Category Archives: Mixed Media

STILL I RISE

Good morning! I have a new project I am sharing today using a variety of mixed media mediums from Art Anthology. Most people are intimidated by mixed media products, but it’s not too scary! Today, I am going to share with you how simple it can be!

When I created this layout I wanted to create something, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it. I just felt like doing something fun. To begin, I trimmed my white cardstock to measure 4″x8″. I am loving this size! This size works well for when you only have one photo to scrapbook.  Then I sprayed the Sky Coloration Spray all over and let it dry a bit. Then I tapped a little bit of the Raider Coloration Spray all over the spread.

I grabbed a stencil that I wanted to use and applied the Patina Teal Velvet Dimensional Paint over the stencil, careful not to let the stencil move. When applying this  medium, it is best to move the palette knive from top to bottom so the paint does not smear beneath the stencil.

I had some smears, but I can live with it…

A lot of the stencil got covered up, but I only wanted a few of the circles to show so it worked out.

I used a marker to color the wood veneer heart and then added some Linen Sorbet Dimensional Paint to make it shimmer.

I love this writing from a book I read… I held onto it so I could include it in a layout… Sooo true… It says, “Women will crush you, you know…I suppose everybody, but women always seem to get back up… Women are always still standing.” I love it.

Thank you for visiting today!

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Butterfly cards with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

I hope you are ok in your part of the world. To cheer you all up a little, I created these cute butterfly cards.

I created a little step by step for you to create along with me.

Here’s the list of products I used:


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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!


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Fishy tags with Daniëlle

Hi fellow Art Anthology fans!!!

How are you all doing??? For today I have some ocean themed / fishy tags for you to see, with a little step by step tutorial so you can make these yourself as well! Have fun!

List of products I used:


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Stamping with a Stencil!

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a layout that I’ve created using a favorite technique of mine-stamping with a stencil (reverse stenciling)! I love to use this technique because the results are organic and hardly ever the same, and because it’s a really easy way to get color on the background of a layout. You can’t go wrong with this technique no matter your level of experience!

Beginning with Colorations Sprays in Waimea Bay and Siesta Key and the Dot Matrix Stencil, I randomly spritz one side of the stencil with both colors; I placed a paper towel under the stencil when I did this, but you can also place a separate piece of cardstock underneath and use it for another project. Next, I simply raised the stencil and placed it on top of my cardstock-pressing gently to allow the design to stamp onto the background. I repeat this step a couple of times until I’m pleased with the design.

I allowed the background to dry, and after a few splatters, all that’s left to do is assemble the layout! The impression from the stencil left a very cool textured watercolor effect! Here are a few close-ups!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Sprays: Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Dot Matrix Stencil

Other Supplies:
White cardstock and patterned paper
cardstock diecuts
sticker embellishments

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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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.

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A Mixed Media Heart

It’s hard to believe that it is almost Valentine’s Day! Where is the time going? Luckily, I love to make seasonal projects and today I have a tutorial demonstrating a mixed media heart. Isn’t it beautiful?

I used items such as old cardboard, tissue, and some old paper flowers. A full supply list is below.

Art Anthology Supplies

Sorbet Domensional Medium – Red Velvet

Colorations Spray – Raider

Stone Effects – Bone

Paste Wax – Antique Gold

Other Supplies

cardboard heart

book paper

tissue paper

gel medium

gesso

texture paste

wire to hang

raffia

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

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“Wonderful” – A Mini Mixed Media Piece by Jenn DuBell

Hello Art Anthology Fans! Jenn here today sharing a fun little piece of mixed media art with you!

This project was inspired by recent YouTube videos I watched. It actually started out as a very small approximately 4″ slice of wood.

I have used the following products available at Art Anthology:
Colorations Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key
Texture sets in Rust and Patina
Minx Shimmering Ink – Gold Dust
Stencil – Off The Grid Stack

To create this I first coated the entire piece with a heavy white gesso to prime it. Once that was dry, I added some texture paste through the stencil and let that dry.


Next, once all of the texture was dry I added some stamping with black archival ink. I also added some swipes of crackle paste here and there and allowed that to dry. Starting with Colorations in Peacock feathers I added color to the piece.

Next a bit of the Siesta Key colorations, folowed by watered down hints of the Teal from the Patina Texture set. Once those were dried with my heat tool I added Minx gold dust and touches of watered down Amber from the Rust Texture set.

Finally I added all of my embellishments and some art stones for texture.

The photo below shows how small this piece actually is…

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my post today!
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