Category Archives: Gesso

This is what family looks like, by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

Art Anthology got NEW Colors!!
I’ve used 2 of them

Velvet: Beyond the Reef, Sorbet: Walnut. And the third color is the Colorations Sedona which we already have but matches perfectly with the Walnut.

A perfect combination to create something aged looking.

Then we also have NEW stencils!! I used this one:


*click the image to see more stencils*

So I started in my Art Journal but after finishing I saw that the video wasn’t good! 🙁

So a short description of what I did:
*Add pieces of old bookpaper to the page with gelmedium.
*wash the page with a little gesso and water.
*Add with the stencil Velvet Beyond the Reef and cotton(blend together).
*After drying put the stencil in the same spot and brush over the Sorbet Walnut.
* Take of the stencil and water the Sorbet, the pigments will spread.
*Sponge down all the edges with Sedona.
*The tag is done with the same stencil and Sedona.
*Spray(everything except the photo) with Fairy Dust Gilded Gold.
*Add splashes Minx Stargazer and Decadent.
* Finish it with splashes gesso.

Some detail pics:

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Valentine’s altered heart box

Hi there !

Valentine’s day is around the corner and you’re so not ready ? I have a new project for you, an heart altered box :

It is a fun mixed media project to create for your Valentine, and you can filled it with chocolates, candies or lingerie if you want !

I started with a cardboard box and the Lotus stencil with Mud Paste (you can use heavy gesso or texture paste too). Once dried, I added some lace clay embellishments I prepared in advance (but you can you chipboard or wood ones) and covered everything with white gesso.

The box was then painted with Rose Velvet medium and set aside to dry… Meanwhile, I did covered all my embellishments with white gesso (paper flowers, metal leaves and flowers, clay flowers and letters).

They were then painted with Portobello Velvet medium or Rose Velvet medium, with touches of Kona Velvet or Fiesta Velvet.

The last part was to to create clusters and place the letters on the box ! A matching lace on the edge was the perfect final touch.

To help you create this box, I made a video tutorial that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time. Hope to see you soon on our blog !

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Dream Little One..A Layout by Jenn

Hello everyone!! Jenn here sharing this beautiful layout I created featuring my gorgeous granddaughter Serah!
For my layout background I used a sheet of designer paper matted with a heavier black cardstock underneath it.
I applied a layer of clear gesso to the paper to prepare the surface for wet media. Once that was dry I stenciled a random pattern using a crackle texture paste. I left this to dry several hours.

I then sprayed AA Colorations in Sky and dried with a heat tool. I then added water to some AA Minx in Stargazer and pooled it lightly in some areas to achieve the shade of blue.I finished it by adding some more splatters of AA Colorations and some white acrylic paint mixed with a bit of water to thin it. Once I was happy with the color and it was dry I chose my flowers and other embellishments to compliment the sweet photo.

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After changing my composition around several times I decided on this and adhered all of the element with glue. I brushed over some areas with mat gel and white gesso and then sprinkled them with glitter and art stones for a finishing touch!

The photograph used was courtesy of Brittany Gossard of Royal Elle Photography and Design.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!! Please join us on our adventure page on Facebook to see and share more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Love This Life..A Layout by Jenn

Happy New Year everyone!! Jenn here sharing my first project of 2019! A layout I created using amazing products from Art Anthology!

I have included a Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post to show how this was created step by step.

The AA products used here:
Art Anthology Colorations Sky, Indigo, Glorious, Timeless
Art Anthology Minx Ink Stargazer 
Art Anthology Stencil Lotus by Marleen Van Meerendonk
Art Anthology Shine Canary

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My full supply list is included in the Snapguide tutorial below.
Check out How to Create a Stunning Layout With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Here is a close up of my layout.

The photographs used are courtesy of Brittany Gossard of Royal Elle Photography and Design.

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Christmas Canvas in Reverse!

Hello and Happy Holidays!! Jenn here sharing this fun reverse canvas I created using Art Anthology along with some other amazing products! Below I have included a Snapguide Tutorial to show you step by step how I created it.

