Category Archives: Stone Effects

Have Fun With A Rusty Technique by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here inspired by our beautiful mood board this month, with yummy texture and deep bold colors. Rust is probably one of my favorite color palettes to create with and I was so excited to start working with it.

I found an egg crate in the trash and decided to alter it as an Easter project. Wonderful AA products provided easy transformation for this trash article.

The cross was made from air dry clay and then crackled with AA’s products seeping into the cracks.

With some texture powder added to my paints it gave me a nice gritty texture.

This was such a fun and unexpected transformation. I hope this has inspired you to get creative with our products. Wishing you a blessed Easter Holiday and creative days ahead. 

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Velvet- Portabello, Terracotta

Stone Effect-Sandstone

Metal Effect-Gold

Sorbet-Chocolate, Mint Julep, Cayman, Black Leather Jacket
Check out How to Provide a Rusty Look to Your Project by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Summer Colors With Brandy!


Hello Art Anthology fans! It’s not even spring here in the Rockies, but I was the feeling the sun shining with this project!!
To create something I could use for a layout, but be a little different, I dug an old embroidery hoop out of my stash.  Brighten up any space…all i need is to choose a photo! 🙂


A little Brick Stone Effects brightened my bubbles texture, and some Indulgence Minx Ink softened it to perfection.
Filling in the blanks with some Glorious Colorations spray looks like sunshine!

I used some Pixies sorbet to and my blossom stencil for some awesome texture.


Here’s a tutorial on how I made made this beauty!

 

Check out How to Alter an Embroidery Hoop by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

Find all the products used in this project and more at the
Art Anthology website!!

Bubbles Stencil

Blossom Stencil

Brick Stone Effects

Indulgence Shimmering Minx

Glorious Colorations Spray

Pixie Sorbet Paint 

Raider Colorations Spray

I hope you find today’s project inspiring! Go get messy! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Reflect Change door hanger

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Art Anthology tutorial.

Today I am going to share a door hanger made with chipboard products only (all from Tando Creative UK) and all possible Art Anthology paints, sprays and a stencil.

Here is a finished door hanger that was made for Spring as here in Israel the Spring in in the air.

Here are some close- ups to this project:

 

As always I made a full step by step tutorial for you using the Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Altered Door Hanger by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js
And here is a full product list of Art Anthology products that you can buy from our shop to make a very similar project:


See you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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50 Shades of Greige by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new canvas. Now “greige is all the rage” and if your not sure what that is it’s a combination of the warm tones of gray with the cool tones of beige….. hence “greige”. It’s muted tones are easy on the eyes provide a sense of tranquility and peacefulness. Coupled with black or walnuts provide a wonderful cozy organic feel. 

Using only a few different products and mixing them either with whites to highlight or black to deepen allowed me to get several different shades of “greige”. Some of the canvas I would like to refer to as a happy accident. 

Art Anthology’s Stone Effect Sandstone really provided that pretty beige tone as well as texture to the project, and the Sorbet in Black Leather Jacket and Linen helped to tone down and deepen my Metal Effects Silver here and there on the canvas.

I believe the addition of the black cardboard and walnut chipboard provided a richness and gave it a more masculine feel. 

I hope I have inspired to become a chemist in your craftroom, start mixing those colors and see what you come up with. You never know you may discover the next color trending on Instagram and Pinterest. Happy creating !!!

Check out How to Create a 50 Shades of Greige Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

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Art journal page – “We are so different!”

Hello mixed media friends!

it’s Irina here!

I would love to share with you my recent journal pages. I also made a video tutorial.

hank 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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Fairy door scene tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends !

 Irit is here and I welcome to my second December post for Art Anthology.

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This time I made a totally different project: altered Fairy door  chipboard set from Tando Creative.

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I used chipboards and Art Anthology products only with the small add- on of Makin’s Clay molded fairies added to the finished project.

As always I made a small tutorial for you. I even made my own paint tool from the old (or new) tooth brush.

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Each chipboard piece was painted in the different way to get a different effect. There are stone effect, wood effect, painted  leaves and a mushroom, ” metal” hinges and pastel fairies. And each effect was made just with Art Anthology paints and sprays.

Here is a piece of the project with ” metal” hinges, painted fairy, 3d mushroom and some leaves. You can also see the wooden door and it really looks like an old, peeled wood.

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Here is another look at the fairy, leaves, wood and stone effect that was made with paints only.

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It was so much fun to make this project and to see the final result!

You can see the full tutorial HERE:

Check out How to Make a Chipboard Fairy Door by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And as always- here is a full supply list :

Thanks for visiting own blog and I really hope that you like my  Fairy project.

See you soon again!

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Mixed media Christmas ornament

Hi there ! Valerie today to show you how to upcycle your old ornament with Art Anthology paints !

I have more than few of those old scratched ornament in my basement, and wanted to upgrade them for this Christmas, so I came up with an idea, and I will share it with you… I started with the ugly blue one on the picture and ended with the red on the back ! I made a video tutorial following the exact same techniques to make a white one… You will find the tutorial and the list of AA products at the end of this post.

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The result is an incredible textured brand new ornament, and you can make in the color of your choice !

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After applying gesso over the ornament, I use Dimensional paint in Stone effect to cover it, plus gelato and gold Fairy Dust. Flowers are covered with gold Metal Effect paint or Red Velvet Sorbet.

Here is the white and gold :

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Now the red and gold :

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If you want to know all about this transformation, watch the video :

 

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Thankful for You by Toni

Happy Thanksgiving y’all. Hope everyone is having a wonderful month. Today I’m here to share a frame I made featuring my sweet baby boy, Bubba. dsc08630

With the use of my wonderful Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks I was able to transform some $1.00 store foliage into a pretty fall frame for my desk. dsc08545 dsc08552

 

 

 

 

The wonderful texture achieved with AA’s Mud Texture Paste combined with seed beads and the gorgeous Dimensional paints in so many vibrant colors, made it easy to get the look I was going for.

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With a little gesso to prime even the hardest surfaces to cover, the Minx Shimmering Inks colors these butterflies perfectly.

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The leaves in the corner were colored also with the Minx and then embossed 3 times with Ultra Embossing Enamel which provided a glass-like effect… So pretty. From a broken down frame to a new addition for my decor, this project was messy, fun, and effective. Hope you have been inspired. And for your enjoyment, feel free to grab yourself a cup of hot cider sit back and relax while you view my Snapguide tutorial below. Also below,  are all the pretty products used from Art Anthology. Many blessings to you and your family at this holiday season.

Check out How to Create a Fall Mixed Media Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

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Time flies mini canvas with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here again and this time I made a mini card size canvas with some gorgeous Art Anthology products.

This project was made because of a stencil. When I see Time Flies words I make a Mixed Media project that is all about time using clocks and gears and things that are connected to a time issue. But then working on 7*5” canvas doesn’t leave you a lot of space to add many things over. So I just add mediums and textures and Art Anthology products are just perfect for this matter.

Here how the finished project looks:

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And as few close- ups to show the texture and the painted parts:

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I made a full Snapguide tutorial for you to see all steps of this project and I hope that I inspired you a bit with it.

Here is a link to a full Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Make Mini Altered Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a link to a full product list that can be find in Art Anthology shop:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope to see you here  enjoying my next posts too!

I hope that I have inspired  you to create something  new.

For more inspiration make sure you are following us on Pinterest  ,You Tube, and also join our Facebook Group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

See you soon again!

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Irit

 

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