Category Archives: Gesso

Adorable altered canvas with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and  I welcome to my second September Art Anthology Inspiration.

After doing a lot of pretty dark art work I decided to try the bright one and I made this adorable canvas using my dear lovely granddaughter photos.

 I left it in a pretty minimalistic style as I wanted the photos to shine and the  Art Anthology background to be seen and not covered with tons of embellishments. So I just used the Dusty Attic chipboards to connect all canvas pieces and added some flowers for this girly canvas.

All flowers were originally white and I made them colorful with a mix of Art Anthology Colorations only and a bit of white gesso at the end.

All paint splashes were made with a dry paint brush and  a bit of Art Anthology paints on it.

As you can see I added some micro beads and larger seed beads over the canvas for more interest.

And as always- here is my full step by step Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Make a Girly Mixed Media Canvas With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a full product list for you to use:

 Aloha Velvet

Cotton Candy

Tink Sorbet

 Sunshine Sorbet

Orchid Velvet

Fragments stencil 

Dot Matrix stencil

Black Leather Jacket sorbet

Colorations:

Sky, Glorious, Wimeo Bay,Plush, Granny Smith, Patience

See you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Time for Art Mini Canvas

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! It is Jenn here with you today and I would like to show you my mini canvas! My Time for Art mini canvas was inspired by our September moodboard.

For more information regarding our moodboard follow us on our Facebook Adventure page!

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays: Peacock Feathers, Timeless, Siesta Key, Wild Orchid

Clear Coat Medium: Dazzle

Velvets: Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Minx Inks: Panache, Majestic, Radiance (dyed flowers with these)

Other Products needed:

Black and White gesso

Mini art stones or texture beads

Clear Glue

Flowers (dyeable)

Canvas (this one is 9X3)

Old paintbrushes 2

jute string

clock embellishment (this one is from an IOD mold)

 

Here are a few pics of this canvas in progress………..

For a full step by step please see the Snapguide at the bottom of this post! Thank You so much for viewing my post. I truly hope you are inspired to get creative and maybe even use our moodboard! Please share with us if you do!! Facebook Adventure page HERE.

For your Art Anthology products shop online at www.artantholog.net

 

Check out How to Create Small Home Decor With JennD by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Fragile!

Hi all Art Anthology fans,
Ellie Knol here today!
…  with a project I’ve started during my vacation… dried stems and flowers to make some home-decor with. They’ve been waiting, together with the gesso-primed MDF in a droplet-like shape.

It took a lot of steps and time to get to the finished project..

.. but I am happy with the end result..

…although looking through the pictures I’ve made, I sometimes thought I had to maybe stop at that step, hehe

But on the other hand.. I’ve learned a lot by just going with the flow and go through trial and error…  (of course there is not really any error in Mixed Media) … adding another layer of color…

.. or white acrylic paint to cover it up, LOL !

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Coloring the stems and seedheads with Decadent Minx Shimmering inks is just one of the steps in the Snapguide I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Some Fragile Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

 

SEE you next time! 

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.

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Cracked Stencil

 Fiji Velvet

Chocolate Sorbet

Decadent Minx

NEW Sedona Colorations Spray

NEW Clover Colorations Spray

NEW Steel Colorations Spray

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Garden Tags by Jenn

Garden Tags JDuBell Art Anthology

Hello! Art Anthology Fans and Friends! I am up on the blog today showing you these beautiful Garden Tags using Art Anthology products! The colors are vibrant and easy for anyone to achieve with these products! The best news is that Art Anthology offers an amazing variety of colors for you to choose from!

What you will need for this project:

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays

Art Anthology Minx shimmering Inks

Art Anthology Stencils

Art Anthology Sorbets

All other supplies are listed in Snapguide tutorial on the bottom of this post.

Start this project with a blank chipboard tag. Mine is 7″X3 1/4″.

Add stenciling using crackle paste in white. Make sure to dry completely between stencils. Crackle paste also cracks more when allowed to dry naturally rather than using a heat tool.

