Category Archives: Shine

A Decorative Box

Welcome to another tutorial! Art Anthology has recently released a new product called paste wax. It is a gilder’s paste and comes in a variety of metallic finishes including silver, bronze, gold, and black. I used the silver along with other Art Anthology products to decorate a craft box.

Isn’t that beautiful? I have created a video tutorial for you so you too can learn how to make this box.

Art Anthology products used:
Lava- Stone Effects Dimensional Medium
Grape Purple -Shine Dimensional Paint
Silver – Paste Wax

Other supplies used:
Craft box
gel medium
floral embellishments
soft cloth or paper towel

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!

Decorated Box

Thank you for stopping by!


Suzette Hussey

“Winter Joy” Mixed-Media Layout

Hey everyone! Can you believe that it’s the end of the year already!? Suzanne here today to share with you a very easy and simple mixed media layout that I’ve created using Minx Shimmering Ink and Shine paint!

I begin my layout by adding a diluted mixture of Minx Ink in “Indulgence” and water (to lighten the color) using the “smoosh” technique; it really is the easiest way to jump start any layout with color!

While the ink was still wet, I added Minx Shimmering Ink in “Gold Dust.” This adds an awesome gold shimmer to the background-I actually want to put it on everything!

Check out that bling!

While the background is drying, I added color to paper die-cuts using Shine paint in “Kelly Green.” Because I didn’t necessarily want the full opacity of the paint, on a non-stick surface, I diluted the paint with water and mixed it well. I very loosely painted and dipped the pine bough die-cuts into the mixture until I was satisfied with coverage; I dried the die-cuts with a heating tool and added Minx Ink in Gold Dust on top to add even more shimmer!

Now that everything is completely dry, all that’s left to do is to assemble the layout. Here are some close-ups.

Art Anthology Supplies:
Shine “Kelly Green”
Minx Shimmering Inks “Gold Dust”

Other Supplies:
Cardstock die-cuts
sticker embellishments and letters
patterned paper

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!


Magic Moments..A Colorful Canvas by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here with you today to share this fun little colorful canvas using lots of Art Anthology products!
Colorations SpraysSedona, Plush
Minx Shimmering Inks Panache
Shine Dimensional Paints Onyx, Teal
Metal Effects Dimensional mediums Silver
Velvet Dimensional Paints Boysenberry
StencilArt Deco

This is a 5 X 7 Canvas. I have coated it with white gesso and allowed it to dry completely before adding any mediums.
The first step was adding some fun texture by applying crackle paste through the AA Art Deco Stencil.

Next, after adhering a frame and molded border,  sprays of AA Colorations in Sedona along with spritzes of water were added. Let dry completely.

Add the remaining embellishments. This includes molded, florals, papers, chippies, etc.

Add splatters of AA Shine in teal mixed with water and let dry or dry with a heat tool. Add more color splattering using the remaining AA mediums listed. Be sure to dry n between.

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

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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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Stay Strong Art Journal Layout by Jenn DuBell

Hello everyone! Jenn here today sharing with you a layout in my art journal using Art Anthology sprays and mediums!

I find art journaling to be one of the most relaxing art forms. Whenever I feel like my “creative mojo” is lost, I just sit down with some paper scraps, sprays, mediums, stamps and stencils along with an art journal and let my mind do the work! This page came from one of these times.

I love the different effects that you can achieve using Art Anthology products. I have used many in this layout.

AA Velvets – Fiji, Cotton, Boysenberry, Dayglow Yellow
AA Shines – Grape, Azalea, Canary
AA Colorations – Patience, Juicy, Siesta Key
AA Stencils – Bits of Grunge, Blocked, Dot matrix
Additional items used:
White and clear Gesso
Clear embossing powder
Black Archival Ink
printed napkins

After coating my pages with clear gesso, I added spritzes of Colorations sprays in Patience. I added spritzes of water and allowed it to run a bit as well as using a brush to pick up excess and swipe along edges.

Next, I used my fingers and a brush to smear some AA Velvet in Dayglow Yellow mixed with a small amount of water.

Next I mixed AA velvets in Fiji and Cotton with a bit of white gesso to achieve the aqua color seen. I used the Cotton through a script stencil and the mixed color with the AA Dot Matrix stencil. I used the reverse side of the stencil to use the excess paint by rubbing onto areas of my pages.

