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Together Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone! Do you ever feel giddy when completing a crafty project? I don’t usually get really excited about my work, but this layout has me feeling giddy and happy! This must be one of the longest projects I have ever created on a layout… I worked on this piece for a good two hours…but the end result is totally worth while. I just love it!

To begin, I mixed a little bit of the  Flamingo Sorbet Dimensional Paint with some of the Glass Sorbet Dimensional Paint to lighten up the color a bit. I wanted more of a bubblegum pick background. I used a silicone brush to scrape the paint across the cardstock so the paint was nice and even. 

Once the pink was dry, I added a few layers of the Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint across the top of the layout. I added about four layers of the Mermaid paint so the color would be as vibrant as possible. This took time because I had to make sure each layer was completely dry before applying the next layer, otherwise the paint would look muddy. 

After the paint was completely dry, I decided to add some of the Vegas Gold Dimensional Paint. The colors look soooooo pretty together! I used the Metal Effects Dimensional Medium and Flity Stencil to create silver flowers at the bottom of the layout.

Since I only had clear jewels I used my markers to color them! They look perfect! Then I cut two hearts free-handed from cardstock and painted them to use as frames for the layout.

Since I didn’t have any embellishments that would go well with the colors with the exception of a few stickers I used stamps and markers to create the flowers! This took a lot of time, but I enjoyed the process!

Products Used:

Sorbet Dimensional Paint (GlassVegas GoldFlamingoMermaid)

Metal Effects Dimensional Medium

Flity Stencil

Coloration Spray: Raider

Stamps/Markers: Altenew

Embellishments: Citrus Twist/Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp 

What is your favorite thing about this layout? I love everything about it! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I inspired you to try one of my techniques from this layout!


Season’s Greeting Card by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, I am back with another project share and today I decided to create a Christmas card. I have to admit I am not a card maker but I had so much fun creating this one that I may have to create some more.

Season's Greetings Card by Farrel Tailor
  1. To start my card I used an old music sheet from my stash and sprayed all over using Colorations Spray – Warm. Once dry, I then tore to fit my card.
Warm colorations spray

2. I inked the edges of my music sheet with Vintage Photo archival Ink and then stenciled the whole area of the sheet using AA’s Clear Coat Dimensional Medium – Splashed and Art Deco stencil.

Art Deco stencil
Splashed Sorbet Dimensional Paint

3. Next I painted my Green Tara large Poinsetta flower with Gold Metal Effects medium using a paint brush. I applied 2 coats of this for complete coverage.

Gold Metal Effects Paint

4. Next I used a paint brush to paint my chipboard flourishes using Minx Shimmering Ink. Make sure you give this a good shake to make sure all the shimmering goodness is throughout the ink.

Minx Shimmering ink - Decadent

5. Then all there is needs to be done is adhere everything to the card and I found some Christmas stamps in my stash which I used on some white card stock and used Vintage Photo archival Ink. The backing of the sentiment I used some glitter paper and adhere a piece of ribbon from my stash also.

Christmas Card

Products Used

Colorations Sprays: Warm

Stone Effects Dimensional Medium: Sandstone

Clear Coats Dimensional Medium: Splashed

Minx Shimmering Ink: Decadent

Stencil: Art Deco

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DAYDREAMER Mixed Media Layout

Happy Friday! I have an adorable layout to share with you today. Isn’t my baby nephew the cutest? I can’t wait to snuggle him this weekend!

I kept this layout pretty simple, keeping the focus on the photo, using different shades of browns/cream.

To begin, I sprayed white cardstock using the Sandcastle Coloration Spray. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

Then I grabbed the Sedona Coloration Spray to add some color to the layout. I sprayed the Coloration Spray onto plastic packaging and them placed it over the layout so I had more control of the ink.

I sprayed water on the packaging as well to help the ink blend easier.

I repeated the process a few times until I was satisfied with the background.

Once the background was completely dry, I added a few embellishments. I used the Rust Truffle Stone Effects and the Patina Copper Metal Effects to alter the veneer hearts.

