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Chipboard frame with the September moodboard

Hi everyone !

The beautiful moodboard inspire me this month to decorate a chipboard frame with the deep and luxurious colors of this board :

I kept the petunias in mind to create my flowers and the amber look of the leather jacket. Here is the result :

The base is a blank chipboard frame that I decorated with AA mediums, Colorations spray and stencil… I created the flowers with 7 big flower punches and the Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and DragonFruit Velvet.

I applied Bone Stone Effect medium on the centerpiece, then gel medium over Gothic stencil, and Patience Colorations spray.

The stems were created with air dry clay, and brushed with some Amber Gemstones medium (you can find it in the Rust texture set) and Glass Sorbet.

The top frame and the title were painted with Amber (Rust Texture set).

You can learn how to create the flowers and the general process of this project in my new tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I did inspired you to create more with your AA products !

See you soon…

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Grungy Moodboard Inspired Altered Heart Dish

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting the blog today! Jenn here sharing a fun project using Art Anthology products to create a grungy look inspired by our September moodboard!

I love all things grungy, steampunk and metallic. This combined with the amazing Art Anthology colors from our moodboard made for a beautiful project!

At the end of my post I have included a Snapguide tutorial with all of the details on how this was done. I hope it inspires you to create something with the moodboard colors and share it with us on our Facebook page!!

The supplies:
Ceramic heart dish (picked up at local craft store)
Art Anthology Minx Decadent and Majestic
Art Anthology Shines Ruby, Grape, and Cocoa
Art Anthology Rust set (amber)
Art Anthology Colorations Plush
Art Anthology Velvet Mardi Gras
Art Anthology Wheel stencil
White Gesso
Crackle Paste
Embellishments
Clear Sealer
Matte Medium Gel as adhesive for embellishments (stronger than glue for a good hold)

Here is how it started:

Check out How to Alter a Ceramic Dish by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some closer views of the detail

Thanks So much for viewing my project today!
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A Glimpse of Heaven Altered Canvas w/ Brandy

Happy September! Brandy here to share this month first project!
I decided to go with a canvas. I chose a few pretty flowers to inspire myself.

For that warm peachy color, I watered down some of my Rust/Terracotta Velvet and used it to watercolor. I love it!!

Then I alternated spray of my Warm and Timeless Coloration sprays and kind of blended it together.

Lots of art stones, flowers, and a couple coordinating butterflies finished it perfectly!!

Here is a list of the Art Anthology products used in today’s project:
Rust/Terracotta Velvet
Timeless Colorations Spray
Warm Colorations Spray

I hope this inspires you to play with your Art Anthology products
or go shopping at our online store! 

Here is a process/tutorial video to start you out!!

Stop by our Facebook Group Page Adventures in Art for more inspiration
and to share your Art Anthology projects with us!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Faux leather book wooden box

Hi there !

We are at the end of August, back-to-school is already behind us, it’s time to dive into books… Wait what ? Yes books… You know I’m talking about mixed media, right ? My project for today is an altered wooden box, in shape of a book ! And what did I do with it ? Make it look like a leather covered book !

The technique I used to create this leather look is imprint a rubber stamp into Mud Texture paste ! You just have to apply a layer of Mud paste, let it dry almost competely and then press the stamp over the paste and remove carefully…

Once dry, you can paint it as you want. Here I used Chocolate Sorbet (you can also use the Kona Velvet) and Cocoa Shine to give this old leather look.

And I used Teal Velvet and Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set to give an antique look at my metal embellishments.

This imprint technique is a real deal ! It does look like emboss leather !

As always, I made a video tutorial for you to follow this particular technique and enjoy the transformation of a plain wood box into an leather like book…

Thank you for stopping by the blog today ! I hope you liked this new project… See you soon for another one !

Have a great day !

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Hope Canvas

Hello everyone! Jenn here sharing my canvas inspired by our August moodboard!

This was actually a canvas that I had started months ago and set aside until I could decide what I wanted to add. I do that alot! LOL

For the background I used several Art Anthology products:
Colorations Sprays

Velvet Mediums

Stencil

I just love this color palette!!

