Category Archives: Home Decor

Mixed Media Vintage Frame by Toni

Hi everyone, today we’re going to get a bit grungy.  I purchased a frame at the dollar store and decided I wanted to alter it up. I first added some lace to the frame to give some pretty texture, then I primed the surface with gesso for all my sprays and paints I wanted to add.  I’m  not really a purple kind of girl, but sometimes it’s good to create with something out of your comfort zone… It helps you grow as a creative. This project is filled with layers of lace, mixed media products, papers and embellies.  Just keep layering until you get the look you like… “It’s Artist’s Choice”. I will have a list of products used below. Take a ride to the dollar tree, see what they have that you can alter up. Have fun with your creativity ! For your enjoyment I have included a process video below. xoxo Toni

Products used:

Colorations-Warm, Sedona, Plush, Sandcastle, Raider

Minx Shimmering Inks-Decadent

Velvet-Boysenberry

Copper Patina 

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A Day To Cherish Forever

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing my latest layout using Art Anthology products!

This layout is titled “A Day To Cherish Forever”. I used a photo of two of my grandsons and I on a beach trip last summer.

The Art Anthology Products used:
Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache

Shine – Teal

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Gilded Gold

Stencil – Scales

Below is a Snapguide tutorial showing my process and full supply list.
Check out How to Create a Layout Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some different views and close ups of my layout!

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Brush Bin, by Marleen.

Hello peeps,

Marleen here with a new project! I made a Brush Bin out of Leather-Paper. It’s so easy to use with the Art Anthology products and guess what… you can sew it!

I used one of my new stencils 

The stamps I used are in the same style as the stencil(also my design) witch will released next month at a Dutch company called KiCoStamps. 

Of course I made a step by step tutorial for you:
Check out How to Create This Brush Bin, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Some extra photos:

Hope you are inspired!?

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How to decorate a desk holder / pen tray with Daniëlle

Hi!

Daniëlle here with a little different project again! I decorated a desk holder / pen tray this time. I love to have pretty things around me when I create, so this was a really fun project to make! And, also, I get to look at it every time I sit behind my desk!

If you’d like to know how I worked, here’s a snapguide tutorial for you:
Check out How to Decorate a Desk Holder or Pen Tray by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some pictures of my project for you:

This is the list of products I used:

Velvet: Fiji, Brownie

Colorations: Sedona, Siesta key, Peacock feathers

Minx ink: Decadent

Stone effects: Sandstone

Stencil: Keyhole

Texture set: Rust

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A Fairy in the Garden..

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing my Fairy Garden canvas using some amazing products from Art Anthology!
I have used the following:
AA Shine Kelly Green
AA Colorations Spray Clover
AA Minx Shimmering Ink Gold Dust
AA Minx Bankroll
AA Stencil Art Deco by Marleen van Meerendonk

I have included a Snapguide tutorial of my process.
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Fairy Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Here are a few more views of my canvas…..

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my project today! Art Anthology products are amazing and versatile for any project!
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I hope this project has been an inspiration, and wish you a creative and happy day!

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Canvas There is… by Marleen

Hi peeps, Marleen here with a new project. I made a canvas with lots of layers and less color then normal. It’s all about layering and water the colors down.

Also I used one of the new stencils Art Deco.

Enjoy the tutorial:
Check out How to Create This Canvas With Less Color. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Detail Pictures:

Art Anthology Materials:
Colorations: Warm.
Texture sets.
Stone effects: Bone, Sandstone.
Minx inks: Gold dust.
Stencil: Art Deco.

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Treasure Memories

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here today sharing my aged, altered frame.


I have had this photo of my beloved late grandmother just waiting to create a display piece. When I found this frame I knew instantly what I wanted to create! I will display this in my home proudly in her memory.

Supplies:
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays Sky, Sedona, Timeless
Art Anthology Minx Ink Panache
White Gesso
Frame
Glue
Crackle Texture paste
Heat Tool
Florals and other embellishments

I started by applying a very thick layer of gesso all over the frame. Next, I added some crackle effect paste here and there with a palette knife. After the crackle was dry I sprayed the frame with AA Colorations in Sky, dried and followed with AA Colorations Sedona. I added AA Minx in Panache and dried. Several layers of sprays, alternating between the colors and drying created the aged appearance I wanted. In between colors I also drybrushed a bit of white. I splattered white in the end as well.

I then added some chipboard leaves(dyed), die cut leaves,  and florals from Reneabouquets for a feminine look. Some mini art stones were added for texture and a few pearl beads. The sentiment stickers were my final touch!

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Valentine’s altered heart box

Hi there !

Valentine’s day is around the corner and you’re so not ready ? I have a new project for you, an heart altered box :

It is a fun mixed media project to create for your Valentine, and you can filled it with chocolates, candies or lingerie if you want !

I started with a cardboard box and the Lotus stencil with Mud Paste (you can use heavy gesso or texture paste too). Once dried, I added some lace clay embellishments I prepared in advance (but you can you chipboard or wood ones) and covered everything with white gesso.

The box was then painted with Rose Velvet medium and set aside to dry… Meanwhile, I did covered all my embellishments with white gesso (paper flowers, metal leaves and flowers, clay flowers and letters).

They were then painted with Portobello Velvet medium or Rose Velvet medium, with touches of Kona Velvet or Fiesta Velvet.

The last part was to to create clusters and place the letters on the box ! A matching lace on the edge was the perfect final touch.

To help you create this box, I made a video tutorial that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time. Hope to see you soon on our blog !

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Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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Altered wooden Christmas tree.

Hi everyone, Marleen here with a Christmas home deco project .

I love to alter and this time a wooden Christmas tree. I found it at the Garden Center Christmas marked here in the Netherlands.
View the snapguide tutorial for instructions:
Check out How to Create This Wooden Christmas Tree. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Materials:
Velvet: Fiji, Reef
Colorations: Ink spot, Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust: Ice
Texture set: Rust – Sorbet Amber
Stencil: Twilight
Mud

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