Category Archives: Current Color Challenge

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 

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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


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Panoramic painting by Marleen.

Hello, Marleen here with my first post in 2018!

Wish you all the best for 2018!!

I was totally inspired by the  color moodboard for this month, what a beautiful colors!

These reminded me of the amazing sunset I had in California, Santa Barbara.

It was also in January in 2015. I went to the CHA and did some demos for Art Anthology. In Holland it was freezing and in Cali it was sunny nice and warm!

All good memories!

So I took one of these gorgeous photos and experienced these magic colors again!


Velvet: Reef, Mardi Gras, Fiesta, Desire, Tango, Seafoam and Tuxedo.

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Have a creative day everyone ! 😉


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!

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Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Fun Altered Fall Paintbrush

Hi Art Anthology Fans!! Today I am going to show you what I created using inspiration from our November moodboard! This Fun Altered Fall Paintbrush!

How did I create this? Read on for more……….

In addition to the amazing Art Anthology colors featured on the mood board, Limeaid Velvet, Bronze Metal EffectsDecadent Minx, Gold Dust Minx, and Radiance Minx, I also added some Red Velvet Sorbet and Bankroll Minx. As you can see all of these colors work very well together to create a great Fall palette! By adding the Minx Shimmering Inks in coordinating colors you will achieve a glittery and glossy finish to your project.


Here are a few pictures close up to show detail. After these please click on the snapguide for a full tutorial!

Check out How to Alter a Paintbrush for Fall by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Bright and Cheery Tag

Hello, Art Anthology Friends and fans! Today I would like to share with you my representation of our October mood board by creating this Bright and Cheery Tag! I hope you enjoy it and are inspired to create and share something using the mood board too!BrightCheeryTagJennDuBell

Art Anthology October Mood Board Inspiration

Art Anthology’s mood board for October is bright and cheery just like the colors of Fall! Using a contrasting palette of Yellows, oranges, and blues creates a cheery mood for getting creative and crafty!!

Art Anthology Products:

AA Sorbets Vegas Gold

AA Velvets Mayan Gold and Tango

AA Minx Shimmering Inks Gold Dust and Stargazer

AA Gemstones Blue Topaz

AA Stencils Blocked and Diamond Grunge


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Check out How to Create a Bright and Cheery Tag With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


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Have a happy creative day!



Dragonfly canvas by Marleen.

Hi everybody , Marleen here with a canvas inspired by the new October moodboard! Sign up for the newsletter, you will  see a moodbaord there every month.

I was also inspired with something I saw on Facebook. Making molds from stamps and make you own embellishments from paperclay. That is so much fun!

So I took an old handcarved stamp and made a mold.

The rest you see in the Snapguide tutorial, I hope you get inspired!

Check out How to Create This Canvas, by Marleen by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail photos:


Colorations: Timeless, Ink Spot, Indigo
Sorbet: Honolulu, Pixi, Vegas Gold
Velvet: Reef, Tuxedo
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Stencil: Luna

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Have a great day 😉


September MoodBoard Challenge W/ Brandy

Hello Fans!  Brandy here again to share my Art Anthology Mood Board Challenge project!! Look at the Art Anthology Adventures page on Facebook for all the gorgeous colors and inspiring images each month brings!

I choose to use Lagoon Velvet, Mardi Gras Velvet, and Amber Gemstone Mediums! Boy, they are beautiful together!

One of the things I love most about AA paints is their thick, luscious consistancy! You can add a little water and they take on a whole new effect! Even then, you can still add this mix in layers to get the exact color and dimension.

Check out How to Create a Stunning Decorative Art Canvas W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Lagoon Velvet

Amber Gemstone

Lattice Stencil

Thank you for stopping by toady!!! I hope I’ve inspired you!!!


Tattered Time by Toni

Oh happy day everyone, I’m up on the blog today with some inspiration using textiles with your Art Anthology paints and mixed media style. Gathering inspiration from this month’s mood board was not difficult. 

Using an embroidery hoop, I sewed together muslin pieces as well as made ruffles with muslin.  I really wanted the look to be very raw and random…. hence the name “Tattered Time”. Textiles are really fun to use in your mixed media because  the fibers and threads absolutely add that something special to your piece.   Using AA’s Coffee Stain Stencil with Kona paint gave the muslin background a nice messy look. Drips and drizzles  of Colorations Sprays is all my background needed to bring out the pretty colors from our mood board.  The two colors used were Warm and Peacock Feathers which were also used to dye the tulle ruffle for the dress and tint the flowers in our ladies hair. Craft sand mixed in  with Kona, Kenyan Copper and Mint Julep provided the nice patina’d look to my clock face. 

Random laces and trims hang from the side of the clock to bring the entire piece together. This will be fun to hang on my wall in my studio. Hope you are inspired to get out those scraps of materials that are stuffed in your drawer and create something spectacular with them.

The following are Art Anthology products that were used on my project.

Coffee Stain Stencil 

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers, Warm 

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper, Mint Julep, Black Leather Jacket

Velvet – Kona


Check out How to Get Creative With Textiles and Mixed Media by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Time for Art Mini Canvas

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! It is Jenn here with you today and I would like to show you my mini canvas! My Time for Art mini canvas was inspired by our September moodboard.

For more information regarding our moodboard follow us on our Facebook Adventure page!

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays: Peacock Feathers, Timeless, Siesta Key, Wild Orchid

Clear Coat Medium: Dazzle

Velvets: Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Minx Inks: Panache, Majestic, Radiance (dyed flowers with these)

Other Products needed:

Black and White gesso

Mini art stones or texture beads

Clear Glue

Flowers (dyeable)

Canvas (this one is 9X3)

Old paintbrushes 2

jute string

clock embellishment (this one is from an IOD mold)


Here are a few pics of this canvas in progress………..

For a full step by step please see the Snapguide at the bottom of this post! Thank You so much for viewing my post. I truly hope you are inspired to get creative and maybe even use our moodboard! Please share with us if you do!! Facebook Adventure page HERE.

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Check out How to Create Small Home Decor With JennD by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Turn that Craft Packaging into Beautiful Decor with Brandy

Hello Art Anthology friends! Brandy here today to share a project I made with some old embellishment packaging. Inspired by this month’s mood board, I used some blues!

Check out How to Reuse Packaging to Create Mixed Media Decor! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology supplies used in today’s project:

Ink Spot Colorations Spray

Raider Colorations Spray

50 Shades Velvet Paint

Stargazer Minx Shimmering Ink

I’m so glad you stopped by today!! I hope I’ve inspired you to be crafty!!!