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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:

Check out How to Make an Altered Cardboard Art Piece With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Below are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Texture paste: Mud

Texture set: Rust

Stencils: Keyhole, Wheel

Minx inks: Panache, Gold dust

Stone effects paste: Sandstone

Colorations spray: Siesta Key, Sedona

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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Art journal cover with new Shine mediums!

Hi!

Daniëlle here with a decorated art journal cover.  I used the new Shine mediums which I by the way love love love!

This is my new cover:

How did I create this? Well, you can find a step by step tutorial in this Snapguide:

Check out How to Decorate Your Journal Cover by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Used products:

Shine: Canary yellow, Teal blue.

Stencil: Hazards

Velvet: Shamrock

Colorations: Barbie

Sorbet: Glass

Clear coat: Splashed

I hope to have inspired you and I look forward to seeing what you create!

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Rusty Dream Canvas

Hello everyone! Jenn here today to share with you this fun home decor project using Texture Sets in Rust and Patina along with some other amazing Art Anthology products! At the bottom of this post I have included a Snapguide tutorial.

For this project the following Art Anthology Products were used

Patina Texture Set
Rust Texture Set
Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray Ice
Stone Effects Medium Sandstone
MVM Designs Stencil Wheel
Full supply list included in Snapguide tutorial below.

Art Anthology has an online store full of amazing products! Click the photo to be directed there.

Check out How to Create a Rusty Canvas With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! I hope that you are inspired to create something amazing too! Please share your creations on our Facebook Adventures in Art page.

Umtil next time and always, Stay Creative!!

Jenn

 

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Be Brave – Dream Catcher with Karan

HI Friends, Its Karan here to share a project with you today.
In the past i have shared with you a Dream Catcher and today i have another one i wish to share with you too.
I have to apologise, but i so love this color combo.  Peacock feathers, Grass and Amber.
This particular Dream Catcher i have designed on a thick tag.
and the entire Dream Catcher on the Tag!
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, i have a step out tutorial below on Snapguide
 
 
Art Anthology Products:
Other Products: Tim Holtz Ectera Tag; Creative Embellishments Chipboard; Scrapiniec Chipboard.
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Adventure awaits you, be fearless!

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Daniëlle here with a project for you. I created 2 tags this time:

Here’s how I created them:

First I sprayed with my colorations sprays. I used Siesta key, timeless and plush.

Next I used Mardi gras velvet and the ringlets stencil to create texture:

After this I used raider colorations spray and plush colorations spray with some background stamps to add more dimension to my tags:

To finish my background I also used the cracked stencil and clear coat linen. This creates a shiny, glittery extra texture:

Now, while my tags are drying, I stamp some images I like and colored them using Black leather jacket, Cayman, Mi Bella and wisteria sorbet:

I finish my project by cutting out the colored images and pasting them to my tags. I also added text stickers and ofcourse some nice ribbons.

Some close ups so you can see the colors and texture better:

I hope you enjoyed my project, see you next time!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Timeless, Plush, Siesta Key

Velvet: Mardi gras

Stencils: Ringlets, Cracked

Clear coat: Linen

Sorbet: Black leather jacket, Cayman, Mi Bella, Wisteria

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From Recycling Bin to Art!

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Today I am sharing this fun repurposed bottle project using  some amazing Art Anthology products! Products Used available by clicking the links below.
Colorations Plush
Colorations Wild Orchid
Fairy Dust Ice
Minx Gold Dust
Pebbles Stencil

Start with a clean glass bottle. Coat with two or three coats of white gesso allowing each coat to dry.

Add molded focal such as the cherub head and wings used here. Also add flowers and metal embellishments. Use a strong adhesive that can stand wet media. Once all are glued down coat them all in heavy white gesso. I also added some white crackle paste through the Pebbles stencil on the neck and allowed it to dry and crackle. This added a bit more texture.


Next add the Colorations Sprays and Fairy Dust Spray Ice. Alternate between them and dry each as they are added. Once the color was dry I re-coated the face in white gesso so it stood out.

I added a script stamp in black all over the open areas. Drips of Gold Dust Minx were used to accent areas and also the hair. Gel medium was dabbed in areas around the embellishments and then sprinkled with a mixture of gold micro beads and gold glass glitters. Once all was dry I brushed a pearlizing medium over the bottle and focal as well as some of the flowers.

