Category Archives: Gesso

Grungy Patina Altered Paintbrush W Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans!! Brandy here to share an altered paintbrush that looks like it’s seen it’s share of the weather…or has it!? 🙂

I must say I had a ton of fun playing with the Art Anthology Patina Texture Set! The effects and character are amazing!

A paintbrush has been on my list of things to alter for some time now. You can use an old one you have around the house or pick up a cheap new one just about anywhere.

So dig around in your stash to find some little objects and embellishments to alter!
Here is a vdeo tutorial I made to show you just hoew easy it can be to use the Patina Texture kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and giving it a watch! Happy Crafting!

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Fun Altered Fall Paintbrush

Hi Art Anthology Fans!! Today I am going to show you what I created using inspiration from our November moodboard! This Fun Altered Fall Paintbrush!

How did I create this? Read on for more……….

In addition to the amazing Art Anthology colors featured on the mood board, Limeaid Velvet, Bronze Metal Effects, Decadent Minx, Gold Dust Minx, and Radiance Minx, I also added some Red Velvet Sorbet and Bankroll Minx. As you can see all of these colors work very well together to create a great Fall palette! By adding the Minx Shimmering Inks in coordinating colors you will achieve a glittery and glossy finish to your project.

 

Here are a few pictures close up to show detail. After these please click on the snapguide for a full tutorial!

Check out How to Alter a Paintbrush for Fall by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Big vintage tag with blending technique by Marleen.

Hello Peeps,

Marleen here with a large vintage tag. I love it because it gives me space to stencil and get messy all over!

i will show you a great layering and blending technique which I love!

So pop over to the Snapguide and watch all the steps.

Check out How to Add Layers on This Tag. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Velvet: Aloha, Lagoon, Reef, Shamrock ,Tango, Kona, Desire
Colorations: Sedona, Raider, Salmon, Patience
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Minx: Gold Dust, Decadent
Stencil: Keyhole 8×12
Stone Effects: Sandstone
Mud

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

Have a creative week 😉

Hugs,

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Altering a Cigar Box W/ Brandy

Happy November, Art Anthology fans! I’m here to share an altered cigar box I made, and some of the trials and tribulations I incurred as well!!
Okay, we are still talking about doing art here, but if this post proves anything, it’s that you can probably fix most of your crafty boo-boos and learn a lot along the way. 🙂

I’m still learning new things every time I pick up spray bottle or paint brush, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s what is so great about Art Anthology Paints and mediums and sprays…there’s a style, color and technique for everyone to love!

After laying on an awesome layer of Peacock Feathers and Sandcastle Sprays, I needed some  gray to match the papers I would be embellishing my box with. I went with my Sterling Fairy Dust Spray….and added  WAY TO MUCH! Even though it washed a lot of my colors away, and it was still absolutely gorgeous,  it just didn’t give me the effect I was looking for! 🙁

I got my sprays back out, reapplied them… I choose to blend the colors by dry brushing some gesso over them and then making a few choice sprays of my Steel Colorations spray instead. I loved it!!

 In case you liked the way my project was going the first time, I have added all the products used. The Snapguide will let you know what was used when.

Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Cayman Sorbet Dimensional Paint
Sterling Fairy Dust Spray
Steel Colorations Spray
Chevron STencil

Check out How to Altered a Cigar Box W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope this inspires you to get your crafty on. Maybe even dig out the project you gave up on a couple weeks ago! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Welcome Fall

Welcome Fall

Hey there, Michelle here with another project today. After a particularly super busy month, I am looking forward to fall bringing cooler temperatures and that time of year that makes some of us slow down, so although Welcome is seen as just a mere greeting to some, it truly is a “Welcome” sight to some of us in many ways, so I hope you enjoy this cute little plaque display using two of my favorite Art Anthology colors!

Just take in that Art Anthology Gemstones Amber, the warmth it exudes just pulls these colors together

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays Sedona and Timeless were meant to be together, adding the sprays in layers allowed me to control how ‘aged’ I wanted them to look, so have fun with it, play around with them by adding and layering your gesso and sprays, I used flowers from the dollar store for some of them, so try different ones out and see how the sprays change each of them.

Check out How to Welcome Fall by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try, until next time take care and thank you for joining me!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month W/ Brandy

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I’d stop by and share a little PINK project I made.

