Category Archives: Gesso

Stay Strong Art Journal Layout by Jenn DuBell

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing with you a layout in my art journal using Art Anthology sprays and mediums!

I find art journaling to be one of the most relaxing art forms. Whenever I feel like my “creative mojo” is lost, I just sit down with some paper scraps, sprays, mediums, stamps and stencils along with an art journal and let my mind do the work! This page came from one of these times.

I love the different effects that you can achieve using Art Anthology products. I have used many in this layout.

AA Velvets – Fiji, Cotton, Boysenberry, Dayglow Yellow
AA Shines – Grape, Azalea, Canary
AA Colorations – Patience, Juicy, Siesta Key
AA Stencils – Bits of Grunge, Blocked, Dot matrix
Additional items used:
White and clear Gesso
Clear embossing powder
Black Archival Ink
Stamps
printed napkins

After coating my pages with clear gesso, I added spritzes of Colorations sprays in Patience. I added spritzes of water and allowed it to run a bit as well as using a brush to pick up excess and swipe along edges.


Next, I used my fingers and a brush to smear some AA Velvet in Dayglow Yellow mixed with a small amount of water.

Next I mixed AA velvets in Fiji and Cotton with a bit of white gesso to achieve the aqua color seen. I used the Cotton through a script stencil and the mixed color with the AA Dot Matrix stencil. I used the reverse side of the stencil to use the excess paint by rubbing onto areas of my pages.

Next I added some random stamping and more stenciling. Using a soft gel medium, I applied a torn bit of a napkin (Jane Davenport) for the faces.

Finally I added lots of AA colors to my stamping along with more stenciling for my final result! I added a bit more hair by blending AA mediums in yellows and oranges. They blend very well against the napkin edge!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

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Nemo the Cat on Vinyl

Hi Art Anthology fans, I am back with my second project as an Art Anthology Dream-team member. This time I made a layout on an old record and used a picture of our cat Nemo.

Made this as a present for my daughter who misses the cat since she moved out to go study in Belgium.

Because the record has an interesting structure a bit of stenciling was enough for a background, I choose the stone effect dimensional medium Sandstone, because the color looked nice with the colors of the cat.

Don’t you just love the effect in combination with the Gothic stencil?

The colors of the Sorbet dimensional paint and the Colorations spray are also based on the colors I have in my picture. I really love the coloring part of mixed media altered. Sometimes you have a carnival of colors, then after gesso it is a bit boring. Adding the colors is bringing a composition to live I think.

I made you a video of the process:

List of supplies:

Stencil: Gothic

Colorations sprays: Indigo, Peacock Feather, Juicy.

Sorbet Dimensional Paint: Mermaid, Walnut, Kenyan Copper and Vegas Gold.

Stone effect : Sandstone

 

I really hope I could inspire you to create with Art Anthology products. We would love to see what you make with them in our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art.
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Use Your Wings..An Altered Frame by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Jenn here today to share this beautiful home decor piece created from an altered picture frame and canvas using some amazing Art Anthology products!

AA Minx Shimmering Ink Panache
AA Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
AA Colorations Spray Siesta Key
AA Velvet Fiji
AA Stencil Rosette

Here are some more views…..


I have included a Snapguide below.
Check out How to Alter a Frame Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that you are inspired!

As always, Stay Creative!!
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“Life Began In A Garden” by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project for Art Anthology.  I have always loved rusty things , antiques, worn looking items, so it doesn’t surprise me that my most favorite thing to do regarding ART is making something look old, vintage, aged.  I started with a T!m Holtz Vignette and with the help of Art Anthology products and some crackle varnish, this little project came to be.  The video below shows how I created a peeled paint look using some of our paints. I used Stone Effects-Bone on the window to provide texture. Florals were added to the sides of the vignette. After the peeled paint technique, crackle varnish was then added and Coloration Sprays as well as Shine-Kelly were added for a wonderful old mossy look. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to take a moment to view the video below, and all the supplies used for Art Anthology are listed below. Have a wonderful week !

Supplies used:

Velvet-Cotton https://www.artanthology.net/products… Shine-Kelly https://www.artanthology.net/products… Stone Effects – Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products… Sorbet- Walnut https://www.artanthology.net/products… Colorations- Sandcastle https://www.artanthology.net/products

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The Girls…A Layout by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Jenn here sharing a beautiful layout featuring my beautiful daughter and granddaughter. Be sure to check out the Snapguide tutorial I have included.


For this layout I have used the following Art Anthology Products:

Minx Ink Gold Dust
Sorbet Vegas Gold
Colorations Spray Timeless
Colorations Spray Clover
Clear Coat Splashed
Fleur Stencil

Check out How to Create a Stunning Layout With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I have used flowers and chipboards from Reneabouquets. A full supply list is included in the Snapguide tutorial above. Here is a closer view of my layout.

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Luna board, by Marleen.

Hi Peeps,

I altered a board this time with one of my fav stencils: Luna

I had a little problem with my camera…. sorry, sometimes not complete sharp photos.

Here is the tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create This Board, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some details:


Hope you are inspired!?

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A Day To Cherish Forever

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing my latest layout using Art Anthology products!

This layout is titled “A Day To Cherish Forever”. I used a photo of two of my grandsons and I on a beach trip last summer.

The Art Anthology Products used:
Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache

Shine – Teal

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Gilded Gold

Stencil – Scales

Below is a Snapguide tutorial showing my process and full supply list.
Check out How to Create a Layout Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some different views and close ups of my layout!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!! I hope that you are inspired to get creative!!

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A Fairy in the Garden..

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my Fairy Garden canvas using some amazing products from Art Anthology!
I have used the following:
AA Shine Kelly Green
AA Colorations Spray Clover
AA Minx Shimmering Ink Gold Dust
AA Minx Bankroll
AA Stencil Art Deco by Marleen van Meerendonk

I have included a Snapguide tutorial of my process.
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Fairy Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Here are a few more views of my canvas…..

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my project today! Art Anthology products are amazing and versatile for any project!
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I hope this project has been an inspiration, and wish you a creative and happy day!

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Canvas There is… by Marleen

Hi peeps, Marleen here with a new project. I made a canvas with lots of layers and less color then normal. It’s all about layering and water the colors down.

Also I used one of the new stencils Art Deco.

Enjoy the tutorial:
Check out How to Create This Canvas With Less Color. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Detail Pictures:

Art Anthology Materials:
Colorations: Warm.
Texture sets.
Stone effects: Bone, Sandstone.
Minx inks: Gold dust.
Stencil: Art Deco.

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Treasure Memories

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here today sharing my aged, altered frame.


I have had this photo of my beloved late grandmother just waiting to create a display piece. When I found this frame I knew instantly what I wanted to create! I will display this in my home proudly in her memory.

Supplies:
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays Sky, Sedona, Timeless
Art Anthology Minx Ink Panache
White Gesso
Frame
Glue
Crackle Texture paste
Heat Tool
Florals and other embellishments

I started by applying a very thick layer of gesso all over the frame. Next, I added some crackle effect paste here and there with a palette knife. After the crackle was dry I sprayed the frame with AA Colorations in Sky, dried and followed with AA Colorations Sedona. I added AA Minx in Panache and dried. Several layers of sprays, alternating between the colors and drying created the aged appearance I wanted. In between colors I also drybrushed a bit of white. I splattered white in the end as well.

I then added some chipboard leaves(dyed), die cut leaves,  and florals from Reneabouquets for a feminine look. Some mini art stones were added for texture and a few pearl beads. The sentiment stickers were my final touch!

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