Category Archives: Marleen van Meerendonk

Stencil layering in your Art Journal by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with some stencil inspiration.

We have a challenge to use some stencil techniques. Well I use them always, but I want to show you not to be afraid to use more then 1 stencil!

 I just love this stencil!!

Here are my steps in the Snapguide:
Check out How to Layer With Stencils, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Velvet medium: Rose, Cotton
Colorations: Salmon, Patience
Stencils: Floral Tile, Dot Matrix, Inspired Grunge, Tick Tock
Stone Effects: Bone, Lava
Gesso

Have a creative day 😉

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Mini canvas made by Marleen.

Hello peeps,

Marleen here with a canvas with a photo from my mom! Isn’t she cute?!

No tutorial this time but I hope you are inspired anyway 😉

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Sedona, Juicy, Waimea Bay, Warm
Minx Shimmering inks: Radiance, Panache
Stone Effects: Bone
Stencil: Floral Tile

Enjoy your day 😉

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Autumn canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with an Autumn project. I just love the rusty Autumn colors.
So I took aan mdf canvas board and did my thing. 😀

Detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Clover, Timeless, Juicy
Velvet: Shamrock, Tuxedo
Rust Texture set 
Stencil: Messy Bubbles

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.

Enjoy your day 😉

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Normal is so boring, by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with a new Art Journal page!

I wanted to do something messy with the Luna stencil, I just love that one. Every time I work in my Art Journal I work with the Velvet mediums, I like them the most!

And I wanted to work in my Art Journal. So my technique is just to start with an idea and just go with the flow! Watch the snapguide tutorial!

Check out How to Create This Messy Art Journal Page, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail pics:

Material:

Velvet: Lagoon, Fiji, Shamrock, Reef.
Colorations: Waimea Bay, Ink Spot.
Clear Coat: Spashed.
Stencil: Luna.
Minx ink: Midnight .

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Hope you enjoyed my blogpost!?

Hugs,

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Alter a mirror frame, by Marleen.

Hello peeps, Marleen here again with a Summer project. In the Netherlands we have a long hot Summer so it was the most logical thing to create.
I used a small classic mirror frame.

 

And I wanted to use this stencil.

I so enjoyed designing this stencil but didn’t know yet how to use it. It fits perfectly with this project.

 

 

Follow my creative process with the Snapguide:

Check out How to Alter This Mirror Frame, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Details:

Materials:
Colorations: Sant Castle, Timeless, Sky, Waimea Bay
Minx inks: Gold Dust , Panache
Stone effects: Bone
Stencil: Twinkle Lights
Rusty Texture Set

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Have a creative day 😉

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Scribble Art Journal page, by Marleen.

Today an Art Journal page from my heart <3

The page speaks for itself ….

 This is my favorite stencil “Fragments”, which I used.

And I used the colors from the color moodboard !

Detail photos:

Sorbet: Cayman and Mi Bella
Colorations: Waimea Bay and Patience
Stencils: Fragments

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FLY mini-book, by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with a mini-book tutorial for you.

My inspiration came from everywhere!! Do you remember my earlier post about the lace book cover I made?? Well I promised you to show the inside later on. Guess what, the cover was too small for all those pages.
So I made a bigger cover now and finished the inside pages!

I used many many Art Anthology stencils you can find them all HERE.

Here you can see the video tutorial:

Hope it inspired you all 😉

Some detail photos:

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Poppy Art Journal page by Marleen

 

Hi peeps,

Marleen here with a page made with a simple technique that brings a great result.
You can use it with many projects.

I used the Poppy stencil

Watch the tutorial:
Check out How to Create This Art Journal Page. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Details:

Materials:

Colorations: Juicy, Sedona, Salmon
Shine medium: Ruby Red, Sunrise Orange
Stencil: Poppy

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 creative day 😉

 

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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 😉

Check out How to Make a Rusty Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Some extra detail photos:

Materials:

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

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River rocks.

Hi everybody!

My vacation in France inspired me a lot.
My dog MacL loves to dive in the river to get me some rocks.

So I had a lot of them and I thought it would be nice to paint them.

First I wrote this text with acrylic ink.

And when I got home I started to paint them with the new Shine Dimensional medium.

Add Stone Effects with a Stencil to the canvas.

Stick the stones to the canvas.

Fill all the gaps with translucent glue and fill it up with Art Stones.

Then spray with different colors Colorations to give it all some color and give the finishing touch with Fairy Dust.

Some detail pics, hope you can see the gold shimmering from the Fairy Dust!?

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Have a great day 😉

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