Next I added some random stamping and more stenciling. Using a soft gel medium, I applied a torn bit of a napkin (Jane Davenport) for the faces.

Finally I added lots of AA colors to my stamping along with more stenciling for my final result! I added a bit more hair by blending AA mediums in yellows and oranges. They blend very well against the napkin edge!

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

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Having the Time of My Life Mixed Media Layout

Good morning friends! Nicole here. I’m so excited to be a part of this team and I can’t wait to inspire you with my layouts and mini albums. I’ve been working on several projects…my mojo has not left me yet. It took me a few nights to create this layout, but the end result was so worth it!


For this layout, I used a variety of mediums. I totally had fun with this layout! I used the Bits of Grunge Stencil to create stars in the background.


I painted the blue background using the Beyond the Reef Velvet Dimensional Paint then covered the blue using the Linen Clear coat to add some shine to the layout.

I painted white cardstock using the Azalea Shine Dimensional Medium and Beyond the Reef. Once the paint was completely dry, I used a tiny star punch to punch out the stars. Each star looks different!

I painted the chipboard using the Tuxedo Velvet Dimensional Paint and the Linen Clear Coat. Love the Tuxedo Velvet. It is opaque and works beautifully with altering chipboard and stencils.

I love the pink and blue on this layout. It’s so pretty and this layout totally matches my sister’s personality. A bit girly, but Tomboyish. 🙂

Check out the video to see how this beauty came together!

Supplies Used:

Colorations Spray: Patience

Minx Shimmering: Stargazer

Velvet Dimensional Medium: Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo

Clear Coat: Linen

Shine Dimensional Medium: Azalea

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Gelliprinting fun with Art Anthology

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with part one of a two part blogpost! Today I want to show you my gelliprints, which I created with Art Anthology Shines, Velvets and Sorbets!

Want to know how I created them? Check out my snapguide tutorial:
Check out How to Use Art Anthology Mediums on Your Gelliplate! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Want to know what I will create with my prints? Keep an eye out for my next blogpost in June!

Here are some close up pictures for you:

I used lots and lots of products to create these pages. Here’s my list:

Shines: Kelly green, Teal blue, Canary yellow, Ruby red, Royal blue, Grape purple, Sunrise orange, Ocean blue, Azalea pink.

Sorbets: Cayman, Kenyan copper, Seaweed, Summer Yellow, Vegas Gold, Flamingo, Poppy, Bella Boo

Velvets: Fiji, Beyond the Reef, Boysenberry, Dayglow, Gecko green, Tango, Taffy, Cotton

Stencils: Fragments, Hazards, Industrial, Moroccan, Art Deco, Art Nuveau, Multi Damask, Poppy, Twinkle lights.

So remember, if you want to see what I create out of these pages, be sure to check out my next blogpost!

See you soon!

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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… Shine-Kelly… Stone Effects – Bone… Sorbet- Walnut… Colorations- Sandcastle


A series of fun tags with Daniëlle

Hi there!

Daniëlle here with a fun series of tags for you today!

I love to use stamps in my projects and so I created a couple of tags to give to friends. I used lots of Art Anthology mediums, colorations and stencils for this project. Here is a snapguide tutorial for you, so you can create along with me:

 Check out How to Create a Series of Fun Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close ups and progress pictures of my project:

These are the supplies I used:

Colorations: Siesta key, Waimea bay, Plush, Juicy, Barbie, Glorious.

Fairy Dust: Ice

Stone effects: Lava

Sorbet: Cayman, Bella Boo

Velvet: Fiji, Boysenberry, Cotton, Dayglow yellow

Shine: Teal blue

Clear coat: Splashed

Stencils: Messy bubbles, Diamond grunge, Lattice, Borders 2, Flity, Flower Burst, Art Deco, Art Nuveau.

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A Day To Cherish Forever

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans!! Jenn here today sharing my latest layout using Art Anthology products!

This layout is titled “A Day To Cherish Forever”. I used a photo of two of my grandsons and I on a beach trip last summer.

The Art Anthology Products used:
Minx Shimmering Ink – Panache

Shine – Teal

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Gilded Gold

Stencil – Scales

Below is a Snapguide tutorial showing my process and full supply list.
Check out How to Create a Layout Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some different views and close ups of my layout!

Thanks so much for visiting the blog and viewing my post today!! I hope that you are inspired to get creative!!

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