Category Archives: Valerie Andrieux

Invitation in a snap with Art Anthology !

Hello from Valerie !

Summer is not over, and we all have a pool party in mind, right ? So my project for today is creating quick and fun invitations for a party ! Let’s take a look at the four cards I made, you we will see the tutorial at the end :

You will need four 4’x6′ white cards and four 3′ 6/8” x 5′ 6/8” white cardstock panels the Twilight stencil with gel medium, some Minx and the Mayan Gold Velvet dimensional medium

The pink is made with Enchanting Minx, the blue with Panache Minx

This gorgeous purple was create with Majestic Minx and water. The sentiment (white cardstock die) is painted with Mayan Gold Velvet Dimensional Medium.

This luxious green came from the Bankroll Minx. The stars have been outlined with a gold gel pen and the edges of the card painted with the Mayan Gold medium.

Here is my video tutorial so you can see the creating process of these cards :

You will find more tutorials on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, but don’t forget Pinterest or our Facebook group page for more inspiration !

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

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She : A mixed media scrapbooking layout

Hello !

Valerie with you today to showcase my last layout using lots of stencils and mediums from Art Anthology ! Will you recognize the featured products…?

You can spot some of the AA stencils and mediums : Dot Matrix with Leaf Sorbet Dimensional medium and 6×9 Scales with Mayan Gold Velvet.

Granny Smith, Clover and Sandcastle Colorations sprays to color the laces and Mayan Gold Velvet to paint the acrylic letters.

The flower die cuts and the leaves were sprayed with Avocado Colorations spray to match the layout.

As usual, I have a video tutorial ready for you if you want to know how I created this layout. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope this project will inspire you to use your AA products !

See you soon for another video !

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Art journal with face stencil

Hello crafters !

Did you see the moodboard this month ? It’s full of interesting textures and colors !

The creamy gold and copper, the splash of blue and waves inspired me to create an art journal spread with a face stencil. It has a mermaid vibe, with a background looking like rusty metal decorations under the sea and mermaid eye deep as the sea.

I use several stencil by Art Anthology in these pages : Let’s face it for the girl, Dot matrix, Lotus and Inspired grunge for the background, plus Expressions stencil for the journaling.

Lot of mediums and inks here ! Sandcastle Colorations spray for the base, then Peacock Feathers and Siesta Key before playing with the stencils and the mediums in Amber, Mayan gold, Lagoon and Kenyan copper.

I also add somme drop of Radiance Minx and Gold Dust Minx for the rusty look.

Want to learn more about how I created these art journal pages ? Watch my complete video tutorial on AA YouTube channel :

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope the moodbard and the DT projects will help you create something ! If you are looking for more inspiration, try the AA Instagram account or AA Pinterest boards

See you soon for another project !

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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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Art Journal tutorial

Bonjour !

Valerie today to present you a new tutorial : a mixed media Art Journal !

I love create scrapbook pages, but sometimes I just want to put some colors on paper, add a little stamp or two, nothing fancy but satisfying for my creating cravings… Using paints, inks, stencils and stamps on a journal spread is perfect for this kind of mood ! And as I wanted some sunshine (that I didn’t have outside), my pages are very sunny…

Starting with Glorious Colorations spray and Allure Minx, I built the background with the Retro and Blocked stencils and the Juicy Colorations spray and Tango Velvet Dimensional medium.

Few stamps colored with Patience Colorations spray and Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional medium, some alpha stickers and a black pen and you’re done!

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just watch it from here :

Thank you for stopping by the AA blog today, see you soon for my next project…

 

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Altered butterfly chipboard album

Hello everyone !

Valerie there to present you a new project with Art Anthology inks and paints… This time I made a mini album with the cheap chipboard album you can find in the dollar section of craft shops, crackle paste and three Colorations sprays :

Each page was covered with white gesso, then white crackle paste, and once dry, painted with a brush and Colorations sprays in Glorious, Ink and Juicy.

The inks spraid into the crackles to create a beautiful effect different on each page.

The air dry key was covered with Reef Velvet paint. Few flowers and leaves and you’ll will not been able to say it was a cheap chipboard album !

To see how I turn a basic into a gorgeous album, watch the video on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

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

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Spring mixed media egg panel

Hello crafters !

If you haven’t decorate your house for Spring or Easter, I have an idea of project for you… an egg panel, filled with flowers, mixed media techniques and Art Anthology products of course ! It even matches our AA moodboard !

Take a look at the finished project :

The background of this egg panel was built with the Retro stencil and Colorations sprays in Waimea Bay and Sandcastle. The border was painted with Bronze Metal Effect dimensional paint, and the chipboards with Aloha Velvet paint.

Another close-up to see the beautiful effect created with the stencil :

You find will the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !

I hope I gave you some inspiration to create something of your own. See you soon for another project…

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Shabby Altered Box

Hello crafters !

Valerie here, back with a new mixed media project !

Soft colors of Spring, butterflies and flowers were my inspiration for today… I’m came up with this shabby altered box :

I use two Colorations sprays on this box, Avocado and Wild Orchid, and in two ways, by spraying (box and embellishments) and by painting (the cameo and the frame).

Here another close-up on the clay frame and cameo, painted with the Colorations sprays with a brush…

You will find the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology You Tube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, and see you in two weeks…

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Japanese style bookmarks

Hello crafters !

Valerie again with a project inspired by my recent visit to a bookstore, where I bought two Japanese books. I have a soft spot for the beauty and elegance of Japanese culture, and it inspire me to create these bookmarks :

I choose colors reminding me of the Land of the Rising Sun : Timeless, Juicy and Barbie for the Colorations sprays, and Coral for the Sorbet Dimensional paint.

I choose the Blocked stencil as a reminder of the square design in the stamp, and the Retro one because it looks like colorful sun on the bookmark.

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel.

Thank you for reading this post and see you soon for another project !

 

 

 

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