Category Archives: Home Decor

Wooden wall hanger

Wooden wall hanger with Josefine

Hi and welcome back!

Today I’m sharing a small project with you using a piece of birch wood and Art Anthology paints to create a wall hanger. Even though it’s a small piece of art, I had a lot of fun creating it!

I prepared a video tutorial for you, showing you how I created the image on the birch wood:

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial ūüôā

Do you ever paint on wood? I love how the Art Anthology paints turn out! They have a very distinct sheen to them. It’s hard to explain, but I encourage you to give it a try and see for yourself ūüôā

Here are the supplies I used:

Wooden wall hanger
Wooden wall hanger

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A Twist On Canvas Art With Brandy


Hello Art Anthology fans! Brandy here to share a super cute project with you!
Inspired by two adorable little flower fairies, I set off on a journey into a color combo I haven’t used very much in the past. I love how it turned out though!
Just a couple 6×6 canvases hooked together with two small hinges, and I was off!

For that fabulous texture, I used both my Twilight and Diamond Grunge stencils.

Wanting to keep things dainty, I chose some tiny white diecuts as accents to fill in the inside of the canvas.

Check out How to Create a Double Art Canvas Decoration by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here’s list of the Art Anthology products used today!

Diamond Grunge Stencil
Twilight Stencil
Sunshine Sorbet Paint
Shamrock Velvet Paint
Timeless Colorations Spray
Clover Colorations Spray

I hope I’ve inspired you!! Thank you for stopping by!!

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By The Sea – Lighthouse Frame

Hello creative friends,¬†glad to be sharing¬†another DT post. For today’s project¬†I made a mixed media, somewhat¬†altered lighthouse frame. I decided not to add a photo yet (needing one that’s just right), instead I removed the glass piece¬†and replaced it with pattern paper and a¬†wooden sentiment, I saved the glass piece¬†for when I¬†add¬†the¬†photo later.

I love¬†playing with¬†lots of texture, color and embellishments.¬† I used a combination of Art Anthology Colorations color sprays –¬†Sandcastle, Warm, Waimea Bay and Peacock Feathers, Velvet Mediums –¬†Kona, Fiji and¬†Limeaid, Sorbet medium –¬†Kenyan Copper,¬†Gemstone medium –¬†Amber and Stone Effects –¬†Bone. Everything came together so nicely, it’s a great way to relax and have some¬†fun.

Hope you feel inspired to create your own… you will find a step by step tutorial with a complete list of supplies posted below.

Enjoy…

 

 

 

Check out How to Alter a Wooden Lighthouse Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

Hope you have a wonderful day!

 

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Wood Canvas with 3D Bird Nest

Hi everyone ūüôā

today I’m sharing a 3D canvas with you. I found this bird in the home decor section and just had to pair it with Art Anthology paints, sprays and inks. It is incredible that you can use the same paint as the base, for dimension and as finishing touches. It always surprises me how they turn out and that it just works.

For this canvas I decided to pick a green color base. This way the wood canvas is the tree and the green color is representing the leaves (or similar :P).

So I started with prepping the surface with different shades of green. Then I adhered the nest and added several gold shimmer effects. But see for yourself:

What do you think? Did the bird get a nice and shiny home or should she move? ūüėČ

For this project I used:

You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and group to get updates and new ideas:

See you soon!
Josefine aka HolyLise
DT-badge-Josefine

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Smile : Mixed Media canvas

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first July tutorial made with Art Anthology products.
 Irit is here again and this time I made a small, card sized, altered Mixed Media canvas in a dark , but yet shabby style.
The background was made with Art Anthology stencils and dimensional paints and also it was made over black gesso you can see the shiny purple paint seen over the canvas.

The flowers cluster was misted with black Colorations spray and then painted with a few other AA paints.
The die cut cardstock pieces were also painted to fit the colors of the project.
Two other pieces added here are the clay mold fairy and a chipboard title ; both were painted to get the colors desired for the finished project.

