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Color My World by Toni

Hi everyone, I’m up on the blog today using some old dried up ready for the trash craft items, but if you are like me, sometimes it’s real hard to discard things.  I decided to take this paint palette that I’ve used in the past for rusting my pieces, and old paint brush that has seen better days,  a canvas that had been started in the past but I really wasn’t fond of it , and some package materials from previous art supplies in order to provide me a new inspiration piece.

Here was my rusty old paint palette that was ready for the garbage.  Hard to believe anything good could be created from this, but with Art Anthology paints I was able to get some vibrant splatters to my canvas and color palette which brought the entire project together. Check around your craft room to see what you might be able to alter. Take a moment to enjoy my snapguide tutorial below on my creative journey with this project.  Photographed below are also the colors I used for this creation. 

Check out How to Make a Fun Project Using Items Ready for the Trash by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mini Masterpieces with Toni

Happy month of June everyone , hope you all are staying cool out there because we have been in the triple digits where I live. This month’s mood board is providing some warm colors and wonderful textures… Hope it inspires your next project.

I’m in the mood to get messy today with my Art Anthology products and shaving cream ! It’s an easy way to create master boards for your projects. Every single one is completely different and original.  I used my backgrounds to create some fun ATC’s.

 Start with this…

 Then do this….

 Then do this….

 And you get this !

So here is the completed ATC’s using my pretty marbled backgrounds.

Using AA’s Mud Paste also provided some more wonderful texture run through the Kaleidoscope stencil.

Some embossing and use of mica powders provided some pretty glimmer.

As well as textile scraps and seed beads.

Hope you will give this technique a try. For a complete step x step process take a moment to view my Snapguide tutorial below. Also don’t forget to create along with us using this month’s mood board as inspiration and post it on our Facebook page HERE

 

Here is a list of AA products used to assist in my project:

Mud Texture Paste

Kaleidoscope Stencil

Metal Effects Gold

Coloration Sprays-Sedona, French Toast, Juicy, Peacock Feathers, Timeless

Check out How to Create Backgrounds Using Shaving Cream and AA Inks by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I Love You Daddy by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s my turn on the blog today with a project I’m dedicating to my daddy. This is a photo of him when he was around 3 years old so probably taken about 1938.

I had purchased this canvas on clearance and it had burlap on the front of it which really added to the texture of the piece, but combined with Art Anthology paints, seed beads and texture powders I really think it gave it that masculine touch.

A little sprinkle of instant coffee on my chipboard pieces and spritzes of water gave them a grungy natural look. Hope you enjoyed my piece and wishing all the daddy’s out there a Spectacular Father’s Day this month !!!.

For your pleasure I have provided a snapguide tutorial for my step x step process.
Check out How to Have Fun With Your Mixed Media Products. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Here is a list of beautiful AA products used:

Velvet paints – Tuxedo , Fiji , Terracotta

Sorbet – Chocolate, Pixie, Mint Julep

Stencil -Blocked

Mud Texture Paste

 

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Quick and Easy Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Hope everyone is having a wonderful month, today I have a few easy tips for creating some cards. Sometimes you need to create a quick card and not sure what to do. With Art Anthology products, the ideas are endless and they mix so well with other mediums. 

This month’s mood board is so vibrant and makes me smile I knew I needed to call upon it for inspiration for my cards.

The first two cards were accomplished by using some of our brand new stencils… Oh my goodness have you seen the line of stencils AA has… if not drop by the store and check it out. The first card was stenciled using Sorbet Pixie mixed with snowflake paste. The stamped image was done on watercolor paper and then watered down Colorations in Key West, Timeless and Barbie. The second card was once again using our stencils but I used a makeup sponge to apply AA’s paints in Taxi Cab, Pixie, and Cotton Candy. With the addition of my wood pieces, cheesecloth and flowers…. easy peasy.

The next card was created on watercolor paper. I stamped my image with white embossing powder and then spritzed water and applied watered down Coloration Sprays by paint brush, Timeless, Barbie, Key West.  The stamped image was enhanced with snowflake paste and AA’s Cotton Candy and while still wet seed beads were added.

Hope you give AA’s products a try because I’m sure it’s time to add some more cards to your stash. Happy Crafting !!!

For your pleasure here is a Snapguide tutorial of my process…..
Check out How to Create Quick Mixed Media Cards With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

The following Art Anthology Products were used:

Velvet- Cotton Candy, Taxi Cab

Sorbet-Pixie

Coloration Sprays-Barbie, Timeless, Sierra Key

Stencils-Dot Matrix, Lattice Stencil

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It’s Time For Spring by Toni

Happy May everyone, our mood board this month provides crisp yummy colors to inspire you with this months projects.

April showers bring May flowers so my next project is all about making these cute little blossoms. First let me thank Holly Young (youtubber ) for her money saving tip on making the fluffy material for the flowers. And to provide more

I started with a canvas and utilized the back side to provide some dimension to my piece. Using Art Anthology Mud and some Coloration Sprays I created a brick background.

Art Anthology Metal Effects Silver with a little bit of Black Soot DI gave my chipboard gate and clock a pewter look.

Reindeer moss added to inside of canvas provided a nice mulchy area to start adding my flowers. Don’t let these little blossoms intimidate you, they are a bit tedious but so easy and so much fun. 

