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Mixed Media Pocket Letter By Brandy

Hello mixed media friends!  Fall is just around the corner…I can’t believe it!
Our mood board challenge over on Facebook is looking a lot like fall to me too.
Come be inspired or share your project with us!

Today’s project features the following Art Anthology products:
Rust Sorbet
Sedona Colorations Spray
Plush Coloration spray
Floral Tile Stencil
Poppy Stencil
Cracked Stencil

Find these and many more yummy products at our online store!

   

I’ve created a process/tutorial video for you, come and take a peek!

Want more inspiration? Check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art and share your creations!

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Grungy Moodboard Inspired Altered Heart Dish

Hello everyone and thanks for visiting the blog today! Jenn here sharing a fun project using Art Anthology products to create a grungy look inspired by our September moodboard!

I love all things grungy, steampunk and metallic. This combined with the amazing Art Anthology colors from our moodboard made for a beautiful project!

At the end of my post I have included a Snapguide tutorial with all of the details on how this was done. I hope it inspires you to create something with the moodboard colors and share it with us on our Facebook page!!

The supplies:
Ceramic heart dish (picked up at local craft store)
Art Anthology Minx Decadent and Majestic
Art Anthology Shines Ruby, Grape, and Cocoa
Art Anthology Rust set (amber)
Art Anthology Colorations Plush
Art Anthology Velvet Mardi Gras
Art Anthology Wheel stencil
White Gesso
Crackle Paste
Embellishments
Clear Sealer
Matte Medium Gel as adhesive for embellishments (stronger than glue for a good hold)

Here is how it started:

Check out How to Alter a Ceramic Dish by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some closer views of the detail

Thanks So much for viewing my project today!
Here are all of the Art Anthology links
Art Anthology Online Store
Art Anthology Adventures in Art Facebook Page
Art Anthology Blog

 

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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.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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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.

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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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!
Art Anthology Adventures in Art

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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Magical Fairy Altered Canvas w/ Brandy

Have you seen the gorgeous Moodboard Challenge we have going on? I was inspired to make something pretty!

I used my LUNA Stencil for my base texture….it fit with the moon the fairy is sitting on great! Then I tried a new effect by adding more texture with my mud and Twilight Stencil and then putting glitter over the top while it was still wet.

The SKY and Barbie Colorations Sprays fit perfectly with the moodboard colors!

Splatters of watered down COTTON Velvet Paint tied my background together so nicely!!

I love how it turned out!

Here is a process/tutorial video to see just how I created it!

Head on over and stock up on your Art Anthology goodness at our ONLINE STORE!!

Here’s list of the Art Anthology products used:
PANACHE Minx
TWILIGHT Stencil
LUNA Stencil
COTTON Velvet Paint
AVOCADO Spray
BARBIE Spray
SKY Spray

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you’ll come and share your projects with us on our Facebook group page Adventures in Art! We’d love to have you!

 

 

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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 (Desire, Taxi 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.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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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!

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Greeting Cards W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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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!
Art Anthology Adventures in Art

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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Altered NoteBook Cover W/ Brandy for the Mood Board Challenge!

Hi there! Brandy here to share a notebook cover I altered!

I was inspired by this month’s mood board challenge on the the Art Anthology group page, Adventures in Art! Stop by to see other team members work or to share yours with us!! We’d love to have you!

I used my new Twinkle Lights Stencil and Barbie Colorations Spray for background color.  CONCRETE Stone Effects and REEF Velvet Paint worked perfect with my LATTICE and TWILIGHT Stencils for texture. Then I gave it all a grey tint with my STERLING Colorations Spray to finish it off!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to try some of my techniques with a few Art Anthology products!

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Moodboard inspired art journal spread

Hi everyone!

Have you seen our moodboard for this month?

It was a real challenge to me since I hardly ever use red in my work. But I always like a good challenge and so I started working on a page.

Below are some close ups of my work:

You can create a similar page by following the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Create an Art Journal Page With Just Two Colors by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:

Colorations: Steel, Raider

Stencils: fragments, cracked, chevron

Velvet: Desire

Stone effects: Concrete

Sorbet: Red Velvet, Pewter

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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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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