Category Archives: altered items

Grungy Sweet Altered Paintbrush w/ Brandy!

Hi there Art fans!! Brandy here today to share a cute little grunge project! Just a cheap 4 inch paintbrush can turn into a beautiful work of art with just a couple Art Anthology products and some other embellishments from your stash!

I used two Coloration Sprays, Salmon and Warm,  and the Panache Minx Shimmering Ink. That’s it!
You can find these and many awesome paints, sprays, stencils and more a the Art Anthology online store!

Here’s a process tutorial video!

I’m so glad you stopped by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty with some Art Anthology goodness!
Stop by our Facebook group page Adventures in Art to share your projects with us! We’d love to hear from you!

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Be Brave – Dream Catcher with Karan

HI Friends, Its Karan here to share a project with you today.
In the past i have shared with you a Dream Catcher and today i have another one i wish to share with you too.
I have to apologise, but i so love this color combo.  Peacock feathers, Grass and Amber.
This particular Dream Catcher i have designed on a thick tag.
and the entire Dream Catcher on the Tag!
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, i have a step out tutorial below on Snapguide
 
 
Art Anthology Products:
Other Products: Tim Holtz Ectera Tag; Creative Embellishments Chipboard; Scrapiniec Chipboard.
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#SummerVibes Inspiration Challenge Canvas with Brandy

Hi there Art fans! Brandy here today to share a canvas I made for our #SummerVibes Challenge on the our Facebook Fan page, Adventures in art!
Don’t forget…All members that post and share their #summervibe project will be put into a drawing for one of Marleen van Meerendonk‘s new stencils!!!
Here is our inspiration for you! Any project any style…just use some Art Anthology product on it!!

I decided to make a canvas for my project.  Of course I let those blue skies and water and all that lavender inspire me!

I have created many very subtle textures in the background of my canvas by using my Hurricane, Bubbles, and Take Flight stencils! It wasn’t easy but I tried really hard to keep my coloring to a minimum…so the color that was there would stand out !

Just three simple products were used… my Sky Colorations Spray, and my Orchid and Reef Velvet paints! I built up my Sky color, by adding a few layers of sprays and and watered down my Velvet’s to use them more as watercolors.

I hunted around on the internet to find a title to work with and found a poem by Roald Dahl….LOL, gives me a #SummerVibe, how about you!!??

Here is a tutorial/process video if you’d like to see how I made it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to create a summer project to come and share with us!!!

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Message In A Bottle-Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project featuring our gorgeous new SHINE paints.  I had this bottle sitting around the house and decided to create a message in a bottle altered project using the wonderful new paints from Art Anthology. These are my new favorite mediums to create with because they have a gloss that is glass-like. No shimmer or glitter, semi-translucent and highly pigmented.I first primed the outside of the bottle with clear gesso just to give the glass some tooth to hold my paints and sprays. Then I began adding the gorgeous SHINE in Ocean and Kelly. Because these paints are dimensional they hold their peaks and provide such a pretty texture.I did add some art stones in assorted sizes to Minx Shimmering Inks Bank Roll and Panache to provide some interesting texture as well. Floral moss was added and then sprayed with Colorations in Avocado and Decadent Minx was dripped here and there to add shadows and depth.Because the ocean is filled with a beautiful array of colors I also decided to add some SHINE in Canary and Sunrise for some highlights.  The inside of the bottle I added sand, assorted sea shells and some Diamond Dust glitter. It provided a water illusion inside.

Grab yourself some of these new paints from Art Anthology and have your self a good time creating. For your pleasure stop by our Art Anthology page on Snapguide to view a step x step process for this project. xoxo Toni

AA Products Used Are:

SHINE – Shine ~ Ocean Blue OCEANShine ~ Canary Yellow CANARYShine ~ Kelly Green KELLYShine ~ Sunrise Orange SUNRISE

MINX SHIMMERING INKS – Bankroll Minx - Art Anthology BANK ROLLPanache Minx - Art Anthology PANACHEDecadent Minx - Art Anthology DECADENT

COLORATIONS – Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology PEACOCKAvocado Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology AVOCADOCheck out How to Have Fun Creating a Message in a Bottle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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From Recycling Bin to Art!

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Today I am sharing this fun repurposed bottle project using  some amazing Art Anthology products! Products Used available by clicking the links below.
Colorations Plush
Colorations Wild Orchid
Fairy Dust Ice
Minx Gold Dust
Pebbles Stencil

Start with a clean glass bottle. Coat with two or three coats of white gesso allowing each coat to dry.

Add molded focal such as the cherub head and wings used here. Also add flowers and metal embellishments. Use a strong adhesive that can stand wet media. Once all are glued down coat them all in heavy white gesso. I also added some white crackle paste through the Pebbles stencil on the neck and allowed it to dry and crackle. This added a bit more texture.


Next add the Colorations Sprays and Fairy Dust Spray Ice. Alternate between them and dry each as they are added. Once the color was dry I re-coated the face in white gesso so it stood out.