A large rose painted with Art anthology colorations in the same colors was added along with a metal butterfly embellishment.
Lastly I added some chain with a pearl charm to the top as an accent.

Some other views….


Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! This was a very fun redo! I love to recycle junk into Art!
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Art Anthology Products are conveniently available online HERE.

As always Stay Creative!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Card Set by Toni

Hi everyone… Toni here today with a fun project. I love making ATC’s and they are the perfect little pieces of art to place on the front of a card. I decided I wanted to make a set of “All Occasion” cards for a friend of mine so here we go. I created my ATC’s with chipboard and started by adding tissue tape, stamped old book pages and used a pretty stencils from Art Anthology with Sorbet Glass. Then started applying my pretty Colorations in Wild Orchid, Plush, Timeless and Glorious…. gorgeous color combo. Added some more texture using another AA stencil and running black modeling paste through it. 

Stamped and cut out the butterflies and using the Colorations I applied them with a water brush to give a watercolor effect. Added some dew drops and upholstery thread for interesting  texture.To bring out the colors in the shadows of the butterflies I then added Sorbets in Vegas Gold, Sunshine and Purple Rain. Then cut a mat for each ATC and adhered to the white card stock. Stamped different sentiments on each card and now we have a pretty gift card set to give. The seam binding was sprayed also with Plush and Wild Orchid. For your enjoyment I have provided a Snapguide tutorial of my process. Be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and download your beautiful projects for all of us to be inspired by as well.  Also stop by and subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel for process videos from the designers. Wishing you a wonderful day ! xoxo Toni

 

Products used:

Sorbets-Sunshine Sunshine SorbetVegas Gold Vegas Gold Sorbet  Purple Rain NEW Purple Rain  Glass

Colorations – Plush Plush Colorations Color Spray Timeless  Timeless Colorations Color Spray Wild Orchid Wild Orchid Colorations Color Spray  Glorious Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Stencils- Chasing Butterflies Chasing Butterflies Stencil - Art Anthology    Dottie      Dottie Stencil - Art Anthology  Lattice Lattice Stencil 8x12Check out How to Use Mixed Media ATC’s to Decorate Your Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Folk style Art Journal pages

Hello !

Valerie here with an another colorful art journal spread filled with Art Anthology mediums !

I started with a light background of Avocado Colorations spray, followed by stamp and Clover Colrations spray

This folk beauty is stamped on tissue paper and colored with markers, as well as the flowers on this journal ! I used the Glass Sorbet to adhere and protect it from smearing.

Before adhering the tissue paper, I used the Scales stencils in size 8×12 and 6×9 with Limeaid Velvet medium. I outlined the designs with a black pen to make it pop…

I f you would like to know more about my creative process, just watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today and see you soon for another project !

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Galaxy Notebook

Create your own Galaxy project using amazing products from Art Anthology!

This galaxy technique is everywhere these days! It is very cool and can be achieved in so many ways. Today I will show you how I did mine using products from Art Anthology! I have included a Snapguide tutorial below the photos!

Art Anthology products used to create this:
Minx Shimmering Inks in Stargazer, Immaculate, and Majestic
Gemstones Fluorite and Blue Topaz
Sorbet baby Blue Eyes
Chrome from the Silver Oxide Set
Colorations spray in Plush
Bubbles Stencil

Other supplies:
Small ring-bound sketch pad with black covers
Black gesso
White Acrylic paint
Metal embellishments, key, wings etc. from junk stash
Gritty texture paste (I mixed mini art stones into Art Anthology Mud)
Strong translucent-drying adhesive or medium
Clear Gesso

Check out How to Create a Galaxy Project With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Making an ocean themed door hanger with Daniëlle

Hi Guys!

Daniëlle here to show you a different project this time. I created this ocean themed door hanger for my craft room:

I used two of the gorgeous texture sets to add texture to my project, Patina and Rust.

I described my steps in a Snapguide tutorial so you can create one too!

Check out How to Create This Door Hanger With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Stencils: Keyhole, Diamond grunge

Velvet: Cotton

Colorations: Peacock feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Sorbet: Drab

Clear coat: Dazzle

Texture set: Rust, Patina

 

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