Category Archives: Art Journal

Bee Happy: A Journal Page

Welcome to another tutorial. Today I am sharing with you a quick and easy journal page I made using Art Anthology Colorations Sprays and their fabulous Beehive stencil.

Of course I made a video tutorial for you.

The Supplies you will need are:
Gesso
Art Anthology Beehive Stencil
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Salmon Colorations Spray
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste

Follow along in the video below:

 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!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey

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“Wonder” Stone Effects Art Journal Page

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a little art journal inspiration featuring Art Anthology’s Stone Effects! I could never find a way to put this picture of my daughter looking through a telescope onto a scrapbook page so I decided to do an art journal page instead!

I like to begin my journal page with a layer of modeling paste as opposed to gesso; it lends extra texture and weight to the page. After the paste dries, I add color using Velvet in “Beyond the Reef.”

I layer paint and modeling pasted until I’m satisfied with color and texture. Once the background is dry-I knew I wanted somewhat of a galaxy look, so I added Stone Effects in “Lava” and “Sandstone” and let dry. On top of the Stone Effects, I added Clear Coat in “Splashed” and “Dazzle” for added sparkle!

Next, I add Wax Paste in “German Silver” and “Bronze” which really adds to the look I’m trying to achieve! I add stamping with more color and modeling paste until I’m happy with the colors and texture. Here are some closeups of the finished page!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet “Beyond the Reef”
Sorbet “Mermaid”
Clear Coat “Splashed and Dazzle”
Stone Effects “Lava and Sandstone”

Other Supplies:
art journal
modeling paste
chipboard embellishment, wire, fabric tulle, phrase stickers

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!

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CLICK CLICK CAPTURE

One of the things I love about Art Journals is that I can do whatever I want in them! Most of the time, when I’m bored, I will grab my art journal and splash some mist and paint on a page… then I let it sit overnight and go back to it during the week… adding a few things here and there. And that is EXACTLY what I did with this spread.

I love the purples, pinks, blues and oranges on this layout… I don’t even know why I chose these colors… I simply started  brushing my Coloration Sprays from Art Antholog (Sky, Juicy, Ink Spot, Patience) onto the spread after applying clear gesso to the page so it would not tear. I chose colors to the kraft page that inspired me at the moment. It was SOOOOO therapeutic for me. I just love playing with mixed media product when I have the time.

I glued a piece of burlap onto a kraft tag to use as my frame for the photo. Then I punched a floral mat using a metal die from Pinkfresh Studio to tuck behind the tag. 

The “love” snippet was actually a journaling card that I cut in half to use as my title! Initially I was going to color inside the letters using markers, but I decided against it since I already had lots of colors on this spread. 😉

I added a few embellishments from my stash here and there. I finally got to use the “click click capture” flair from 7 Dots Studio. I’ve had this flair in my stash for a few years…waiting for the right project to use it on. It’s perfect. And… I did not even come across it until I had the page painted… it just happened to work out.

At the last minute, I decided to add the moon dream catcher die cut to frame the left-side of the photos. It really changed the whole dynamic of this spread and I LOVE it!

What do you think? Have you given art journaling a try? I just started art journaling last year and I am in love with this new way of recording and capturing my memories!

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Cool, Artsy & fabulous

Hi everyone,

Today I’ve got a cheery, colorful art journal page for you guys! It’s raining and raining and raining here in the Netherlands and I’m quite done with the rain. So I created myself a little sunshine.

I used the following products:

Here’s a little step by step tutorial for you:

Some close ups of my work:

I hope you liked my page, see you next time!


If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Follow Your Heart: A journal page

Hello everyone! I am still doing Valentine’s day projects. As tomorrow is the day I did a simple yet beautiful project; “Follow your Heart”. It is really fun and shouldn’t take you too long.

The dimensional mediums are amazing! Look how they hold those brush strokes.

Art Anthology Supplies used:

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key
Colorations Sprays – Indigo
Shine Dimensional Medium – Ruby
Sorbet Dimensional Medium – Red Velvet
Sorbet Dimensional Medium – Splashed
Velvet Dimensional Medium – Gecko

Other supplies used:

Gesso
gel pen/ acrylic pen
charcoal pencil
ink pad and sponge
words/quote
embellishment glue
bottle cap
bubble wrap
pencil

Follow along in the video below:

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!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey


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ART JOURNAL SPREAD BY NICOLE MARTEL

Good morning everyone. I’ve been getting my hands dirty. I love playing with mixed media products. It really warms my soul. This art journal spread took a long time to create because I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with the background. I think there’s probably three different colors beneath this spread that I covered up… A bit of gesso will change everything… remember that for your next mixed media project. 

