Category Archives: Mixed Media

Quick and Easy Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Hope everyone is having a wonderful month, today I have a few easy tips for creating some cards. Sometimes you need to create a quick card and not sure what to do. With Art Anthology products, the ideas are endless and they mix so well with other mediums. 

This month’s mood board is so vibrant and makes me smile I knew I needed to call upon it for inspiration for my cards.

The first two cards were accomplished by using some of our brand new stencils… Oh my goodness have you seen the line of stencils AA has… if not drop by the store and check it out. The first card was stenciled using Sorbet Pixie mixed with snowflake paste. The stamped image was done on watercolor paper and then watered down Colorations in Key West, Timeless and Barbie. The second card was once again using our stencils but I used a makeup sponge to apply AA’s paints in Taxi Cab, Pixie, and Cotton Candy. With the addition of my wood pieces, cheesecloth and flowers…. easy peasy.

The next card was created on watercolor paper. I stamped my image with white embossing powder and then spritzed water and applied watered down Coloration Sprays by paint brush, Timeless, Barbie, Key West.  The stamped image was enhanced with snowflake paste and AA’s Cotton Candy and while still wet seed beads were added.

Hope you give AA’s products a try because I’m sure it’s time to add some more cards to your stash. Happy Crafting !!!

For your pleasure here is a Snapguide tutorial of my process…..
Check out How to Create Quick Mixed Media Cards With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

The following Art Anthology Products were used:

Velvet- Cotton Candy, Taxi Cab

Sorbet-Pixie

Coloration Sprays-Barbie, Timeless, Sierra Key

Stencils-Dot Matrix, Lattice Stencil

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Measured Moments – Art Journal Page

Hi everyone, Maria here, so happy to be back with another DT project. I’ve decided to create another page for my Vintage Art Journal. My inspiration started with the quote I used, but it was shortly followed by my love for all things vintage. I used a the “scales” stencil, several colorations sprays, a combination of metallic effects and sorbet paints. Love how all of the colors used blended so well together.

Enjoy…

You can see my process start to finish here…..
Check out How to Create Vintage Mixed Media Art in Your Journal. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
I hope that I have inspired your creative juices, but 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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Art Journaling is playing!

I, Ellie Knol, LOVE to play in an Art Journal … WHY?

I can just play.. that’s why..
No rules, no wrongs.. and a lot af trial and sometimes error, smile...

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Using structure paste and the new stencil designed by Marleen van Meerendonk can only be a party.. it’s great all by itself.

I am in LOVE with Kona Velvet paint… It adds so much depth!

The finished double page!!

….and some close-ups..

Such beautiful detail with these paints and stencil!

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Play in Your Art Journal With Paints and Stencils by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial atArt Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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Sand and Surf themed Canvas Mini Album with Brandy

Hi Art Anthology followers! Is it summer yet??? Well it’s not really even close here in the high Rockies, but a girl can dream, right?
I found these adorable little canvas bags at Target and wanted to use them to make some kind of one of a kind mini album. So with some wood pieces as spacers I used a super easy Japanese Binding technique to make them into a book.

A little gesso on the pages and I was ready to go! It doesn’t get much more beachy than Coral Sorbet Paint & Waimea Bay Colorations Spray! 🙂 Then add a few drips and spritzes of Warm Colorations Spray gives it that warm and cozy- been around awhile- look!

I hope this inspires you during your transition to summer!! Go play and get ready for those summer photos!!
I’ve made a snapguide tutorial for this…come take a peek!
Check out How to Make a Sand & Surf Themed Mini With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Here is a list of the products used today.
Find them at Art Antholgy!
Dottie Stencil
Coral Sorbet Dimensional Paint
Waimea Bay Colorations Spray
Warm Colorations Spray
Kona Velvet Dimensional Paint

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Newborn wall hanger…

Ellie Knol here today…
and I created a wall hanger for you…

Making this project took me over a week… trial and error… starting, not being satisfied, and changing details all the time.. it was a bit frustrating, but I am happy with it now.

