The Long Lost Treasure Chest w/ Brandy

Or is it???
Hello there ART Anthology fans!! Brandy here today to share a totally cool old recipe box I altered with the Art Anthology’s Patina Texture Set!

I used my Lattice Stencil and Mud to create a base texture. The rest is pure Art Anthology stone texture! I love how it turned out…looking like a lost chest from the deep. This three step collection truly makes it easy to create your own aged look.

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Here’s a video tutorial!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a treasure of your own!!


Making an ocean themed door hanger with Dani√ęlle

Hi Guys!

Dani√ęlle here to show you a different project this time. I created this ocean themed door¬†hanger for my craft room:

I used two of the gorgeous texture sets to add texture to my project, Patina and Rust.

I described my steps in a Snapguide tutorial so you can create one too!

Check out How to Create This Door Hanger With Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Stencils: Keyhole, Diamond grunge

Velvet: Cotton

Colorations: Peacock feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Sorbet: Drab

Clear coat: Dazzle

Texture set: Rust, Patina


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Sea Corrosion Altered Box

Hello everyone, Jenn here sharing a newly repurposed project using some amazing Art Anthology products!

I love taking old, plain items and making them useful and pretty!

For this project, I started out with this plain little wooden box I purchased at a thrift store.

Using both the Rust and Patina Texture sets combined with Colorations Sprays and Cotton Velvet Medium from Art Anthology I recreated its boring exterior! Below I have provided an easy to follow Snapguide tutorial on how it was done.
Check out How to Alter a Small Wooden Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Art Anthology Rust Texture Set
Art Anthology Patina Texture Set
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Sky
Art Anthology Colorations Spray Siesta Key
Art Anthology Velvet Cotton
Aqua Opaque Acrylic
Shells and metal embellishments
Small gravel stones
Mini Art Stones
Glass stones
Pearl beads
White Gesso

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Thanks for viewing my post! I hope you are inspired to get out your supplies and get creative!

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Quick art journaling with Dani√ęlle

Hi Art Anthology people!

It’s my turn again to show you something I created with the gorgeous Art Anthology products! I created this quick art journal page for you:

I used the patina set to color my chipboard butterfly:

Here are some other close ups for you to see:

Products I used:

Colorations: Avocado, Salmon, Warm

Stencils: Keyhole, Coffee Stain

Velvet: Portobello

Sorbet: Leaf

Texture set: Patina set

I hope this inspired you to get out your art supplies and start creating! If you want to follow my steps here’s a snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create This Quick Art Journal Page With Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


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Altered Containers for Craft Supplies by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with some organization inspiration. I love my craft supplies to be organized and I so enjoy altering the containers that I place my supplies in. It serves at a couple purposes…. it helps in storage of my trinkets as well as it’s a piece of art to inspire me in my craft room.¬†I had this empty plastic peanut container that was a nice size and new I could use it to put all my seashells in, so I decided to alter it using my Art Anthology texture pastes as well as Minx Shimmering Inks.¬†I¬† took fishnet and saturated it in sculpture medium and wrapped it around my container and allowed it to dry then removed it and gave it a nice coat of white gesso.¬†I wanted to be able to see the sea shells inside the container, that is the reason I prepped the fishnet in this manner.¬†Once the gesso has dried attach the net to the container using 3D matt gel and hot glue and then start decorating with shells, starfish, silver dollars, pieces of coral etc.¬†Using a combination of my Minx Shimmering Inks and our Patina Texture Set, I was able to achieve this pretty mossy under the sea texture.¬†I also added art stones in assorted sizes for some added interest and texture.¬† The thing I love about mixed media is it’s all about the layers and textures. The more you add the better your project gets.¬†¬†The title on my container is a T!m Holtz Chipboard Quote and I also added colors from our Minx to enhance it.¬†The lid was altered using a small metal light house surrounded by shells, fishnet, starfish etc. and then prepped with white gesso and our AA beautiful products were added for color.¬†Hoping this inspired you to grab some of your containers and give them a face lift.¬† Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook¬† HERE so you can also inspire all of us with your beautiful creations.

Below is a list of AA products used on my container:

Minx Shimmering Inks – Midnight, Bankroll, Decadent, Panache

Patina Texture Set

Check out How to Decorate Your Containers by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Messy Heart canvas by Marleen.

Hello peeps, Marleen here with a Messy Heart canvas.

This time I made a small canvas and I wanted to use the new Patina set and create lots of texture. I went messy all over.

My process:



Sorbet: Cayman, Vegas Gold, Kenyan Copper
Colorations: Sedona
Texture sets: Patina

I enjoyed creating this canvas a lot!
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Great time canvas with Dani√ęlle

Hi peeps!

Happy New Year! I’m here today to tell you how I created this canvas, which you can also use to put small pictures on! This way you can use it as an artsy photoframe.

You can read all about the steps I took to create this canvas in the step by step snapguide I made for you:

Check out How to Create This Canvas With Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close ups of my work:

Products I used:

Colorations: Raider, Warm, Si√ęsta Key, Waimea Bay, Sandcastle, Sedona

Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold

Velvet: Portobello, Sea Foam

Sorbet: Drab

Stencils: Coffee Stain, Bits of Grunge, Cracked

Texture set: Patina

Thank you for stopping by!

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Altered Treasure Box with Karan

HI Friends and welcome to Art Anthology Blog today. Karan here to host the blog today and I am sharing my second, but last post for 2017 with Art Anthology and i have a beauty of a project for you.Recently i cam across these nestled treasure boxes at the dollar store (Dollarama) They come three to a box when you order them from Multicrafts, but i think they are sold individually at the retailers. I thought they would be perfect for a mixed media project.  So here is what i have for you.

The boxes comes like this: the smallest one measuring approx 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.

You can check out the video below, but here are a few images for you
I gessoed the entire box outside, at this point i was not concerned about the inside.


this smaller box had a joint in the top where the lid was joined and to me that was fine, i thought it added some character, so start by adding 2 coats of gesso.


I then used the 6×9 Keyhole Stencil¬†along with the Bone stone effects to begin my first layer of texture



You will need to heat set this to dry.
Using gel medium chose your embellishments for the cover.  The chipboard i moistened with water as the top of the treasure chest had a bit of a curve in it and i wanted the chipboard to take on the curve and this helped.
Add another coat of gesso to everything, including all the embellishments, right on top of the texture paste too. Heat set to dry once again. It should look like this.



Now comes the fun part! Here are the materials i used to achieve the finished look.
So we have used the Bone Stone effects, once the chest was dry, i gave a light coat of the sea foam heat set to dry again
I then added in some patina effects especially on the metal embellishments and chipboard, where i wanted more texture and detail to show.  Heat set to dry again
Now you can add the mists, Siesta Key, Grass , i had my heat tool pretty much running in one hand and mist in the other, i added water when the color was too much, and dabbed off with a baby wipe
Below i started to use the Rust Amber Sorbet Medium, i love this stuff, it is amazing! I used a small paint brush and did like a white wash effect over all the texture created from the stencil.  I also added in some Minx Decadent to add more shadow and depth to some areas
Here is the finished Project:




Here is my walk through you tube video:
Patina Sea Foam Stone effects
Thank you for dropping by and visiting us here at Art Anthology today!

Patina Beauty Art Board

Hell there! Jenn here today! I would like to share with you a pretty little wall hanging I created using the new Art Anthology Patina set. This set gives you the ability to create an amazing look and beautiful texture! There is also a rust effect set and an oxidized silver effect set!!

Now, Here are some more views of this lovely art board! Please see my Snapguide at bottom of this post for a full product list and step by step!!

Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!


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