Category Archives: Mud

The Best Day Ever by Toni

Hi everyone… some of my most favorite times  are spent outside, in the garden, or taking walks, and I love to incorporate textures and colors that I experience outside on my layouts. Hope you enjoy this process. 

My layout is of my sister, brother-in-law and niece and we were all at the beach and it was definitely “The Best Day Ever. I started my backdrop using AA’s Mud Texture Paste and Stone Effect Concrete ran through a brick stencil and then dribbled Colorations in Avocado in between the bricks for a moss effect.

My flowers were plain white flowers that I hot glued together and made individual blooms and then once again spritzed them with Colorations in Avocado and Granny Smith and sprinkled with some pretty coordinating glitter.

Anybody that knows me knows I love textures and using my Colorations again I colored my art stones to tucked them inbetween and underneath my florals. 

Once again Art Anthology paints come to the rescue to provide just what is needed to make a layout successful. Get your hands on some of these amazing products, you will not be disappointed. Here’s wishing you “The Best Day Ever”. 

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations- Granny Smith, Avocado

Stone Effects – Concrete 

Check out How to Capture a Garden Vibe on Your Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Moody Blues by Toni

Hi everyone… have you seen our mood board this month ? It’s plump full of inspiration and gorgeous blue tones. 

For my inspiration I pulled from the beautiful blues of course, the wood grain on the door, the graytones, the pretty mosaic print and the funny circles. Here is what I came up with.

I had a photo of my daughter in black and white and I reprinted it in an ombre effect with the blues for my focal point. The background first I used our pretty gothic stencil and sponged on some Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket and once dry I ran through Mud Texture Paste through the same stencil.The it was time for some fun with splatters here and there and I also dipped my lids in the paint for some pretty circles. The photo above you can see what a pretty shine the Minx Shimmering Inks provides on your projects. Just dripped this down the sides of my layout. It’s always fun to use unexpected items for your titles, these were little wood pieces that I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hold, using archival black ink I stamped my letters and added the brads. With the addition of some crystal seed beads in my flowers and some sterling glass glitter for added texture. I hope you will join us this month and be inspired by our beautiful mood board, please also post it on our Facebook page HERE so we all can be inspired by your creativity.  Happy creating xoxo Toni

AA products that were used to create this layout.

Stencil-Gothic 

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations- Indigo   Ink Spot

Fairy Dust- Sterling

Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket    Honolulu Blue

Velvet-Reef 

Check out How to Be Inspired by a Mood Board by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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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Be Authentic by Toni

It’s that time again crafty peeps, let’s step back in time for a bit and get messy with our AA products and maybe a fun new technique to give those photos an old vintage look.

Using an old piece of packaging for my backdrop I covered it first with kraft glassine paper all wrinkled up and glued down, then Sorbet Chocolate added to the top gave it a leather appearance. 

To enhance the photo, I embossed it  with UTEE 3 times !!!! Very Important , the thicker the embossing the better. Then stick it in the freezer for a bit and remove it and bend photo slightly to crack….. whaaa laaaa !

Sorbet  Kenyan Copper mixed with craft sand painted on top of my hot glue rivets, and topped with a bit of Metal Effect Silver and a bit of steampunk style. Along with assorted ephemera and raw chipboard pieces. 

More paints and sand added to the title frame and key to give it that nice rusty appearance

Hope this has sparked something within that artsy mind of yours and wishing you a wonderfully creative week. Below are a list of products I used  as well as a snapguide tutorial for your pleasure. xoxo Toni 

Art Anthology Products Used

Metal Effects-Silver

Sorbet   – Kenyan Copper     Black Leather Jacket    Chocolate

Stencil – Dot Matrix

Check out How to Add Vintage Appeal to Your Piece With AA’s Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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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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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Naked Beauty by Toni

Hi all our artsy followers, today I’m on the blog with a layout I created featuring an “au natural” photo I took at the beach of the gorgeous colors in the sand as well as pretty textures of shells, pods, feathers and drift wood…. all of natures eye candy. I love photographing  mother nature stripped down, in the raw. The textures, the organic feel is truly healthy for my soul. I did add some florals as well as moss, shells and different sizes of art stones to enhance, but the foundation was provided by Art Anthology’s Mud Texture Paste run through the pretty Bubbles stencil. As well as splashes here and there of AA’s paints using Sorbet, Velvets and Stone Effects. (Below are a list of products used. )Instant coffee  spritzed with water also provided for some warmth and depth to my layout. I hope you have been inspired to photograph the unexpected. Embrace what has been provided to you by the earth’s complexion, photograph it and then get messy with your mixed media products in order to save those memories. 

Products used are:

Velvets-Terracotta, Tuxedo

Stone Effects-Concrete

Sorbet-Chocolate

Stencil-Bubbles

Mud Texture Paste

Enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below for my step x step process.

Check out How to Be Inspired by Mother Nature by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I Love You Daddy by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s my turn on the blog today with a project I’m dedicating to my daddy. This is a photo of him when he was around 3 years old so probably taken about 1938.

I had purchased this canvas on clearance and it had burlap on the front of it which really added to the texture of the piece, but combined with Art Anthology paints, seed beads and texture powders I really think it gave it that masculine touch.

A little sprinkle of instant coffee on my chipboard pieces and spritzes of water gave them a grungy natural look. Hope you enjoyed my piece and wishing all the daddy’s out there a Spectacular Father’s Day this month !!!.

For your pleasure I have provided a snapguide tutorial for my step x step process.
Check out How to Have Fun With Your Mixed Media Products. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Here is a list of beautiful AA products used:

Velvet paints – Tuxedo , Fiji , Terracotta

Sorbet – Chocolate, Pixie, Mint Julep

Stencil -Blocked

Mud Texture Paste

 

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Altered wooden panel.

Hi peeps,
Marleen here with a new project.
In a store here in the Netherlands (a bit like the 1dollar shop) I fount this wooden panel. It was grey but I liked the shape of it.
A little gesso first made it better already!

So my creative flow came…

Watch the Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Alter This Wooden Home Deco Panel. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

   

Art Anthology Materials:

Art Anthology Colorations – Juicy
Art Anthology Colorations – Waimea Bay
Art Anthology Colorations – Ink Spot
Art Anthology Velvet – Terracotta
Art Anthology  Metal Effects – Copper
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Gilded Gold
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Ice

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Hope you are inspired!
Have a creative day 😉

Hugs,

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It’s Time For Spring by Toni

Happy May everyone, our mood board this month provides crisp yummy colors to inspire you with this months projects.

April showers bring May flowers so my next project is all about making these cute little blossoms. First let me thank Holly Young (youtubber ) for her money saving tip on making the fluffy material for the flowers. And to provide more

I started with a canvas and utilized the back side to provide some dimension to my piece. Using Art Anthology Mud and some Coloration Sprays I created a brick background.

Art Anthology Metal Effects Silver with a little bit of Black Soot DI gave my chipboard gate and clock a pewter look.

Reindeer moss added to inside of canvas provided a nice mulchy area to start adding my flowers. Don’t let these little blossoms intimidate you, they are a bit tedious but so easy and so much fun. 

Hope this allowed you to discover a new way to use Art Anthology’s vibrant products. Wishing you a garden of creativity. xoxo Toni

For your pleasure check out my Snapguide Tutorial for this canvas below.
Check out How to Get Creative With Crushed Styrofoam by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js
The following products were used to create my canvas:

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations Sprays-Sunshine, Warm, French Toast, Clover, Indigo, Barbie

Minx Shimmering Inks – Allure, Bankroll, Magestic

Fairy Dust-Gilded Gold077

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