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Christmas Mixed-Media Tag

Hey everyone, Suzanne here today to share with you a fun Christmas mixed-media tag that I’ve created using an array of Art Anthology paints and mediums! I will show you how I made the dimensional trees!

When I began the base of the tag, I knew I wanted a “midnight” blue, therefore, I mixed two Velvets- “Beyond the Reef ” and Tuxedo. They blended and worked perfectly! Once the paint was dried, I stamped and heat embossed a text image and like that, the tag base was complete!

Using just a piece of scrap watercolor paper, I cut out triangles for Christmas trees. I mixed a small amount of Kelly Green Shine paint with artist modeling paste; the paste “dilutes” the color of the paint, so I added paint until I was happy with the color. Using a palette knife, I simply applied the mixture to the paper making “swooping” motions.

Before the mixture dried, I tucked in 3d-dimensional balls for ornaments.

Once the background of the tree was completely dry, I added color to the ornaments with a color from the Rust Texture Set, “Amber;” I also went back in with Kelly green to go over the tree once more to give it just a little more depth and color.

Next, I added snow paste to the tree and topped it off with a dusting of glitter! I let all of the medium dry and assembled the tag! Here are some closeups!

The star wreath is a paper die-cut that’s been painted using the Rust Texture Set!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet: “Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo”
Rust Texture Set
Shine “Kelly Green”

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!


DAYDREAMER Mixed Media Layout

Happy Friday! I have an adorable layout to share with you today. Isn’t my baby nephew the cutest? I can’t wait to snuggle him this weekend!

I kept this layout pretty simple, keeping the focus on the photo, using different shades of browns/cream.

To begin, I sprayed white cardstock using the Sandcastle Coloration Spray. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

Then I grabbed the Sedona Coloration Spray to add some color to the layout. I sprayed the Coloration Spray onto plastic packaging and them placed it over the layout so I had more control of the ink.

I sprayed water on the packaging as well to help the ink blend easier.

I repeated the process a few times until I was satisfied with the background.

Once the background was completely dry, I added a few embellishments. I used the Rust Truffle Stone Effects and the Patina Copper Metal Effects to alter the veneer hearts.

Here is what they look like once covered with the mediums and when they are dry. Gorgeous! You can do this with chipboard too!

Here are a few close-ups of the layout.

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Sandcastle, Sedona

Rust Texture Set: Rust Truffle Stone Effects

Patina Texture Set: Patina Copper Metal Effects

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Christmas Ornament

Today on the blog we are featuring Kelly Brillhart. She shared with me a beautiful ornament she created using Art Anthology products. I just had to share with you!

Kelly used her ”rusty paints” (our Rust Set).
She started with a clear glass ornament and painted it with gesso. After it dried she glued die cut snowflakes onto the ornament and painted with 4 colors of our Art Anthology mediums. Add a ribbon and voila!

These are awesome! Thank you Kelly for a great project!


One of a Kind Mixed Media Tag by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Farrel here to share with you all a mixed media tag I created using lots of AA products. There is also a process video at the end of the blog so feel free to watch me in action.

  1. I started my tag by using Stone Effects – Bone with Art Nuveau stencil. After drying with my heat tool, I then added white gesso and also applied some crackled paste.

2. Once dry and all my elements on the tag have been adhered and covered with white gesso, I then applied Colorations Color Spray – Siesta Key. Next I used Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache on the background and used a little bit of water to help the ink spread around the tag.


3.  After the ink has dried, I then spray Colorations Color Spray Peacock Feathers to create some depth to the tag. To break up some of the blue on the tag, I then used Rust Texture Set on some of the elements on the tag.


4. After adhering my chipboard butterfly, I then added Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent. Then to finish off the tag, I added the gold paste from Rust Texture Set to highlight.


 AA products products used:

Stencil – Art Nuveau 

Colorations  – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Bone

Minx Shimmering Inks – Panache, Decadent

Texture Set – Rust

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media reverse canvas with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Altered Skull Drinking Cup by Farrel Tailor

Happy Hauntings Everyone!!! I am back with another Halloween themed project and this time I decided to alter a plastic skull head cup I found at Kmart here in Australia.