For my tags I used the following Art Anthology Products:

Stencils: MVM Diamond Grunge, Bubbles, MVM Lotus

Colorations Sprays: Ink Spot, Peacock Feathers, Sky, Plush

Shimmering Inks: Enchanting, Stargazer

Sorbet: Linen

Once my background looked the way I wanted it to I coated with a clear glue and seal. This seals the inks and makes them pop!

Once everything is dry I assembled it all using flowers that were dyed in same colors to match, TH paper dolls, chipboards, jute string, cheesecloth, pearls, drywall net tape, and sentiments.

Thanks so much for reading my post! I hope you enjoy this project and are inspired to create some for yourself or to give as gifts! For the full tutorial please look at Snapguide below.

Check out How to Create Beautiful Garden Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

Thanks!!

X Jenn

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Altered art with Art Anthology?!

A little gift .. .as a thank you to a friend.
The feathers are from chickens from this friend.
I made this during our holiday… with found feathers at our accomodation.
I scored the bread board and the pebbles during one of our outings to thrift stores. 

Easy to do .. on any surface or any substrate. 

I (Ellie), would love it if you would take the time to have a look at the step-by-step just for you AA fans in the Snapguide!

Check out How to Do an Easy Altered Art Project With Found Objects by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

…  and be inspired of course!

Please show us what you’ve made on our
 Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art  Facebook page!!
Please tag me and I’ll come visit!

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The project in an early stage:
(LOVE these stencils!)

AND a close-up of the finished project:

AND a few pictures of the finished project on the wall.

Enjoy!

I made a lot of different pictures, because I knew I was not going to be able to photograph this at home. Here a funny one: the project with a lot of glass pebbles and tissue wrap, to get you in the mood! (grin)

Enjoy your day, and happy crafting until next time!!

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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.

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Two Handmade Birthday Cards with Brandy!

Hello there Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here today to share a set of birthday cards I made with Art Anthology goodness!

I used just one of each main Art Anthology products for them. A Stencil, a Colorations Spray, a Velvet Paint, and a Minx Shimmering Ink.

Gather up a few flowers and embellishments that coordinate with the colors you choose, or find some embellishments that inspire you and choose your colors from them!
Print some card sayings right off your printer, and there you have it. 🙂

Check out How to Make a Set of Beautiful Cards With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get your Art Anthology goodies out and have some fun!!

Products used for today’s project:

Diamond Grunge Stencil 6×9

Orchid Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations Color Spray

Immaculate Minx Shimmering Ink

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Industrial butterfly canvas by Marleen.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with an industrial project. The Industrial stencil inspired me to the max! I love it but didn’t use it yet.

So I did some searching in my stock of old mechanical parts and found something nice.

Watch the step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Create This Industrial Butterfly Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Detail photos:

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 day 😉

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Moments..Wooden Book Cover

Hello Art Anthology Fans and Friends! Today I want to share with you how to create a beautiful book cover using Art Anthology!

Art Anthology products used:

AA Colorations Sprays

Sky

Waimea Bay

Peacock Feathers

MVM Diamond Grunge Stencil

AA Minks Inks

Stargazer

Panache

Diamond Grunge Stencil 6x9

Here are some more views of this beautiful cover! Please follow the Snapguide for a step-by-step on how I created this!

Thanks so much for joining me and I hope that you are inspired today to get creative with Art Anthology!

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Products available for purchase Here.

 

Check out How to Decorate a Book Cover With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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A Twist On Canvas Art With Brandy


Hello Art Anthology fans! Brandy here to share a super cute project with you!
Inspired by two adorable little flower fairies, I set off on a journey into a color combo I haven’t used very much in the past. I love how it turned out though!
Just a couple 6×6 canvases hooked together with two small hinges, and I was off!

For that fabulous texture, I used both my Twilight and Diamond Grunge stencils.

Wanting to keep things dainty, I chose some tiny white diecuts as accents to fill in the inside of the canvas.

Check out How to Create a Double Art Canvas Decoration by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here’s list of the Art Anthology products used today!

Diamond Grunge Stencil
Twilight Stencil
Sunshine Sorbet Paint
Shamrock Velvet Paint
Timeless Colorations Spray
Clover Colorations Spray

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

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