Category Archives: Velvet

STILL I RISE

Good morning! I have a new project I am sharing today using a variety of mixed media mediums from Art Anthology. Most people are intimidated by mixed media products, but it’s not too scary! Today, I am going to share with you how simple it can be!

When I created this layout I wanted to create something, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on it. I just felt like doing something fun. To begin, I trimmed my white cardstock to measure 4″x8″. I am loving this size! This size works well for when you only have one photo to scrapbook.  Then I sprayed the Sky Coloration Spray all over and let it dry a bit. Then I tapped a little bit of the Raider Coloration Spray all over the spread.

I grabbed a stencil that I wanted to use and applied the Patina Teal Velvet Dimensional Paint over the stencil, careful not to let the stencil move. When applying this  medium, it is best to move the palette knive from top to bottom so the paint does not smear beneath the stencil.

I had some smears, but I can live with it…

A lot of the stencil got covered up, but I only wanted a few of the circles to show so it worked out.

I used a marker to color the wood veneer heart and then added some Linen Sorbet Dimensional Paint to make it shimmer.

I love this writing from a book I read… I held onto it so I could include it in a layout… Sooo true… It says, “Women will crush you, you know…I suppose everybody, but women always seem to get back up… Women are always still standing.” I love it.

Thank you for visiting today!

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“Wonder” Stone Effects Art Journal Page

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a little art journal inspiration featuring Art Anthology’s Stone Effects! I could never find a way to put this picture of my daughter looking through a telescope onto a scrapbook page so I decided to do an art journal page instead!

I like to begin my journal page with a layer of modeling paste as opposed to gesso; it lends extra texture and weight to the page. After the paste dries, I add color using Velvet in “Beyond the Reef.”

I layer paint and modeling pasted until I’m satisfied with color and texture. Once the background is dry-I knew I wanted somewhat of a galaxy look, so I added Stone Effects in “Lava” and “Sandstone” and let dry. On top of the Stone Effects, I added Clear Coat in “Splashed” and “Dazzle” for added sparkle!

Next, I add Wax Paste in “German Silver” and “Bronze” which really adds to the look I’m trying to achieve! I add stamping with more color and modeling paste until I’m happy with the colors and texture. Here are some closeups of the finished page!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet “Beyond the Reef”
Sorbet “Mermaid”
Clear Coat “Splashed and Dazzle”
Stone Effects “Lava and Sandstone”

Other Supplies:
art journal
modeling paste
chipboard embellishment, wire, fabric tulle, phrase stickers

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Cool, Artsy & fabulous

Hi everyone,

Today I’ve got a cheery, colorful art journal page for you guys! It’s raining and raining and raining here in the Netherlands and I’m quite done with the rain. So I created myself a little sunshine.

I used the following products:

Here’s a little step by step tutorial for you:

Some close ups of my work:

I hope you liked my page, see you next time!


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Follow Your Heart: A journal page

Hello everyone! I am still doing Valentine’s day projects. As tomorrow is the day I did a simple yet beautiful project; “Follow your Heart”. It is really fun and shouldn’t take you too long.

The dimensional mediums are amazing! Look how they hold those brush strokes.

Art Anthology Supplies used:

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key
Colorations Sprays – Indigo
Shine Dimensional Medium – Ruby
Sorbet Dimensional Medium – Red Velvet
Sorbet Dimensional Medium – Splashed
Velvet Dimensional Medium – Gecko

Other supplies used:

Gesso
gel pen/ acrylic pen
charcoal pencil
ink pad and sponge
words/quote
embellishment glue
bottle cap
bubble wrap
pencil

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey


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Live Your Dream With Passion by Lisa

Hi AA friends!

Lisa today to share with you my last mixed media card, playing with AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and Velvet paints!

To start I cutted a piece of watercolor paper, I chose AA Stencil Lotus and I used it with a heavy gel for a thick texture.
After I used some text stamps with archival black ink.


With a brush and a little bit of water I used some Colorations sprays across my card until I was happy with the blend of colours.


After that I used Tuxedo Velvet Paint to made some ink splatters and I built my focal point with some butterflies cutted from scrapboook papers and others that I stamped on watercolor paper.

Here some close ups photos:


I used these products from the shop:

Tuxedo Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Glorious Colorations Spray

Barbie Colorations Spray

Lotus Stencil 6×9

Cotton Velvet


I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping here today!

Lisa

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Journey Mixed Media Layout

Happy Friday! I have another mixed media layout to share with you. I really got my hands dirty on this one… I had a few mishaps along the way, but nothing I couldn’t fix… The colors are sooooo vibrant!

To begin, I coated white cardstock with the Dazzle Sorbet Paint. Then I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time. Once the paint was dry, I used the Bits of Grunge stencil and the Sandstone Stone Effects Dimensional Medium to create sand puddles for my background. When this stuff is dry, it totally looks like sand! 🙂 SO NEAT!

