Category Archives: Projects

Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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Christmas Canvas in Reverse!

Hello and Happy Holidays!! Jenn here sharing this fun reverse canvas I created using Art Anthology along with some other amazing products! Below I have included a Snapguide Tutorial to show you step by step how I created it.

Check out How to Create a Reverse Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology Products Used:
Stone Effects – Bone
Shine – Ruby Red
Sorbet – Red Velvet
All other supplies used are listed in the tutorial.
Here are a few closer images!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and viewing my post today! I hope that your inspired to create your own reverse canvas! They are truly fun!

Be sure to join us on our Facebook page and share what you create!
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As always, Happy Creating!!

XX Jenn

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Dimensional mediums and stencils to build an art journal spread

Hello !

You will notice that this month AA designers had fun with the gorgeous stencils available on the shop… I made no exception and used two of them in my project :

 

After building the background with Colorations sprays in Timeless and Warm, and a stamp, I finally used the gold accent washi tapes lost in my stash…

I added then some splash of colors with Gold Metal Effect, Poppy Sorbet and Leaf Sorbet. I also use the Leaf Sorbet on the acrylic accent for my journaling, and with the Bits of Grunge stencil. The second stencil I used was the Blocked stencil with Kenyan Copper Sorbet. Use the Sorbet mediums over stencils gives the paint more texture and dimension.

You will find plenty of stencils to play with on the store, and several projects from the DT during November with them…

If you want to learn more about my creative process, you can either watch my new video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project…

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Build a layout’s background with Colorations sprays

Hello everyone !

Valerie from Texas here ! We don’t feel Fall like others in our state… 90° so far with a lot of humidity and only pecan trees have falling leaves… I miss the coolness and colors of Fall so I decided to create a layout around it :

I started by building the background with stamps that I colored with Colorations sprays in Timeless, Avocado, Rustic and French Toast (you can switch those two for Sandcastle and Warm).

I use the inks in two ways : mixed with water to color the stamped images and add splash of light color on the paper, and splattered over the layout.

This way, you can make any paper match your picture or your embellishments. And if you are using white flowers, you can also spray or paint them with the ink too !

As always, I made a video tutorial so you can watch my creative process here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! See you soon for another project…

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Imagine..Beautiful Rust Heart Plaque

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here today sharing my Imagine..Beautiful Rust Heart plaque.

The color palette of patina and rust is definitely a favorite go to in my work. I love the vibrant teals contrasted by the Rusty reds.
Art Anthology Sprays and Texture sets are perfect for creating this look!!
I used the following Art Anthology Products on my plaque:
Rust Texture Set (Amber,Terracotta)

Patina Texture Set (Seafoam, Teal)

Minx Ink Panache
Minx Ink Decadent
MInx Ink Gold Dust

Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Colorations Spray Peacock Feathers

Velvet Cotton

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray Ice

My full supply list is included in my Snapguide tutorial below.
Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Plaque by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
A beautiful close up view of the rust look achieved here!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my project today! Art Anthology products are amazing and versatile for any project!
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I hope this project has been an inspiration, and wish you a creative and happy day!

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Fall Mini Art Canvas with Brandy

Hi there fans! This month’s moodboard was so inspiring, I made another project!

Deliciously colored leaves created with a few Coloration Sprays and my Radiance Minx Shimmering Ink adorn my project!

Here are the Art Anthology products used…
You can find these and many more in our online store!!

Mud Texture Paste
Diamond Grunge Stencil 6×9
Retro Stencil
Radiance Minx
Patina Texture Set
Clover Colorations Color Spray
Sedona Colorations Color Spray

Here is process video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve sparked some inspiration for you today!!

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Day of the Dead pumpkin

Hi there !

Valerie today to show you a project where you can have fun with mediums ! You don’t have to be an artist (and I am sure not one when it’s about fine painting…) to play with paints, just the desire to have a good time. Here is the result of my playtime with mediums :

I use a pencil to draw the Day of the Dead design on my plastic pumpkin and then fill it with Shine mediums in Ocean Blue, Canary Yellow, Ruby Red, Azalea Pink, Teal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I outlined the colored design with Onyx Black to make it pop.

I made a video tutorial to show how create it (I love accelerated videos, it looks like like I know exactly what I’m doing…) :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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Altered PaintBrush with Brandy!

Hello fans! I created this Altered PaintBrush for out monthly Color Challenge for October!
This months MoodBoard is awesome!

After a coat of gesso, I used my Mud and Lattice Stencil to lay down some texture. When it was dry I added sprays of Siesta Key Coloration Spray to give my brush that YUMMY Turquoise color.
I used my Copper Metal Effects   to color my chipboard flower gears. I also dry brushed my other chipboard pieces with Copper.
  

There’s still time to visit our Adventures in Art page on Facebook and join in the fun!
Find out how you could become a Guest Designer for Art Anthology too!
Thank for stopping by!

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Halloween ATC

Hello there !

October is going so fast ! I’m way behind for my Halloween decorations but I managed to create something for the blog before being buried in spider web… Take a look at my Halloween ATC !

I started on white cardtock with Colorations sprays in Juicy and Timeless before playing with the Wheel stencil using a baby wipe and a purple pen.

After stamping some Halloween designs in black ink on the ATCs, I stamped the 31 frame on white cardstock and painted it with Fiji Velvet medium. I also cut small stripes of paper, painted them with the same color, and write on it for the sentiment.

I almost forgot ! I used one of the stencil of the Argyle stack with Fiji Velvet on these ATCs…

It is obvious that I was inspired by the October moodboard for this project…

Want to know more about my creative process ? Take a look at my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project !

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A Beautiful Adventure – Altered Bottle

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans!! Jenn here today sharing how I altered a plain bottle into a beautiful decor piece using lots of Art Anthology products!

Be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial at the end of the post on how it was done!
Art Anthology products used: (entire supply list is including with Snapguide)
Colorations Sprays – Peacock Feathers and Siesta Key
Minx Inks – Panache and Gold Dust
Mud
Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Ice
Rust Texture Set
Patina Texture Set

Have you seen our beautiful moodboard for October? It was created by our very own Toni Burks

My project was inspired by the rich colors here. Are you inspored by them as well? Create something inspired by our moodboard and share with on our Facebook Adventure page! Use # MoodBoard and we may invite you to add your piece to our newsletter next month! We love to feature our fans!

Here are some closer images of my bottle.

 

Check out How to Beautifully Alter a Bottle With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are inspired to create and share with us on Facebook!
Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!

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