Here is what they look like once covered with the mediums and when they are dry. Gorgeous! You can do this with chipboard too!

Here are a few close-ups of the layout.

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Sandcastle, Sedona

Rust Texture Set: Rust Truffle Stone Effects

Patina Texture Set: Patina Copper Metal Effects

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Happy Halloween Mixed-Media Tag


Hey everyone and Happy Halloween!  Suzanne here today to share with you a mixed-media Halloween tag!  I had loads of fun creating this tag using several of our Art Anthology paints and mediums!

I began with a manila tag that’s been primed using black gesso and covered with birch tree die-cuts.  At the bottom of the tag, I wet and bunched up plaster paper; I sped up drying with a heat gun then painted over the top with several tones of AA paints to give a muddy or dirty appearance.

 While the tag dried, I freehand cut “headstones” and  applied a coat of Stone Effects in Sandstone (I used a heat tool to dry).  I love how it actually feels rough and gritty like actual stone!  I layered a couple of layers of Silver Metal Effects on top of the Sandstone (drying between layers).

As seen on the finished tag, the bats have been painted using AA Sorbet in “Black Leather Jacket.”  In addition, I applied a top coat of AA Sorbet “Glass” to add even more of a glitter effect!

The chipboard stars are painted with AA Gold Metal Effects, and the trees are coated with a layer of AA Sorbet in “Dazzle.”

The die-cut pumpkin is painted with AA Velvet “Tango” then heat embossed with thick embossing powder.

It’s amazing what you can create with paper and your favorite Art Anthology Paints.  This tag was super fun to create, and would be a great Halloween craft for the kiddos!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet “Tango”
Stone Effects “Sandstone”
Metal Effects “Silver, Gold”
Sorbet “Glass, Dazzle, Black Leather Jacket” 

Other Supplies:
manila tag
paper die-cuts
chipboard pieces

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!


Enjoy the Journey – A Journal Page

Hello, today I am sharing with you a journal page made  with Art Anthology products. I love art journaling; I find it freeing, relaxing and rejuvenating all in one. Butterflies are one of my favorite subjects in my journal pages as they too are freeing. I chose the quote “Enjoy the Journey” for this page. It applies to my life right now, ups and downs and windy roads. Of course the butterflies represent my journey.

I have a full tutorial below showing how  I made this page step by step.
The Art Anthology products I used are:
Messy Bubbles Stencil 6 x 9 
Colorations Spray –  Granny Smith
Colorations Spray – Glorious
Gold Metal Effects 

Other products used:
texture paste
matte medium
collage paper
double sided tape
paper towel

  1. Begin by adding texture paste through the Messy Bubbles Stencil. Allow to dry thoroughly.

2) Using matte medium, stick down the collage elements and allow to dry.

3) Now go over the page with gesso. You can wipe back areas that you want the collage elements to show.

4) Spray the page with Colorations Granny Smith and Glorious sprays. Use a paper towel to dab off any excess. Allow to dry.

5) Using a palette knife, spread on Metal Effects Gold Dimensional Medium.

6) Dilute some gesso and add white splatters to the page.

7) Finally, decide where you want to place your embellishments and use double sided tape to stick them on.


I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Everyday Life Mixed Media Layout

Happy Wednesday all! We are halfway through the week. Who’s looking forward to the weekend? Raises hand. Until then, I would like to share this layout I created using the Border Stencil, Colorations Sprays (Ink Spot, Sedona) and the Silver Oxide Nickel Medium.

I snapped this photo a few months ago while I was at my little beach relaxing… They were soooo pretty. Their coloring was so gorgeous with a hint of turquoise blue… LOVE. Normally, when I scrapbook a layout, I do not plan anything… I find a photo that I love and just start working my magic!

I used Pink Paislee’s Indigo and Ivy collection to create this layout. Love the colors in this collection. It is a perfect fit for the photo.


Once the Nickel Medium was dry, I glued the buttons in the center of the flowers I Created with the border stencil to add dimension.

