Category Archives: Color Challenge

Altered NoteBook Cover W/ Brandy for the Mood Board Challenge!

Hi there! Brandy here to share a notebook cover I altered!

I was inspired by this month’s mood board challenge on the the Art Anthology group page, Adventures in Art! Stop by to see other team members work or to share yours with us!! We’d love to have you!

I used my new Twinkle Lights Stencil and Barbie Colorations Spray for background color.  CONCRETE Stone Effects and REEF Velvet Paint worked perfect with my LATTICE and TWILIGHT Stencils for texture. Then I gave it all a grey tint with my STERLING Colorations Spray to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to try some of my techniques with a few Art Anthology products!

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Moodboard inspired art journal spread

Hi everyone!

Have you seen our moodboard for this month?

It was a real challenge to me since I hardly ever use red in my work. But I always like a good challenge and so I started working on a page.

Below are some close ups of my work:

You can create a similar page by following the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Create an Art Journal Page With Just Two Colors by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:

Colorations: Steel, Raider

Stencils: fragments, cracked, chevron

Velvet: Desire

Stone effects: Concrete

Sorbet: Red Velvet, Pewter

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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Land Of The Free Journal Page by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s a new month and a new mood board here at Art Anthology and my design team inspiration was from the beautiful blues, reds and grays.

I created a two page journal layout. Sit back as I walk you through this fun process. Using painters tape, create strips across your pages. Using the Twilight stencil and Mud paste I added my stars to the corner of my journal page. Take your spatula and in waves add your texture paste to the uncovered portion of the strips. This will give the appearance of movement in your flag.  Allow your paste to dry completely.  I knew sprayng my strips would be easier but I didn’t have a vivid red so I took the Shine in Ruby and added it to a spray bottle with a little water and shook real good and sprayed away. Gorgeous color and coverage. Now I sprayed my stars with Indigo Colorations Spray.  Heat set all your sprays. Remove your painters tape and reveal your white strips. Taking a fine point Sharpie I wrote the lyrics to Oh Beautiful. Last but not least I used the Metal Effects in Silver with my finger and ran it over all the high parts of the Mud paste on the stars and strips. Then added my title “Land Of the Free Home of the Brave” . Hoping you are inspired by my pages and don’t forget to play along with us and create using our mood board and post it to our Facebook HERE. 

Here is a list of the products used for my journal pages.

Stencils- Twilight 

Shine- Ruby 

Colorations- Indigo 

Metal Effects – Silver 

Mud Texture Paste 

 

 

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#SummerVibes Inspiration Challenge Canvas with Brandy

Hi there Art fans! Brandy here today to share a canvas I made for our #SummerVibes Challenge on the our Facebook Fan page, Adventures in art!
Don’t forget…All members that post and share their #summervibe project will be put into a drawing for one of Marleen van Meerendonk‘s new stencils!!!
Here is our inspiration for you! Any project any style…just use some Art Anthology product on it!!

I decided to make a canvas for my project.  Of course I let those blue skies and water and all that lavender inspire me!

I have created many very subtle textures in the background of my canvas by using my Hurricane, Bubbles, and Take Flight stencils! It wasn’t easy but I tried really hard to keep my coloring to a minimum…so the color that was there would stand out !

Just three simple products were used… my Sky Colorations Spray, and my Orchid and Reef Velvet paints! I built up my Sky color, by adding a few layers of sprays and and watered down my Velvet’s to use them more as watercolors.

I hunted around on the internet to find a title to work with and found a poem by Roald Dahl….LOL, gives me a #SummerVibe, how about you!!??

Here is a tutorial/process video if you’d like to see how I made it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to create a summer project to come and share with us!!!

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Summer Vibe by Marleen.

Hello Peeps,

Marleen here with a new blogpost and this time about a new challenge!

~* Summer Vibe*~

All the information you can read in the Art Anthology Adventures in Art Facebook Group-page!
So pop over to Facebook and join our group 😉

My project is a sample/little inspiration for this challenge. Bring us that Summer Feeling!
I’m ready for it 😀

This project is made within half an hour, so almost a real-time video. (sorry my parrot is screaming and sometimes you see my head *LOL*)

Can’t wait to see what you create to give us the Summer Vibe!

Here are some extra detail pics:

Art Anthology materials:
Colorations: Sky, Waimea Bay, Sandcastle, Timeless.
Stone effect: Bone
Rust texture set
Stencil: Fragments 8×12

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!
Have a creative day 😉

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My 2018 Power Word “Serenity” by Toni

Happy 2018 to everyone. For my first design team project for Art Anthology I wanted to do a layout featuring my chosen power word for this year “Serenity”. Inspired also by our beautiful mood board this month….Art Anthology has the most vivid gorgeous colors to accomplish my layout. 

