Category Archives: Mud

Dreamer of Dreams Canvas by Toni

Hi artsy friends, it’s Toni here and I have for you a fun and funky canvas today, taking me back to my old macrame days in the 70’s thought I would create a fun dream catcher. Let’s get started.  We have some wonderful new stencils available in our store and today I used Twinkle Lights to create my background using Mud. Then sprayed with Colorations in Siesta Key and Glorious. Minx Shimmering Inks in Panache and Allure added some pretty shimmer. Shine paints in Canary, Teal and Onyx altered up my clay feathers.

I had fun revisiting my “hippie” era…lol and making this very simple dreamcatcher from an old plastic lid, twine and some beads.Hope you have enjoyed this and for your pleasure I have included for you a Snapguide tutorial below…… Peace

AA products used are :

Colorations – Siesta Key, Glorious

Minx- Panache, Allure

Shine – Onyx, Teal, Canary

Mud Paste

Stencil- Twinkle Lights

 

 Check out How to Create a Funky Canvas by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Land Of The Free Journal Page by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s a new month and a new mood board here at Art Anthology and my design team inspiration was from the beautiful blues, reds and grays.

I created a two page journal layout. Sit back as I walk you through this fun process. Using painters tape, create strips across your pages. Using the Twilight stencil and Mud paste I added my stars to the corner of my journal page. Take your spatula and in waves add your texture paste to the uncovered portion of the strips. This will give the appearance of movement in your flag.  Allow your paste to dry completely.  I knew sprayng my strips would be easier but I didn’t have a vivid red so I took the Shine in Ruby and added it to a spray bottle with a little water and shook real good and sprayed away. Gorgeous color and coverage. Now I sprayed my stars with Indigo Colorations Spray.  Heat set all your sprays. Remove your painters tape and reveal your white strips. Taking a fine point Sharpie I wrote the lyrics to Oh Beautiful. Last but not least I used the Metal Effects in Silver with my finger and ran it over all the high parts of the Mud paste on the stars and strips. Then added my title “Land Of the Free Home of the Brave” . Hoping you are inspired by my pages and don’t forget to play along with us and create using our mood board and post it to our Facebook HERE. 

Here is a list of the products used for my journal pages.

Stencils- Twilight 

Shine- Ruby 

Colorations- Indigo 

Metal Effects – Silver 

Mud Texture Paste 

 

 

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#SummerVibes Inspiration Challenge Canvas with Brandy

Hi there Art fans! Brandy here today to share a canvas I made for our #SummerVibes Challenge on the our Facebook Fan page, Adventures in art!
Don’t forget…All members that post and share their #summervibe project will be put into a drawing for one of Marleen van Meerendonk‘s new stencils!!!
Here is our inspiration for you! Any project any style…just use some Art Anthology product on it!!

I decided to make a canvas for my project.  Of course I let those blue skies and water and all that lavender inspire me!

I have created many very subtle textures in the background of my canvas by using my Hurricane, Bubbles, and Take Flight stencils! It wasn’t easy but I tried really hard to keep my coloring to a minimum…so the color that was there would stand out !

Just three simple products were used… my Sky Colorations Spray, and my Orchid and Reef Velvet paints! I built up my Sky color, by adding a few layers of sprays and and watered down my Velvet’s to use them more as watercolors.

I hunted around on the internet to find a title to work with and found a poem by Roald Dahl….LOL, gives me a #SummerVibe, how about you!!??

Here is a tutorial/process video if you’d like to see how I made it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to create a summer project to come and share with us!!!

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Sun Kissed by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project inspired by our pretty moodboard for summer.  I’m calling it  “Sun Kissed”.

The flowers, bright colors and ocean gave me some wonderful inspiration to alter a wooden tag that I had purchased on sale at Michaels. Lots of fussy cutting with the addition of seed beads and prills for texture to the flowers. Art Anthology has fantastic mixed media products that are so user friendly….. please don’t be afraid to dig into these mediums. Combined with Mudd paste, our stencils and a combination of different Colorations sprays the backdrop for my pretty summer piece came together. 

I hope this has inspired you a bit how to use our moodboard to get those creative juices flowing. I’m wishing you a Sunkissed Summer season.  xoxoxo

Below are Art Anthology products that have been used on this piece.

Indigo Blue Indigo Colorations Color Spray Ink Spot Ink Spot Colorations Color Spray - Art AnthologyWaimea Bay Waimea Bay Colorations Color Spray - Art AnthologyTimeless Timeless Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

Shine –Sunrise Shine ~ Sunrise Orange

Velvet-Portobello Portobello Velvet - Art Anthology Kona Kona Velvet - Art Anthology

Stencil Bubbles Bubbles Stencil - Art Anthology Morse Code Morse Code Stencil - Art Anthology

Mud Paste  Mud Texture Paste - Art Anthology Check out How to Create a Fun Summer Project by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered Steampunk Lamp by Toni

Hi crafty peeps, it’s Toni here with a lamp I altered for my craftroom. I purchased this simple lamp at a decor store for $25.00.