The Ink Spot and Sedona Colorations Sprays  look so pretty on this layout. The colors are so vibrant.


Products Used:

Border Stencil

Colorations Sprays: Ink Spot, Sedona

Here’s a video so you can see how this layout came together. Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Mixed Media Beach Board by Toni

Hi everyone… hope you are all having a nice month of August. Today I have for you a clip board I purchased from the dollar store and I transformed it into a beachy layout, featuring my daughter and my niece about 25 years ago… Hope you enjoy. I started by adding some wood grain paper and then priming the surface for my sprays and paints. Using some drift wood from the beach, twigs from my yard, fishnet, and paper clay elements provided lots of yummy texture. Applying my Colorations Sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks really brought this to life. All of the supplies used will be listed below. Take the unexpected and turn it into a keepsake to hold your memories. I hope you will give this a try. I also have a process video below for your viewing. Wishing you a day filled with peace & love…. hugs

Supplies used:

ColorationsTimeless, Wiamea Bay, Siesta Key, Sandcastle, Granny Smith

Minx Shimmering InksDecadent, Gold Dust


Metal EffectsGold

Stone EffectsBone


Create Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!!! Farrel here to share my very first design team member creation. Today I have created a double art journal page using Metal Effects Medium, Colorations Sprays and some stencils.

  1. To start I covered my pages with white gesso and then use Metal Effects – Dimensional Medium in the Silver with a stencil.

2. Once dry, I then sprayed my with some water and then sprayed Colorations Sprays in Siesta Keys, Peacock Feathers and Indigo in that order. The water helps the colours blend.

3. For my title, I stenciled “Create Art” using black archival ink and then cut the 2 pieces out and mounted onto black cardstock.

4. I wanted to colour the stamped butterflies so I used the same sprays for my background and used an aqua pen (water pen) to create a watercolour effect.

Here is some more pictures of the finished page

Art Anthology Products Used

Metal Effects – Silver

Colorations Spray – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Indigo

Stencils – Diamond Grunge, Soliloquy

Please feel free to watch the process video below and thank you for dropping by, I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal book with Art Anthology products.

Farrel xx

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Upcycled lid

“FLY” – An Upcycling Project

Hello! I am Suzette Hussey, a mixed media artist, and sculptor from Jamaica. This is my first post as an Art Anthology Dream Team member and I am super stoked to be sharing a fabulous upcycling project!

Upcycled Lid

I just love upcycling, repurposing, whatever you want to call it. In this project, my canvas is a metal lid off of a mosquito candle.  I add eggshells for texture and decorate with Colorations Sprays and Metal Effects Gold Paint. I then add a butterfly embellishment as my focal point and the word “Fly”.

Upcycled Lid

To finish off I add some wooden beads.

Here is a full supply list:

Art Anthology products used are:
Colorations Spray – Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Metal Effects – Gold

Other supplies needed:
metal lid
12″ – Jute twine
4″ of wire – 18 gauge
crushed eggshells
gel medium
butterfly embellishment
a scrap of paper for stamping on
black ink pad and letter stamps
foam tape
wooden beads
floral tape (optional)
basic craft tools

Follow along as I show you how to make your own OOAK masterpiece.

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by.

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Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop by Toni

Hi everyone, today I have a fun altered project that you can create using fabric and Art Anthology’s products.  I started with my embroidery hoop with muslin material.  I added some texture paste through one of our stencils and then began adding my pretty colors of Sorbets, Velvets & Coloration Sprays. For some of my embellishments I used hot glue and used them in sea shell molds. Then I primed them with gesso and continued using the beautiful AA products on them. Fun summery project, I hope you enjoyed and for your pleasure I have a video tutorial below. Have a spectacular day !

Art Anthology supplies used:

Stone Effects: Bone

Sorbet-Kenyan Copper


Metal Effects-Gold


Minx Shimmering Inks:


Gold Dust

Coloration Sprays:


Sand Castle


Stencil-Large Doily

Craft Mat