Hope this allowed you to discover a new way to use Art Anthology’s vibrant products. Wishing you a garden of creativity. xoxo Toni

For your pleasure check out my Snapguide Tutorial for this canvas below.
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The following products were used to create my canvas:

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations Sprays-Sunshine, Warm, French Toast, Clover, Indigo, Barbie

Minx Shimmering Inks – Allure, Bankroll, Magestic

Fairy Dust-Gilded Gold077

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Mechanical Love by Toni

Hi everyone, hope you are having a creative month and enjoying our wonderful mood board provided for inspiration. 

My layout is featuring my daddy that was taken probably about 60 years ago. He was a metal pourer and made machine parts. Hard and dangerous work, but he loved it. One of my most favorite thing about layouts is layering and dimension and this layout has that and more. 

Art Anthology paints mixed with craft sand that I purchased at the $1.00 store gives an great way to create your own rusty wonderfulness.

The Metal Effects Sillver stippled on the chipboard gave it a metal-like appearance that peeps through the rusty goodness.

This color palette is one of my fav’s and I enjoyed working with my fathers’ photo so much. I hope this has inspired you to go get yourself some craft sand and mix away with your paints. I really think this will work well in our Art Anthology Stencils as well …… hummm ideas for my next project perhaps…..

Have a spectacular week and for your pleasure check out my Snapguide Tutorial for a step x step process for my layout.

Check out How to Give Your Chipboard Rusty Goodness by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Listing of Art Anthology products used  are:

Metal Effects- Silver

Velvet – Terracotta, Tuxedo, Kona

Sorbet – Viridian

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Have Fun With A Rusty Technique by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here inspired by our beautiful mood board this month, with yummy texture and deep bold colors. Rust is probably one of my favorite color palettes to create with and I was so excited to start working with it.

I found an egg crate in the trash and decided to alter it as an Easter project. Wonderful AA products provided easy transformation for this trash article.

The cross was made from air dry clay and then crackled with AA’s products seeping into the cracks.

With some texture powder added to my paints it gave me a nice gritty texture.

This was such a fun and unexpected transformation. I hope this has inspired you to get creative with our products. Wishing you a blessed Easter Holiday and creative days ahead. 

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Velvet- Portabello, Terracotta

Stone Effect-Sandstone

Metal Effect-Gold

Sorbet-Chocolate, Mint Julep, Cayman, Black Leather Jacket
Check out How to Provide a Rusty Look to Your Project by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Collect Beautiful Moments by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project. It’s springtime here in the U.S. one of my favorite times of the year, so I decided to create a butterfly canvas.  It was time to bust out the Sculpture Medium. I’ve been wanting to play with this for some time. Once my cheesecloth was completely dry it was stiff as a board and took to Art Anthology’s mediums and spray beautifully.

I think this will be a pretty addition to my altered canvases in my studio. I also utilized my new Paper Clay Moulds and created some of my own embellishments to enhance my canvas. 

Wishing you a beautiful springtime and hoping you “Collect Beautiful Moments” along the way.

For your enjoyment I have including a Snapguide tutorial below for my step x step process.
Check out How to Create Dimension Using Sculpture Medium by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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50 Shades of Greige by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new canvas. Now “greige is all the rage” and if your not sure what that is it’s a combination of the warm tones of gray with the cool tones of beige….. hence “greige”. It’s muted tones are easy on the eyes provide a sense of tranquility and peacefulness. Coupled with black or walnuts provide a wonderful cozy organic feel. 

Using only a few different products and mixing them either with whites to highlight or black to deepen allowed me to get several different shades of “greige”. Some of the canvas I would like to refer to as a happy accident. 

Art Anthology’s Stone Effect Sandstone really provided that pretty beige tone as well as texture to the project, and the Sorbet in Black Leather Jacket and Linen helped to tone down and deepen my Metal Effects Silver here and there on the canvas.

I believe the addition of the black cardboard and walnut chipboard provided a richness and gave it a more masculine feel. 

I hope I have inspired to become a chemist in your craftroom, start mixing those colors and see what you come up with. You never know you may discover the next color trending on Instagram and Pinterest. Happy creating !!!

Check out How to Create a 50 Shades of Greige Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

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XO XO by Toni

Hi everyone, Happy February, it’s the month of love… and well if you know me you know how much I love steampunk. I love everything about it, the fantasy, the grunge, the unusual, the colors, the Victorian feel to it. It does not limit my imagination, I can go wild with transforming an ordinary object into something crazy and unexpected.

I purchased these two letters quite some time ago at my local craft store on clearance. Originally they were $14.99 a piece…. what !!!! But I got them for $2.00 each, what a steal.

Loaded with lots of yummy textures enhanced with Art Anthology’s paints, sprays and pastes helped achieve the aged look. 

With the use of Art Anthology’s stencil,  drippings from my glue gun and lots of different sized seed beads, my new wall art work started to come alive. 

I just love using unexpected items in my art work and my letter here is filled with floral rocks that were beautifully transformed with Art Anthology’s paints.

Many of my items on this piece were made from paperclay, grunge board or plastic, but the patina’d look that AA’s paste and paints provides transforms them into metal-like piece.

I hope this has inspired you to enter the world of steampunk, don’t be afraid, let your imagination run free and just have fun with it. For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial for your viewing and also below are a list of products from AA that helped me achieve the look I was going for. xoxo Toni
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