Category Archives: Minx Shimmering Inks

Fishy tags with Daniëlle

Hi fellow Art Anthology fans!!!

How are you all doing??? For today I have some ocean themed / fishy tags for you to see, with a little step by step tutorial so you can make these yourself as well! Have fun!

List of products I used:


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“Wonderful” – A Mini Mixed Media Piece by Jenn DuBell

Hello Art Anthology Fans! Jenn here today sharing a fun little piece of mixed media art with you!

This project was inspired by recent YouTube videos I watched. It actually started out as a very small approximately 4″ slice of wood.

I have used the following products available at Art Anthology:
Colorations Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key
Texture sets in Rust and Patina
Minx Shimmering Ink – Gold Dust
Stencil – Off The Grid Stack

To create this I first coated the entire piece with a heavy white gesso to prime it. Once that was dry, I added some texture paste through the stencil and let that dry.


Next, once all of the texture was dry I added some stamping with black archival ink. I also added some swipes of crackle paste here and there and allowed that to dry. Starting with Colorations in Peacock feathers I added color to the piece.

Next a bit of the Siesta Key colorations, folowed by watered down hints of the Teal from the Patina Texture set. Once those were dried with my heat tool I added Minx gold dust and touches of watered down Amber from the Rust Texture set.

Finally I added all of my embellishments and some art stones for texture.

The photo below shows how small this piece actually is…

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Customized Scrapbook Title Using Wax Paste!


Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a mixed-media layout that I’ve created using some very fun Art Anthology mediums! I was able to play with some AA Wax Paste to create a customized title for this page!

I began with a simple die-cut that’s been cut out of heavyweight cardstock. Using an embossing folder, I deboss the title (the image is inverted).

Using a soft paper towel and my fingertip, I take a small amount of Art Anthology Wax Paste and apply it to the title using circular motions until coverage is satisfactory. I used a heat tool to set the wax and buffed the title to give it an even deeper sheen!

I used the packaging “smoosh” technique to apply color to the background of the page using Minx Shimmering Inx. Once the background is completely dry, I splattered more Minx Ink to the background in big and small splatters and let dry! Here are some closeups of the completed layout!

These simple techniques yield gorgeous results for the finished page! The Wax Paste is amazingly easy to use and adds the perfect amount of shine for the title!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Wax Paste “Bronze”
Minx Ink “Gold Dust, Decadent”

Other Supplies:
cardstock diecuts and embellishments
patterned paper
embossing folder

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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“Winter Joy” Mixed-Media Layout

Hey everyone! Can you believe that it’s the end of the year already!? Suzanne here today to share with you a very easy and simple mixed media layout that I’ve created using Minx Shimmering Ink and Shine paint!

I begin my layout by adding a diluted mixture of Minx Ink in “Indulgence” and water (to lighten the color) using the “smoosh” technique; it really is the easiest way to jump start any layout with color!

While the ink was still wet, I added Minx Shimmering Ink in “Gold Dust.” This adds an awesome gold shimmer to the background-I actually want to put it on everything!

Check out that bling!

While the background is drying, I added color to paper die-cuts using Shine paint in “Kelly Green.” Because I didn’t necessarily want the full opacity of the paint, on a non-stick surface, I diluted the paint with water and mixed it well. I very loosely painted and dipped the pine bough die-cuts into the mixture until I was satisfied with coverage; I dried the die-cuts with a heating tool and added Minx Ink in Gold Dust on top to add even more shimmer!

Now that everything is completely dry, all that’s left to do is to assemble the layout. Here are some close-ups.

Art Anthology Supplies:
Shine “Kelly Green”
Minx Shimmering Inks “Gold Dust”


Other Supplies:
Cardstock die-cuts
sticker embellishments and letters
patterned paper



Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Christmas Card inspiration with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

How are you doing? I have a quick inspirational post for you today. Every year I create some Christmas cards and this year I used an Art Anthology background for them.

I created the background using three colorations sprays colors, Minx inks and Fairy Dust with a stencil. As you can see I also added some background stamping, a different text for each card. I also added a layer of clear coat sterling through a stencil. Add a cute image and text and your cards are ready! I like my Christmas cards all shiny and sparkly so I use lots of Minx, Fairy Dust and clear coat. I also use pearlescent cardstock but that’s quite hard to photograph.

I hope to inspire you to create a quick little Christmas card yourself!

See you again soon!


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Used products in my project:

Art Anthology colorations: Ink Spot, Indigo, Raider

Minx inks: Midnight

Fairy Dust: Sterling

Stencils: Lotus 6×9, Twilight

Clear coat: Splashed

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Season’s Greeting Card by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, I am back with another project share and today I decided to create a Christmas card. I have to admit I am not a card maker but I had so much fun creating this one that I may have to create some more.

