Category Archives: Stone Effects

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! ūüôā

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 ūüôā

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 Dani√ęlle: 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 Dani√ęlle 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!? ūüôā

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 ūüėČ

Hugs,

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Be in love with your life art journal page with Josefine

Hi everyone,

I’m back with a new art journal page using the amazing Art Anthology Velvet paints, Colorations sprays and a few stencils. If you remember from my last post, I reorganized my craft room and while doing that I found a few scrap pieces of paper. I’m supper happy that I found them, because I immediately had some ideas for art journal pages.

I found some elegant ladies as rub-ons and wanted to create a fancy art journal page for one of them. You can watch the process in my new video. This time it doesn’t have a voice over, but it should be pretty much self-explanatory:

When I was done with adding color to my page, I thought it looked like an underwater scene. So I grabbed some sea horses and se stars that I had lying around and added them to the page.

Of course the page needed a sentiment and what fit better than the big Soliloquy stencil paired with some other phrases?

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I did creating it ūüôā

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The Bone Collector-Mini Album w/Coffin by Toni

Ghostly Greetings¬† from Toni¬† and I’m here to inspire you with a “Bone Collector Mini Album and Coffin” to keep all those fun costume pics of your Halloween extravaganza. At the end of the post I have created a Snapguide tutorial on step x step process for creating the coffin, and a bit on creating the template for the mini album.¬† My project started off with this dollar tree find coffin and I traced it on chipboard to create my pages for the mini album to fit inside.¬†This project had several steps but oh what fun it was to make… I actually had to tell myself “ENOUGH ALREADY”….. lol¬† The entire project was adhered to a wood base that was given wonderful textures with AA paints, rocks and craft sand.¬†Wood pieces were applied to the sides of the coffin with Mudd Texture Paste and then painted to provide that old wood effect. AA’s paints are perfect because they are thick and full of body, some having textures and grits that really provided that weathered look I was going for.¬†All those pesky hot glue threads that appear on your projects are a warm welcome to this one because it gives the illusion of webs.¬†¬†The inside of coffin lid was achieved with AA’s Gothic Stencil and Mudd Paste.¬†The tree was made from floral wire and then painted with different shades of AA paints to provide that dead look.¬†¬†Several Ideaology pieces were used such as lantern, spiders, word band, glass vials, skeletons, and bones to enhance the project as well.¬† I used several different brands of Halloween paper, for the mini album and distressed the edges with AA paints.¬† The inside of the coffin was decoupaged with Halloween napkin. This is one side of the mini album.¬†Here is the other side of the album. It’s hard to believe¬† there is room for 30 pictures on this ini.¬†And here is a collage of all the pages to the mini album.¬†Hope this post didn’t SCARE you with all the photos and steps involved, actually was quite simple and allows your creativity to go crazy.¬† So park your brooms at the door, sit down for a spell my pretties and enjoy the snapguide tutorial below.¬†The following are the products used to create my piece.¬†

Gothic Stencil 

Velvet Paint- Kona, Taxi Cab, Shamrock, Limeaid, Tuxedo

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper

Stone Effects-Concrete, Lava

 Mud Texture Paste

Check out How to Create Coffin With Halloween Mini Album by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Live on Facebook, mixed media canvas with Marleen.

Hello Art Anthology fans, Marleen here with some news.

Next Tuesday the 24th of October 8PM CET(2PM NY, 11AM Cali) time I will go LIVE via the Art Anthology Facebook page!
I’m going to create a messy mini canvas with products from Art Anthology, Unity Stamp Company and Spellbinders dies from Seth Apter.
I hope you all will be there!!

See you in 2 days!!

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Not So Itsy Bitsy Spider by Toni

Well it’s that time of year when we all get busy with holiday decorating and at my house it usually begins with Halloween. Today I created an inexpensive home decor piece enhanced by the Art Anthology products with dollar store finds.¬†While browsing the aisles at the dollar store I came across the following products to use in my project, canvas, rubber spiders and bugs, floral glass shards, floral moss, pipe cleaners and wood blocks. The light bulb is actually a Christmas ornament I purchased last year.¬†¬†The back of the canvas was collaged with some clearance napkins I purchased last year after the Halloween season.¬†Art Anthology Texture Mud ran through a brick stencil and smudged with Colorations-French Toast which is no longer available in our store, but a similar color you can use is Warm and Sorbet paint Black Leather Jacket and Stone Effects Concrete provided the perfect back drop for my spider.¬†My little wooden blocks worked perfectly to add my title.¬† Hope you enjoyed this project, and wishing you a BOOOOOOtiful Halloween season.

The following AA products were used

Stone Effects РConcrete                                     Colorations Spray РWarm

Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket                               Mud Texture Paste 

Check out How to Create Halloween Decor With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Halloween Canvas

Ooozing eyeballs Halloween canvas with Josefine

How about a mixed media Halloween canvas with oozing eyeballs and poison paste? Art Anthology products are perfect for drippy backgrounds and thick texture alike. And it’s still enough time to create some more spooky things – despite all the Christmas decoration that is already up in my grocery store.

I’m a fan of these smaller, card sized projects and love to decorate a canvas like that. The smaller area makes it easier to get started, but also challenges you to “organize” your space better. So let me show you what I did with this little canvas.

And? Oozing enough? ūüėõ
I’m impressed with the stone effect paste. Even though I mixed with one of the Sorbet’s it dried in a neat texture.

Thanks for stopping by!


Halloween Canvas

Halloween Canvas

Halloween Canvas

Halloween Canvas

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The Best Day Ever by Toni

Hi everyone… some of my most favorite times ¬†are spent outside, in the garden, or taking walks, and I love to incorporate textures and colors that I experience outside on my layouts. Hope you enjoy this process.¬†

My layout is of my sister, brother-in-law and niece and we were all at the beach and it was definitely “The Best Day Ever. I started my backdrop using AA’s Mud Texture Paste and Stone Effect Concrete ran through a brick stencil and then dribbled Colorations in Avocado in between the bricks for a moss effect.

My flowers were plain white flowers that I hot glued together and made individual blooms and then once again spritzed them with Colorations in Avocado and Granny Smith and sprinkled with some pretty coordinating glitter.

Anybody that knows me knows I love textures and using my Colorations again I colored my art stones to tucked them inbetween and underneath my florals. 

Once again Art Anthology paints come to the rescue to provide just what is needed to make a layout successful. Get your hands on some of these amazing products, you will not be disappointed. Here’s wishing you “The Best Day Ever”.¬†

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations- Granny Smith, Avocado

Stone Effects РConcrete 

Check out How to Capture a Garden Vibe on Your Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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