Marleen.

Marleen will be creating a beautiful project step by step using the NEW PATINA and RUSTY SET!!
LIVE! at our Facebook page!
Tuesday the 20th of February 11:00 am PDT or 8:00pm CET

See you all next Tuesday 😉


Art Journal Page w/ Brandy

Happy Ferbruary Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share an art journal page I created. I been trying to do more “practicing” in my journal! It’s the perfect way to try out a new color, work on new technique, create with limited time, or maybe even just artfully document that moments mood! 🙂

I’m a fan of browns, so my Warm and Sedona Colorations Sprays were the perfect choice. Accents with Copper Metals Effects Medium brought it all together!

Background textures were made using the Blocked and Coffee Stain Stencils. I really like how it turned out!

Check out the process video below…I hope it inspires you to get your journal out!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!
Check out our Facebook Fan Page Adventures in Art for more inspiration!!



Hello Everyone! Jenn here, and I am excited to share my Dragonfly project with you today!

Art Anthology Supplies:

Colorations Sprays Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Sedona

Fairy Dust Spray Ice

Rust Texture Set

Blocked Stencil


Here are a few process pictures. For my full tutorial and additional supplies needed please see the Snapguide video below!



Check out How to Create Dragonfly Wall Art by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for viewing my post!

Remember to follow us on our adventure page on Facebook and show us what you create using Art Anthology!!



Happy Journal

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here today and I am going to share with you how I created my happy journal cover using Art Anthology products.

For starters, this project is the result of two projects that were both lost. By lost I mean not looking the way I had planned. I was cleaning my studio and found these and said maybe rather than trashing them?…and this is what I did!

Please see my Snapguide link below for instructions and full supply list.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Colorations Sprays – Avocado, Warm

Rust set (Amber)

Bubbles Stencil

Minx Shimmering Inks –  Panache, Bankroll

Fairy Dust Spray – Ice

This is where it all began. A journal cover I had started to alter and pieces removed from a small canvas I was unhappy with.


A closer look….


Check out How to Create One Project From Two Unfinished Ones! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Thanks so much for viewing my post! I hope you were inspired to get creative!



Altered Mini Clipboard Calendar w/ Brandy

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Brandy here to share a cut Altered Clipboard with you. Not only is it a little piece of art, it’s a calendar!

I used the bubble Stencil and a few Colorations sprays to color the background and the super-cool new Oxidized Silver Texture Set for the hardware and a few more accents.

Here is a Snapguide Tutorial! I hope you find it useful!
Check out How to Make a Mini Clipboard Calendar W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Stop by our Facebook Group Page
Adventures in Art to share your own projects or to just sit back and be inspired!
Thanks for stopping by today!!


Rusty Journal Cover with Brandy

Happy New Year Art fans! Brandy here so share a project I made with my new Rust Texture Collection Set!

This set might just seem like three little jars of paint…but the magic you create with them is amazing! If you’ve been thinking about investing in a rust collection, now is the time!
The perfect colors have been chose, even the grit has been added!

In just about an hours time, I was able to alter this journal cover into something that looks like it’s been around for a while and seen a lot of weather! 🙂

Products used today are available in our Online Store as well as many other great items!!
Mud Texture Paste
Chevron Stencil
Tuxedo Black Velvet Paint
Rust Texture Collection Set

Here’s a video how to!

Stop by our FB group page Adventures in Art for more inspiration or to share your creations with us!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get your fingers rusty and craft something awesome!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!