Category Archives: Metal-Effects

Collect Beautiful Moments by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project. It’s springtime here in the U.S. one of my favorite times of the year, so I decided to create a butterfly canvas.  It was time to bust out the Sculpture Medium. I’ve been wanting to play with this for some time. Once my cheesecloth was completely dry it was stiff as a board and took to Art Anthology’s mediums and spray beautifully.

I think this will be a pretty addition to my altered canvases in my studio. I also utilized my new Paper Clay Moulds and created some of my own embellishments to enhance my canvas. 

Wishing you a beautiful springtime and hoping you “Collect Beautiful Moments” along the way.

For your enjoyment I have including a Snapguide tutorial below for my step x step process.
Check out How to Create Dimension Using Sculpture Medium by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mini Mixed Media Tag Album with Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans! I’m here to share a very fun project! Yes, it’s a mini album, but it also folds out to be a pretty decoration you can add a few pictures to.

I used a few AA stencils and a couple AA paints to create the one of a kind background for each tag page. A couple of pieces of chipboard and some ribbon later, and you have yourself a pretty little mini album. 🙂

As usual, I’ve made a Snapguide Tutorial for this project! Come give it a try!
Check out How to Make a Tag Mini Album With Art Anthology Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!

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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
Check out How to Unleash the Steampunk Within Yourself by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

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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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Butterflies and Blooms Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Art Anthology fans! Today I’m here to share a pretty mixed media canvas I made,  just waiting to be adorned with a pretty picture!
Can you believe just one scrap of paper can be so inspiring?? Pick out paper or an embellishment you love, and let your imagination and  some AA products do the rest!

Put on chipboard pieces or metal accents, Metal Effects can give the perfect effect!

Isn’t it pretty!? Head on over to the Snapguide tutorial and let’s have some fun!!
Check out How to Make a Pretty Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are the Art Anthology Products used:

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Mixed media Christmas ornament

Hi there ! Valerie today to show you how to upcycle your old ornament with Art Anthology paints !

I have more than few of those old scratched ornament in my basement, and wanted to upgrade them for this Christmas, so I came up with an idea, and I will share it with you… I started with the ugly blue one on the picture and ended with the red on the back ! I made a video tutorial following the exact same techniques to make a white one… You will find the tutorial and the list of AA products at the end of this post.

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The result is an incredible textured brand new ornament, and you can make in the color of your choice !

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After applying gesso over the ornament, I use Dimensional paint in Stone effect to cover it, plus gelato and gold Fairy Dust. Flowers are covered with gold Metal Effect paint or Red Velvet Sorbet.

Here is the white and gold :

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Now the red and gold :

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If you want to know all about this transformation, watch the video :

 

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Thankful for You by Toni

Happy Thanksgiving y’all. Hope everyone is having a wonderful month. Today I’m here to share a frame I made featuring my sweet baby boy, Bubba. dsc08630

With the use of my wonderful Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks I was able to transform some $1.00 store foliage into a pretty fall frame for my desk. dsc08545 dsc08552

 

 

 

 

The wonderful texture achieved with AA’s Mud Texture Paste combined with seed beads and the gorgeous Dimensional paints in so many vibrant colors, made it easy to get the look I was going for.

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With a little gesso to prime even the hardest surfaces to cover, the Minx Shimmering Inks colors these butterflies perfectly.

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The leaves in the corner were colored also with the Minx and then embossed 3 times with Ultra Embossing Enamel which provided a glass-like effect… So pretty. From a broken down frame to a new addition for my decor, this project was messy, fun, and effective. Hope you have been inspired. And for your enjoyment, feel free to grab yourself a cup of hot cider sit back and relax while you view my Snapguide tutorial below. Also below,  are all the pretty products used from Art Anthology. Many blessings to you and your family at this holiday season.

Check out How to Create a Fall Mixed Media Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

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Mixed media Christmas decoration.

 

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Hello, dear Art Anthology fans around the world !

This is Irina, and today I want to show you my mixed media Christmas decoration.

I love this holiday, so happy to have made the decor.

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Of course, I made a little video for you.

hank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!  If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !

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Up to new meetings!

 

 

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Art Anthology Adventure in Arts Facebook Group Color Challenge

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Art Anthology Adventure in Arts Group on Facebook is having a Color Challenge! 

Use the moodboard for inspiration and create any project using Art Anthology products!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Here is the link to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1722265618097760/

Happy Creating!!!

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