I began  by altering my background by sponging on Velvet Tuxedo through our Meridian Stencil and then added lovely texture with our Chevron stencil and using the gold paint from the Rust Texture Set. If you don’t have this set you can also use Sorbet-Vegas Gold, but I encourage you to get our rust set as it is so much fun to work with. Flowers were sprayed and painted with our Colorations Sprays and Sorbet and Velvet paints.Seed beads were added to enhance the stamens and centers of the flowers. Wishing you a New Year filled with love, hope and joy and that your new beginnings will provide opportunities to make a difference in the world. xoxo Toni 

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook where you can also download your projects to inspire us and others https://www.facebook.com/groups/741057632686564/

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Colorations Spray -Juicy, Plush, Wild Orchid

Sorbet- Poppy

Velvet – Mardi Gras,Tuxedo

Rust Texture Paste (Gold)

Chevron Stencil  

Meridian Stencil

For your enjoyment

 

 Check out How to Enhance Embellishments With AA Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Colorful Art Journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here with an art journal page that was inspired by this months moodboard and color challenge:

You can create one for yourself if you follow the snapguide tutorial I made:

Check out How to Create a Colorful Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of my page:

Products used:

Stencil: Scales

Minx: Radiance, Majestic, Enchanting

Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold

Velvet: Mardi Gras

Sorbet: Wisteria, Mi Bella, Poppy

If you are looking for more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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Mixed media canvas about Maths…

Happy New Year from Valerie !

There is no reason to create less than in 2017, right ? I hope you start this new year with alot of projects in mind, and I hope I will help you in your creativity with my new project inspired by the January moodboard…

That was a lot of work but I am so pleased with the result ! I wanted to create a canvas to celebrate Maths and found a quote from Albert Einstein : “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” I had my title !

I used three different stencils, two from the Off the Grid stack, and the Blocked stencil. You will also find some Mud texture paste and Plush Colorations spray.

And I did play with Velvet and Sorbet mediums : Orchid, Mayan gold, Purple Rain, Mardi Gras and Dragon Fruit.

Maths are so important in the progress of the human kind… In fact, they are present everywhere, especially in art ! I think this piece could be a perfect gift for a Maths teatcher… Never too early to think about end-of-the-school-year gift or even a dad’s day gift ?

You can watch my video tutorial to see my creative process right here :

And if you need another push to creativity, here is the moodboard to help you start with colors…

Once again happy new year, and see you soon for another mixed media project…

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“Always Believe” by Toni

What a magical time of year Christmas is, filled with hope, joy and love. But for many it is a difficult time because of loss of loved ones, jobs, health and other events that happen in life.  My prayer is that my canvas today can bring  merriment to your day and inspire you. Being inspired by our December mood board was not difficult, such pretty vibrant colors. 

I started by adhering different laces to my canvas and giving it a nice coat of gesso to prep for my paint and sprays. Using 2″x 2″ canvases to create my Christmas tree, I first applied scrapbook papers and then for texture and interest used our Twilight stencil to add stars to the top.  Christmas sprigs and pods were added to the sides and prepped with gesso then sprayed with gorgeous Colorations Sprays in Peacock Feathers and Sky.

Homemade snow was made by mixing equal parts of Sorbet Linen, baking soda and school glue, while still wet Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled on top. Christmas berries were glued into place, a red bow was placed on top of the tree and my title was edged with Peacock Feather spray. More Linen was dabbed here and there and then Diamond Dust glitter was added for a holiday sparkle. Wishing you a time of Peace and Comfort…. xoxo Toni

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Coloration Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Sky 

Sorbet  – Linen

Stencil –Twilight

Mud Texture Paste 

For your pleasure enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.Check out How to Create Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Holiday Mixed Media Canvas with Brandy

Hi fans! Brandy here to share a canvas I created using our beautiful Color Challenge Board!
I hope you decide to play along with us! AND if you do, stop by our Facebook group page Art Anthology Adventures in Art and share it with us! 🙂

For awesome texture, this time I used the Fragments and Lotus Stencils and my Art Anthology Mud.
I chose the always gorgeous Sky Colorations spray to start the color for my canvas. I love how this spray gets a little darker with each layer you add…giving you the perfect opportunity to get just what shade you want!

My Desire Velvet Medium added just the right amount of festive color.  To make it all shine, I added a coat of Splashed Clear Coat for some pretty sparkle.

Here’s a video tutorial so you can see how to make your own!

Stop by our Online Store for these products used today and many many more!
Don’t forget to come share your projects and to say Hello over on out Facebook group page- Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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