Category Archives: Stencil

Be Kind to Yourself Art Journal page by Lisa

Hi AA friends! Lisa today to share with you my last art journal spread, using AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and AA paints!

To start I prepped my page by brushing white gesso. Then I chose AA Flity Stencil and I used it with versamark pad and white embossing powder. With a brush and a little bit of water I used Colorations sprays (Salmon, Barbie and Glorious) until I was happy with the blend of colours.

After that I made some stamps with Archival ink pads and I glued some pieces of tissue paper. I used Sorbet Flamingo and Sorbet Black Leather Jacket to made some ink splatters

I glued some embellishments and I made other splatters with Velvet Beyond the Reef.

Here some close ups photos:

Here you can find the step by step video process:

I used these products on my project:

AA Flity stencil

AA Colorations Spray Barbie

AA Colorations Spray Glorious

AA Colorations Spray Salmon

AA Sorbet Paint Flamingo

AA Sorbet Paint Black Leather Jacket 

AA Velvet Paint Beyond the Reef

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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“Smile” Stenciled Watercolor Scrapbook Layout

 

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share with you a layout that I’ve created using one of my favorite Art Anthology Stencils and Colorations Sprays!  I love the versatility of these sprays, and and am not ashamed to say that I make a way for them to appear in each of my projects!

I’m a huge fan of keeping layouts simple, but also being able to add visual interest at the same time.  That’s not really hard to achieve with the cool stencils and paints that Art Anthology has to offer!

This layout began with white cardstock that’s been primed with gesso and left to dry; I primed the page because I wanted to work the spray with a paintbrush and a little water instead of letting it immediately absorb into the paper.

Using Colorations Spray in “Salmon,” I first apply color with a paintbrush and water-lifting the paper occasionally and letting it run in certain areas.  I dried the spray with a heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with coverage.

After the spray has dried completely, I applied texture to the background using the Morse Code Stencil and modeling paste.

This gives the color a little pop and definitely adds dimension to the background!

While the paste dried, I used paint from our Rust Texture Set in “Amber” to coat a chipboard flower.  All that’s left to do is to assemble the remainder of the layout!

Here are some close-ups of the finished layout!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Sprays: “Salmon”
“Morse Code” Stencil
Rust Texture Set “Amber” 

Other Supplies:
Cardstock, patterned papers, embellishments
Gesso, modeling paste

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some ink on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Cheese Mixed Media Layout for Beginners

Hi everyone. Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout for beginners. I LOVE the Colorations Sprays in the shop and I just want to use them all…all the time. The colors are so vibrant! For this layout, I used six different colors.

Using a paint brush, I brushed the Colorations Sprays onto the cardstock that was initially white with writing. The colors used on this layout include: Granny Smith, Ink Spot, Salmon, Glorious, Plush and Juicy.

I decided to use a variety of Colorations Sprays to create a fun, happy layout and this layout just feels happy to me when I look at it. We had such a great time that day.

I used the Lattice Stencil to create splashes below the matted photos with a palette knife and Velvet Cotton.

I embellished the layout using stickers and chipboard from my stash. It feels good to use up those un-touched embellishments that have been sitting for some time.

Thanks so much for visiting today! What’s your favorite color or colors from our Colorations Sprays?

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Granny, Ink Spot, Salmon, Glorious, Plush, Juicy

Stencil: Lattice

Velvet: Cotton

I hope I inspired you to create a fun mixed media layout using Colorations Sprays and stencils! For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Today/ Mixed Media Layout

Good morning! Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using a variety of mixed media mediums. For this layout, I used Velvet Dimensional Paint (Fiji, Tuxedo). I also used Sorbet in Vegas Gold…PRETTY!!! And I used Salmon and Waimea Bay Colorations Sprays. Love how vibrant these sprays are. GORGEOUS.

To begin, I sprayed the Colorations sprays onto white cardstock. Then, I used the Pebbles stencil and the Vegas Gold Velvet Paint to create a fun patterned at the bottom of the layout.

I dry brushed the Fiji Velvet Dimensional Paint all over the top half of the layout. I had a general idea as to what I wanted this layout to look like and it turned out perfectly.

Once the paint was dry, I sprayed the Waimea Bay Colorations Spray all across the top of the layout and let it drip down. I did this two times. Then I used a heat gun to dry the ink.

I used the Take Flight stencil and the Tuxedo Velvet to paint the birds. Love these little guys!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today. It means so much to me!

https://studio.youtube.com/video/8n1s2HuL-kw/ed

When you have time, take a look at my video to see how this beauty came together! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Products Used:

Stencils: Pebbles StencilTake Flight Stencil

Velvet Dimensional Paint: Fiji, Tuxedo

Sorbet Dimensional Paint: Vegas Gold

Colorations Sprays: Salmon, Waimea Bay

 

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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!

