Category Archives: Canvas

Mixed Media Jewelry Christmas Tree by Toni

Merry Christmas everyone, today it’s my turn up on the blog with a new project for Art Anthology. I decided to recycle some old jewelry that I had in my stash and alter it into a Christmas tree decor piece. I used the backside of the canvas for the base of the project and started adding my pieces of jewelry in a shape of a tree, then primed the surface with white gesso. Then I started adding my pretty Coloration sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks.  For more added texture, I also added Mud Paste with art stones to the back of the tree. The outside frame was embellished using AA’s Ringlet stencil as well as Sorbet paints. All the products for AA used are listed below as well as a process video for your pleasure. Hope you have been inspired. Have a magical Christmas season !

Here are the products used:

Mud Texture Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products

Stencil-Ringlets https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations-Sky https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations-Indigo https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Minx-Stargazer https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Minz-Midnight https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Sorbet-Pewter https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Clear Coat-Linen https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects-Silver https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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Mini Christmas canvas, by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans,

Marleen here with a mini Christmas canvas.
I used some embellishments from the Christmas fair, so fun to use!

Watch the snapguide tutorial:
Check out How to Make This Christmas Mini Canvas, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Siesta Key.
Texture set: Rust, Patina.
Minx shimmering inks: Gold Dust

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations.

Have a wonderful Christmas time 😉

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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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Christmas Canvas in Reverse!

Hello and Happy Holidays!! Jenn here sharing this fun reverse canvas I created using Art Anthology along with some other amazing products! Below I have included a Snapguide Tutorial to show you step by step how I created it.

Check out How to Create a Reverse Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology Products Used:
Stone Effects – Bone
Shine – Ruby Red
Sorbet – Red Velvet
All other supplies used are listed in the tutorial.
Here are a few closer images!

Thanks so much for visiting our blog and viewing my post today! I hope that your inspired to create your own reverse canvas! They are truly fun!

Be sure to join us on our Facebook page and share what you create!
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As always, Happy Creating!!

XX Jenn

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Mini canvas made by Marleen.

Hello peeps,

Marleen here with a canvas with a photo from my mom! Isn’t she cute?!

No tutorial this time but I hope you are inspired anyway 😉

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Sedona, Juicy, Waimea Bay, Warm
Minx Shimmering inks: Radiance, Panache
Stone Effects: Bone
Stencil: Floral Tile

Enjoy your day 😉

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Fall Mini Art Canvas with Brandy

Hi there fans! This month’s moodboard was so inspiring, I made another project!

Deliciously colored leaves created with a few Coloration Sprays and my Radiance Minx Shimmering Ink adorn my project!

Here are the Art Anthology products used…
You can find these and many more in our online store!!

Mud Texture Paste
Diamond Grunge Stencil 6×9
Retro Stencil
Radiance Minx
Patina Texture Set
Clover Colorations Color Spray
Sedona Colorations Color Spray

Here is process video!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I’ve sparked some inspiration for you today!!

Looking for more inspiration? Stop by Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube
and join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art  !

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Altered Embroidery Hoop with Brandy

Happy October friends! Brandy here to share my latest creation…an altered embroidery hoop! I picked up this gem at my local thrift store and knew there was going to be fun with it!

I used the dainty little chipboard daisies as my inspiration!

 

I used some of my favorite Coloration Sprays and came up with this beautiful background!
I knew when decided on the black wood title piece, that these fun little ladies would have to be added as well.

I’ve made a tutorial/process video to show you how.

Art Anthology products used in today’s project include:

Dot Matrix Stencil
Mud Texture Paste
Sky Colorations Color Spray
Timeless Colorations Color Spray
Cotton Velvet

Find these and many more amazing products at our online store.
Stop by our Facebook group page Adventures in Art for more inspiration or to share your own creations with us!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Remembering Her Canvas

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a canvas I created inspired by the memories I have of my grandma. A collector of cameos, lover of any shade of blue, and lover of roses, my grandmother was a wonderful woman.

I used several Art Anthology products to create my canvas.
Colorations Sprays – Sky, Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers
Minx Inks – Panache and Stargazer
Velvet – Cotton
Texture Set –Patina 
Shine – Royal
Other supplies used listed in Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial showing the process!
Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Canvas With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that you are inspired to create and share with us on Facebook!

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A Glimpse of Heaven Altered Canvas w/ Brandy

Happy September! Brandy here to share this month first project!
I decided to go with a canvas. I chose a few pretty flowers to inspire myself.

