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Metamorphosis: A Gelatin Print Journal Page

Hello, welcome to another blog post!  Everyone needs an outlet, something to unwind. Mine is locking away and working in my art journal. I really let go and ideas just start to flow. Today I want to share with you a page I did recently; “Metamorphosis”. Isn’t that beautiful!

Metamorphosis

For this journal page, I decided to work with my gelatin plate as I just love the backgrounds and other effects you can create. Look at the amazing texture in the background!

I also used a technique called masking, which I will show you in the video tutorial below.  

Art Anthology products used are:
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Summer
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Flamingo

Other supplies needed:
5″ x 7″ gelatin plate
5″ x 7″ mixed media paper
white craft acrylic paint
black pigment ink
rubber stamps
Robins Nest Dew Drops – Lily Pad
embellishment glue
scrap paper
brayer
fan brush/toothbrush
texture tools – bubble wrap & yarn
any quote you want to add
scissors

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 Hussey

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Art Journal Pages by Lisa

Hi friends! Lisa here today to show you my last art journal pages, made with beautiful Velvet paints & Stencil by Art Anthology!

To start I brushed my pages with white gesso. Then I cutted some pieces of tissue paper, old book pages, scrapbook papers and washi taped and glued on the background with gel medium to make a collage

After with a spatula I applied white gesso to mix the background

I made some stamps with archival inks black and pink. Even if I had to repeat some of them after the coloring process I like to see some signs under the colors, it makes texture!

I chose Velvet Dimensional Paints (Boysenberry, Beyond the Reef and Cotton) and Sorbet Dimensional Paint Flamingo. I applied the colors directly with my fingers, they are so creamy and delicious!

After I applied the Cotton velvet paint to blend the background and to make some stencil. I used 6×9 Lotus from Art Anthology

I still made some stamps and I used a black watercolor pencil to make some marks. I used Cotton paint to make some splatters and I let it dry.

Finally I prepared some embellishments and I glued on my pages. Here some close up photos of my project

I used these Art Anthology products on my project:

Cotton Velvet 

Boysenberry Velvet

Beyond the Reef Velvet

Flamingo Sorbet

Lotus Stencil 6×9

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 by

Lisa

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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

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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A colorful, summer inspired, journal page by Daniëlle

Hi Guys,

Daniëlle here with a colorful, summer inspired, art journal page for you!

I just love summer and it’s bright colors, don’t you? The colors get me in tropical moods even when it’s raining over here in the Netherlands.

If you want to create this page too, follow these steps:

  1. Add collage and some texture. I used the coffee stain stencil and Bone stone effects.

2. Add color with colorations and Minx inks.

3. Add texture using velvet, sorbet and stencils. I also added some background stamps.

4. To finish your page, add a nice quote and an image you like.

 

Here are some close ups for you:

This is the list of products I used:

Colorations: Juicy, Barbie, Salmon, Plush

Minx inks: Enchanting, Radiance

Stone effects: Bone

Stencils: Coffee stain, Do the Polka, Messy bubbles

Sorbet: Flamingo

Velvet: Tango

I hope you like it!

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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Butterflies everywhere… art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with an art journal page for you today.

I love butterflies, so I use them very often in my art journals. Today I made you a page with some different kinds of butterflies. Stamped ones, paper ones, colored ones etc.

Enjoy!

If you want to know the steps I took to create the page you can check out my Snapguide tutorial:
Check out How to Art Journal With Daniëlle and Lots of Butterflies by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some close ups of my project:

List of supplies I used:

Colorations: Warm, Sandcastle (my own mixed one with a little minx ink) , Salmon, Plush

Stone effects: Sandstone

Stencil: Keyhole stencil

Clear coat: Dazzle

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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Mini art journal by Daniëlle

Hi there!

Remember my last post about the prints I made with the gelliplate?

I used them to create a mini art journal!

