Category Archives: Stencil

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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Adventures in Art to share your own projects or to just sit back and be inspired!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Colorful Art Journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here with an art journal page that was inspired by this months moodboard and color challenge:

You can create one for yourself if you follow the snapguide tutorial I made:

Check out How to Create a Colorful Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of my page:

Products used:

Stencil: Scales

Minx: Radiance, Majestic, Enchanting

Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold

Velvet: Mardi Gras

Sorbet: Wisteria, Mi Bella, Poppy

If you are looking for more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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Mixed media canvas about Maths…

Happy New Year from Valerie !

There is no reason to create less than in 2017, right ? I hope you start this new year with alot of projects in mind, and I hope I will help you in your creativity with my new project inspired by the January moodboard…

That was a lot of work but I am so pleased with the result ! I wanted to create a canvas to celebrate Maths and found a quote from Albert Einstein : “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” I had my title !

I used three different stencils, two from the Off the Grid stack, and the Blocked stencil. You will also find some Mud texture paste and Plush Colorations spray.

And I did play with Velvet and Sorbet mediums : Orchid, Mayan gold, Purple Rain, Mardi Gras and Dragon Fruit.

Maths are so important in the progress of the human kind… In fact, they are present everywhere, especially in art ! I think this piece could be a perfect gift for a Maths teatcher… Never too early to think about end-of-the-school-year gift or even a dad’s day gift ?

You can watch my video tutorial to see my creative process right here :

And if you need another push to creativity, here is the moodboard to help you start with colors…

Once again happy new year, and see you soon for another mixed media project…

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Great time canvas with Daniëlle

Hi peeps!

Happy New Year! I’m here today to tell you how I created this canvas, which you can also use to put small pictures on! This way you can use it as an artsy photoframe.

You can read all about the steps I took to create this canvas in the step by step snapguide I made for you:

Check out How to Create This Canvas With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close ups of my work:

Products I used:

Colorations: Raider, Warm, Siësta Key, Waimea Bay, Sandcastle, Sedona

Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold

Velvet: Portobello, Sea Foam

Sorbet: Drab

Stencils: Coffee Stain, Bits of Grunge, Cracked

Texture set: Patina

Thank you for stopping by!

If you are looking for more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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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!

Stop by our FB group page Adventures in Art for more inspiration or to share your creations with us!

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

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Create Memories by Marleen.

Hi Peeps,

Sometimes it’s happening to us all, no inspiration!
What do you do??
Well  just take your Art Journal and start.

And finally you and up with a page you don’t like and you cover it all with gesso…..or
you end up with a page you like and inspires you to create the next one!!

See my process:

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Juicy, Glorious, Granny Smith and Ink Spot.
Minx Shimmering inks: Enchanting and Allure
Stone Effects: Lava and Bone
Stencils: Soliloqui and Lotus 8×12

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

Have a great day 😉

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Winter art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

It’s winter over here and we’ve already had some snow! This inspired me to do some art journaling and I created this page:

I created a snapguide tutorial for you to follow and create along with me:

Check out How to Create This Winter Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Below are some close ups of my page:

Products I used:

Colorations: Raider, Waimea Bay, Steel, Indigo

Fairy Dust: Sterling

Stencils: Cracked, Ringlets, Keyhole, Bits of grunge

Sorbet: Pewter

Velvet: Cotton

Minx: Stargazer

Stone effects: Lava

Clear coat: Splashed, Linen

If you are looking for more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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“Always Believe” by Toni

What a magical time of year Christmas is, filled with hope, joy and love. But for many it is a difficult time because of loss of loved ones, jobs, health and other events that happen in life.  My prayer is that my canvas today can bring  merriment to your day and inspire you. Being inspired by our December mood board was not difficult, such pretty vibrant colors. 

I started by adhering different laces to my canvas and giving it a nice coat of gesso to prep for my paint and sprays. Using 2″x 2″ canvases to create my Christmas tree, I first applied scrapbook papers and then for texture and interest used our Twilight stencil to add stars to the top.  Christmas sprigs and pods were added to the sides and prepped with gesso then sprayed with gorgeous Colorations Sprays in Peacock Feathers and Sky.

Homemade snow was made by mixing equal parts of Sorbet Linen, baking soda and school glue, while still wet Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled on top. Christmas berries were glued into place, a red bow was placed on top of the tree and my title was edged with Peacock Feather spray. More Linen was dabbed here and there and then Diamond Dust glitter was added for a holiday sparkle. Wishing you a time of Peace and Comfort…. xoxo Toni

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Coloration Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Sky 

Sorbet  – Linen

Stencil –Twilight

Mud Texture Paste 

For your pleasure enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.Check out How to Create Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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
Thank you for dropping by and visiting us here at Art Anthology today!
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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!
Don’t forget to come share your projects and to say Hello over on out Facebook group page- Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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