Category Archives: Projects

Grungy Patina Altered Paintbrush W Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans!! Brandy here to share an altered paintbrush that looks like it’s seen it’s share of the weather…or has it!? 🙂

I must say I had a ton of fun playing with the Art Anthology Patina Texture Set! The effects and character are amazing!

A paintbrush has been on my list of things to alter for some time now. You can use an old one you have around the house or pick up a cheap new one just about anywhere.

So dig around in your stash to find some little objects and embellishments to alter!
Here is a vdeo tutorial I made to show you just hoew easy it can be to use the Patina Texture kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and giving it a watch! Happy Crafting!

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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.

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Imagine… your bookmarks !

Hello there, it’s Valerie !

Back to papercrafts after few off-the-page projects ! This time I created for you few bookmarks, using Colorations sprays, mediums and stencil from the Art Anthology store :

The chevron pattern came from the Chevron stencil used with Lagoon Velvet medium. I just added few stamps and washi tapes to complete the design.

I obtain the background by spraying Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers. I added the washi tapes before stenciling, and then Stamped in black ink. The Gold Metal Effects higlight some of the stamped patterns. I also sprayed some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust to add some shine to the project.

Once again I used a white gel pen to give dimension to the stamps. You can see the entire process on video (here or on the Art Anthology channel) :

Thank you for stopping by today ! Hope to see you soon…

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Altering a Cigar Box W/ Brandy

Happy November, Art Anthology fans! I’m here to share an altered cigar box I made, and some of the trials and tribulations I incurred as well!!
Okay, we are still talking about doing art here, but if this post proves anything, it’s that you can probably fix most of your crafty boo-boos and learn a lot along the way. 🙂

I’m still learning new things every time I pick up spray bottle or paint brush, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. That’s what is so great about Art Anthology Paints and mediums and sprays…there’s a style, color and technique for everyone to love!

After laying on an awesome layer of Peacock Feathers and Sandcastle Sprays, I needed some  gray to match the papers I would be embellishing my box with. I went with my Sterling Fairy Dust Spray….and added  WAY TO MUCH! Even though it washed a lot of my colors away, and it was still absolutely gorgeous,  it just didn’t give me the effect I was looking for! 🙁

I got my sprays back out, reapplied them… I choose to blend the colors by dry brushing some gesso over them and then making a few choice sprays of my Steel Colorations spray instead. I loved it!!

 In case you liked the way my project was going the first time, I have added all the products used. The Snapguide will let you know what was used when.

Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Cayman Sorbet Dimensional Paint
Sterling Fairy Dust Spray
Steel Colorations Spray
Chevron STencil

Check out How to Altered a Cigar Box W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope this inspires you to get your crafty on. Maybe even dig out the project you gave up on a couple weeks ago! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Halloween Steampunkery Tag Duo

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog. I would love to show you how I created this fun set of Halloween tags which I have named Halloween Steampunkery Tag Duo.

So Here is how this was created!

Art Anthology Products used 

Colorations Sprays in Wild Orchid, AvocadoJuicy, Peacock, and Raider

Velvet Dimensional Paints in Mardi Gras, Limeaid, and Tango

Minx Shimmering Inks in Radiance, Majestic, and Bankroll

Stencils Blocked, Keyhole, and Scales

Here are some close-up images that show detail and dimension of this project.

Using Dimensional Velvet paint through stencils is a great technique.

Check out How to Create Halloween Steampunkery Tags With Jenn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks again for visiting the blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed my project and are inspired to get creative yourself! Please remember to share what you create with us on Facebook on our Adventures in Art page HERE.

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Welcome Fall

Welcome Fall

Hey there, Michelle here with another project today. After a particularly super busy month, I am looking forward to fall bringing cooler temperatures and that time of year that makes some of us slow down, so although Welcome is seen as just a mere greeting to some, it truly is a “Welcome” sight to some of us in many ways, so I hope you enjoy this cute little plaque display using two of my favorite Art Anthology colors!

Just take in that Art Anthology Gemstones Amber, the warmth it exudes just pulls these colors together

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays Sedona and Timeless were meant to be together, adding the sprays in layers allowed me to control how ‘aged’ I wanted them to look, so have fun with it, play around with them by adding and layering your gesso and sprays, I used flowers from the dollar store for some of them, so try different ones out and see how the sprays change each of them.