Other Supplies used:
Teal Jute string
Adhesive
Silk and paper flowers
White Crackle Paste
Chipboard frame
Various stamps
Black Archival Ink
Glitter

Here are a few more views

For all of the Art Anthology products used here and to shop the entire line head to the online store!

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Thanks So Much for visiting!

As Always Stay Crafty!!

xx Jenn

 

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Altered cardboard art with Daniëlle

Hi!

How are you girls (and guys) doing? It’s summer here and real nice and warm so I’m enjoying my summer break! I like to sort out old stuff in the summer break and I always come across things I like to alter. This time I altered a piece of cardboard. So don’t throw everything away, try to see the artsy possibilities!

You can create one of your own following the step by step snapguide I created for you:

Below are some close ups:

  

List of products I used:

Texture paste: Mud

Texture set: Rust

Stencils: KeyholeWheel

Minx inks: PanacheGold dust

Stone effects paste: Sandstone

Colorations spray: Siesta KeySedona

Clear coat: Dazzle

Shine: Teal blue

I hope to have given you some inspiration and look forward to seeing what you create!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Christmas In July- Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Toni here with a design team project that was inspired using this months mood board. Well I know we have a few months before Christmas but it will be here before you know it and I thought the mood board were perfect colors were holiday cards.  

I decided I wanted to create some prints from my gelli plate so I used 4 colors, Shine Ruby and Kelly and Velvet Desire and Shamrock and applied it to my plate and made about 6 prints.Some I decided to use to diecut some poinsettias and other I decided to use as the background for my cards. This card I cut the poinsettias out and applied seed beads as well as homemade snow (equal parts, white paint, glue, baking soda) and also Diamond Dust glitter. I then used our Floral Tile stencil to add with Mud and once dry I added Nuvo drops to the centers. The next card was done by adding paints to a 3D embossing folder and then running your paper through to get this beautiful texture but vividly blended background. The poinsettia on this card was also created by just adding Amber (Rust Texture Set) to the embossing folder and then diecutting the flower petals.More Diamond Dust and seed beads were added to the flower to enhance.The last card the background was created from one of my gelli prints that I also used the stencil Twilight and it provides this distressed starry pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for my star die cuts.Hope this has inspired you to give your Christmas cards a bit of artsy vibe this year. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques so that card can be a one of a kind and the recipient will be amazed that you took time to make something especially creative for them.  For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below to show some photos of my process for these cards. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology Supplies Used :

Shine – Kelly, Ruby

Velvet – Vegas GoldDesireShamrock

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Floral TileTwilight

Rust Texture Paste – Amber 

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Fish for love – An art journal spread

Hello everyone !

How is your summer so far ? I hope you are not too lazy to craft ? Because I have a new project for you !

It’s an art journal spread created with several stencil and mediums. I started with the Siesta Key Colrations spray, followed by the Lattice stencil with brown ink. Then Messy bubbles stencil with Mermaid Sorbet.

I matched the bubbles stencil with a bubble stamp and green ink before working on the heart shape. For that, I played with stencils and mediums, then cut out several heart of different sizes that I glued on my pages.

I outlined the hearts with a black pen and drawn hooks and lines to go along with my journaling.

If you want more details on the mediums and stencils I used to created the paper for the hearts, you will find all the details in my video tutorial :

I hope you like this project. You can find more inspiration on the Art Anthology Pinterest page or on the AA Instagram profile.

Thank you for time, see you soon for another project !

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A patchwork art journal spread with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here to show you what I’ve created for the current color challenge. I love broght and bold colors so this months moodboard made me really happy!

As you all know I am a big fan of art journaling so I created this patchwork art journal spread:

First I created the patches with velvets (DesireTaxi cab and Shamrock). Later on I added Canary yellow shine on the yellow patch for some difference in surface. Next I used a stencil and Kelly green shine on the red patch & a different stencil and desire velvet on the yellow patch. I filled the green patches with a nice text and a tulip stamp (which I colored with kelly green shine and ferrari sorbet). Do a little doodling and your page is complete!

