Category Archives: Metal-Effects

Altered Mini Clipboard Calendar w/ Brandy

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Brandy here to share a cut Altered Clipboard with you. Not only is it a little piece of art, it’s a calendar!

I used the bubble Stencil and a few Colorations sprays to color the background and the super-cool new Oxidized Silver Texture Set for the hardware and a few more accents.

Here is a Snapguide Tutorial! I hope you find it useful!
Check out How to Make a Mini Clipboard Calendar W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Adventures in Art to share your own projects or to just sit back and be inspired!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Rusty Journal Cover with Brandy

Happy New Year Art fans! Brandy here so share a project I made with my new Rust Texture Collection Set!

This set might just seem like three little jars of paint…but the magic you create with them is amazing! If you’ve been thinking about investing in a rust collection, now is the time!
The perfect colors have been chose, even the grit has been added!

In just about an hours time, I was able to alter this journal cover into something that looks like it’s been around for a while and seen a lot of weather! 🙂

Products used today are available in our Online Store as well as many other great items!!
Mud Texture Paste
Chevron Stencil
Tuxedo Black Velvet Paint
Rust Texture Collection Set

Here’s a video how to!

Stop by our FB group page Adventures in Art for more inspiration or to share your creations with us!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get your fingers rusty and craft something awesome!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!

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Never change art journal page with Josefine

Hi Art Anthology fans 🙂

I was in a play mood and wanted to try what happens when you mix crackle paint with Colorations Sprays. I had a blast mixing colors and watching them disapear in the cracks and creating fun patterns.

I thought that it ended up looking like dragon scales, so I grabbed one of my dragon stamps and designed the layout for the page. You can watch the entire process here:

These are the Colorations sprays and Velvet and Sorbet paints I’ve used:

Unfortunately, that was my last post for the Art Anthology design team. Feel free to follow me on my blog, if you want to see more of my creations 🙂

Thanks so much to all of you for watching my videos and reading my posts. I had a blast with this team and will definitely continue drooling over all their amazing projects

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Winter Wonderland tag with Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans!!!

Marleen here with some winter inspiration.

In the Netherlands the Garden Centers always inspire me before Christmas.
I always buy crystals, stars and many embellishments that I can use for my mixed media projects.

This year I did it again 😀

Watch the video tutorial and see how this tag was created.

Some detail pictures:

Hope you are inspired for some wonderful winter projects 😉

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page with Josefine

Hi everyone,

It’s Josefine and I’m back with a new art journal page for you. I love to try new things. This time it’s a new type of layout for me – leaving some white space (ooooph, I know right?). But I think that you have to challenge yourself every now and then, so I started with some texture for the background.

Then I covered the center of the page with Velvet and Sorbet paints and tried to blend these very well. I needed two layers of paint to get the effect I wanted. Even though I added some splatters here and there I kept the border of the page pretty white. Challenge accomplished 🙂

But see for yourself during my video tutorial:

What do you think? Do you like white spaces on an art journal page or do you prefer covering everything?

Supplies Used


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Grungy Patina Altered Paintbrush W Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans!! Brandy here to share an altered paintbrush that looks like it’s seen it’s share of the weather…or has it!? 🙂

I must say I had a ton of fun playing with the Art Anthology Patina Texture Set! The effects and character are amazing!

A paintbrush has been on my list of things to alter for some time now. You can use an old one you have around the house or pick up a cheap new one just about anywhere.

So dig around in your stash to find some little objects and embellishments to alter!
Here is a vdeo tutorial I made to show you just hoew easy it can be to use the Patina Texture kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and giving it a watch! Happy Crafting!

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Fun Altered Fall Paintbrush

Hi Art Anthology Fans!! Today I am going to show you what I created using inspiration from our November moodboard! This Fun Altered Fall Paintbrush!

How did I create this? Read on for more……….

In addition to the amazing Art Anthology colors featured on the mood board, Limeaid Velvet, Bronze Metal EffectsDecadent Minx, Gold Dust Minx, and Radiance Minx, I also added some Red Velvet Sorbet and Bankroll Minx. As you can see all of these colors work very well together to create a great Fall palette! By adding the Minx Shimmering Inks in coordinating colors you will achieve a glittery and glossy finish to your project.

 

Here are a few pictures close up to show detail. After these please click on the snapguide for a full tutorial!

Check out How to Alter a Paintbrush for Fall by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Imagine… your bookmarks !

Hello there, it’s Valerie !

Back to papercrafts after few off-the-page projects ! This time I created for you few bookmarks, using Colorations sprays, mediums and stencil from the Art Anthology store :

The chevron pattern came from the Chevron stencil used with Lagoon Velvet medium. I just added few stamps and washi tapes to complete the design.

I obtain the background by spraying Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers. I added the washi tapes before stenciling, and then Stamped in black ink. The Gold Metal Effects higlight some of the stamped patterns. I also sprayed some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust to add some shine to the project.

Once again I used a white gel pen to give dimension to the stamps. You can see the entire process on video (here or on the Art Anthology channel) :

Thank you for stopping by today ! Hope to see you soon…

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Color My World by Toni

Hi everyone, I’m up on the blog today using some old dried up ready for the trash craft items, but if you are like me, sometimes it’s real hard to discard things.  I decided to take this paint palette that I’ve used in the past for rusting my pieces, and old paint brush that has seen better days,  a canvas that had been started in the past but I really wasn’t fond of it , and some package materials from previous art supplies in order to provide me a new inspiration piece.

Here was my rusty old paint palette that was ready for the garbage.  Hard to believe anything good could be created from this, but with Art Anthology paints I was able to get some vibrant splatters to my canvas and color palette which brought the entire project together. Check around your craft room to see what you might be able to alter. Take a moment to enjoy my snapguide tutorial below on my creative journey with this project.  Photographed below are also the colors I used for this creation. 

Check out How to Make a Fun Project Using Items Ready for the Trash by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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