Category Archives: Gesso

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.

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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!

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

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Altered Treasure Box with Karan

HI Friends and welcome to Art Anthology Blog today. Karan here to host the blog today and I am sharing my second, but last post for 2017 with Art Anthology and i have a beauty of a project for you.Recently i cam across these nestled treasure boxes at the dollar store (Dollarama) They come three to a box when you order them from Multicrafts, but i think they are sold individually at the retailers. I thought they would be perfect for a mixed media project.  So here is what i have for you.

The boxes comes like this: the smallest one measuring approx 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.

You can check out the video below, but here are a few images for you
I gessoed the entire box outside, at this point i was not concerned about the inside.

 

this smaller box had a joint in the top where the lid was joined and to me that was fine, i thought it added some character, so start by adding 2 coats of gesso.

 

I then used the 6×9 Keyhole Stencil along with the Bone stone effects to begin my first layer of texture

 

 

You will need to heat set this to dry.
Using gel medium chose your embellishments for the cover.  The chipboard i moistened with water as the top of the treasure chest had a bit of a curve in it and i wanted the chipboard to take on the curve and this helped.
Add another coat of gesso to everything, including all the embellishments, right on top of the texture paste too. Heat set to dry once again. It should look like this.

 

 

Now comes the fun part! Here are the materials i used to achieve the finished look.
So we have used the Bone Stone effects, once the chest was dry, i gave a light coat of the sea foam heat set to dry again
I then added in some patina effects especially on the metal embellishments and chipboard, where i wanted more texture and detail to show.  Heat set to dry again
Now you can add the mists, Siesta Key, Grass , i had my heat tool pretty much running in one hand and mist in the other, i added water when the color was too much, and dabbed off with a baby wipe
Below i started to use the Rust Amber Sorbet Medium, i love this stuff, it is amazing! I used a small paint brush and did like a white wash effect over all the texture created from the stencil.  I also added in some Minx Decadent to add more shadow and depth to some areas
Here is the finished Project:

 

 

 

Here is my walk through you tube video:
Patina Sea Foam Stone effects
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Holiday Mixed Media Canvas with Brandy

Hi fans! Brandy here to share a canvas I created using our beautiful Color Challenge Board!
I hope you decide to play along with us! AND if you do, stop by our Facebook group page Art Anthology Adventures in Art and share it with us! 🙂

For awesome texture, this time I used the Fragments and Lotus Stencils and my Art Anthology Mud.
I chose the always gorgeous Sky Colorations spray to start the color for my canvas. I love how this spray gets a little darker with each layer you add…giving you the perfect opportunity to get just what shade you want!

My Desire Velvet Medium added just the right amount of festive color.  To make it all shine, I added a coat of Splashed Clear Coat for some pretty sparkle.

Here’s a video tutorial so you can see how to make your own!

Stop by our Online Store for these products used today and many many more!
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The First Step in a Journey with Karan

Hello Friends

Its Karan here today, to share with you  my first post and first project here  on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you.   I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.

 

The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front.  I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.

I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.

Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!

 

 i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project.  You can seriously use anything from your stash.

 

 

Materials:  

Art Anthology Materials:
Bone Stone Effects: 
Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent;
Rust Amber Sorbet;
Peacock Feathers Spray;
Gilded Gold Shimmer Spray; 
Siesta Key Spray;

Other Materials:
Gesso; Gel Medium; Assemblage Clock; memory hardware pearls; metal keys; metal embellishments from stash;

Check out How to Create a Vintage Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Hope i have inspired you to get inky! Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Karan

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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !

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Beautiful Art Canvas w/ Brandy

Hi, Fans!! Brandy here with a quick share of a project!

After being inspired by a friend, I thought I’d try using an old paintbrush as the focal point of an art canvas! I kinda love how this brush was used a time or two by myself, then returned to a beautiful piece of art afterward! Just some twine, a coat of gesso, some crackle paste and some of my SKY Colorations spray. 🙂

Of course, the paintbrush wouldn’t look as good as it does without a gorgeous background made up of a few more Art Anthology goodness! I started by adding texture with some Mud and my Lotus and Blocked stencils. Next, I adorned them with Colorations Sprays in Sky, Warm, and Steel.

The metal butterfly helped me choose a few rust colored accents for adorning.

In, the end I found a spectacular title sticker that suited this old brush perfectly.
“She was herself again”.

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Patina Beauty Art Board

Hell there! Jenn here today! I would like to share with you a pretty little wall hanging I created using the new Art Anthology Patina set. This set gives you the ability to create an amazing look and beautiful texture! There is also a rust effect set and an oxidized silver effect set!!

Now, Here are some more views of this lovely art board! Please see my Snapguide at bottom of this post for a full product list and step by step!!

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Jenn

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Winter Wonderland tag with Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans!!!

Marleen here with some winter inspiration.

In the Netherlands the Garden Centers always inspire me before Christmas.
I always buy crystals, stars and many embellishments that I can use for my mixed media projects.

This year I did it again 😀

Watch the video tutorial and see how this tag was created.

Some detail pictures:

Hope you are inspired for some wonderful winter projects 😉

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Blue Christmas card

Hello crafters !

Valerie today to show you a Christmas card in blue tones…

First I used the Diamond Grunge stencil with blue ink for the background. Steel and Ink Colorations spray. Also Pewter Sorbet  and Linen Clear CoatFragments stencil with Mud texture paste

Few additions are clay embellishments, cheesecloth, stones and microbeads. And of course, papers !

As usual, I made a video tutorial to guide you to create this card :

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you soon here…

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