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Messy page, Always follow your dreams.

Hello peeps,

I’m back from a break and full energy to play with the Art Anthology products.

With this page I used  the Fragments stencil from the NEW stencil collection,
so I hope to inspire you all !!

Watch the Snapguide for a step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Create This Messy Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some extra detail photos:

Hugs and have a creative day 😉

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Art journal page – “We are so different!”

Hello mixed media friends!

it’s Irina here!

I would love to share with you my recent journal pages. I also made a video tutorial.

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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How to Use a Face Stencil

Happy day to you and I’m happy to share with you again !

Do you have to have drawing skills to add a face to a page? NO, not if you have these beautiful Face-It stack of stencils from Art Anthology!

I’ve created a page to show that. I do need some practice with these faces though!

There is a tutorial at the end of this post, on Snapguide.

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Stamped script to connect the face and the rest of the page.


Mayan Velvet Dimensional paint adds interest to the hearts of the flowers.


Some detail of the collage.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’d love to hear what you think of this page. I know I still have to practice!!

Check out How to Use a Face Stencil by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!

Until next time!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

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Let’s Get Artsy With “Confidence”

Happy 2017 everyone, well I’ve never been one for New Years Resolutions because I usually can’t keep them…lol so I have always tried to pick a word to motivate me as a better person. This year my word is “Confidence”.  I hadn’t worked in my art journal book for a while so I new this would be my foundation for my piece.

AA’s Mud Texture Paste is probably one item in my stash I can not be without. I adore texture and I have added inks, seed beads, sand, paint, well you name it I’ve probably added it to this wonderful medium to create with and it never fails me. I used it on this piece to run through a script stencil.

Another one of my favorite art items is my Coloration Sprays, whether I’m spraying, dripping, puddling, splattering, or using them as a watercolor, they are vibrant and have gorgeous highlights. 

Ok and what about the paints, probably my favs are the Metal Effects and Gemstones because of their metallic  properties. All in all Art Anthology’s product definitely allow you to create with confidence. Wishing you a wonderfully creative year, enjoy the journey and process, and embrace your imperfections.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial for your pleasure
Check out How to Create an Art Journal Page With a Personal Touch by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


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Mixed media Art Journal tutorial.

Hi, it’s Irina again here!

Today, I’d like to show you some pages from my art journal.

Art journaling is what makes me smile. I simply love the fact that I can turn a plain page into a special work of art.

As some of you know, I love making video tutorials.

Below You can see how I created this piece.

Thank 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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Just playing – on an art journal page

I played, yes .. and I had fun..!!

Ellie Knol here today…

I decided to just go with the flow… and see where that would take me. I grabbed all sorts of colors that I thought would be nice together, greens, blues, oranges and a red, velvets, sorbets and a gemstones.
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Here you can see the first 3 greens: Leaf Sorbet, Limited Velvet and Emerald Gemstones, scraping a tiny bit randomly over the page to make transparant layers.  Don’t try to cover the whole of it with each color, just here and there, and sometimes overlapping. After this step I’ve used lots more colors. For that, go see the Snapguide at the bottom of the post.
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A close-up of the page during the process.
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A close-up of some detail of the finished page.
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Those eyes really are an eye-catcher on the page – LOVE it!
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Would you like to know how I did this, check out the Snapguide:

Check out How to Just Play on an Art Journal Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 Hope you’ve enjoyed this, and got inspired to get messy fingers too!

SEE you!

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If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

 

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Mixed Media Mini Album with Brandy

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Hi There!!! I’m here to show you my latest Art Anthology project, that just happens to be one of the things I like to craft the most… A mini album! I’m loving the rustic nature of effects on this little gem. 🙂

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And with the few steps to do on each page,  it’s a really great way to practice your technique!

I made a Snapguide tutorial…come give it a try! 🙂
Check out How to Make a Unique Pocket Mini Album by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Here are the Art Anthology products used in my project today!
Thank you for stopping by!!

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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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Mixed media journal cover

Hello AA lovers !

Valerie again with a new mixed media project ! I altered an odd journal to create a giftable journal…

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This journal had a black cover with a silver bunny head on it, so I just applied gesso all over it, back and front, to start working on it. Some Waimea Bay spray for the background, stencil with Metallic gold effects paint and Brick stone effects paint to add dimension, plus some stamping, and the book was ready to be embellished…

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Few flowers, microbeads and thread and a stamped title painted with Aloha and Desire Velvet paints… You will find the list of Art Anthology products I used at the bottom of this post.

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You can watch the complete video tutorial on Art Anthology You Tube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today on our blog. I hope this project will inspire you to upcycling your old journal… Don’t forget to check Art Anthology You Tube channel, Facebook page and Pinterest account for more inspiration !

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Make a perfect moment art page with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

My name is  Irit Shalom and this is my very first post made for Art Anthology company as their new Design Team member.

Making art pages with my dirty fingers just makes me happy. So to show how happy I am to be here I made an art page and yes, I still have very dirty fingers two days after I made this project.

I like my art pages flat and without a lot of add- ons. So all I used on this flat page are Art Anthology products, some stamps, black permanent ink, white and black pens and white recycled tissue paper. And yes, some Gel Medium as  glue and this is usually the only adhesive I use when I craft.

So here is a finished page for you to see:

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And here are some close-ups too. I have a full step by step tutorial made for you with the Snapguide and you will see how I made all those textures over this page.

Here is my step by step tutorial for you…

Check out How to Make Scenic Art Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

By the way, it meant to be a dark, grungy, Steampunk page when I made a few first steps. But as I was not familiar with the paints  I changed the colors several times and finally it became this scenic, pretty much bright piece of art.

Just to say: making Mixed Media art is a way of not knowing where your work will take you at the end. This piece is exactly what I mean by going from Plan A to plan Z and still getting a nice piece of art at the end.

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And a couple more of close- ups:

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What to make a similar page with similar Art Anthology products?

Here is my step by step tutorial for you:

And  here is a list of products from Art Anthology shop that I used to make this project:

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope to see you here  enjoying my next posts too!

I hope that I have inspired  you to create something  new.

For more inspiration make sure you are following us on Pinterest  ,You Tube, and also join our Facebook Group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

See you soon again!

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Irit

 

 

 

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