Category Archives: Mud

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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Creating a layout in your art journal with Daniëlle

Hi there!

You all probably know by now my number one art love is art journaling… So I decided to challenge myself and create a mixed media layout in my big art journal.

You can follow my step in the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Create a Layout in Your Art Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close-up pictures of my project:

List of products I used:

Colorations: Glorious, Barbie, Juicy, Plush

Stencils: Moroccan, Hazards, Messy bubbles

Velvet: Taxi cab

Texture paste: Mud

Sorbet: Mi Bella

Stone effects: Bone

Fairy Dust: Ice

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!

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Build Your Wings Layout by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new scrapbook layout enhanced with Art Anthology products. It’s so easy to add to your scrapbook layout using Art Anthology’s paints and sprays. Here I enhanced the paper using  a couple Coloration sprays…. Salmon and Sedona. There are so many Colorations to choose from, this will allow you to custom create your background paper to match or highlight your photos. Using Art Anthology Lattice Stencil provided a fun way to create some wings on my photo. Using Mud Paste and the addition of Diamond Dust glitter while paste is still wet really enhanced the wings. Hope you are inspired to add some Art Anthology products to your next scrapbook layouts. Below is a list of supplies list and also a process video for your pleasure.

Supplies Used :

Stencil-Lattice

Colorations- Sedona , Salmon

Mud Paste

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How to make snow with Mud…

Hello everyone !

We are all in full Winter mode, so why not try to create a Winter project with cold color and snow ? That’s what I did in this layout :

After inking the edges of my background paper with Warm Colorations spray and water, I applied Mud paste over the Gothic stencil, and on the edges too. I did the same with a bunch of coordinate tags.

You know my love for fussy cutting… So I did cut out those branches and snowflakes as my embellishments…

The title of my layout was made with the Expressions stencil and Silver Metal Effect medium :

As usual, you will be able to follow my complete creative process in this video, available as the other DT videos on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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Little box of treasures with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

How was your Christmas? I’m here today with a little heart shaped box that I altered. I wanted to have a box for 2019 in which I could keep some keepsakes to remind me of happy times/memories. This is how it turned out:

If you want to create one of your own you can follow the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Alter a Heart-Shaped Box With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close ups of the yummy details:

I used lots of products so here’s a list for you:

Colorations: Sandcastle, Warm, Siesta Key, Peacock Feather, Barbie

Minx inks: Panache, Decadent

Texture paste: Mud

Stencil: Keyhole

Texture set: Patina set

Metal effects: Copper

Sorbet: Mi Bella

Have a great New Years eve and see you next time!

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Mixed Media Jewelry Christmas Tree by Toni

Merry Christmas everyone, today it’s my turn up on the blog with a new project for Art Anthology. I decided to recycle some old jewelry that I had in my stash and alter it into a Christmas tree decor piece. I used the backside of the canvas for the base of the project and started adding my pieces of jewelry in a shape of a tree, then primed the surface with white gesso. Then I started adding my pretty Coloration sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks.  For more added texture, I also added Mud Paste with art stones to the back of the tree. The outside frame was embellished using AA’s Ringlet stencil as well as Sorbet paints. All the products for AA used are listed below as well as a process video for your pleasure. Hope you have been inspired. Have a magical Christmas season !

Here are the products used:

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

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

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

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

Minx-Stargazer https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Minz-Midnight https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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

Clear Coat-Linen https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects-Silver https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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A little inspiration for you, from Daniëlle

Hi everyone!

Daniëlle here, just popping in, to give you some extra inspiration!

I created these two tags:

In the background I used a combination of colorations sprays (Sandcastle, Siësta Key and Sedona) with Minx shimmering inks (Decadent, Panache) over a layer of Mud and stencils.

To give them a vintage, aged look, I used the texture sets Rust and Patina. I love these sets to add texture and color to elements like the die-cuts on my tags.

All you have to do now is add a beautiful stamp and a text and you’re all done! I hope to inspire you with my project and please show us what you create!

Bye Bye!

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

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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.
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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 !

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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…

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