For that warm peachy color, I watered down some of my Rust/Terracotta Velvet and used it to watercolor. I love it!!

Then I alternated spray of my Warm and Timeless Coloration sprays and kind of blended it together.

Lots of art stones, flowers, and a couple coordinating butterflies finished it perfectly!!

Here is a list of the Art Anthology products used in today’s project:
Rust/Terracotta Velvet
Timeless Colorations Spray
Warm Colorations Spray

I hope this inspires you to play with your Art Anthology products
or go shopping at our online store! 

Here is a process/tutorial video to start you out!!

Stop by our Facebook Group Page Adventures in Art for more inspiration
and to share your Art Anthology projects with us!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Hope Canvas

Hello everyone! Jenn here sharing my canvas inspired by our August moodboard!

This was actually a canvas that I had started months ago and set aside until I could decide what I wanted to add. I do that alot! LOL

For the background I used several Art Anthology products:
Colorations Sprays

Velvet Mediums

Stencil

I just love this color palette!!

Other Supplies used:
Teal Jute string
Adhesive
Silk and paper flowers
White Crackle Paste
Chipboard frame
Various stamps
Black Archival Ink
Glitter

Here are a few more views

For all of the Art Anthology products used here and to shop the entire line head to the online store!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and share your creations with us!!
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Thanks So Much for visiting!

As Always Stay Crafty!!

xx Jenn

 

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Altered cardboard art with Daniëlle

Hi!

How are you girls (and guys) doing? It’s summer here and real nice and warm so I’m enjoying my summer break! I like to sort out old stuff in the summer break and I always come across things I like to alter. This time I altered a piece of cardboard. So don’t throw everything away, try to see the artsy possibilities!

You can create one of your own following the step by step snapguide I created for you:

Below are some close ups:

  

List of products I used:

Texture paste: Mud

Texture set: Rust

Stencils: KeyholeWheel

Minx inks: PanacheGold dust

Stone effects paste: Sandstone

Colorations spray: Siesta KeySedona

Clear coat: Dazzle

Shine: Teal blue

I hope to have given you some inspiration and look forward to seeing what you create!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Christmas In July- Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Toni here with a design team project that was inspired using this months mood board. Well I know we have a few months before Christmas but it will be here before you know it and I thought the mood board were perfect colors were holiday cards.  

I decided I wanted to create some prints from my gelli plate so I used 4 colors, Shine Ruby and Kelly and Velvet Desire and Shamrock and applied it to my plate and made about 6 prints.Some I decided to use to diecut some poinsettias and other I decided to use as the background for my cards. This card I cut the poinsettias out and applied seed beads as well as homemade snow (equal parts, white paint, glue, baking soda) and also Diamond Dust glitter. I then used our Floral Tile stencil to add with Mud and once dry I added Nuvo drops to the centers. The next card was done by adding paints to a 3D embossing folder and then running your paper through to get this beautiful texture but vividly blended background. The poinsettia on this card was also created by just adding Amber (Rust Texture Set) to the embossing folder and then diecutting the flower petals.More Diamond Dust and seed beads were added to the flower to enhance.The last card the background was created from one of my gelli prints that I also used the stencil Twilight and it provides this distressed starry pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for my star die cuts.Hope this has inspired you to give your Christmas cards a bit of artsy vibe this year. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques so that card can be a one of a kind and the recipient will be amazed that you took time to make something especially creative for them.  For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below to show some photos of my process for these cards. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology Supplies Used :

Shine – Kelly, Ruby

Velvet – Vegas GoldDesireShamrock

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Floral TileTwilight

Rust Texture Paste – Amber 

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Fish for love – An art journal spread

Hello everyone !

How is your summer so far ? I hope you are not too lazy to craft ? Because I have a new project for you !

It’s an art journal spread created with several stencil and mediums. I started with the Siesta Key Colrations spray, followed by the Lattice stencil with brown ink. Then Messy bubbles stencil with Mermaid Sorbet.

I matched the bubbles stencil with a bubble stamp and green ink before working on the heart shape. For that, I played with stencils and mediums, then cut out several heart of different sizes that I glued on my pages.

I outlined the hearts with a black pen and drawn hooks and lines to go along with my journaling.

If you want more details on the mediums and stencils I used to created the paper for the hearts, you will find all the details in my video tutorial :

I hope you like this project. You can find more inspiration on the Art Anthology Pinterest page or on the AA Instagram profile.

Thank you for time, see you soon for another project !

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A patchwork art journal spread with Daniëlle

Hi guys,

Daniëlle here to show you what I’ve created for the current color challenge. I love broght and bold colors so this months moodboard made me really happy!