I really liked the bones of it but I knew it needed to be spruced up.  I also got these water goggles at the Dollar store and knew they would were intended for this project. 

I had a difficult time getting good photos of this project so I hope you bear with me.

I applied all my old metal pieces that I have collected over the years from garage sales and junk stores, as well as some chipboard pieces, chain, buttons, and plumbers pipes from the hardware store. The goggles were altered with hot glue, Art Anthology’s paint as well as alcohol inks. Art Anthology’s Texture Paste Set in Rust along with Mud Texture Paste helped me accomplish this rusty piece and provided some wonderful textures. Here is a photo out in the light, hopefully you can get a different look at this piece. 

And now I have a new lamp for my craftroom. I hope you have been inspired and you have enjoyed my new project. For your pleasure below is a Snapguide tutorial. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology products used:

Mud Texture Paste

Texture Paste – Rust

Metal Effects – Silver, Copper, Gold

Velvet-Kona

Check out How to Give a Lamp a Steampunk Look by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Rusty ATC’s w/ Brandy

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Boy, this month is flying by, isn’t it??
Though my project today is tiny, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in WOW!

I’m so impressed with these new collections! They are just so easy to use.

 I like to apply a base coat color and put the other two color mediums mostly on the textured areas. Let them dry between coats…but you can use your heat tool for speed. 🙂

Find this Rust Collection Texture Set ans so many more awesome products in the ART Anthology online store!!

Here is a video of my process!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab yourself some plain and boring and rust it up!!


Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Galaxy Notebook

Create your own Galaxy project using amazing products from Art Anthology!

This galaxy technique is everywhere these days! It is very cool and can be achieved in so many ways. Today I will show you how I did mine using products from Art Anthology! I have included a Snapguide tutorial below the photos!

Art Anthology products used to create this:
Minx Shimmering Inks in Stargazer, Immaculate, and Majestic
Gemstones Fluorite and Blue Topaz
Sorbet baby Blue Eyes
Chrome from the Silver Oxide Set
Colorations spray in Plush
Bubbles Stencil

Other supplies:
Small ring-bound sketch pad with black covers
Black gesso
White Acrylic paint
Metal embellishments, key, wings etc. from junk stash
Gritty texture paste (I mixed mini art stones into Art Anthology Mud)
Strong translucent-drying adhesive or medium
Clear Gesso

Check out How to Create a Galaxy Project With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Springy Altered Journal Cover w/ Brandy

Hello there Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share a pretty Altered Journal! It does feel like spring here in the Rockies yet, but a girl can dream, right? 🙂
I’m loving this color mix!

I used several Coloration Sprays to for this project, but didn’t even spray most of them!
I just took the sprayers off and dipped my paintbrush right in!

Here is a process video…. give it a try yourself! 🙂

Here are the Art Anthology products used in today’s creation!
Diamond Grunge Stencil
Dot Matrix Stencil
Seafoam Stone Effects Paint (from the Patina Collection)
Coloration Sprays…
Warm
Patience
Salmon
Clover 
Avocado
Sky

You can find these and so many more awesome products in the Art Anthology online store!
Visit our group on Facebook for more inspiration…or to share your own projects!!
We’d LOVE to see!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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CREATE Rust Altered Sign W/ Brandy


Hi Fans!
My latest project features the yummy texture and colors from Art Anthology Rust Collection Set.
Though I’m not sure if the Rusty gears part really goes with an embroidery hoop, it sure fits my style!


It’s a super easy project with a striking finished product!

Get your own set!
Rust Texture Collection Set

Also used for this project…
Retro Stencil
Mud

Here’s a video tutorial with the process!

I hope I’ve my project has inspired you to grab some Art Anthology products and get a little messy! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Spring has Sprung!

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here sharing a fun Spring project with you today!
Spring is truly one of my favorite seasons because of the soft pretty color palette.

Spring color time! Yay! Art Anthology has many beautiful ones to choose from for all of your Spring projects!!

AA Products Used:

AA Sorbet Pixie
AA Sorbet Tink
AA Sorbet Cameo
AA Sorbet Sunshine
AA Velvet Orchid
AA Mud

 

I was inspired by this beautiful color palette and nature! Below I have included a full Snapguide tutorial on how I created this as well as some closer views. Enjoy!

 

Check out How to Create a Fun Spring Plaque by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that you enjoyed it and create something Spring! Please share if you do on our Facebook Adventure page HERE.

Art Anthology products used here as well as many more are conveniently available for online ordering HERE.

Until next time! Stay Crafty!

Jenn

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