Category Archives: Gesso

Altered NoteBook Cover W/ Brandy for the Mood Board Challenge!

Hi there! Brandy here to share a notebook cover I altered!

I was inspired by this month’s mood board challenge on the the Art Anthology group page, Adventures in Art! Stop by to see other team members work or to share yours with us!! We’d love to have you!

I used my new Twinkle Lights Stencil and Barbie Colorations Spray for background color.  CONCRETE Stone Effects and REEF Velvet Paint worked perfect with my LATTICE and TWILIGHT Stencils for texture. Then I gave it all a grey tint with my STERLING Colorations Spray to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to try some of my techniques with a few Art Anthology products!

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Grungy Sweet Altered Paintbrush w/ Brandy!

Hi there Art fans!! Brandy here today to share a cute little grunge project! Just a cheap 4 inch paintbrush can turn into a beautiful work of art with just a couple Art Anthology products and some other embellishments from your stash!

I used two Coloration Sprays, Salmon and Warm,  and the Panache Minx Shimmering Ink. That’s it!
You can find these and many awesome paints, sprays, stencils and more a the Art Anthology online store!

Here’s a process tutorial video!

I’m so glad you stopped by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty with some Art Anthology goodness!
Stop by our Facebook group page Adventures in Art to share your projects with us! We’d love to hear from you!

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Rusty Dream Canvas

Hello everyone! Jenn here today to share with you this fun home decor project using Texture Sets in Rust and Patina along with some other amazing Art Anthology products! At the bottom of this post I have included a Snapguide tutorial.

For this project the following Art Anthology Products were used

Patina Texture Set
Rust Texture Set
Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray Ice
Stone Effects Medium Sandstone
MVM Designs Stencil Wheel
Full supply list included in Snapguide tutorial below.

Art Anthology has an online store full of amazing products! Click the photo to be directed there.

Check out How to Create a Rusty Canvas With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! I hope that you are inspired to create something amazing too! Please share your creations on our Facebook Adventures in Art page.

Umtil next time and always, Stay Creative!!

Jenn

 

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Working with the new Shine mediums.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with a new project 😉

Last week I got my new stencils and I’m totally happy with them. I already started my new project but I had to use them!


(click the images to visit the webshop for the new stencils)

Also the NEW Shine Dimensional Mediums were in my package, LOVE them!


The Shine dimensional mediums inspired me to the max. (click the image to visit the webshop).

So with all those new goodies and the project I already started…. I already made my 2019 agenda.
I have to wait for a some printable months to add to the pages.

I made it with some acrylic gelli printed pages with a finishing touch with de Shine mediums.
Watch the video to see how to use the new Shine medium 😉

Materials:

Colorations:  Patience, Waimea Bay, Glorious.
Shine medium: Teal Blue, Kelly Green, Canary Yellow, Azalea Pink, Sunrise Orange, Ocean Blue.

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

Have a creative day 😉

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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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#SummerVibes Inspiration Challenge Canvas with Brandy

Hi there Art fans! Brandy here today to share a canvas I made for our #SummerVibes Challenge on the our Facebook Fan page, Adventures in art!
Don’t forget…All members that post and share their #summervibe project will be put into a drawing for one of Marleen van Meerendonk‘s new stencils!!!
Here is our inspiration for you! Any project any style…just use some Art Anthology product on it!!

I decided to make a canvas for my project.  Of course I let those blue skies and water and all that lavender inspire me!

I have created many very subtle textures in the background of my canvas by using my Hurricane, Bubbles, and Take Flight stencils! It wasn’t easy but I tried really hard to keep my coloring to a minimum…so the color that was there would stand out !

Just three simple products were used… my Sky Colorations Spray, and my Orchid and Reef Velvet paints! I built up my Sky color, by adding a few layers of sprays and and watered down my Velvet’s to use them more as watercolors.

I hunted around on the internet to find a title to work with and found a poem by Roald Dahl….LOL, gives me a #SummerVibe, how about you!!??

Here is a tutorial/process video if you’d like to see how I made it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to create a summer project to come and share with us!!!

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From Recycling Bin to Art!

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Today I am sharing this fun repurposed bottle project using  some amazing Art Anthology products! Products Used available by clicking the links below.
Colorations Plush
Colorations Wild Orchid
Fairy Dust Ice
Minx Gold Dust
Pebbles Stencil

Start with a clean glass bottle. Coat with two or three coats of white gesso allowing each coat to dry.

Add molded focal such as the cherub head and wings used here. Also add flowers and metal embellishments. Use a strong adhesive that can stand wet media. Once all are glued down coat them all in heavy white gesso. I also added some white crackle paste through the Pebbles stencil on the neck and allowed it to dry and crackle. This added a bit more texture.


Next add the Colorations Sprays and Fairy Dust Spray Ice. Alternate between them and dry each as they are added. Once the color was dry I re-coated the face in white gesso so it stood out.

I added a script stamp in black all over the open areas. Drips of Gold Dust Minx were used to accent areas and also the hair. Gel medium was dabbed in areas around the embellishments and then sprinkled with a mixture of gold micro beads and gold glass glitters. Once all was dry I brushed a pearlizing medium over the bottle and focal as well as some of the flowers.

A large rose painted with Art anthology colorations in the same colors was added along with a metal butterfly embellishment.
Lastly I added some chain with a pearl charm to the top as an accent.

Some other views….


Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! This was a very fun redo! I love to recycle junk into Art!
I hope that you will share your creations with us on Facebook HERE.

Art Anthology Products are conveniently available online HERE.

As always Stay Creative!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SpringTime Altered Frame w/ Brandy


Happy May Day, Art Anthology Fans!
Brandy here with a spring project just right for a pretty spring picture!

A nice handful of AA products has this creation looking good! I found this frame for super cheap at my local dollar store….. I loved those flat front and side panels…just perfect for altering!


I added some old paintbrushes…and flowers….



Products used on this project and many more can  be found at the Art Anthology online store!
Products used today are
Lotus Stencil
Granny Smith, Timeless, Salmon Colorations Sprays
And
Tango, Shamrock and Mayan Gold Velvet Paints

Here is video tutorial…why not try one for yourself!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab a stencil and some paints and create your own keepsake!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Rusty ATC’s w/ Brandy

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Boy, this month is flying by, isn’t it??
Though my project today is tiny, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in WOW!

I’m so impressed with these new collections! They are just so easy to use.

 I like to apply a base coat color and put the other two color mediums mostly on the textured areas. Let them dry between coats…but you can use your heat tool for speed. 🙂

Find this Rust Collection Texture Set ans so many more awesome products in the ART Anthology online store!!

Here is a video of my process!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab yourself some plain and boring and rust it up!!


Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Altered tissue box

Hello !

Valerie there today with another altered project ! I moved recently and found a sad wood tissue box in one of my cabinet ready to be upgraded ! Look at the result first :

The box was covered in lace, with lot of embellishments like flowers, buttons, pearls, stones, and chipboards on the top, then covered with white gesso before adding some colors…

I used two type of mediums in this project : Colorations sprays and Sorbet mediums. The Colorations sprays are Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers.

I used the Sorbet dimensional mediums in Cayman, Mermaid and Vegas Gold as touch ups with a small brush.

Love this color gradient ! It’s soft and vibrant at the same time !

If you would like to know more about my creative process in this project, you can watch the video tutorial here (but it’s also on the Art Anthology YouTube channel with a lot of others projects !) :

Thank you for stopping by ! Hope to see you very soon with another tutorial…

Have a great day !

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