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Sand and Surf themed Canvas Mini Album with Brandy

Hi Art Anthology followers! Is it summer yet??? Well it’s not really even close here in the high Rockies, but a girl can dream, right?
I found these adorable little canvas bags at Target and wanted to use them to make some kind of one of a kind mini album. So with some wood pieces as spacers I used a super easy Japanese Binding technique to make them into a book.

A little gesso on the pages and I was ready to go! It doesn’t get much more beachy than Coral Sorbet Paint & Waimea Bay Colorations Spray! 🙂 Then add a few drips and spritzes of Warm Colorations Spray gives it that warm and cozy- been around awhile- look!

I hope this inspires you during your transition to summer!! Go play and get ready for those summer photos!!
I’ve made a snapguide tutorial for this…come take a peek!
Check out How to Make a Sand & Surf Themed Mini With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Here is a list of the products used today.
Find them at Art Antholgy!
Dottie Stencil
Coral Sorbet Dimensional Paint
Waimea Bay Colorations Spray
Warm Colorations Spray
Kona Velvet Dimensional Paint

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Art Journal tutorial

Bonjour !

Valerie today to present you a new tutorial : a mixed media Art Journal !

I love create scrapbook pages, but sometimes I just want to put some colors on paper, add a little stamp or two, nothing fancy but satisfying for my creating cravings… Using paints, inks, stencils and stamps on a journal spread is perfect for this kind of mood ! And as I wanted some sunshine (that I didn’t have outside), my pages are very sunny…

Starting with Glorious Colorations spray and Allure Minx, I built the background with the Retro and Blocked stencils and the Juicy Colorations spray and Tango Velvet Dimensional medium.

Few stamps colored with Patience Colorations spray and Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional medium, some alpha stickers and a black pen and you’re done!

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just watch it from here :

Thank you for stopping by the AA blog today, see you soon for my next project…

 

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Pretty Altered Canvas with Brandy!

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Today I have a really pretty canvas to share with you!
When I saw the image of this lady, I knew it would make the perfect centerpiece one day…. I guess today’s the day! 🙂

I used my Cracked stencil and put embossing powder on top of my mud before drying.  Can you feel the power coming from that texture??!! Plus, I used Sterling Colorations spray to make them pop even more.

The Waimea and Wild Orchid colorations sprays look awesome together. 🙂

To finish the piece I gave it a title. I think “trust your crazy ideas” is just perfect.
Of course there’s a Snapguide tutorial for you!

Check out How to Create an Altered Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to be creative!!

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Recycled ” Dream” wall decoration

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second April Art Anthology post.

 

This time I decided to show you how you can use your old and messy paint brushes and to make a lovely wall decoration using them with Art Anthology paints and a stencil.

As you can see the project base is made of 21 old paint brushes. My problem is that I never clean my brushes in a proper way. I do clean them here and there, but finally they are done and gone and the only thing you can make with them is an altered project.

Lucky me, I never buy the expensive brushes and those are all kind of a general $ store ones.

So then life gives you messy ” lemons” make a nice lemonade and in my case make a nice altered project.

Here you can see some close- ups to this project:

 

 

 

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Used Paint Brushes Wall Decoration by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

Sorbet- Black Leather Jacket,Vegas Gold,Pixie,Leaf, Frost, Dazzle

Velvet- Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Gemstones- Rhodolite

Stencil

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.

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Altered butterfly chipboard album

Hello everyone !

Valerie there to present you a new project with Art Anthology inks and paints… This time I made a mini album with the cheap chipboard album you can find in the dollar section of craft shops, crackle paste and three Colorations sprays :

Each page was covered with white gesso, then white crackle paste, and once dry, painted with a brush and Colorations sprays in Glorious, Ink and Juicy.

The inks spraid into the crackles to create a beautiful effect different on each page.

The air dry key was covered with Reef Velvet paint. Few flowers and leaves and you’ll will not been able to say it was a cheap chipboard album !

To see how I turn a basic into a gorgeous album, watch the video on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another project…

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Blooming altered box

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Art Anthology post.

Spring is in the air and the best way to celebrate Spring is to make a bright and full of flowers project.

So this altered wooden box is my tribute to Spring and to everything new. Why is it everything new? As this is my very first time to make self made painted flowers and the very first time to use Foamiran to make those flowers.

I heard about this product that is actually the very thin foam. You can die cut it, paint it and then shrink it a bit with your heat gun to get those great, pretty much like real, flowers.

So for my very first attempt to use this foam I used Art Anthology paints and colorations to see if it works. And it worked just perfect.

Here are some close – ups to the flowers and then I made a tutorial to show you how you can make  the flowers and to embellish your $ store simple wooden box with these flowers.

 

 

 

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Spring Flowers Altered Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

Velvet: Limeaid,Cotton Candy

Sorbet: Leaf,Dazzle,Red Velvet

Stone Effect-Brick

Gemstones- Rhodolite

Colorations– Glorious, Timeless,Barbie,Juicy,Wild Orchid, Patience

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.

 

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Make your own rust effects with Art Anthology!

Hello Art Anthology Fans!! Dream Team member Brandy here today to share my project inspired by our moodboard over on the Facebook group page, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!
This month’s board features some awesome rusty objects! If you haven’t played along yet, what are you waiting for!? 🙂

I’ve heard of other companies having mediums that look like rust, so naturally I had to see if we could make our own with Art Anthology products! Turns out, I only had to add one ingredient to some paint……and it was sand!

With a combination of “sandy” Kenyan Copper Sorbet and Radiance Minx Shimmering Ink I was able to come up with something that looks pretty darn close! 🙂

I made a Snapguide tutorial for this project!

Check out How to Make Rust Effects With Art Antholgy Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here’s a list of Art Anthology products used:
Tic Toc Stencil
Blocked Stencil
Dottie Stencil
Radiance Minx Shimmering ink
Panache Minx Shimmering ink
French Toast Spray
Waimea Bay Spray
Peacock Spray
Kenyan Copper Sorbet Paint
Vegas Gold Sorbet Paint

 

And don’t forget a little bit of sand! 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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Mixed media Canvas

Hi everyone! It’s  Irina here with you today.  Today I show you mixed media canvas. I used the wonderful products from Art Anthology: Colorations Sprays, Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Minx.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!  If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !

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Up to new meetings!

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Vintage Girl Canvas

Hi There, I am here to share my vintage girl canvas made with lots of amazing Art Anthology products today! I hope you enjoy and are inspired to create!!

For this canvas, several Art Anthology products were used……………..

Colorations Sprays in Peacock, Timeless, Glorious, Warm, and Avocado were used on the background

Vegas Gold Sorbet was used all around the sides of the canvas to create the vintage vignette

Finally, after all the pieces were together Colorations sprays in Ice and Gilded Gold was lightly sprayed for added glitter.

For all of these amazing products and more please visit the Art Anthology Store online!

Here are a few close-ups for detail…

I hope you enjoyed this project!! Thank You for viewing!

 

 

Check out How to Create Vintage Girl Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Spring mixed media egg panel

Hello crafters !

If you haven’t decorate your house for Spring or Easter, I have an idea of project for you… an egg panel, filled with flowers, mixed media techniques and Art Anthology products of course ! It even matches our AA moodboard !

Take a look at the finished project :

The background of this egg panel was built with the Retro stencil and Colorations sprays in Waimea Bay and Sandcastle. The border was painted with Bronze Metal Effect dimensional paint, and the chipboards with Aloha Velvet paint.

Another close-up to see the beautiful effect created with the stencil :

You find will the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !

I hope I gave you some inspiration to create something of your own. See you soon for another project…

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