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Butterfly effect : an altered mask

Hello !

Who says because Mardi Gras is behind us, we cannot play with masks anymore ? Certainly not me, as I love creating new ones ! So here is my project for today :

I used 3 different material for the gears : paper, grungeboard and metal. After adhering these gears to the mask, I used the Mud Texture paste and a stamp to create more texture around the gears, before applying white gesso all over it.

Once dried, I used the Rust Texture set to highlight the gears and give them more dimensions. Then I added the Waimea Bay Colorations spray because 1. I really like this color, 2. I cannot let this mask white… Bonus : this color really enhance the rusty look.

The video tutorial is available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, or you can just watch it here :

Thank you for your time and for stopping by on the blog. See you soon for another project…


Patina Effect Art Shrine with Jenn

Hello there, Jenn here today sharing my Art Shrine assemblage created with Art Anthology Patina and Rust texture sets! Below I have provided a Snapguide tutorial on how it was made!

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These sets are great to use separately or combine the two for even more grunge!

Other Supplies Used:

Small wood block
Paper Scraps
Art Anthology Minx Ink Panache
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Aqua toned Acrylic paint
Paperclay and molds
White Gesso
Glue Gun and Glue
Wooden stand

Check out How to Create a Patina Effect Art Shrine by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some closer views of all the grungy texture you can achieve!!

Thanks for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that have enjoyed it and are inspired to get grungy and create!

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The Long Lost Treasure Chest w/ Brandy

Or is it???
Hello there ART Anthology fans!! Brandy here today to share a totally cool old recipe box I altered with the Art Anthology’s Patina Texture Set!

I used my Lattice Stencil and Mud to create a base texture. The rest is pure Art Anthology stone texture! I love how it turned out…looking like a lost chest from the deep. This three step collection truly makes it easy to create your own aged look.

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Find the Lattice Stencil and Mud and many many other awesome products while your there! 🙂

Here’s a video tutorial!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a treasure of your own!!


Industrial cards with the Oxidized Silver Texture set

Hello there !

Valerie today, with a project a little bit different than the ones I’m use to… But you need to get out of your comfort zone something, right… So here I am, with a project with no bright color !

What I used for these two cards were the Oxidized silver Texture set , the Ringlets stencil, Mud texture paste and few drops of Sterling Fairy Dust (ok, white paper too).

So I started by applying Mud paste over the stencil. Once dried, I applied the ash stone texture all over it.

Then Grey matte finish and Silver Metallic on the stencil pattern. See how it looks like aged silver ?

The quote were stamped on white circle covered with the Silver Metallic medium. Used alone, it has a beautiful shiny metal finish.

Few drops of Sterling Fairy dust to complete the oxide look and I was done for my background.

If you want to know more about the process of these cards, a complete video tutorial is available for you to watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by the blog today, I hope to see you soon for another project (probably with more colors this time !).


Making an ocean themed door hanger with Daniëlle

Hi Guys!

Daniëlle here to show you a different project this time. I created this ocean themed door hanger for my craft room:

I used two of the gorgeous texture sets to add texture to my project, Patina and Rust.

I described my steps in a Snapguide tutorial so you can create one too!

Check out How to Create This Door Hanger With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Stencils: Keyhole, Diamond grunge

Velvet: Cotton

Colorations: Peacock feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Sorbet: Drab

Clear coat: Dazzle

Texture set: Rust, Patina


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Cute ATC Trio w/ Brandy!

Hello Art Anthology Fans! For my second project his month, I thought I’d have a little fun with some ATC’s! The tiny beauties on each card are bits of clipart I bought and cut out. I had so much fun deciding what body to put with each head and legs, etc! Since they are quite busy little beings, I thought I better make a fairly simple background to let them shine!

I love how they turned out, don’t you!?

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Here is a Snapguide tutorial, give them a try!!
Check out How to Create a Cute ATC Trio W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Products used today…
Bubbles Stencil
almon Colorations Spray
Patience Colorations Spray
iesta Key Colorations Spray
Raider Colorations Spray
Cotton Velvet Medium 


Black and bright ATCs

Hello !

Valerie again with a new project for you : ATCs ! ATCs are Artist Trading Cards, same format than games cards, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. You can give or exchange them, like little pieces of art.

How did I create those ? White cardstock and Art Anthology products of course ! OK, I also use stamp and die…

I used Colorations sprays in Glorious, Timeless and Juicy for the background. Then I applied Coral Sorbet with the Lotus stencil

After making another layer with pink ink and the Fragments stencil, the birds were drawn using the Take flight stencil and a black pen. Then I was done with the background…

Next, I cut the globe in white cardstock with a die, and applied Raider Colorations spray over it. I painted white cardstock with Sunshine Sorbet and Glorious Colorations spray before stamped it with sentiment. Once cut, I just glued the sentiment on my ATC, and I was done !

I made a quick video tutorial for you that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you very soon for another project !


Sea Corrosion Altered Box

Hello everyone, Jenn here sharing a newly repurposed project using some amazing Art Anthology products!

I love taking old, plain items and making them useful and pretty!

For this project, I started out with this plain little wooden box I purchased at a thrift store.

Using both the Rust and Patina Texture sets combined with Colorations Sprays and Cotton Velvet Medium from Art Anthology I recreated its boring exterior! Below I have provided an easy to follow Snapguide tutorial on how it was done.
Check out How to Alter a Small Wooden Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Art Anthology Rust Texture Set
Art Anthology Patina Texture Set
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Sky
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Art Anthology Velvet Cotton
Aqua Opaque Acrylic
Shells and metal embellishments
Small gravel stones
Mini Art Stones
Glass stones
Pearl beads
White Gesso

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Art Journal Page w/ Brandy

Happy Ferbruary Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share an art journal page I created. I been trying to do more “practicing” in my journal! It’s the perfect way to try out a new color, work on new technique, create with limited time, or maybe even just artfully document that moments mood! 🙂

I’m a fan of browns, so my Warm and Sedona Colorations Sprays were the perfect choice. Accents with Copper Metals Effects Medium brought it all together!

Background textures were made using the Blocked and Coffee Stain Stencils. I really like how it turned out!

Check out the process video below…I hope it inspires you to get your journal out!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Hello Everyone! Jenn here, and I am excited to share my Dragonfly project with you today!

Art Anthology Supplies:

Colorations Sprays Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Sedona

Fairy Dust Spray Ice

Rust Texture Set

Blocked Stencil


Here are a few process pictures. For my full tutorial and additional supplies needed please see the Snapguide video below!



Check out How to Create Dragonfly Wall Art by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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