Category Archives: Mud

Altered Art Journal Cover by Toni

Hi everyone…. Toni here with a fun and easy way to spruce up your art journal cover using Art Anthology products. First prepping the surface with gesso then I adhered different elements to the cover, such as grungeboard letters and latex lace.  I decided to use “Anthology” as my title which I feel is perfect  Merriam Webster says:  anthology  noun an·​thol·​o·​gy  Definition of anthology  1a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music. 

I used two different stencils (listed below) and Mud Texture Paste to give more yummy texture. Finished off with some Vintage Gold wax for highlights. Hope you enjoyed  and take one of your journals or album covers and give it a face lift. For your pleasure I have included a process video below. Happy creating ! xoxo Toni

AA Products used are :

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Chevron, Beehive

Colorations Sprays-Indigo, Granny Smith, Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key, Timeless

Sorbet-Glass 

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Altered wooden Christmas tree.

Hi everyone, Marleen here with a Christmas home deco project .

I love to alter and this time a wooden Christmas tree. I found it at the Garden Center Christmas marked here in the Netherlands.
View the snapguide tutorial for instructions:
Check out How to Create This Wooden Christmas Tree. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Materials:
Velvet: Fiji, Reef
Colorations: Ink spot, Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust: Ice
Texture set: Rust – Sorbet Amber
Stencil: Twilight
Mud

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.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Adventure Awaits Layout by Toni

Hi everyone…. hope you are having a nice November and today I have a fall type layout to show you how versatile our stencils are here at Art Anthology. Over the past couple years I have fallen in love with mixed media mainly because of the freedom it allows and the textures you get to experiment with. But many of us are scrapbookers and you may think “mixed media isn’t for me.” Well let me tell you once you start playing with it on your layouts there is no going back. I now look back at some of my older layouts and am amazed how much more of my own personal expression is displayed thankfully from the help of mixed media products.  You can get as textured as you want or as simple as you want, it just depends on your own creative eye and preference. On this layout I only used one of our stencils but it happens  to have 3 different patterns on it, so I utilized each one differently. 

     Scales Stencil

Art Anthology’s Mud is perfect to run through the stencil for some texture but the paints, being a gel base are dimensional and they can be run through a stencil as well.It’s fun too if you don’t have just that perfect patterned paper on hand you can take plain cardstock and spray through the stencils for a pattern of your liking. Art Anthology has so many different styles of stencils to choose from.Below I have provided a video so you can watch my creative process and maybe I’ll be able to share a technique or two with you on ways to add just a little bit of something different on your layouts.

Thank you and have a crafty month !

Our Facebook page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/groups/741057632686564/

Art Anthology products used:

Mud Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Sorbet-Leaf https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencil-Scales https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations-Sandcastle https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Enjoy The Ride Journal Page by Toni

Hi everyone, well it’s the last day to create something for Halloween and this really was an impromtu project. Playing in my art journal always gives me the freedom to try new things, not to stress just have fun and I hope this post encourages you to do that as well.

Keeping in  this month’s moodboard I came up with this page.  Mixed Media often intimidates many of us, including myself at times and that is why I push myself to “Play”. If you’ve ever been surfing the web and you see some artist with this unbelievable talent, I guarantee they will say, they “Play” with their paints, inks, paper just to see the effects they can get. I’m a firm believer “use it or lose it”… in other words the more you create and experiment the more accomplished you become. Layers upon layers of fun is what mixed media is all about, and sometimes you may come upon that so-called “Happy Accident”.  One technique I tried on this page was to add Seth Aptner’s Baked Enamel embossing to my wet AA Mud Texture Paste and see what kind of effect I would get, and yes I loved it. It bubbled and chipped and cracked and you know all that wonderful stuff. Something else I wanted to try was my Sorbet “Glass” to see if I can use it as an adhesive for my foiling and gilding flakes, and what do you know it worked.  Below I have a video so you can watch my creative process for this journal page.

So start some art journaling and just “Play” … Remember there is no need to be afraid of mixed media, just enjoy the ride.

AA Products Used:

Sorbet – Glass

Colorations- Sky, Juicy, Siesta Key

Minx Shimmering Inks-Panache, Decadent, Radiance

Stencil-Lattice 

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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  !

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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!

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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!

Art Anthology Adventures in Art

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Vintage Jack-O-Lantern by Toni

Happy October everyone! For my DT project I decided to create something fun to place on my table for Halloween. It’s whimsical and I used several of AA’s great products. Hope you are inspired.A paper mache ball and cone was transformed into “Jack” O Lantern, all ready for the upcoming festivities. He’s got his party hat on and he’s ready to have fun !  Jack’s head was given texture with Mud Paste and also Terracotta from the Rust Set. 

The fringe around his hat and neck were created with crepe paper stained with Colorations in Juicy, Raider and Plush. Collage paper for his body was made of tissue paper that was coffee stained and then stenciled with Sorbet-Imperial.

Hope you enjoyed and I have a YOUTUBE video for you to watch the creative process if you desire. Have a spook-tacular month ! 

Products used :

Mud Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations- Juicy https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Raider https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Plush https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Sorbet-Imperial https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencil-Blocked https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Rust Paste Set https://www.artanthology.net/products…

 

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Altered Embroidery Hoop with Brandy

Happy October friends! Brandy here to share my latest creation…an altered embroidery hoop! I picked up this gem at my local thrift store and knew there was going to be fun with it!

I used the dainty little chipboard daisies as my inspiration!

 

I used some of my favorite Coloration Sprays and came up with this beautiful background!
I knew when decided on the black wood title piece, that these fun little ladies would have to be added as well.

I’ve made a tutorial/process video to show you how.

Art Anthology products used in today’s project include:

Dot Matrix Stencil
Mud Texture Paste
Sky Colorations Color Spray
Timeless Colorations Color Spray
Cotton Velvet

Find these and many more amazing products at our online store.
Stop by our Facebook group page Adventures in Art for more inspiration or to share your own creations with us!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

I do this thing called what I want…

Hi guys!

I’ve had a crazy busy couple of weeks, how are you? To de-stress and relax I take out my journal and start messing around in it. This is my creative proces. So for today I’ve got a messy art journal page for you.

You can follow my creative proces with the Snap tutorial I created for you:
Check out How to Create This Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close up pictures:

To bring everything together and add some contrast, I used quite some Raider colorations spray. Don’t be afraid to add black, it looks great!

Thanks for reading along, see you next time!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Steel, Raider, Wild Orchid

Minx ink: Majestic

Stencils: Wheel, Lotus

Texture paste: Mud

Sorbet: Black Leather Jacket

Shine: Grape Purple

Velvet: Cotton

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!

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail