Category Archives: Clear Coats

Time for Art Mini Canvas

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! It is Jenn here with you today and I would like to show you my mini canvas! My Time for Art mini canvas was inspired by our September moodboard.

For more information regarding our moodboard follow us on our Facebook Adventure page!

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays: Peacock Feathers, Timeless, Siesta Key, Wild Orchid

Clear Coat Medium: Dazzle

Velvets: Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Minx Inks: Panache, Majestic, Radiance (dyed flowers with these)

Other Products needed:

Black and White gesso

Mini art stones or texture beads

Clear Glue

Flowers (dyeable)

Canvas (this one is 9X3)

Old paintbrushes 2

jute string

clock embellishment (this one is from an IOD mold)

 

Here are a few pics of this canvas in progress………..

For a full step by step please see the Snapguide at the bottom of this post! Thank You so much for viewing my post. I truly hope you are inspired to get creative and maybe even use our moodboard! Please share with us if you do!! Facebook Adventure page HERE.

For your Art Anthology products shop online at www.artantholog.net

 

Check out How to Create Small Home Decor With JennD by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Garden Tags by Jenn

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Hello! Art Anthology Fans and Friends! I am up on the blog today showing you these beautiful Garden Tags using Art Anthology products! The colors are vibrant and easy for anyone to achieve with these products! The best news is that Art Anthology offers an amazing variety of colors for you to choose from!

What you will need for this project:

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays

Art Anthology Minx shimmering Inks

Art Anthology Stencils

Art Anthology Sorbets

All other supplies are listed in Snapguide tutorial on the bottom of this post.

Start this project with a blank chipboard tag. Mine is 7″X3 1/4″.

Add stenciling using crackle paste in white. Make sure to dry completely between stencils. Crackle paste also cracks more when allowed to dry naturally rather than using a heat tool.

For my tags I used the following Art Anthology Products:

Stencils: MVM Diamond Grunge, Bubbles, MVM Lotus

Colorations Sprays: Ink Spot, Peacock Feathers, Sky, Plush

Shimmering Inks: Enchanting, Stargazer

Sorbet: Linen

Once my background looked the way I wanted it to I coated with a clear glue and seal. This seals the inks and makes them pop!

Once everything is dry I assembled it all using flowers that were dyed in same colors to match, TH paper dolls, chipboards, jute string, cheesecloth, pearls, drywall net tape, and sentiments.

Thanks so much for reading my post! I hope you enjoy this project and are inspired to create some for yourself or to give as gifts! For the full tutorial please look at Snapguide below.

Check out How to Create Beautiful Garden Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

Thanks!!

X Jenn

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Industrial butterfly canvas by Marleen.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with an industrial project. The Industrial stencil inspired me to the max! I love it but didn’t use it yet.

So I did some searching in my stock of old mechanical parts and found something nice.

Watch the step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Create This Industrial Butterfly Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Detail photos:

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

 

have a creative day 😉

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Wood Canvas with 3D Bird Nest

Hi everyone 🙂

today I’m sharing a 3D canvas with you. I found this bird in the home decor section and just had to pair it with Art Anthology paints, sprays and inks. It is incredible that you can use the same paint as the base, for dimension and as finishing touches. It always surprises me how they turn out and that it just works.

For this canvas I decided to pick a green color base. This way the wood canvas is the tree and the green color is representing the leaves (or similar :P).

So I started with prepping the surface with different shades of green. Then I adhered the nest and added several gold shimmer effects. But see for yourself:

What do you think? Did the bird get a nice and shiny home or should she move? 😉

For this project I used:

You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and group to get updates and new ideas:

See you soon!
Josefine aka HolyLise
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Altered mini book cover

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Art Anthology new post.
Today I am going to share  my new chipboard mini book cover made with bare chipboards and gorgeous Art Anthology products.
 

Here are some close- ups to the painted , stencilled and misted cover.

 

 

 

I decided to stay in grey- blue and purples and to make it vintage dark in just three colors.

Metal pieces, small chipboard plate, fabric and paper flowers were also painted and misted into the matching colors.

And as always I made a full step by step Snapguide tutorial for you that you can see HERE:
Check out How to Make Chipboard Mini Book Cover by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Art Anthology products used:

Blocked stencil

Raider Colorations

Plush Colorations

Siesta Key Colorations

Lagoon Velvet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Dazzle Sorbet

I hope you like my new mini book cover and you are most welcome to make your own in the same way.

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Messy page, Always follow your dreams.

Hello peeps,

I’m back from a break and full energy to play with the Art Anthology products.

With this page I used  the Fragments stencil from the NEW stencil collection,
so I hope to inspire you all !!

Watch the Snapguide for a step by step tutorial:

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

Here are some extra detail photos:

Hugs and have a creative day 😉

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Find your Star Clear acrylic deco

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second January tutorial made for Art Anthology.

Irit is here with my new artistic inspiration made  for you.

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This time I made a clear acrylic wall deco project using the old and forgotten acrylic page from the 7 years non used album.

I call it a kind of recycling as I never made the clear album, but I use those pages for other altered projects and I really like the use of my old stash.

And just to add to this ” use your stash” thing I used the very old decoupage paper on the back of this project, the very old chipboard star and even older metal letters.

This is a kind of a low cost project and it’s like ” make the background, add some themed pieces and make the statement” project.

I really hope that you got some inspiration from this project and you now understand that making art doesn’t mean that you need the buy the latest and greatest products.

All you need are great Art Anthology products and a lot of your imagination.

Here are some close- ups to this finished project:

And as always there is a full step by step Snapguide tutorial I made for you HERE:
Check out How to Make Clear Acrylic Art Deco by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And here is a full list of Art Anthology products in our shop:

See you again next month and enjoy your crafting during those cold Winter days!

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Christmas Home decor using Art Anthology Sorbet

Hello fans of Art Anthology!

With you Irina.

I’m with you today to share a step by step tutorial of a cute home decor I made for Christmas using Art Anthology Sorbet.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!  If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !

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Up to new meetings!

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Mixed media Christmas card

Oh man ! Christmas is close by ! Have you sent your Christmas card already ? If you need an handmade card in a snap, I (Valerie) have the right project for you !

All you will need is white cardstock, some ribbon and of course Art Anthology products ! Gold, brick, clear coat, green spray and stencil… You will find the exact list at the end of this post.

Let’s see some close-ups to have a better look at the dimensions of this Christmas card…

As you can see there is 3 different layers of paints in this project : first Colorations spray with stencil, then gilded clear coat and brick stone effect for the sentiment.

Look at the creamy texture of the Gold Metal effect paint on the edge of the card ! That makes 4 differents textures in one card !

You will find the complete tutorial to create this card on the Art Anthology YouTube channel. It’s quick and easy :

Don’t forget to check Art Anthology Facebook group or Pinterest page for more inspiration ! See you soon for another project !

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