 

Here ar some extra pics of the pages:

Have a good, creative day!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Handmade Greeting Cards w/ Brandy!

Hello fans! Brandy here to share a couple of greeting cards I created for our July Moodboard Challenge!
Stop by our Facebook page  Adventures in Art, and join in the fun!

Unique board this month, I never thought these colors would be so fun to work with!
I mixed my Desire Velvet Paint and some Mud with my Floral Tile Stencil to create the background texture. My Clover Colorations Spray worked perfect for my chipboard leaves.
And my go-to for turning things black, I used my Raider Coloration Spray to color the bird houses.

 
I hope I’ve inspired you create a couple greeting cards for someone special!
Here’s a tutorial on Snapguide to show you how I created mine!

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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Beautifully Aged by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a quick post to encourage you to create even when you are limited on supplies. Alot of times us crafters feel like we have to have everything on the market in order to create something wonderful (I’m guilty of this myself). Every color of paint, every embellishment, every paper line. Yes arts and crafts can be very costly. My project I created is a two page journal spread that I literally used 1 spray, 1 paint, gesso and rusted embellishments and papers that were handmade. Let’s get started. A great way to use what you have is go on the web and look for great pictures that include colors that you may have on hand so you are encouraged to use what is in your stash.  I fell in love with this photo of the old paint brushes which involved very limited palette of colors.   I first decided to rust up some papers and metal pieces to use in my art. In a bowl, combine Hydrogen Peroxide, Distilled Vinegar and Salt. Place items inside and allow to sit to rust. The papers took about 10 minutes and the metal pieces took about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the material they were made of.  You can check out my video on my Facebook page to see how I accomplished this. To add a bit of texture to the foundation I used Art Anthology Velvet in Tuxedo ran it through a stencil. The Snapguide tutorial below explains this in detail. Don’t allow limited access to art supplies to discourage your ability to play. “The world is but a canvas to your imagination” Henry David Thoreau

AA products used

Velvet-Tuxedo

Stencil-Morse Code

Colorations Spray – Wild Orchid

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Rusty love canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with a rusty/patina canvas.
Totally inspired by the texture sets and the Baking Powders by Seth Apter.
In combination with my Wheel stencil my flow went on and on and……
I had a great time playing!

 You can purchase this stencil HERE.
 

Of course I made a step-by-step tutorial for you 😉


Some extra detail photos:

    

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Sedona.
Texture sets: Rust, Patina.
Velvet: Tuxedo.
Stencil: Wheel.

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Art Journal Fun with the July Moodboard!

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a new spread from my art journal, inspired by our July moodboard and new Shines!

For my art journal pages I chose these three amazing colors from the Shines collection:
  
I also used:

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Have you seen the July moodboard?

Fun, bright hues of red, green and yellow!!  These colors are so vibrant and just perfect for my page! Inspired? Create a project using our moodboard and share with us on our Facebook adventure page!
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Here are a few more views of this fun spread!

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope that you are inspired!

 

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Moodboard Inspiration with Toni

Hi everyone, have you seen our moodboard this month…. Wow, such vibrant inspiration !

I knew right away this was going to be a “Happy project” …. these colors are bursting with inspiration.

 I decided to use our new Shine paints. Beautiful high gloss that hold perfect dimension. I first created gelli prints with the following colors: Canary, Kelly and Ruby. So sorry I forgot to photograph the prints after made. The dragonfly was then cut out from the print that had alot of red and the tag itself I used the print that was mostly greens and yellows. I cut out 3 dragonflies so that I could layer them to have multiple wings. These colors compliment each other so well and the Shine paints are so vivid and beautiful to work with. Ideology was added to the tag and white gesso was painted over to fill in the letters. Wishing you a month filled with creativity, create with us here at Art Anthology and be inspired by our mood board this month. Post your creations are our Facebook page for others to enjoy and to network your art work with other creatives.