Today I will show you how I make a cover for that mini art journal. I used stonepaper for my cover which gives the most beautiful effects if you use your colorations sprays.

If you want to see how I did this you can have a look at the step by step tutorial I created for you here:
Check out How to Make a Cover for a Mini Art Journal With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of the cover:

And this is my list of supplies:

Colorations: Siesta Key, Waimea Bay, Peacock Feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Stencil: Industrial

Velvet: Fiji, Brownie

Texture sets: Patina, Rust

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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If you’re lucky enough to be different, never change.

Hi there!

It’s been a while since I last created an art journal page for you guys so that’s what I have for you today!

For this page I created my own shimmering ink spray! I just put some Sandcastle colorations with Gold dust minx ink and Decadent minx ink in an old spray bottle and added some water. I kept adding the colors until I was happy with the result:

I created a snapguide tutorial for you guys, so you can create this page too if you like 😉

Check out How to Art Journal With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some more close up pictures:

I hope you like it!

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!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Sandcastle, Waimea Bay, Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Minx inks: Panache, Decadent, Gold Dust

Stone effects: Bone

Sorbet: Cayman

Velvet: Tuxedo

Stencils: Flity, Multi Damask

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Spring Art journal spread

Hello everyone !

March is the first month of Spring and I’m lucky enough to be in the South of U.S., so trees are blossoming and full of birds’ nests again (sorry for those under snow right now…). All this flowering inspired me to create my new art journal spread, using Colorations sprays, Velvet, Shine and Metal Effect…

With strips of asian journal paper over gessoed pages, I sprayed Peacock Feathers and Waimea bay Colorations to start my background.

Some round stamps and cherry blossom stamps in black complete this background, with few of the flowers colored with a white gel pen. I also added strokes of Cotton Velvet to add touches of light .

I used also the Floral Tile stencil with Gold Metal Effect medium before gluing cherry blossom branches (cut with a machine in white paper). The branches were painted in Onyx Shine and the flowers in Cotton Candy Velvet.

I finally added the journaling, written on a white paper strip and painted in Cotton Candy Velvet.

Wanna try art journaling but need a push ? Take a look at my video tutorial for some help with this design…

Thank for your time, and see you soon for another project…

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Using Art Anthology mediums in your journal

Hi there,

Daniëlle here with a journal page for you. I posted a picture of the new bright velvets and I liked the colorswatch I made so much, that I decided to create a journal page with them.

Here are some close ups of my page:

If you want to know how I created these pages, you can have a look at the snapguide I created for you:

Check out How to Work With Art Anthology Products in Your Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

List of products I used:

Velvets: Boysenberry, Beyond the reef, Dayglow yellow, Taffy, Gecko green, Tuxedo.

Sorbet: Flamingo, Sea Serpent

Colorations: Raider

Stone effects: Lava

Stencils: Flity, Lattice

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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This is what family looks like, by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

Art Anthology got NEW Colors!!
I’ve used 2 of them

Velvet: Beyond the Reef, Sorbet: Walnut. And the third color is the Colorations Sedona which we already have but matches perfectly with the Walnut.

A perfect combination to create something aged looking.

Then we also have NEW stencils!! I used this one:


*click the image to see more stencils*

So I started in my Art Journal but after finishing I saw that the video wasn’t good! 🙁

So a short description of what I did:
*Add pieces of old bookpaper to the page with gelmedium.
*wash the page with a little gesso and water.
*Add with the stencil Velvet Beyond the Reef and cotton(blend together).
*After drying put the stencil in the same spot and brush over the Sorbet Walnut.
* Take of the stencil and water the Sorbet, the pigments will spread.
*Sponge down all the edges with Sedona.
*The tag is done with the same stencil and Sedona.
*Spray(everything except the photo) with Fairy Dust Gilded Gold.
*Add splashes Minx Stargazer and Decadent.
* Finish it with splashes gesso.

Some detail pics:

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