Check out How to Create a Reverse Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology Products Used:
Stone Effects – Bone
Shine – Ruby Red
Sorbet – Red Velvet
All other supplies used are listed in the tutorial.
Here are a few closer images!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and viewing my post today! I hope that your inspired to create your own reverse canvas! They are truly fun!

Be sure to join us on our Facebook page and share what you create!
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As always, Happy Creating!!

XX Jenn

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Mini canvas made by Marleen.

Hello peeps,

Marleen here with a canvas with a photo from my mom! Isn’t she cute?!

No tutorial this time but I hope you are inspired anyway 😉

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Sedona, Juicy, Waimea Bay, Warm
Minx Shimmering inks: Radiance, Panache
Stone Effects: Bone
Stencil: Floral Tile

Enjoy your day 😉

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Imagine..Beautiful Rust Heart Plaque

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here today sharing my Imagine..Beautiful Rust Heart plaque.

The color palette of patina and rust is definitely a favorite go to in my work. I love the vibrant teals contrasted by the Rusty reds.
Art Anthology Sprays and Texture sets are perfect for creating this look!!
I used the following Art Anthology Products on my plaque:
Rust Texture Set (Amber,Terracotta)

Patina Texture Set (Seafoam, Teal)

Minx Ink Panache
Minx Ink Decadent
MInx Ink Gold Dust

Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Colorations Spray Peacock Feathers

Velvet Cotton

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray Ice

My full supply list is included in my Snapguide tutorial below.
Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Plaque by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
A beautiful close up view of the rust look achieved here!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my project today! Art Anthology products are amazing and versatile for any project!
Visit the Art Anthology online store to get yours today!
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Have you joined our Adventures in Art page on Facebook? Click below and join us today! We would love to see all of your creations!
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I hope this project has been an inspiration, and wish you a creative and happy day!

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Fall Mini Art Canvas with Brandy

Hi there fans! This month’s moodboard was so inspiring, I made another project!

Deliciously colored leaves created with a few Coloration Sprays and my Radiance Minx Shimmering Ink adorn my project!

Here are the Art Anthology products used…
You can find these and many more in our online store!!

Mud Texture Paste
Diamond Grunge Stencil 6×9
Retro Stencil
Radiance Minx
Patina Texture Set
Clover Colorations Color Spray
Sedona Colorations Color Spray

Here is process video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve sparked some inspiration for you today!!

Looking for more inspiration? Stop by Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube
and join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art  !

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Altered PaintBrush with Brandy!

Hello fans! I created this Altered PaintBrush for out monthly Color Challenge for October!
This months MoodBoard is awesome!

After a coat of gesso, I used my Mud and Lattice Stencil to lay down some texture. When it was dry I added sprays of Siesta Key Coloration Spray to give my brush that YUMMY Turquoise color.
I used my Copper Metal Effects   to color my chipboard flower gears. I also dry brushed my other chipboard pieces with Copper.
  

There’s still time to visit our Adventures in Art page on Facebook and join in the fun!
Find out how you could become a Guest Designer for Art Anthology too!
Thank for stopping by!

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A Beautiful Adventure – Altered Bottle

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here today sharing how I altered a plain bottle into a beautiful decor piece using lots of Art Anthology products!

Be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial at the end of the post on how it was done!
Art Anthology products used: (entire supply list is including with Snapguide)
Colorations Sprays – Peacock Feathers and Siesta Key
Minx Inks – Panache and Gold Dust
Mud
Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Ice
Rust Texture Set
Patina Texture Set

Have you seen our beautiful moodboard for October? It was created by our very own Toni Burks

My project was inspired by the rich colors here. Are you inspored by them as well? Create something inspired by our moodboard and share with on our Facebook Adventure page! Use # MoodBoard and we may invite you to add your piece to our newsletter next month! We love to feature our fans!

Here are some closer images of my bottle.

 

Check out How to Beautifully Alter a Bottle With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are inspired to create and share with us on Facebook!
Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!

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