Category Archives: Mud

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

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

Shop at the Art Anthology’s online store.

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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50 Shades of Greige by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new canvas. Now “greige is all the rage” and if your not sure what that is it’s a combination of the warm tones of gray with the cool tones of beige….. hence “greige”. It’s muted tones are easy on the eyes provide a sense of tranquility and peacefulness. Coupled with black or walnuts provide a wonderful cozy organic feel. 

Using only a few different products and mixing them either with whites to highlight or black to deepen allowed me to get several different shades of “greige”. Some of the canvas I would like to refer to as a happy accident. 

Art Anthology’s Stone Effect Sandstone really provided that pretty beige tone as well as texture to the project, and the Sorbet in Black Leather Jacket and Linen helped to tone down and deepen my Metal Effects Silver here and there on the canvas.

I believe the addition of the black cardboard and walnut chipboard provided a richness and gave it a more masculine feel. 

I hope I have inspired to become a chemist in your craftroom, start mixing those colors and see what you come up with. You never know you may discover the next color trending on Instagram and Pinterest. Happy creating !!!

Check out How to Create a 50 Shades of Greige Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

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XO XO by Toni

Hi everyone, Happy February, it’s the month of love… and well if you know me you know how much I love steampunk. I love everything about it, the fantasy, the grunge, the unusual, the colors, the Victorian feel to it. It does not limit my imagination, I can go wild with transforming an ordinary object into something crazy and unexpected.

I purchased these two letters quite some time ago at my local craft store on clearance. Originally they were $14.99 a piece…. what !!!! But I got them for $2.00 each, what a steal.

Loaded with lots of yummy textures enhanced with Art Anthology’s paints, sprays and pastes helped achieve the aged look. 

With the use of Art Anthology’s stencil,  drippings from my glue gun and lots of different sized seed beads, my new wall art work started to come alive. 

I just love using unexpected items in my art work and my letter here is filled with floral rocks that were beautifully transformed with Art Anthology’s paints.

Many of my items on this piece were made from paperclay, grunge board or plastic, but the patina’d look that AA’s paste and paints provides transforms them into metal-like piece.

I hope this has inspired you to enter the world of steampunk, don’t be afraid, let your imagination run free and just have fun with it. For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial for your viewing and also below are a list of products from AA that helped me achieve the look I was going for. xoxo Toni
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“Love Always” by Toni

Hi crafty peeps, Toni here with an altered picture frame. Now I purchased this frame at $1.00 store, and I can’t believe the transformation, it came out wonderful. 

Using Art Anthology products once again brought my entire piece together quite easily. Using Mud Texture Paste and then applying a crackle medium over the top was the base of my project. 

Once your paste has dried and has some amazing cracks, I brushed over the top with Black Leather Jacket Sorbet, allow to somewhat dry and then remove with baby wipes to provide an antiqued look.  The flowers were painted with assorted AA paints, topped them off with Metal Effects Gold.

My key was created from paper clay in a mould and aged to perfection with Mud texture paste and then topped with lots of rusty colors from AA’s paints. Gold wire was wrapped and then secured to frame. Hope this has given you new ideas for those inexpensive buys at the store. xoxo Toni

Check out How to Create Texture With Mixed Media Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Let’s Get Artsy With “Confidence”

Happy 2017 everyone, well I’ve never been one for New Years Resolutions because I usually can’t keep them…lol so I have always tried to pick a word to motivate me as a better person. This year my word is “Confidence”.  I hadn’t worked in my art journal book for a while so I new this would be my foundation for my piece.

AA’s Mud Texture Paste is probably one item in my stash I can not be without. I adore texture and I have added inks, seed beads, sand, paint, well you name it I’ve probably added it to this wonderful medium to create with and it never fails me. I used it on this piece to run through a script stencil.

Another one of my favorite art items is my Coloration Sprays, whether I’m spraying, dripping, puddling, splattering, or using them as a watercolor, they are vibrant and have gorgeous highlights. 

Ok and what about the paints, probably my favs are the Metal Effects and Gemstones because of their metallic  properties. All in all Art Anthology’s product definitely allow you to create with confidence. Wishing you a wonderfully creative year, enjoy the journey and process, and embrace your imperfections.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial for your pleasure
Check out How to Create an Art Journal Page With a Personal Touch by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


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Embrace Imperfection Mixed Media Canvas

Hey Crafty Friends Phyllis here again to share my latest design team project.  

One of my favorite projects is creating on a canvas!  

I love the metal embellishment on the dragonfly “Embrace Imperfection”!  I have learned to just let go of what looks like it might not turn out and finish,  99% of the time it’s more than what I’ve imagined in my head.   So keep plugging along in your projects!

 

I used 9 Art Anthology Coloration sprays on this canvas!  I have a snapguide tutorial at the end of this post so you can see the process!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope I’ve inspired you to Embrace Imperfection and create something beautiful!

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Here is a SnapGuide Tutorial

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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