I started with a tiny blue t-shirt, with text on it that I wanted covered. I was happy with the outcome of the shirt straight away.. just added some white highlights later on.

But the base… grrrr… If you look at the step-by-step in the Snapguide tutorial, you’ll see what I mean.

I like this detail in the background!

The finished project…

 

…hope this little newborn boy will see it later on in his life and be happy with it! His mommy will, anyway!

I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create a Wall Hanger for a Newborn Baby by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to think out of the box.. and keep trying when it doesn’t turn out as you imagined it.

SEE you!

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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Art Journal page, life is better with friends.

Hi AA fans,  Marleen here with a very messy Art Journal page.

This time I had no specific idea what to do…. the only thing i knew was that I wanted to use my new Art Journal and some new dies.
Of course I wanted to use 1 of my new stencils. I used the 8×12 Keyhole stencil.

Watch the video tutorial.

Here some detail photos:

Materials:

Keyhole Stencil 8×12

Colorations Sprays, Timeless, Juicy, Sandcastle, Salmon

Minx ~ Shimmering Inks, Immaculate, Panache

Velvet Dimensional MediumShamrock, Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Cayman

Stone Effects, Bone

Gesso

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!

I hope you all like my messy flow!? Enjoy your creative day 😉

Hugs,

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Vintage Art Jornal Page

Hi everyone, Maria here, happy to be posting my first Art Anthology DT project. I so enjoyed playing with all of the different sprays and paints, especially with some of the paints being somewhat translucent. With so many colors and textures to play with, including stencils, I’m so looking forward to creating more projects. Step by step tutorial posted below.

With that, I finally found the courage to use my Mixed Media Art Journal. I did take a page out by removing the wire rings from the Journal, I did this to create at liberty, without making a mess onto the other pages. Keep in mind that I do have the Cinch tool that can easily reattach the rings, although I will not be reattaching it until I complete the journal. I have decided to designate this journal to my love of vintage and vintage shabby chic.

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

Check out How to Vintage Art Journal Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Have a great day!

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Art Journal tutorial

Bonjour !

Valerie today to present you a new tutorial : a mixed media Art Journal !

I love create scrapbook pages, but sometimes I just want to put some colors on paper, add a little stamp or two, nothing fancy but satisfying for my creating cravings… Using paints, inks, stencils and stamps on a journal spread is perfect for this kind of mood ! And as I wanted some sunshine (that I didn’t have outside), my pages are very sunny…

Starting with Glorious Colorations spray and Allure Minx, I built the background with the Retro and Blocked stencils and the Juicy Colorations spray and Tango Velvet Dimensional medium.

Few stamps colored with Patience Colorations spray and Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional medium, some alpha stickers and a black pen and you’re done!

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just watch it from here :

Thank you for stopping by the AA blog today, see you soon for my next project…

 

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Home decor with Colorations inkspray

Ellie Knol here ….
.. happy to be with you sharing a piece of home decor today. I think this will be gifted to someone in near future; only if I can part with it, lol!

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Starting off with a plaque of wood…

… and playing with gesso, ephemera, structure paste and a stencil ….

… and some Colorations Sprays …

… will give you an artsy gift!

I’ve created a step-by-step Snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Home Decor Piece by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I’m happy I could share this with you and I hope you will give this a try.

SEE you!

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:

Pretty Altered Canvas with Brandy!

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Today I have a really pretty canvas to share with you!
When I saw the image of this lady, I knew it would make the perfect centerpiece one day…. I guess today’s the day! 🙂

I used my Cracked stencil and put embossing powder on top of my mud before drying.  Can you feel the power coming from that texture??!! Plus, I used Sterling Colorations spray to make them pop even more.

The Waimea and Wild Orchid colorations sprays look awesome together. 🙂

To finish the piece I gave it a title. I think “trust your crazy ideas” is just perfect.
Of course there’s a Snapguide tutorial for you!

Check out How to Create an Altered Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to be creative!!

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