Check out How to Welcome Fall by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you enjoyed this project and give it a try, until next time take care and thank you for joining me!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month W/ Brandy

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I thought I’d stop by and share a little PINK project I made.

I started with a small wooden banner piece from my stash and gave it a coat of gesso. Next, I used some texture paste and my Diamond Grunge Stencil to add texture.
Alternating Sprays of Barbie Colorations spray and water, I got the soft pink color. I chose a few spots to add some of my Warm Colorations Spray to give it that “been around for a while” look. I also used my finger to brush on a little color to the white gesso painted hanger and sayings.
Finally, I added a couple little drips of my Indulgence Shimmering Minx Ink. It adds just the perfect touch of sparkle. 🙂
Pile on some coordinating flowers and embellishments, if your like me, and it’s complete!

Some of best help with this cancer fight is breast health knowledge! Assessing your personal risk and knowing what the signs and symptoms are can help tremendously in early detection.

Talk to your doctor and keep up with your self checks!

Thanks for stopping by today! Head over to our Facebook Group Adventures in Art, to see more, ask questions or share your own Art Anthology projects!

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Altered sketchbook by Valerie

Hi everyone !

Another mixed media project (I do love creating them!) with an inexpansive sketchbook as base…

I made clay embellishments and use flowers, metal embellishments and buttons as well to adhere on the sketchbook before covering everything with black gesso.

When everything was dry, I re-colored the project with Vegas Gold and Wisteria Sorbet, and Rose Velvet, then added some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust and Plush Colorations spray.

The other additions to this project were cheesecloth and microbeads, as well as wood letters for the title.

If you like to learn more about the process of this project, take a loo at my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel, where you can find other wonderful tutorials.

Thank for stopping by and for your time reviewing this project ! Have a wonderful week end filled with creativity !

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Song of Ice and Fire with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here and I welcome you to my last post as Art Anthology Design Team member.

It was a great year with Art Anthology, but even good things finally end and we move to another adventures.

So today I am going to share an art page made as my tribute to the most known  TV show- Game of Thrones.

Actually I am more book lover than TV lover, so I made it as a ” Song of Ice and Fire” page with the dragon as the main image. Also I added some film strips around, but it was to add some interest and depth to the page with more layers added to main embellishments cluster.

As you can see that background was made over the Mixed Media cardstock with two Art Anthology stencils and texture paste.

Then two embossing glitters were added over the wet paste and heat embossed to get this distressed look of the glittered paste.

As always I have a full step by step tutorial made with Snapguide HERE :
Check out How to Make Dragon Mixed Media Art Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And again, as always, here is a full Art Anthology products list:

Lagoon Velvet paint

Mermaid Sorbet paint

Black Jacket Leather Sorbet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations spray

Plush Colorations Spray

Wimea Bay Colorations spray

Wild Orchid Colorations Spray

Chevron Stencil 6*9

Industrial stencil 6*9

So see you on the web and maybe in person some day when I come to CHA. In the meantime- enjoy your crafting with Art Anthology as much I do.

 

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De-light-ed : a scrapbooking layout by Valerie

Hello crafty people !

I have a new layout to share with you today, with a design inspired by the subject of the picture I choose… When I was in Istanbul, I stopped by a lamp merchant in the Grand Bazaar. He sold beautiful lamps made of colored glass, and I did not resist to take a picture…

I built this layout like a mosaic, mixing classic designs and modern color blocks, as Istanbul appears to me, a mix of ancient history and appetite for modernity. Take a look at the result :

On a green paper, I started to built the background with brown ink and stamps, with the chain stamp and flourish designs looking like chandeliers.

Keyhole stencil and Copper Metal Effect medium added some dimensions to the page.

The color blocks were created with ink and heavy white cardstock. The color are : Colorations spray Indigo (blue), Colorations spray Patience (pink) and Radience Minx Shimmering ink (orange).

I also spray Sandcastle Colorations over the background before adhering the blocks.

If you want to learn more about how I created this layout, watch the video here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy this new project as much as I enjoyed creating it for you !

See you soon for another whatever-I-wil-make !

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