I used Art Anthology’s Coloration Sprays Plush and Sky for the background with some other acrylic paints I had in my stash. I covered the Double Flower stencil on plain cardstock using molding paste. Once the paste was completely dry, I sprayed some Coloration sprays over it and used a baby wipe to blend in the colors a bit.

I colored two wood veneer hearts using a purple marker and the Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint then I added a few layers of the Sorbet Clear Coat Dimensional Paint (Linen) to add some shimmer. It looks so pretty!!!

Here are a few close up photos of the stickers, die cuts and gems.

Products Used: Art Anthology Coloration Sprays (Sky and Plush), Sorbet Clear Top Dimensional Paint (Linen), Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint, Art Anthology Double Flower Stencil ( Patterned Paper/Stickers: Creative Memories, Gems: Pinkfresh Studio, Metal Die: Pinkfresh Studio, Art Journal Canvas Stitched Page and Molding Paste: Bad Girls Couture.

Products Used: Coloration Sprays (Plush, Sky), Double Flower Stencil and Sorbet Linen and Mermaid.

Thank you for visiting today!

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Found A Journal Page

“Found”, A Journal Page

Hello and welcome! Today I am sharing with you a journal page I made. I began with a beautiful embossed background and had no clue what I was going to do with it. I looked through my stash for inspiration and it finally came to me; a rustic tag with a beautiful bird embellishment, add some raffia, and cheesecloth to complete the look.

The word “Found” is perfect and look at that detail!

Of course, I have a full video tutorial for you so you too can make this journal page.

Art Anthology Supplies used are:

Other supplies used are:

  • anti-static pad
  • journal or mixed media paper
  • embossing ink
  • clear embossing powder
  • heat gun
  • tag
  • book paper/ scrapbook paper
  • glue stick
  • embellishments
  • raffia
  • cheesecloth
  • vintage photo distress ink and sponge
  • paper towel
  • spray bottle of water
  • gel medium

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

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!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey


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Create Art by Lisa

Hi friends!

Lisa today to share with you my last art journal pages, playing with AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and paints!

To start I glued some white paper doilies down on my pages and then I brushed white gesso.

I chose AA Stencil Flity and I used it with modelling paste.

With a brush and a little bit of water I used some Colorations sprays all around my pages until I was happy with the blend of colours. I wanted to create a rainbow effect!
After that I used some stamps with archival inks blue, purple and black.

After that I used Tuxedo Velvet Paint to made some ink splatters and I built my focal point with some paper embellishments.

Some details for you:

I used these products from the shop:

Tuxedo Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Flity Stencil

Glorious Colorations Spray

Barbie Colorations Spray

I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping here today!

Lisa

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With brave wings she flies Art Journal Page by Lisa

Hi friends!

Lisa today to share with you my last art journal spread, using AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and AA paints!

To start I glued some pieces of an old book page and tissue papers down and then I brushed white gesso.
Then I chose AA Stencil Messy Bubbles and I used it with modelling paste. With a brush and a little bit of water I used some Colorations sprays until I was happy with the blend of colours.
I used some stamps with archival inks blue and purple.

After that I used Tuxedo Velvet Paint to made some ink splatters and I built my focal point with some embellishments.

I took a paper butterfly and I brushed with Sorbet Dazzle Paint, I love its glitter effect!

I finished my work with other splatters with Velvet Cotton Paint

Here some close ups photos:

I used these product from the shop:

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

Messy Bubbles Stencil

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Plush Colorations Spray

Dazzle Clear Coat

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa


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Christmassy art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi there everyone!

I’m a big holiday season fan and I just love spending and enjoying time with my family during the holidays! So I was in a Christmassy (or messy LOL) mood when I created this art journal page!

Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can create one yourself:

1: I love to start with collage.

2: Next I added modelling paste through the Twilight stencil.

3: Adding color using colorations sprays clover and warm and a little bit of minx ink in color indulgence.

I also added some Fairy Dust in Gilded Gold for extra sparkle.

4: Next I added some scraps of paper.

5: In my last step I added some gold glitter washi tape and a text I like. Part of it I ‘wrote’ with Raider colorations spray and a brush, part are stickers and part are letter stamps.

That’s all, see you next time!


If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!
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