Category Archives: Stone Effects

Rusty ATC’s w/ Brandy

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Boy, this month is flying by, isn’t it??
Though my project today is tiny, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in WOW!

I’m so impressed with these new collections! They are just so easy to use.

 I like to apply a base coat color and put the other two color mediums mostly on the textured areas. Let them dry between coats…but you can use your heat tool for speed. 🙂

Find this Rust Collection Texture Set ans so many more awesome products in the ART Anthology online store!!

Here is a video of my process!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab yourself some plain and boring and rust it up!!


Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Springy Altered Journal Cover w/ Brandy

Hello there Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share a pretty Altered Journal! It does feel like spring here in the Rockies yet, but a girl can dream, right? 🙂
I’m loving this color mix!

I used several Coloration Sprays to for this project, but didn’t even spray most of them!
I just took the sprayers off and dipped my paintbrush right in!

Here is a process video…. give it a try yourself! 🙂

Here are the Art Anthology products used in today’s creation!
Diamond Grunge Stencil
Dot Matrix Stencil
Seafoam Stone Effects Paint (from the Patina Collection)
Coloration Sprays…
Warm
Patience
Salmon
Clover 
Avocado
Sky

You can find these and so many more awesome products in the Art Anthology online store!
Visit our group on Facebook for more inspiration…or to share your own projects!!
We’d LOVE to see!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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Oxidized Silver Box by Marleen.

Hi everybody, Marleen here with an altered box.

This time I used the the Oxidized Silver Texture set with some pink accents.
I totally love this effect!

Enjoy the step by step tutorial:
Check out How to Create This Oxidized Silver Metallic Box. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology materials:
Stone Effects: Lava
Texture set: Oxidized Silver
Velvet: Rose

f 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 creative day 😉

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CREATE Rust Altered Sign W/ Brandy


Hi Fans!
My latest project features the yummy texture and colors from Art Anthology Rust Collection Set.
Though I’m not sure if the Rusty gears part really goes with an embroidery hoop, it sure fits my style!


It’s a super easy project with a striking finished product!

Get your own set!
Rust Texture Collection Set

Also used for this project…
Retro Stencil
Mud

Here’s a video tutorial with the process!

I hope I’ve my project has inspired you to grab some Art Anthology products and get a little messy! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Playing With AA’s Products & Beeswax

Hi everyone… I know life is busy but hope you all are able to fit a little bit of creativity in your week. Today I’m here to share a couple different mixed media techniques. They’re not new but sometimes it’s fun to revisit old processes.  Let’s play with texture paste, paints and beeswax. Using a T!m Holtz mini clipboard let’s begin to alter this by mixing a bit of craft sand in Mud Texture Paste and then I ran it through 3 different stencils (listed below). After dry, I prepped the surface with white gesso . Then a coat of AA’s Lava added to the entire piece and wait till it’s almost dry but still a bit tacky and using a paper towel press here and there and it removes chunks of the paint to provide a chipped paint effect. Then using AA’s Rust Texture Set sprinkled in with some craft sand for more texture , The Rust set definitely has some grit already I just wanted a bit more chunkiness. Start adding that to your foundation spritzing it with water to cause running and blending. You can see the sand texture in the above photo.  Next up using Metal Effects Silver, using my finger I brushed it here and there over the high parts of the foundation to bring out a look of metal. Then gather your ephemera, metal pieces, film strip, title and apply to the surface. Don’t forget to distress the edges of your collage items as it’s always in the details (I always say grungier the better).  Then last, let’s melt some beeswax and give about 3 coats to the surface. The look of the wax causing a subtle matt vintage look which I adore. I would love for you to join me with a tutorial on my step x step process of this piece below.  Thank you for looking and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so you can share your creativity with us as well. Have a spectacular week and hoping you “Find joy in the ordinary”.

The following AA products were used :

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils- Got Your Number, Mechanical, Tick Tock

Rust Texture Set 

Metal Effects –Silver

Stone Effect – Lava Check out How to Alter a Piece Using AA and Beeswax by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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The Long Lost Treasure Chest w/ Brandy

Or is it???
Hello there ART Anthology fans!! Brandy here today to share a totally cool old recipe box I altered with the Art Anthology’s Patina Texture Set!

I used my Lattice Stencil and Mud to create a base texture. The rest is pure Art Anthology stone texture! I love how it turned out…looking like a lost chest from the deep. This three step collection truly makes it easy to create your own aged look.

Get a set Of the Patina Texture Collection for yourself at our online store!
Find the Lattice Stencil and Mud and many many other awesome products while your there! 🙂

Here’s a video tutorial!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a treasure of your own!!

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Next Tuesday LIVE via Facebook with Marleen.

Marleen will be creating a beautiful project step by step using the NEW PATINA and RUSTY SET!!
LIVE! at our Facebook page!
Tuesday the 20th of February 11:00 am PDT or 8:00pm CET

See you all next Tuesday 😉

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Rusty Journal Cover with Brandy

Happy New Year Art fans! Brandy here so share a project I made with my new Rust Texture Collection Set!

This set might just seem like three little jars of paint…but the magic you create with them is amazing! If you’ve been thinking about investing in a rust collection, now is the time!
The perfect colors have been chose, even the grit has been added!

In just about an hours time, I was able to alter this journal cover into something that looks like it’s been around for a while and seen a lot of weather! 🙂

Products used today are available in our Online Store as well as many other great items!!
Mud Texture Paste
Chevron Stencil
Tuxedo Black Velvet Paint
Rust Texture Collection Set

Here’s a video how to!

Stop by our FB group page Adventures in Art for more inspiration or to share your creations with us!

I hope I’ve inspired you to get your fingers rusty and craft something awesome!!!
Thank you for stopping by!!

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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

If you are looking for more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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