I added a script stamp in black all over the open areas. Drips of Gold Dust Minx were used to accent areas and also the hair. Gel medium was dabbed in areas around the embellishments and then sprinkled with a mixture of gold micro beads and gold glass glitters. Once all was dry I brushed a pearlizing medium over the bottle and focal as well as some of the flowers.

A large rose painted with Art anthology colorations in the same colors was added along with a metal butterfly embellishment.
Lastly I added some chain with a pearl charm to the top as an accent.

Some other views….


Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today! This was a very fun redo! I love to recycle junk into Art!
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Art Anthology Products are conveniently available online HERE.

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Altered pencil case by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie today to show you a new mixed media project ! This time I decided to alter a canvas, but in a shape of a pencil case !

I started on a plain canvas pencil case by spraying Indigo Colorations over the Diamond Grunge stencil in 6×9. I use the Meridian stencil to draw the design on the bottom left corner, applied Fiesta Velvet on the inside of the design and then Tango Velvet for the rest.

I drawn some patterns with a white paint pen on the pink and a black paint pen over the diamonds, added dots with the Dottie stencil and Limeaid velvet before adding a sentiment.

This sentiment was made with two stencils : Expressions for “be” and Inspired Grunge for the “inspired”.

Isn’t it the result a fun pencil case ? Would you use it ? If you want to make one for yourself or to offer, watch my video tutorial to guide you to the process :

Thank you for reading this post, see you at the end of the month for another project ! You still can join some of us on the Art Anthology cruise at the end of next week ! Western Carribeans sound like fun for scrappy time, don’t you think ? It could be a Mother’s day gift (and your husband can come too…).

See ya !

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How to Alter a Hand Soap Dispenser with Karan

Hello friends, Karan here to hose the Art Anthology blog today.  If you are like me, you have hand soap bottles in all your bathrooms and likely a kitchen scent at the tap in your kitchen too. 
Most times i recycle these, some i keep and cut tops off and use in my scraproom, this particular bottle i thought would be fun to alter.  I started off with one of these from the Bath and Body Works Store, and in the beginning it looked like this. This was one of my favorite scents this past winter. I loved the curved oval shape to it and the flat surface on the front would be perfect to hold embellishments.
and after some fun with the paints and mists, here is my end result.
Do not throw those out, you can alter them. I plan to collect a few more and reuse them Here is a step out tutorial below for you on Snapguide.
Hope you have enjoyed my project today.
Materials Used:
Gesso; hand soap container; heat tool;
 Mayan Gold Yellow ( but taxi cab yellow can be used too; Peacock Feathers Mist; Amber Dimentional Medium.
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SpringTime Altered Frame w/ Brandy


Happy May Day, Art Anthology Fans!
Brandy here with a spring project just right for a pretty spring picture!

A nice handful of AA products has this creation looking good! I found this frame for super cheap at my local dollar store….. I loved those flat front and side panels…just perfect for altering!


I added some old paintbrushes…and flowers….



Products used on this project and many more can  be found at the Art Anthology online store!
Products used today are
Lotus Stencil
Granny Smith, Timeless, Salmon Colorations Sprays
And
Tango, Shamrock and Mayan Gold Velvet Paints

Here is video tutorial…why not try one for yourself!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab a stencil and some paints and create your own keepsake!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Altered unicorn by Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with a fun little project! I got this little paper mache unicorn which I altered using both patina and rust texture sets. I love doing these kind of projects!

Below are a few process detail pictures:

 

You can make one yourself by following the step by step tutorial I created for you on snapguide:

Check out How to Embellish a Unicorn With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

List of products I used:

Colorations: Waimea Bay, Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers

Velvet: Portobello, Sea foam

Sorbet: Drab

Texture sets: Patina, Rust

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Altered Steampunk Lamp by Toni

Hi crafty peeps, it’s Toni here with a lamp I altered for my craftroom. I purchased this simple lamp at a decor store for $25.00.

I really liked the bones of it but I knew it needed to be spruced up.  I also got these water goggles at the Dollar store and knew they would were intended for this project. 

I had a difficult time getting good photos of this project so I hope you bear with me.

I applied all my old metal pieces that I have collected over the years from garage sales and junk stores, as well as some chipboard pieces, chain, buttons, and plumbers pipes from the hardware store. The goggles were altered with hot glue, Art Anthology’s paint as well as alcohol inks. Art Anthology’s Texture Paste Set in Rust along with Mud Texture Paste helped me accomplish this rusty piece and provided some wonderful textures. Here is a photo out in the light, hopefully you can get a different look at this piece. 

And now I have a new lamp for my craftroom. I hope you have been inspired and you have enjoyed my new project. For your pleasure below is a Snapguide tutorial. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology products used:

Mud Texture Paste

Texture Paste – Rust

Metal Effects – Silver, Copper, Gold

Velvet-Kona

Check out How to Give a Lamp a Steampunk Look by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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