Season's Greetings Card by Farrel Tailor
  1. To start my card I used an old music sheet from my stash and sprayed all over using Colorations Spray – Warm. Once dry, I then tore to fit my card.
Warm colorations spray

2. I inked the edges of my music sheet with Vintage Photo archival Ink and then stenciled the whole area of the sheet using AA’s Clear Coat Dimensional Medium – Splashed and Art Deco stencil.

Art Deco stencil
Splashed Sorbet Dimensional Paint

3. Next I painted my Green Tara large Poinsetta flower with Gold Metal Effects medium using a paint brush. I applied 2 coats of this for complete coverage.

Gold Metal Effects Paint

4. Next I used a paint brush to paint my chipboard flourishes using Minx Shimmering Ink. Make sure you give this a good shake to make sure all the shimmering goodness is throughout the ink.

Minx Shimmering ink - Decadent

5. Then all there is needs to be done is adhere everything to the card and I found some Christmas stamps in my stash which I used on some white card stock and used Vintage Photo archival Ink. The backing of the sentiment I used some glitter paper and adhere a piece of ribbon from my stash also.

Christmas Card

Products Used

Colorations Sprays: Warm

Stone Effects Dimensional Medium: Sandstone

Clear Coats Dimensional Medium: Splashed

Minx Shimmering Ink: Decadent

Stencil: Art Deco

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Christmassy art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi there everyone!

I’m a big holiday season fan and I just love spending and enjoying time with my family during the holidays! So I was in a Christmassy (or messy LOL) mood when I created this art journal page!

Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can create one yourself:

1: I love to start with collage.

2: Next I added modelling paste through the Twilight stencil.

3: Adding color using colorations sprays clover and warm and a little bit of minx ink in color indulgence.

I also added some Fairy Dust in Gilded Gold for extra sparkle.

4: Next I added some scraps of paper.

5: In my last step I added some gold glitter washi tape and a text I like. Part of it I ‘wrote’ with Raider colorations spray and a brush, part are stickers and part are letter stamps.

That’s all, see you next time!


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Joyful Mixed Media Layout

Good morning everybody! Nicole here with a colorful mixed media layout I created using a few Minx-Shimmering Inks by Art Anthology. This was my first time really playing with more than one color and I had so much fun. These shimmering inks are sooooo vibrant and pretty. So glad I bought them all because I see a new addiction happening… Lots of inky goodness.

To begin, I coated white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I used a scrap piece of plastic from packaging to smear the shimmering inks all over the cardstock. I used a heat gun in between colors so the colors would not bleed.

Once I was satisfied with the background, I added lots of fun embellishments.

Products Used:

Art Anthology Minx Shimmering Inks: Bankroll, Enchanting, Panache

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Paradise Found Mixed Media Layout by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, Farrel here today to share my newest project. I used a mixture of Colorations Sprays, Minx Shimmering Inks, Velvet Dimensional Paint and stencils. I also have a process video which will be located at the end of the blog. So sit back, relax and let me show you how I created my layout xx.

  1. To begin with I applied a thin coat of clear gesso to my patterned paper. Why do I do this you may ask? It is to seal the paper so that I can add my mediums to the paper without it buckling. Once dry I then using AA’s stencil Keyhole and Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie.

2. After drying the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some clear crackle medium and dried again. I then sprayed the crackled area with water and using a paint brush I applied Siesta Key and Granny Smith Colorations Sprays.

3. I sprayed my flowers with water and then sprayed Colorations Spray – Sandcastle. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers.

4. I painted the flowers with Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent using a paint brush. I also painted my chipboard title with the same ink.

5. I then adhered all my pieces to the layout along with mini prillz and art stones. And finished the layout off with some stamping.

I used these products on my project:

Stencil – Keyhole

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key, Granny Smith, Sandcastle

Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel xx

 

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One of a Kind Mixed Media Tag by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Farrel here to share with you all a mixed media tag I created using lots of AA products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog so feel free to watch me in action.

  1. I started my tag by using Stone Effects – Bone with Art Nuveau stencil. After drying with my heat tool, I then added white gesso and also applied some crackled paste.

2. Once dry and all my elements on the tag have been adhered and covered with white gesso, I then applied Colorations Color Spray – Siesta Key. Next I used Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache on the background and used a little bit of water to help the ink spread around the tag.

 

3.  After the ink has dried, I then spray Colorations Color Spray Peacock Feathers to create some depth to the tag. To break up some of the blue on the tag, I then used Rust Texture Set on some of the elements on the tag.

 

4. After adhering my chipboard butterfly, I then added Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent. Then to finish off the tag, I added the gold paste from Rust Texture Set to highlight.

 

 AA products products used:

Stencil – Art Nuveau 

Colorations  – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Bone

Minx Shimmering Inks – Panache, Decadent

Texture Set – Rust

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media reverse canvas with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel

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