Art Anthology online Store

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Speak your truth – art journaling with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

How’s everyone doing? Summer break is over here in my region and I’m going back to work this week. So I’m carefully planning my creative me-time, because I need it!

I made you an art journal page this time.

If you want to create this too, you can follow my steps:

  1. Add velvet to your page with a paintbrush.

2. Using a babywipe and a stencil, wipe off some velvet to create an interesting background effect.

3. Add some background stamps

4. Add some extra colorand texture by applying the same velvet through the same stencil, only this time using a pallette knife.

5. Add some stone effects elements to your page.

6. While your background is drying, stamp and color an image. I use my colorations sprays as a watercolor for this step.

7. Take out your patina set and create a textured embellishment for your page.

8. Now put everything together and finish your page with a text stamp.

Here are some close ups for you:

 

This is the list of products that I used:

Velvet: Fiji

Stencils: Luna, Bits of grunge

Colorations: Sedona, Sandcastle, Siesta key

Stone effects: Sandstone

Texture set: Patina

That’s it for today, hope to see you again soon!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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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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Thank you for taking an interest and hope to see you next time.
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Art Journal Pages by Lisa

Hi friends! Lisa here today to show you my last art journal pages, made with beautiful Velvet paints & Stencil by Art Anthology!

To start I brushed my pages with white gesso. Then I cutted some pieces of tissue paper, old book pages, scrapbook papers and washi taped and glued on the background with gel medium to make a collage

After with a spatula I applied white gesso to mix the background

I made some stamps with archival inks black and pink. Even if I had to repeat some of them after the coloring process I like to see some signs under the colors, it makes texture!

I chose Velvet Dimensional Paints (Boysenberry, Beyond the Reef and Cotton) and Sorbet Dimensional Paint Flamingo. I applied the colors directly with my fingers, they are so creamy and delicious!

After I applied the Cotton velvet paint to blend the background and to make some stencil. I used 6×9 Lotus from Art Anthology

I still made some stamps and I used a black watercolor pencil to make some marks. I used Cotton paint to make some splatters and I let it dry.

Finally I prepared some embellishments and I glued on my pages. Here some close up photos of my project

I used these Art Anthology products on my project:

Cotton Velvet 

Boysenberry Velvet

Beyond the Reef Velvet

Flamingo Sorbet

Lotus Stencil 6×9

I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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Colorful tags with Daniëlle

Hi there everyone!

Daniëlle here with some colorful tags for you today!

I created them in a couple of easy steps:

  1. Add color with Velvets. Paint your tags.

2. Add structure using different colors of velvet and stencils.

3. While your tags are drying, color some die-cuts using colorations spray.

4. Add some stamping to the colored die-cuts and glue them to your tags.

5. To give my tags some sparkle I applied some clear coats through the cracked stencil.

6. While everything is drying, I stamped some butterflies and colored them with sorbets.

Final step is to put everything together and add a text you like.

Here’s a list of products I used:

Velvet: Taffy, Tango, Gecko green, Fiji, Boysenberry, Dayglow yellow.

Stencils: Chasing butterflies, Twilight, Cracked.

Colorations: Plush, Glorious.

Sorbet: Seaserpent, Cayman, Summer yellow, Flamingo.

Clear coat: Dazzle, Linen.

I hope you like it! See you next time!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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You Make Me Happy Mixed Media Layout

 

Good morning! Nicole here with a pretty mixed media layout I created using the Flity stencil and the Patina Texture set. I love this texture set. It looks sooooo pretty on paper! The colors look perfect against the photos!

 

I covered the veneer flowers using the Patina Seafoam. Then I brushed the Sedona Colorations Spray along the edges using a paint brush. I colored the butterfly using the Sedona Colorations and added a Clear Coat (Linen) to make it shimmer a bit.

Here is a closer look at the Copper Metallic Medium. SOOOOO pretty and it goes on the cardstock/stencil smooth.

I have a feeling I’ll be using the Flity stencil again. I just love it!

I used some papers, chipboard and stickers from Pink Paislee to embellish the layout.

Here is a process video for you to see how easy it is to work with the texture sets along with the stencil and Coloration Spray! Fun stuff!

Supplies Used:

Stencil: Flity

Patina Texture Set

Coloration Spray: Sedona

Clear Coat: Linen

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with the Flity stencil with the Patina Texture set. The texture set is perfect for distressing wood veneer embellishments! Thank you for visiting today!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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