As you all know I am a big fan of art journaling so I created this patchwork art journal spread:

First I created the patches with velvets (DesireTaxi cab and Shamrock). Later on I added Canary yellow shine on the yellow patch for some difference in surface. Next I used a stencil and Kelly green shine on the red patch & a different stencil and desire velvet on the yellow patch. I filled the green patches with a nice text and a tulip stamp (which I colored with kelly green shine and ferrari sorbet). Do a little doodling and your page is complete!

 

Here ar some extra pics of the pages:

Have a good, creative day!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Handmade Greeting Cards w/ Brandy!

Hello fans! Brandy here to share a couple of greeting cards I created for our July Moodboard Challenge!
Stop by our Facebook page  Adventures in Art, and join in the fun!

Unique board this month, I never thought these colors would be so fun to work with!
I mixed my Desire Velvet Paint and some Mud with my Floral Tile Stencil to create the background texture. My Clover Colorations Spray worked perfect for my chipboard leaves.
And my go-to for turning things black, I used my Raider Coloration Spray to color the bird houses.

 
I hope I’ve inspired you create a couple greeting cards for someone special!
Here’s a tutorial on Snapguide to show you how I created mine!

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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Beautifully Aged by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a quick post to encourage you to create even when you are limited on supplies. Alot of times us crafters feel like we have to have everything on the market in order to create something wonderful (I’m guilty of this myself). Every color of paint, every embellishment, every paper line. Yes arts and crafts can be very costly. My project I created is a two page journal spread that I literally used 1 spray, 1 paint, gesso and rusted embellishments and papers that were handmade. Let’s get started. A great way to use what you have is go on the web and look for great pictures that include colors that you may have on hand so you are encouraged to use what is in your stash.  I fell in love with this photo of the old paint brushes which involved very limited palette of colors.   I first decided to rust up some papers and metal pieces to use in my art. In a bowl, combine Hydrogen Peroxide, Distilled Vinegar and Salt. Place items inside and allow to sit to rust. The papers took about 10 minutes and the metal pieces took about 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the material they were made of.  You can check out my video on my Facebook page to see how I accomplished this. To add a bit of texture to the foundation I used Art Anthology Velvet in Tuxedo ran it through a stencil. The Snapguide tutorial below explains this in detail. Don’t allow limited access to art supplies to discourage your ability to play. “The world is but a canvas to your imagination” Henry David Thoreau

AA products used

Velvet-Tuxedo

Stencil-Morse Code

Colorations Spray – Wild Orchid

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Rusty love canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with a rusty/patina canvas.
Totally inspired by the texture sets and the Baking Powders by Seth Apter.
In combination with my Wheel stencil my flow went on and on and……
I had a great time playing!

 You can purchase this stencil HERE.
 

Of course I made a step-by-step tutorial for you 😉


Some extra detail photos:

    

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Sedona.
Texture sets: Rust, Patina.
Velvet: Tuxedo.
Stencil: Wheel.

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Art Journal Fun with the July Moodboard!

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing a new spread from my art journal, inspired by our July moodboard and new Shines!

For my art journal pages I chose these three amazing colors from the Shines collection:
  
I also used:

Click on the photos to be directed to the Art Anthology online store!

Have you seen the July moodboard?

Fun, bright hues of red, green and yellow!!  These colors are so vibrant and just perfect for my page! Inspired? Create a project using our moodboard and share with us on our Facebook adventure page!
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Here are a few more views of this fun spread!

Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope that you are inspired!

 

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Moodboard Inspiration with Toni

Hi everyone, have you seen our moodboard this month…. Wow, such vibrant inspiration !

I knew right away this was going to be a “Happy project” …. these colors are bursting with inspiration.

 I decided to use our new Shine paints. Beautiful high gloss that hold perfect dimension. I first created gelli prints with the following colors: Canary, Kelly and Ruby. So sorry I forgot to photograph the prints after made. The dragonfly was then cut out from the print that had alot of red and the tag itself I used the print that was mostly greens and yellows. I cut out 3 dragonflies so that I could layer them to have multiple wings. These colors compliment each other so well and the Shine paints are so vivid and beautiful to work with. Ideology was added to the tag and white gesso was painted over to fill in the letters. Wishing you a month filled with creativity, create with us here at Art Anthology and be inspired by our mood board this month. Post your creations are our Facebook page for others to enjoy and to network your art work with other creatives.

AA products used:

Shine-CanaryKelly and Ruby 

 

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