  1. I started by painting my cup and chipboard pieces with black gesso. I then used modeling paste and AA’s Cracked stencil to create the illusion of veins.

2. Once dry, I then applied Bone Stone Effects with my palette knife randomly all over the cup and dried with my heat tool.

3. I then adhered my chipboard pieces and painted again with black chipboard. Once it was dry, I then added Black Leather Jacket Sorbet Dimensional Paint all over and dried again.

4. Next I used Tango and Boysenberry Velvet Dimensional Paint to colour the chipboard spider and flourish.

5. I then used a mousse to colour the all over the black gesso area.

6. To finish off the cup I then added Rust Texture Set  and some small plastic spiders.

Art Anthology products Used

Velvet – Tango and Boysenberry

Texture Effect – Rust Texture Set 

Stone Effects –  Bone

Sorbet – Black Leather Jacket

Stencil – Cracked

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“Imagine” – An Upcycling Project

Hello, today I am sharing with you an upcycling project. Guess what the substrate is? Did you guess a sardine tin? Isn’t that crazy? To think you can turn a sardine tin into a work of art! All you need are Art Anthology mixed media paints!


In this piece, I used the Art Anthology Rust Texture Set to create that amazing rust look on the tin. The tin was not actually rusty!  I added some simple embellishments; gauze, a tiny piece of paper and corrugated cardboard, a word sticker, and a butterfly.


Isn’t that amazing! You too can easily make this one of a kind masterpiece. I have a supply list and video tutorial below.


Art Anthology products used are:

Rust Texture Set
Stone Effects  – Lava 

Other supplies needed:
empty sardine tin
a sheet of paper from an old book
matte medium or Mod Podge
gel medium
washi tape
paintbrushes etc

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!


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3D Mixed media heart with Daniëlle

Hi there Art Anthology fans!

Daniëlle here with a little 3D mixed media project for you! It’s really hot here in the Netherlands so I’m having a lot of fun in my craftroom where it’s nice and cool.

Here’s a little step by step of my project for you:

  1. Add some bone stone effects through a stencil.

2. Add embellishments in a composition you like.

3. Add color using minx inks and colorations spray.

4. Using seaweed sorbet and the gold color from the rust set, add some accents to your piece.

5. Stamp a butterfly (or a different image you like) and add sparkle to it by adding Dazzle clear coat.


6. Put everything together and add a text you like.


Here are a couple more close ups for you:

These are the products I used:

Colorations: Clover, Sandcastle

Minx inks: Bankroll, Gold Dust

Stencil: Keyhole

Stone effects: Bone

Texture set: Rust (I only used the gold color)

Sorbet: Seaweed

Clear coat: Dazzle

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Mini art journal by Daniëlle

Hi there!

Remember my last post about the prints I made with the gelliplate?

I used them to create a mini art journal!

Today I will show you how I make a cover for that mini art journal. I used stonepaper for my cover which gives the most beautiful effects if you use your colorations sprays.

If you want to see how I did this you can have a look at the step by step tutorial I created for you here:
Check out How to Make a Cover for a Mini Art Journal With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of the cover:

And this is my list of supplies:

Colorations: Siesta Key, Waimea Bay, Peacock Feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Stencil: Industrial

Velvet: Fiji, Brownie

Texture sets: Patina, Rust

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Mixed Media Wooden Tag by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a heartfelt project, dedicated to a very dear friend that I lost almost 2 years ago. The image on the front of this tag was actually the last card I received from her for my birthday. I thought this would be a nice way to keep this treasure. This wooden tag was primed first with white gesso and then collaged with book pages and scrapbook paper. Then I applied black modeling paste through one of Art Anthology’s NEW stencils Multi Damask. Then with the help from Art Anthology’s Rust and Patina Texture Set I was able to alter the heart and edges of the tag. Colorations Sprays were used to dye the seam binding at the top of the tag. For your pleasure I have included a process video and there is also a list of supplies used below. Wishing you a bright and peaceful day !

Supplies Used:

Colorations; Warm, Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key

Rust Texture Set

Patina Texture Set

Stencil-Multi Damask

For your pleasure here is a video of my creative process… xoxo Toni


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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