Category Archives: Stone Effects

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 Art, where 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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Altered Treasure Box with Karan

HI Friends and welcome to Art Anthology Blog today. Karan here to host the blog today and I am sharing my second, but last post for 2017 with Art Anthology and i have a beauty of a project for you.Recently i cam across these nestled treasure boxes at the dollar store (Dollarama) They come three to a box when you order them from Multicrafts, but i think they are sold individually at the retailers. I thought they would be perfect for a mixed media project.  So here is what i have for you.

The boxes comes like this: the smallest one measuring approx 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.

You can check out the video below, but here are a few images for you
I gessoed the entire box outside, at this point i was not concerned about the inside.

 

this smaller box had a joint in the top where the lid was joined and to me that was fine, i thought it added some character, so start by adding 2 coats of gesso.

 

I then used the 6×9 Keyhole Stencil along with the Bone stone effects to begin my first layer of texture

 

 

You will need to heat set this to dry.
Using gel medium chose your embellishments for the cover.  The chipboard i moistened with water as the top of the treasure chest had a bit of a curve in it and i wanted the chipboard to take on the curve and this helped.
Add another coat of gesso to everything, including all the embellishments, right on top of the texture paste too. Heat set to dry once again. It should look like this.

 

 

Now comes the fun part! Here are the materials i used to achieve the finished look.
So we have used the Bone Stone effects, once the chest was dry, i gave a light coat of the sea foam heat set to dry again
I then added in some patina effects especially on the metal embellishments and chipboard, where i wanted more texture and detail to show.  Heat set to dry again
Now you can add the mists, Siesta Key, Grass , i had my heat tool pretty much running in one hand and mist in the other, i added water when the color was too much, and dabbed off with a baby wipe
Below i started to use the Rust Amber Sorbet Medium, i love this stuff, it is amazing! I used a small paint brush and did like a white wash effect over all the texture created from the stencil.  I also added in some Minx Decadent to add more shadow and depth to some areas
Here is the finished Project:

 

 

 

Here is my walk through you tube video:
Patina Sea Foam Stone effects
Thank you for dropping by and visiting us here at Art Anthology today!
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The First Step in a Journey with Karan

Hello Friends

Its Karan here today, to share with you  my first post and first project here  on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you.   I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.

 

The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front.  I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.

I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.

Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!

 

 i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project.  You can seriously use anything from your stash.

 

 

Materials:  

Art Anthology Materials:
Bone Stone Effects: 
Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent;
Rust Amber Sorbet;
Peacock Feathers Spray;
Gilded Gold Shimmer Spray; 
Siesta Key Spray;

Other Materials:
Gesso; Gel Medium; Assemblage Clock; memory hardware pearls; metal keys; metal embellishments from stash;

Check out How to Create a Vintage Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Hope i have inspired you to get inky! Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Karan

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Winter Home Decor Project W/ Brandy

Happy December Art Anthology Fans!!

Brandy here to share an adorable piece, perfect for the coming winter.
I had an old metal embroidery hoop in my stash and have been dying to use this image of the a little winter fairy guy…this is what I came up with!

I gave the background paper more interest by adding some Seafoam Velvet Medium and Sandstone Stone effects with my Lotus and Dot Matrix stencils!

Those yummy aged looking clumps around the edge of the hoop are from alternating Seafoam Velvet Medium and a rust colored embossing powder. Worked perfect! 🙂

I love how the piece turned out. I also love how just adding a few Art Anthology products to your project can make it phenomenal!

Here’s a tutorial on how it came together 🙂

Check out How to Create Cute Winter Decor W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Pick up your Art Anthology supplies at our online store!!
Seafoam Velvet Medium
Sandstone Stone Effects
Dot MAtrix Stencil
Lotus Stencil
Warm Colorations Spray
Gold Dust Minx Shimmering Ink
Lagoon Velvet Medium

Thank you, as always,  for stopping by!!! For more inspiration and to share your work with us, join us on our Facebook group page Adventures in Art!!

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Art journaling with Daniëlle: stencils & texture

Hi Art Anthology fans!

I created an art journal spread with my art anthology goodies, I used lots of stencils and texture this time! Check out the snapguide for a step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Do Some Art Journaling With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of my work:

Materials I used:

Colorations: Sedona, Plush, Wild Orchid

Fairy dust: Ice

Velvet medium: Mardi Grass

Sorbet medium: Wisteria

Stone effects: Concrete

Stencils: Pipe dream, Lattice, Bits of Grunge

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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Grungy Patina Altered Paintbrush W Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans!! Brandy here to share an altered paintbrush that looks like it’s seen it’s share of the weather…or has it!? 🙂

I must say I had a ton of fun playing with the Art Anthology Patina Texture Set! The effects and character are amazing!

A paintbrush has been on my list of things to alter for some time now. You can use an old one you have around the house or pick up a cheap new one just about anywhere.

So dig around in your stash to find some little objects and embellishments to alter!
Here is a vdeo tutorial I made to show you just hoew easy it can be to use the Patina Texture kit!

Thanks for stopping by today and giving it a watch! Happy Crafting!

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Big vintage tag with blending technique by Marleen.

Hello Peeps,

Marleen here with a large vintage tag. I love it because it gives me space to stencil and get messy all over!

i will show you a great layering and blending technique which I love!

So pop over to the Snapguide and watch all the steps.

Check out How to Add Layers on This Tag. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Velvet: Aloha, Lagoon, Reef, Shamrock ,Tango, Kona, Desire
Colorations: Sedona, Raider, Salmon, Patience
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Minx: Gold Dust, Decadent
Stencil: Keyhole 8×12
Stone Effects: Sandstone
Mud

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 week 😉

Hugs,

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