I started with a small wooden banner piece from my stash and gave it a coat of gesso. Next, I used some texture paste and my Diamond Grunge Stencil to add texture.
Alternating Sprays of Barbie Colorations spray and water, I got the soft pink color. I chose a few spots to add some of my Warm Colorations Spray to give it that “been around for a while” look. I also used my finger to brush on a little color to the white gesso painted hanger and sayings.
Finally, I added a couple little drips of my Indulgence Shimmering Minx Ink. It adds just the perfect touch of sparkle. 🙂
Pile on some coordinating flowers and embellishments, if your like me, and it’s complete!

Some of best help with this cancer fight is breast health knowledge! Assessing your personal risk and knowing what the signs and symptoms are can help tremendously in early detection.

Talk to your doctor and keep up with your self checks!

Thanks for stopping by today! Head over to our Facebook Group Adventures in Art, to see more, ask questions or share your own Art Anthology projects!

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Altered sketchbook by Valerie

Hi everyone !

Another mixed media project (I do love creating them!) with an inexpansive sketchbook as base…

I made clay embellishments and use flowers, metal embellishments and buttons as well to adhere on the sketchbook before covering everything with black gesso.

When everything was dry, I re-colored the project with Vegas Gold and Wisteria Sorbet, and Rose Velvet, then added some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust and Plush Colorations spray.

The other additions to this project were cheesecloth and microbeads, as well as wood letters for the title.

If you like to learn more about the process of this project, take a loo at my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel, where you can find other wonderful tutorials.

Thank for stopping by and for your time reviewing this project ! Have a wonderful week end filled with creativity !

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Bright and Cheery Tag

Hello, Art Anthology Friends and fans! Today I would like to share with you my representation of our October mood board by creating this Bright and Cheery Tag! I hope you enjoy it and are inspired to create and share something using the mood board too!BrightCheeryTagJennDuBell

Art Anthology October Mood Board Inspiration

Art Anthology’s mood board for October is bright and cheery just like the colors of Fall! Using a contrasting palette of Yellows, oranges, and blues creates a cheery mood for getting creative and crafty!!

Art Anthology Products:

AA Sorbets Vegas Gold

AA Velvets Mayan Gold and Tango

AA Minx Shimmering Inks Gold Dust and Stargazer

AA Gemstones Blue Topaz

AA Stencils Blocked and Diamond Grunge

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For other products and a full tutorial please follow snapguide below! Art Anthology products are available online at www.artanthology.net

 

Check out How to Create a Bright and Cheery Tag With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

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

Thanks for visiting!

Have a happy creative day!

Jenn

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How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox !!

Ellie Knol here again, yes, sadly for the last time now, as I step down from the design team after being here for a year..

…but don’t be sad, there are very talented new design team members already here now!

Thanks Stayce for having me, I really had fun working (playing) with your beautiful product! They will stay in my stash and I am sure I will USE them!

This time I chose to alter a book into a bookbox. It was a looooooot of work!

I gave myself some homework: and I must say: mission accomplished…

I wanted to know whether I like to work on a white or black surface better?! I still don’t know the answer.. I like them both.

 

 I chose to use the colors from the current moodboard:
For a step-by-step of the process: SNAPGUIDE!!

Check out How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Some photo’s of the project: I had fun!

 

     

 

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

HAVE FUN!!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Lattice Stencil 6×9

Blue Topaz Dimensional Gemstones

Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Aloha Velvet

Mermaid Sorbet

Honolulu Sorbet

Mayan Gold Velvet

Tango Velvet

Ferrari Sorbet

 

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September MoodBoard Challenge W/ Brandy

Hello Fans!  Brandy here again to share my Art Anthology Mood Board Challenge project!! Look at the Art Anthology Adventures page on Facebook for all the gorgeous colors and inspiring images each month brings!

I choose to use Lagoon Velvet, Mardi Gras Velvet, and Amber Gemstone Mediums! Boy, they are beautiful together!

One of the things I love most about AA paints is their thick, luscious consistancy! You can add a little water and they take on a whole new effect! Even then, you can still add this mix in layers to get the exact color and dimension.

Check out How to Create a Stunning Decorative Art Canvas W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology products are just a click away! Find the products I used today and many more at the Art Anthology Online Store!

Lagoon Velvet

Amber Gemstone

Lattice Stencil

Thank you for stopping by toady!!! I hope I’ve inspired you!!!

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