Initially, I was going to create some numbers in the background with the Mermaid Sorbet Dimensional Paint and a few stars using the Red Velvet, but the paint smeared… so I decided to mess it up…make it a bit grunge to cover my mistakes. It worked…

 

Here is a closer look at the sand puddles. Soooo neat. You have to see it in person to fully appreciate this medium.

I painted a piece of white cardstock using the Red Velvet Sorbet Paint to create a fun mat for the strip of photos.

Then I looked through my stash for a few embellishments to add to add dimension.

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Raider, Sandcastle

Stone Effects Dimensional Medium: Sandstone

Sorbet Dimensional Medium Paint: Mermaid, Red Velvet, Dazzle

Velvet Dimensional Paint: Tuxedo

Stencil: Bits of Grunge 6×9

Thank you for visiting today! When you have time, take a look at my video to see how this beauty came together! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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A Birdie Canvas

Hello, welcome to another blog post. I have been busy making quite a few crafts, from canvases to jars. When I am inspired I go with it and make as many  things as I can. This mini canvas I am sharing with you today is one of these creations.

Birdie Canvas

I love the little birdie. I made him with a rubber stamped image colored with alcohol markers.

Birdie Canvas

Now it is time for me to show you how I made this canvas. The supply list is below followed by a video tutorial.

Art Anthology products used
Brownie Velvet Dimensional Medium 
Glorious Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray

Other supplies:

  • gesso
  • canvas
  • gel medium
  • book paper
  • cheese cloth
  • white paint
  • branch
  • heavy gel medium
  • bird embellishment
  • small piece of cardboard
  • picture eye hooks x 2
  • ribbon to hang
  • glue
  • raffia
  • paper towel

 

Follow along with the video tutorial below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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A Journal Page

Hello, I have been somewhat artistically challenged lately, “artist block” they call it. Inspiration was hard to find! To help me overcome this I decided to try some art journaling. This usually helps me free up and ideas start to flow again. It was a slow uphill battle but I managed to get a page done.

A journal page

It wasn’t until I was editing the video did I realize that the quote I had chosen really resonates with what has been going on on my life.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

Anyway, I got it done and now it is time to show you how I did it!

These are the Art Anthology Supplies I used:

Colorations Sprays
Glorious
Raider

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Silver

Stencils
Large Doily
Bubbles

Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional Medium
Tango Velvet Dimensional Medium

Other Supplies used:
art journal
gesso
white acrylic paint (optional)
embellishments
matte medium
collage paper
punchinella (sequin waste)
spray varnish
glitter
black ink pad and sponge
rhinestone
charcoal pencil
glue
make up sponge
paper towel
heat gun
palette knife
plastic knife

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

Art Journal Page

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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Paradise Found Mixed Media Layout by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, Farrel here today to share my newest project. I used a mixture of Colorations Sprays, Minx Shimmering Inks, Velvet Dimensional Paint and stencils. I also have a process video which will be located at the end of the blog. So sit back, relax and let me show you how I created my layout xx.

  1. To begin with I applied a thin coat of clear gesso to my patterned paper. Why do I do this you may ask? It is to seal the paper so that I can add my mediums to the paper without it buckling. Once dry I then using AA’s stencil Keyhole and Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie.

2. After drying the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some clear crackle medium and dried again. I then sprayed the crackled area with water and using a paint brush I applied Siesta Key and Granny Smith Colorations Sprays.

3. I sprayed my flowers with water and then sprayed Colorations Spray – Sandcastle. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers.

4. I painted the flowers with Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent using a paint brush. I also painted my chipboard title with the same ink.

5. I then adhered all my pieces to the layout along with mini prillz and art stones. And finished the layout off with some stamping.

I used these products on my project:

Stencil – Keyhole

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key, Granny Smith, Sandcastle

Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel xx

 

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Cute little canvas with Daniëlle

Hi everyone!

Daniëlle here with a cute little canvas for you!

I used:

Colorations spray: Plush, Siesta key

Fairy Dust: Ice

Velvet: Tuxedo

Stencil: small lotus stencil

Sorbet: Cayman, Bella boo (purple color)

Clear coat: Linen

Here’s a little step by step tutorial, so you can create one yourself:

  1. My base consists of collage with a layer of clear gesso.

2. Next, add color with Colorations sprays and sparkle with Fairy Dust.

3. Add a little texture by applying some velvet through a stencil.

4. For the wings I used a little different technique. I applied Cayman Sorbet, let it dry for a bit and then wiped of the excess sorbet with a baby wipe to create a dreamy look. I applied clear coat linen on the whole wing for extra sparkle.

5. The final step is to put it all together, find an image and text you like. I decided my canvas needed extra sparkle so I added some sorbet to my canvas.

I hope you liked my little tutorial, see you next time!

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