AA products used:

Shine-CanaryKelly and Ruby 

 

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Altered Fairy Shadow Box w/ Brandy

Hello fans! Brandy here today to share an altered shadow box!

I love the warm mahogany color the Sedona Coloration Spray gave it!!

And the flower gear board in the back looks perfectly aged using our Patina Set!

I created a video of the process…take a peek!!

Products used in today’s project can be found at our ONLINE STORE.
Lattice Stencil
Mud Texture PAste
Sedona Colorations Spray
Patina Set
Cotton Velvet

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you’ll stop by our Facebook Group page Adventures in Art to see more inspiration and to share your creations using  Art Anthology!!

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Altered Chinese fan with the patina set

Hello there !

I’m so glad to be back on the Art anthology blog ! It was a long summer without crafting during my vacation and it’s so good to create again ! What do I have for you today ? Another mixed media project ! This time I altered a Chinese wood fan using the Patina set, stencils, Mud Paste… Take a look !

After a coat of Gesso, I painted entirely the fan with Rose Velvet medium. Next, I used the Floral tiles stencil with Teal Matte from the Patina set. Once dry, I applied Mud paste over the Blossom stencil on each side of the fan.

To colorize and give dimension to the cherry blossom branch, I use the Seafom Stone Texture and the Copper Metallic from the same Patina set. To make it pop from the background, I just use a brown pen to outline the design. I also use the Copper on the edge of the fan.

After that, I just glued the embellishments covered in white gesso on the fan, and painted them with Rose Velvet or Teal matte (Patina set) before adding touches of Copper Metallic.

If you like to know more about the process of this project, you could watch the video tutorial here or on the AA channel there (where you could find other beautiful projects…).

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

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Magical Fairy Altered Canvas w/ Brandy

Have you seen the gorgeous Moodboard Challenge we have going on? I was inspired to make something pretty!

I used my LUNA Stencil for my base texture….it fit with the moon the fairy is sitting on great! Then I tried a new effect by adding more texture with my mud and Twilight Stencil and then putting glitter over the top while it was still wet.

The SKY and Barbie Colorations Sprays fit perfectly with the moodboard colors!

Splatters of watered down COTTON Velvet Paint tied my background together so nicely!!

I love how it turned out!

Here is a process/tutorial video to see just how I created it!

Head on over and stock up on your Art Anthology goodness at our ONLINE STORE!!

Here’s list of the Art Anthology products used:
PANACHE Minx
TWILIGHT Stencil
LUNA Stencil
COTTON Velvet Paint
AVOCADO Spray
BARBIE Spray
SKY Spray

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll come and share your projects with us on our Facebook group page Adventures in Art! We’d love to have you!

 

 

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Handmade Greeting Cards with Brandy!

Hello there Art fans!! Brandy here to share a couple more handmade greeting cards that are sure to brighten someone’s day!

I’m loving this new stencil addition…Messy Bubbles!

I paired it with some chipboard circles, painted with my Teal Blue Shine Medium.

For background color I used Sky Colorations Spray and Timeless Colorations Spray.
Followed by flicks of watered down Canary Yellow and Teal Blue Shine Mediums.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial to help you create your own!

Check out How to Create a Couple Greeting Cards! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

For more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube!
Come join our group on Facebook  Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Dreamy Cherub Altered Frame

Hello everyone! Jenn here and today I want to share this fun altered frame with you!
At the end of my post you will find a Snapguide tutorial on how I transformed this plain black frame into a super fun piece of wall art!

The following Art Anthology Products were used:
Colorations Sprays – Plush, Wild Orchid, Sky, and Waimea Bay

Minx Inks – Stargazer, Majestic, and Gold Dust

Metal Effects – Silver
Rust Set – Amber
Shine – Grape

 

Check out How to Alter a Small Frame With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

For all of the Art Anthology products used here and to shop the entire line head to the online store!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and share your creations with us!!
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Thanks So Much for visiting!

As Always Stay Crafty!!

xx Jenn

 

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