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Twenty years from now…


Hello, Today I would like to share with you my Art Journal Page about my Bucket List… I don’t have many things on it. Seriously, I have one, but scary for me… I try to show it on my page. But it’s not so obvious. I’ve chosen a M. Twain sentence…

I think It fits for all our Bucket Lists..

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It’s probably funny for all, but I’m just afraid of flying.

I hope I could change it, before I die…

Check out How to Create a Bucket List Inspired Art Journal With AA by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Marta De.


An Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone…

Monica here to share an art journal page with you.

I hadn’t done much in my art journal lately so I decided it was a good time…

Here are some pictures of my completed journal page…

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Follow the link below to my snapguide and check out my process…This was very easy and so much fun to do.

Check out How to Create an Art Journal Page With Art Anthology/Monica Downing by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.




Finnabiar Inspiration

Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I wanted to share a sweet little canvas that I created using Art Anthology Velvet and a bunch of Finnabair inspiration.

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Art Anthology Products Used:  Velvet – Fiji, Mayan Gold, Limeaid &Persimmon. Stucco and one of our stencils.

As you may know the Dream Team was challenged to find and or create new ways of using our favorite Art Anthology Products. I choose to work with the Velvet Line I just love the intensive color and the stunning shimmer.

For My twist I decided to dilute a few of my velvet paints quite a bit to make a water color, it was a lot of fun and I even tried to make a video to show you my process. But please remember this is my first one so there were a few misshapes but I hope you will take a peek 🙂


Now before you go just a few details of the canvas

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Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope that I have inspired you to try something new and make something creative today! If you do please stop by our new Facebook Group and share your project we would love to see!

Thanks again!

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Beauty Within

Michele here today and I would like to share a technique with you today that creates awesome texture along with amazing color for a canvas background.


This canvas is number 2 in a series of canvases I am working on with vintage charlotte dolls and I am thrilled with all of the texture this technique creates.  When you put the gorgeous Art Anthology Colorations on top…oh la la!!

All the details are in the Snapguide.

Check out How to Create a Textured Canvas Background by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are a few details…

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And the sentiment with my Dymo label maker.

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Thanks for joining me today!!  BE INSPIRED!


Color theme wall hanging

Hello my lovely color queens! Kristie Taylor here with another colorful art journey for you!

Today we will create a colorful wall hanging using the awesome Art anthology Paints!

I just loved this months Paint swatch color challenge you can find that here.


so I wanted to make something to hang in my living room to match those colors because they were so beautiful!

Here is my final project:

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Check out How to Paint a Multi Canvas Wall Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial. Now go out there and get some painty fingers!

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Mixed Media Wall Hanging by Jen Waugh

Hi everyone, Jen here today with my last post for June.

I had so much fun creating this little wall hanging, as you can see I have a bit of a stamp addiction. The inspiration for this hanging came from my oldest daughter. She is 24 and has just moved into a new apartment with her friends in Scotland. They are all a pretty diverse bunch so I couldn’t resist using my people stamps and a quote from Alice in wonderland.



As always, here is my Snapguide to give you a step by step on how I created this wall hanging.

Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Wall Hanging by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Hope you like it!!! See you all in July.

Jen xxx



Good morning everyone! Marilyn here today. Our theme this month is Empowerment so we are working with quotes that give us mental strength. When I ran across the one I used, I thought it was perfect. And not only did I use the quote, I actually created the “feeling” using lots of texture.

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Here’s how you can create a similar page:
Check out How to Create a Quote-Based Journal Page by Marilyn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And a few closeups:
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I hope you enjoyed this project and have a great day!



Rusty Canvas, by Marleen


Hi Art Anthology fans!! Marleen here with a new canvas.
I was totally inspired by the color challenge, have you seen it??!!
Amazing!! Check the blogpost HERE  and add your creations.

I made a Rusty Canvas.

Watch the Snapguide tutorial for step by step instructions:

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

Some detail pictures:

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I hope you are inspired again, so have a creative day 😉





Let’s Get Organized!

Hi Art Anthology peeps!  Kathy here today to share with you a project that organizes my supplies and makes creating a bit easier.   Albert Einstein said, “If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”  Well, I don’t feel so bad about my cluttered desk after reading that! But I do like an organized art studio.  Now, I’m not saying it’s clean and organized all the time, but there needs to be some method to the madness.  I need to be able to put my hands on that perfect metal embellishment I purchased in that antique store when I was on vacation in 2008.

Organization gives us mental clarity and simplifies life.  It saves money, time and sanity:  Money, because we are more likely to use what we have instead of buying what we already have. Time, because we aren’t looking for that perfect embellishment we know we have, then settle for something else because we can’t find it. And sanity because, well, you know what I mean!


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With that said, when I got my Art Anthology paints and sprays, I wanted a way to identify colors and textures so I knew what to use on my projects.  It’s my way of simplifying the creative process and ultimately having a more successful outcome!


Color Swatchs for Colorations Sprays

Color Swatch for Colorations Sprays

I purchased two Really Useful Boxes that are deep enough to store the paints and sprays upright.  I added a color swatch to each Colorations Spray cap so it’s easier to identify the spray without taking each one out and reading the label. To do this, I sprayed a small amount of each spray onto white cardstock, punched each color out using a 1/2″ circle punch, then glued it to the cap.  The Sorbets and Velvets already have a color swatch on the cap, so I was set.


Dylusions Art Journal


I also wanted to keep a journal with color swatches of each product and color. I settled on using the Dylusions 9″x12″ journal because I can keep my stencils in the envelope on the inside cover (I love that stinkin’ thing!) and put paint swatches of each product on the pages.  I can also experiment with products on the remaining pages.

I decorated the front of the journal with Art Anthology paints and sprays.

Check out How to Paint an Art Journal Cover With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some detail photos of the cover:

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Here is the rest of the journal:

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I hope I gave you some great ideas for organizing your art goodies!  I would love to hear about your organizational tips or suggestions below.  Now I know my palette knife is around here somewhere ………