Category Archives: Home Decor

Altered Mini Clipboard Calendar w/ Brandy

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Brandy here to share a cut Altered Clipboard with you. Not only is it a little piece of art, it’s a calendar!

I used the bubble Stencil and a few Colorations sprays to color the background and the super-cool new Oxidized Silver Texture Set for the hardware and a few more accents.

Here is a Snapguide Tutorial! I hope you find it useful!
Check out How to Make a Mini Clipboard Calendar W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mixed media canvas about Maths…

Happy New Year from Valerie !

There is no reason to create less than in 2017, right ? I hope you start this new year with alot of projects in mind, and I hope I will help you in your creativity with my new project inspired by the January moodboard…

That was a lot of work but I am so pleased with the result ! I wanted to create a canvas to celebrate Maths and found a quote from Albert Einstein : “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” I had my title !

I used three different stencils, two from the Off the Grid stack, and the Blocked stencil. You will also find some Mud texture paste and Plush Colorations spray.

And I did play with Velvet and Sorbet mediums : Orchid, Mayan gold, Purple Rain, Mardi Gras and Dragon Fruit.

Maths are so important in the progress of the human kind… In fact, they are present everywhere, especially in art ! I think this piece could be a perfect gift for a Maths teatcher… Never too early to think about end-of-the-school-year gift or even a dad’s day gift ?

You can watch my video tutorial to see my creative process right here :

And if you need another push to creativity, here is the moodboard to help you start with colors…

Once again happy new year, and see you soon for another mixed media project…

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“Always Believe” by Toni

What a magical time of year Christmas is, filled with hope, joy and love. But for many it is a difficult time because of loss of loved ones, jobs, health and other events that happen in life.  My prayer is that my canvas today can bring  merriment to your day and inspire you. Being inspired by our December mood board was not difficult, such pretty vibrant colors. 

I started by adhering different laces to my canvas and giving it a nice coat of gesso to prep for my paint and sprays. Using 2″x 2″ canvases to create my Christmas tree, I first applied scrapbook papers and then for texture and interest used our Twilight stencil to add stars to the top.  Christmas sprigs and pods were added to the sides and prepped with gesso then sprayed with gorgeous Colorations Sprays in Peacock Feathers and Sky.

Homemade snow was made by mixing equal parts of Sorbet Linen, baking soda and school glue, while still wet Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled on top. Christmas berries were glued into place, a red bow was placed on top of the tree and my title was edged with Peacock Feather spray. More Linen was dabbed here and there and then Diamond Dust glitter was added for a holiday sparkle. Wishing you a time of Peace and Comfort…. xoxo Toni

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Coloration Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Sky 

Sorbet  – Linen

Stencil –Twilight

Mud Texture Paste 

For your pleasure enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.Check out How to Create Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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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Peace On Earth by Toni

Toni here with a Christmas decor piece. I wanted to alter up this clock and I had this snowy, magical scene floating in my head, so let’s get started.  Now Art Anthology has just come out with a new product to create with and it’s  called Oxidized Silver Paste Set , and it transformed my clock perfectly.

I first started off with T!m Holtz assemblage clock and decided to add lots of wonderful Art Anthology Mud Paste to add texture . The oxidized silver product really brings the clock to life.  A complete tutorial is below on how I created this lighted wintery scene.

The snow for the inside of the clock was created with Velvet – Cotton, baking soda, and school glue. This photo is without the inside light on. Bottle brush trees were bleached out and covered with diamond dust glitter for a magical look. Hot glue was dripped and allowed to dry to create icicles. Hope this has provided some ideas for using our new oxidized silver products. Be sure to create something and post it on our Facebook page . Wishing you a Christmas filled with peace and joy  xoxo Toni

AA products  used for this project: 

Mud Texture Paste

Oxidized Silver Paste

Velvet – Cotton

Check out How to Create Lighted Winter Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !

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Beautiful Art Canvas w/ Brandy

Hi, Fans!! Brandy here with a quick share of a project!

After being inspired by a friend, I thought I’d try using an old paintbrush as the focal point of an art canvas! I kinda love how this brush was used a time or two by myself, then returned to a beautiful piece of art afterward! Just some twine, a coat of gesso, some crackle paste and some of my SKY Colorations spray. 🙂

Of course, the paintbrush wouldn’t look as good as it does without a gorgeous background made up of a few more Art Anthology goodness! I started by adding texture with some Mud and my Lotus and Blocked stencils. Next, I adorned them with Colorations Sprays in Sky, Warm, and Steel.

The metal butterfly helped me choose a few rust colored accents for adorning.

In, the end I found a spectacular title sticker that suited this old brush perfectly.
“She was herself again”.

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Patina Beauty Art Board

Hell there! Jenn here today! I would like to share with you a pretty little wall hanging I created using the new Art Anthology Patina set. This set gives you the ability to create an amazing look and beautiful texture! There is also a rust effect set and an oxidized silver effect set!!

Now, Here are some more views of this lovely art board! Please see my Snapguide at bottom of this post for a full product list and step by step!!

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Jenn

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Check out How to Make Pretty Patina Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I’m Dreaming Of Diorama’s by Toni

Hi i everyone, Toni here with some festive inspiration. Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure your holiday decorating is in full swing. I purchased these little boxes at Michaels after Halloween, they were 80 % off so I got them for $2.00, I decided they would be perfect little diorama’s  for my Christmas tree this year.  The boxes started off looking like this…. And were transformed to these, hope you enjoy !These boxes lend for endless possibilities for your imagination. Ornaments or raw wood pieces were added as the main focal interest in the boxes. This post is photo heavy because once I got started making these it was hard to stop. The next one, I used our Clear Coat in Dazzle to collage the music paper for background. Adhered the wings, added my bow and greenery. The Wood title was painted first with Sorbet Vegas Gold and then embossed with Gold powder.Mud Texture Paste was added to this snowflake wood piece and then sprinkled with glitter. The box was primed with black gesso and then dry brushed with Ferrari Red paint and a bit of white gesso on the top. This box was painted black and then dry brushed with Parakeet , Ferrari and highlighted with Vegas Gold. My next box was actually inspired by Emma Williams   she had created a brilliant tag using paperdolls in a Christmas scene and she included the watch in her project which I loved. The Christmas tree on my project was bleached out  to make it white and then decorated pearls painted with Ferrari Red and Parrakeet. My next diorama I used an ornament that I already had ….this sled. The outside of the box you can’t see but I embossed metal tape for the outside to enhance the metal on the sled.  Now the Mud Paste does create great snow but I needed a lot so I didn’t want to use up all my paste so decided to make my own faux snow. Check out my snapguide tutorial below to find out how to make this with AA products.    Last but not least is my sleigh I added some small bells that I rusted with our new rust paint set, added some foliage and also a little tree that had been bleached out as well. The outside of box was painted first then decorated with burlap.

Wishing you a Christmas season that is merry and  bright, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the Snapguide tutorial below which includes my recipe for faux snow as well as bleaching the Christmas trees.

Art Anthology products used are the following:

Sorbet  Parakeet, Ferrari, Vegas Gold, Dazzle

Mud Texture Paste

Rust Set

Check out How to Create Christmas Diorama’s by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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

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