Category Archives: Minx Shimmering Inks

Colorful Art Journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here with an art journal page that was inspired by this months moodboard and color challenge:

You can create one for yourself if you follow the snapguide tutorial I made:

Check out How to Create a Colorful Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of my page:

Products used:

Stencil: Scales

Minx: Radiance, Majestic, Enchanting

Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold

Velvet: Mardi Gras

Sorbet: Wisteria, Mi Bella, Poppy

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Love this Life Journal Cover with Karan

Hello friends and welcome to the blog today.  Its Karan sharing a project with you today and I am sharing with you a altered journal cover.  The journal is a canvas based one and was in my stash, i have a few of these in my stash actually, so you will likely see a few covers coming in the next 6 months. I have had these in my collection for years, so im thinking they might be discontinued.Here is what i put together for todays project

 

 

Art Anthology Products
Here is my snapguide

Check out How to Create a Journal Cover With Karan Gerber by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Other Products:
Prima Mixed Media Album
Wooden gears
metal gears;
gesso
gel medium
other metal embellishments from my stash
ribbon
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Create Memories by Marleen.

Hi Peeps,

Sometimes it’s happening to us all, no inspiration!
What do you do??
Well  just take your Art Journal and start.

And finally you and up with a page you don’t like and you cover it all with gesso…..or
you end up with a page you like and inspires you to create the next one!!

See my process:

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Juicy, Glorious, Granny Smith and Ink Spot.
Minx Shimmering inks: Enchanting and Allure
Stone Effects: Lava and Bone
Stencils: Soliloqui and Lotus 8×12

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

Have a great day 😉

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Winter art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

It’s winter over here and we’ve already had some snow! This inspired me to do some art journaling and I created this page:

I created a snapguide tutorial for you to follow and create along with me:

Check out How to Create This Winter Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Below are some close ups of my page:

Products I used:

Colorations: Raider, Waimea Bay, Steel, Indigo

Fairy Dust: Sterling

Stencils: Cracked, Ringlets, Keyhole, Bits of grunge

Sorbet: Pewter

Velvet: Cotton

Minx: Stargazer

Stone effects: Lava

Clear coat: Splashed, Linen

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You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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Altered Treasure Box with Karan

HI Friends and welcome to Art Anthology Blog today. Karan here to host the blog today and I am sharing my second, but last post for 2017 with Art Anthology and i have a beauty of a project for you.Recently i cam across these nestled treasure boxes at the dollar store (Dollarama) They come three to a box when you order them from Multicrafts, but i think they are sold individually at the retailers. I thought they would be perfect for a mixed media project.  So here is what i have for you.

The boxes comes like this: the smallest one measuring approx 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.

You can check out the video below, but here are a few images for you
I gessoed the entire box outside, at this point i was not concerned about the inside.

 

this smaller box had a joint in the top where the lid was joined and to me that was fine, i thought it added some character, so start by adding 2 coats of gesso.

 

I then used the 6×9 Keyhole Stencil along with the Bone stone effects to begin my first layer of texture

 

 

You will need to heat set this to dry.
Using gel medium chose your embellishments for the cover.  The chipboard i moistened with water as the top of the treasure chest had a bit of a curve in it and i wanted the chipboard to take on the curve and this helped.
Add another coat of gesso to everything, including all the embellishments, right on top of the texture paste too. Heat set to dry once again. It should look like this.

 

 

Now comes the fun part! Here are the materials i used to achieve the finished look.
So we have used the Bone Stone effects, once the chest was dry, i gave a light coat of the sea foam heat set to dry again
I then added in some patina effects especially on the metal embellishments and chipboard, where i wanted more texture and detail to show.  Heat set to dry again
Now you can add the mists, Siesta Key, Grass , i had my heat tool pretty much running in one hand and mist in the other, i added water when the color was too much, and dabbed off with a baby wipe
Below i started to use the Rust Amber Sorbet Medium, i love this stuff, it is amazing! I used a small paint brush and did like a white wash effect over all the texture created from the stencil.  I also added in some Minx Decadent to add more shadow and depth to some areas
Here is the finished Project:

 

 

 

Here is my walk through you tube video:
Patina Sea Foam Stone effects
Thank you for dropping by and visiting us here at Art Anthology today!
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The First Step in a Journey with Karan

Hello Friends

Its Karan here today, to share with you  my first post and first project here  on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you.   I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.

 

The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front.  I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.

I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.

Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!

 

 i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project.  You can seriously use anything from your stash.

 

 

Materials:  

Art Anthology Materials:
Bone Stone Effects: 
Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent;
Rust Amber Sorbet;
Peacock Feathers Spray;
Gilded Gold Shimmer Spray; 
Siesta Key Spray;

Other Materials:
Gesso; Gel Medium; Assemblage Clock; memory hardware pearls; metal keys; metal embellishments from stash;

Check out How to Create a Vintage Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Hope i have inspired you to get inky! Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Karan

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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !

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Winter Wonderland tag with Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans!!!

Marleen here with some winter inspiration.

In the Netherlands the Garden Centers always inspire me before Christmas.
I always buy crystals, stars and many embellishments that I can use for my mixed media projects.

This year I did it again 😀

Watch the video tutorial and see how this tag was created.

Some detail pictures:

Hope you are inspired for some wonderful winter projects 😉

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Winter Home Decor Project W/ Brandy

Happy December Art Anthology Fans!!

Brandy here to share an adorable piece, perfect for the coming winter.
I had an old metal embroidery hoop in my stash and have been dying to use this image of the a little winter fairy guy…this is what I came up with!

I gave the background paper more interest by adding some Seafoam Velvet Medium and Sandstone Stone effects with my Lotus and Dot Matrix stencils!

Those yummy aged looking clumps around the edge of the hoop are from alternating Seafoam Velvet Medium and a rust colored embossing powder. Worked perfect! 🙂

I love how the piece turned out. I also love how just adding a few Art Anthology products to your project can make it phenomenal!

Here’s a tutorial on how it came together 🙂

Check out How to Create Cute Winter Decor W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Pick up your Art Anthology supplies at our online store!!
Seafoam Velvet Medium
Sandstone Stone Effects
Dot MAtrix Stencil
Lotus Stencil
Warm Colorations Spray
Gold Dust Minx Shimmering Ink
Lagoon Velvet Medium

Thank you, as always,  for stopping by!!! For more inspiration and to share your work with us, join us on our Facebook group page Adventures in Art!!

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Using Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology to create a camo canvas with Josefine

Hi everyone,

today I want to share a new canvas with you. I used the Colorations Sprays to create a camo looking background and I love it 🙂

I used parts of the Lotus Stencil for the focal point in the background and to add some extra texture. By using the Minx inks to outline the Lotus flower it now looks like its shining even brighter.

I always like to add hidden interest to a project. The Dazzle paint is perfect for that as it dries clear and just leaves this amazing sparkle.

But now to the process. Here is my video that is showing how I put everything together. Enjoy 🙂

These are the supplies I used:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my little canvas 🙂

DT-badge-Josefine

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