As always you can see the full Snapguide  step by step tutorial HERE:
Check out How to Make Small Mixed Media Dark Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a list of Art Anthology products used to make this small piece of art:

Sorbet  paints:

Imperial

Mermaid

Cayman

Vegas Gold 

Lotus stencil

Colorations sprays:

Raider

Glorious

I hope that you liked my small canvas and my tutorial.

See you in a couple of weeks with a different project.

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Rusty vintage frame by Marleen.

Hi, Marleen here with a new project.
I altered a frame. In the Netherlands we have Kings-day and the whole country is celebrating.
Everybody can sell anything you want. So the country is one big flea market the end of April. So I bought myself a 50ct frame!

My goal was to get a really old rusty effect with all the Art Anthology  mediums and inks and I love the final result!

Of course I made a Snapguide tutorial for you!

Check out How to Create a Rusty Frame. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Detail pictures:

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 day ūüėČ

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Inspire the Arts – Altered Paintbrush

Hello creative gang,¬†happy to back¬†for another¬†DT post. For today’s project¬†I¬†created¬†a “grungy rainbow” altered paintbrush using¬†Velvet dimensional paints and the Metal Effects – copper and gold. These are¬†so thick and dimensional, you can literally hold¬†an open bottle upside down and nothing will come out, a little¬†goes a very long way. When¬†lightly applied they are somewhat¬†transparent,¬†which easily¬†allows you¬†to¬†slowly build and control the amount of¬†color needed, especially¬†when¬†using a variety of colors on a small project, like I did here.

I love learning new products as it is always a fun way for me to expand my mind and hopefully find new ways to be creative. Glad you could stop by, be sure to check out the video tutorial posted below.

Quote¬†~ “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” – Ananda Coomaraswamy

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Altered mini book cover

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Art Anthology new post.
Today I am going to share  my new chipboard mini book cover made with bare chipboards and gorgeous Art Anthology products.
 

Here are some close- ups to the painted , stencilled and misted cover.

 

 

 

I decided to stay in grey- blue and purples and to make it vintage dark in just three colors.

Metal pieces, small chipboard plate, fabric and paper flowers were also painted and misted into the matching colors.

And as always I made a full step by step Snapguide tutorial for you that you can see HERE:
Check out How to Make Chipboard Mini Book Cover by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Art Anthology products used:

Blocked stencil

Raider Colorations

Plush Colorations

Siesta Key Colorations

Lagoon Velvet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Dazzle Sorbet

I hope you like my new mini book cover and you are most welcome to make your own in the same way.

New DT- paint company

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Altered dreamcatcher

Hi you !

Valerie there to present you an unusual altered project, a dreamcatcher ! The one I had was all black and needed some improvement, so I grabbed my AA mediums and a stencil and get to work…

What’s interesting in this project is that I painted different materials : fabric, metal, string, feathers, plastic and clay !

Center and metal part were painted with Poppy Sorbet Dimensional Medium, circle with Fiji Velvet., and embellishments with Sunshine Sorbet.

This close-up shows you how the Twilight stencil with Poppy Sorbet Dimensional Medium looks on feather ! This feather was painted with Sunshine Sorbet first.

Video tutorial is available on Art Anthology YouTube channel too :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another project !

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Altered bottle with new stencils and paints

Hi there, it’s Valerie !

Are you ready for another altered object ? This time I choose to alter… a soy sauce bottle ! Of course you can alter a soy sauce bottle ! Any kind of bottle, right ?

So what kind of products did I use this time ? You can spot the Gothic stencil with Lava Stone effect paint

And the Diamond Grunge stencil with 50 shades grey Velvet dimensional paint too…

The altered bottle was sprayed with Sky Colorations spray before adhering the embellishments.

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology You Tube channel or just watch it there :

Thank you for stopping by ! Don’t forget to check the AA Facebook page more inspiration and see you soon !

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