Category Archives: Art Journal

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 ūüėČ

Check out How to Art Journal With Dani√ęlle 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 Art, where 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,

Dani√ęlle 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.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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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! ūüôĀ

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:

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

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Creating a layout in your art journal with Dani√ęlle

Hi there!

You all probably know by now my number one art love is art journaling… So I decided to challenge myself and create a mixed media layout in my big art journal.

You can follow my step in the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Create a Layout in Your Art Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close-up pictures of my project:

List of products I used:

Colorations: Glorious, Barbie, Juicy, Plush

Stencils: Moroccan, Hazards, Messy bubbles

Velvet: Taxi cab

Texture paste: Mud

Sorbet: Mi Bella

Stone effects: Bone

Fairy Dust: Ice

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

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Be in the moment – art journaling with Dani√ęlle

Hi there!

Dani√ęlle here with another art journal page for you to see. My art journaling always exists of many layers. This one is not different to that.

If you would like to create a page like this, check out my Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Create ‘Be in the Moment’ Journal Page W. Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used the patina texture set this time to create some more interesting details:

And here are some extra close ups for you:

These are all the products I used:

Colorations: Siesta Key, Warm, Sedona.

Minx shimmering inks: Decadent, Panache

Stencils: Industrial, Keyhole

Velvet: Kona

Texture set: Patina

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

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Altered Art Journal Cover by Toni

Hi everyone…. Toni here with a fun and easy way to spruce up your art journal cover using Art Anthology products.¬†First prepping the surface with gesso then I adhered different elements to the cover, such as grungeboard letters and latex lace.¬† I decided to use “Anthology” as my title which I feel is perfect ¬†Merriam Webster says:¬†¬†anthology¬†¬†noun¬†an¬∑‚Äčthol¬∑‚Äčo¬∑‚Äčgy¬†¬†Definition of¬†anthology¬†¬†1:¬†a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music.¬†

I used two different stencils (listed below) and Mud Texture Paste to give more yummy texture. Finished off with some Vintage Gold wax for highlights. Hope you enjoyed  and take one of your journals or album covers and give it a face lift. For your pleasure I have included a process video below. Happy creating ! xoxo Toni

AA Products used are :

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Chevron, Beehive

Colorations Sprays-Indigo, Granny Smith, Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key, Timeless

Sorbet-Glass 

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Stencil layering in your Art Journal by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with some stencil inspiration.

We have a challenge to use some stencil techniques. Well I use them always, but I want to show you not to be afraid to use more then 1 stencil!

 I just love this stencil!!

Here are my steps in the Snapguide:
Check out How to Layer With Stencils, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

Velvet medium: Rose, Cotton
Colorations: Salmon, Patience
Stencils: Floral Tile, Dot Matrix, Inspired Grunge, Tick Tock
Stone Effects: Bone, Lava
Gesso

Have a creative day ūüėČ

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Dimensional mediums and stencils to build an art journal spread

Hello !

You will notice that this month AA designers had fun with the gorgeous stencils available on the shop… I made no exception and used two of them in my project :

 

After building the background with Colorations sprays in Timeless and Warm, and a stamp, I finally used the gold accent washi tapes lost in my stash…

I added then some splash of colors with Gold Metal Effect, Poppy Sorbet and Leaf Sorbet. I also use the Leaf Sorbet on the acrylic accent for my journaling, and with the Bits of Grunge stencil. The second stencil I used was the Blocked stencil with Kenyan Copper Sorbet. Use the Sorbet mediums over stencils gives the paint more texture and dimension.

You will find plenty of stencils to play with on the store, and several projects from the DT during November with them…

If you want to learn more about my creative process, you can either watch my new video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

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

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Stencil techniques in your art journal

Hi there!

Dani√ęlle here with an art journal page using stencil in different ways.

This month we are having a challenge in our facebookgroup all about stencils. As an art journaler, stencils are part of my background building so I use them a lot!

I created a snapguide tutorial for you so you can see how I use my stencils and maybe you can try out some of the techniques I’m showing you.

Check out How to Journal With Stencils by Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are a few close ups:

See you next time!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Indigo, Granny Smith

Stencils: Lace Circle, Twinkle Lights, Lattice, Floral tile, Expressions

Sorbet: Honolulu

Stone effects: Lava

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

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