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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!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel

 

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Woodland Baby

Hello, Suzette here welcoming you to another tutorial!  I recently completed a tutorial for the year-long mixed media course Art Walk Alchemy. The theme for 2020 is Woodland Dreams which I absolutely love!  Who doesn’t like the woods and all the folklore tales connected to them? As a child, I loved imaginary creatures and I still do today hence today’s tutorial; A Woodland Baby. Isn’t she adorable?

woodland baby

I have a full video tutorial so you can follow along, so let’s get started!

The Art Anthology products used are:

Other supplies used are:

  • gel medium
  • matte medium
  • cheesecloth or gauze
  • small branch or driftwood
  • blank face cast or Amaco mold and Delight Clay™
  • gesso
  • spray varnish
  • white glitter
  • yarn
  • picture hanger

Follow along in the video below:

Now it’s time for you to give it a try and make your own woodland baby! Here are some close-ups:

woodland baby

Isn’t the texture amazing?

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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!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey

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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

Thank you for stopping by today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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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!

Imagine

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.

Imagine

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

Imagine

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
gesso
varnish
embellishments
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!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey

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Altered Notebook by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA Fans, Farrel here again to share another DT project and today I am sharing my altered notebook. If you would like to watch me create this please click on the video at the end of the blog xx

  1. To start I covered my notebook with tissue paper and then covered with black gesso. I also applied a coat of black gesso to my chipboard pieces and resin.

 

2. Once everything was adhered, I then used the dry brushing technique using Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint all over.

3. After drying I then sprays Patience Colorations Spray all over. Then dry brushed Boysenberry Velvet Dimensional Paint to the chipboard and resin pieces.

  

4. Then after a quick dry, I applied Teal Shine Dimensional Paint. Once I was happy with the blend of colours, I then used a gold mousse to highlight all over the notebook.

5. I added some glass glitter and then applied Fiji Velvet Dimensional Paint. I found that the notebook needed a little more “pop” and once I added this, I was happy.

This is the list of products that I used:

Velvet: Fiji, Cotton, Boysenberry

Colorations: Patience

Shine: Teal

Thanks for dropping and can’t wait to share my next project with you all soon xx

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Mixed Media Beach Board by Toni

Hi everyone… hope you are all having a nice month of August. Today I have for you a clip board I purchased from the dollar store and I transformed it into a beachy layout, featuring my daughter and my niece about 25 years ago… Hope you enjoy. I started by adding some wood grain paper and then priming the surface for my sprays and paints. Using some drift wood from the beach, twigs from my yard, fishnet, and paper clay elements provided lots of yummy texture. Applying my Colorations Sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks really brought this to life. All of the supplies used will be listed below. Take the unexpected and turn it into a keepsake to hold your memories. I hope you will give this a try. I also have a process video below for your viewing. Wishing you a day filled with peace & love…. hugs

Supplies used:

ColorationsTimeless, Wiamea Bay, Siesta Key, Sandcastle, Granny Smith

Minx Shimmering InksDecadent, Gold Dust

SorbetSeaweed

Metal EffectsGold

Stone EffectsBone

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Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop by Toni

Hi everyone, today I have a fun altered project that you can create using fabric and Art Anthology’s products.  I started with my embroidery hoop with muslin material.  I added some texture paste through one of our stencils and then began adding my pretty colors of Sorbets, Velvets & Coloration Sprays. For some of my embellishments I used hot glue and used them in sea shell molds. Then I primed them with gesso and continued using the beautiful AA products on them. Fun summery project, I hope you enjoyed and for your pleasure I have a video tutorial below. Have a spectacular day !

Art Anthology supplies used:

Stone Effects: Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sorbet-Kenyan Copper https://www.artanthology.net/products

Seaweed https://www.artanthology.net/products

Metal Effects-Gold https://www.artanthology.net/products

Velvet-Mustard https://www.artanthology.net/products

Minx Shimmering Inks:

Decadent https://www.artanthology.net/products

Gold Dust https://www.artanthology.net/products

Coloration Sprays:

Timeless https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sand Castle https://www.artanthology.net/products

Salmon https://www.artanthology.net/products

Stencil-Large Doily https://www.artanthology.net/collecti

Craft Mat https://www.artanthology.net/products

 

 

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Altered Sea Shell Bottle by Guest Designer Suzette Hussey

Art Anthology products used:
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Granny Smith
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Siesta Key
Other Supplies:

Glass bottle
Gesso
Seashells
Crushed egg shells
Pebeo Sand Texture Gel
Gesso
Heavy Gel – Matte
Spray Varnish
Jute twine
Wooden Beads
Charm

Step 1

Paint the bottle with gesso. You may need more than one  coat depending on the thickness of your gesso.

Step 2

Using heavy gel, stick on shells around the top and base of the bottle.

Step 3

Now add the crushed egg shells and allow to dry.

Step 4

Add more texture to the area with the sand texture paste. Allow that to dry thoroughly before moving on.

Step 5

Paint the entire bottle with gesso. You will need several coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between each coat.

Step 6

Spray all over with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray- Siesta Key.

Make sure  that you get in all the grooves. You may need to turn it on the side and dry with a heat gun before spraying another section.

Step 7

Add more coats until you get the desired effect.

Step 8

Now spray lightly with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray Granny Smith. Isn’t that beautiful? Allow to dry overnight.

Step 9

To seal the color spray with any spray varnish you have on hand I used a matte varnish by Plaid Crafts. Give it two coats.

Step 10

Finish off by adding some jute twine around the neck of the bottle and attach a charm.  Add some wooden beads to the ends of the twine and knot each end so they don’t fall off.

Tip – light a candle and dip the ends of the twine into the melted wax. Allow it to cool for a second and then pinch each end bringing to a smooth point. This will help the twine to move easily through the beads.

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Happy Crafting!!

 

 

 

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“Life Began In A Garden” by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project for Art Anthology.  I have always loved rusty things , antiques, worn looking items, so it doesn’t surprise me that my most favorite thing to do regarding ART is making something look old, vintage, aged.  I started with a T!m Holtz Vignette and with the help of Art Anthology products and some crackle varnish, this little project came to be.  The video below shows how I created a peeled paint look using some of our paints. I used Stone Effects-Bone on the window to provide texture. Florals were added to the sides of the vignette. After the peeled paint technique, crackle varnish was then added and Coloration Sprays as well as Shine-Kelly were added for a wonderful old mossy look. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to take a moment to view the video below, and all the supplies used for Art Anthology are listed below. Have a wonderful week !

Supplies used:

Velvet-Cotton https://www.artanthology.net/products… Shine-Kelly https://www.artanthology.net/products… Stone Effects – Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products… Sorbet- Walnut https://www.artanthology.net/products… Colorations- Sandcastle https://www.artanthology.net/products

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Mixed Media Vintage Frame by Toni

Hi everyone, today we’re going to get a bit grungy.  I purchased a frame at the dollar store and decided I wanted to alter it up. I first added some lace to the frame to give some pretty texture, then I primed the surface with gesso for all my sprays and paints I wanted to add.  I’m  not really a purple kind of girl, but sometimes it’s good to create with something out of your comfort zone… It helps you grow as a creative. This project is filled with layers of lace, mixed media products, papers and embellies.  Just keep layering until you get the look you like… “It’s Artist’s Choice”. I will have a list of products used below. Take a ride to the dollar tree, see what they have that you can alter up. Have fun with your creativity ! For your enjoyment I have included a process video below. xoxo Toni

Products used:

Colorations-Warm, Sedona, Plush, Sandcastle, Raider

Minx Shimmering Inks-Decadent

Velvet-Boysenberry

Copper Patina 

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