Category Archives: Suzette Hussey

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
gesso
paintbrushes
gloves
water
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

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Suzette

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A Floral Jar

Hello, welcome to another tutorial. As some of you already know, I love repurposing common household objects and turning into works of art. I recently made this beautiful floral jar with tissue, clay flowers and Art Anthology Products and I loved it so much that I decided to do a video tutorial.

Floral Jar

I make my own clay flowers with Delight Clay™ and silicone molds, the kind you use for gum paste and fondant. I find this much cheaper as molds can be used over and over again. Also, the detail you get using the Delight Clay™ is amazing!

Below is a supply list and a video tutorial showing you how to make this jar. It actually would be a great gift for someone special.

Art Anthology Products used:

Salmon Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Flamingo Sorbet Dimensional Paint

Other products used are:
glass jar
gesso
tissue
clay flowers
collage paper
soft gel medium
white acrylic paint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydR2937MJnY&feature=youtu.be

 

Floral Jar

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

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A Birdie Canvas

Hello, welcome to another blog post. I have been busy making quite a few crafts, from canvases to jars. When I am inspired I go with it and make as many  things as I can. This mini canvas I am sharing with you today is one of these creations.

Birdie Canvas

I love the little birdie. I made him with a rubber stamped image colored with alcohol markers.

Birdie Canvas

Now it is time for me to show you how I made this canvas. The supply list is below followed by a video tutorial.

Art Anthology products used
Brownie Velvet Dimensional Medium 
Glorious Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray

Other supplies:

  • gesso
  • canvas
  • gel medium
  • book paper
  • cheese cloth
  • white paint
  • branch
  • heavy gel medium
  • bird embellishment
  • small piece of cardboard
  • picture eye hooks x 2
  • ribbon to hang
  • glue
  • raffia
  • paper towel

 

Follow along with the video tutorial 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

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A Journal Page

Hello, I have been somewhat artistically challenged lately, “artist block” they call it. Inspiration was hard to find! To help me overcome this I decided to try some art journaling. This usually helps me free up and ideas start to flow again. It was a slow uphill battle but I managed to get a page done.

A journal page

It wasn’t until I was editing the video did I realize that the quote I had chosen really resonates with what has been going on on my life.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

Anyway, I got it done and now it is time to show you how I did it!

These are the Art Anthology Supplies I used:

Colorations Sprays
Glorious
Raider

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Silver

Stencils
Large Doily
Bubbles

Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional Medium
Tango Velvet Dimensional Medium

Other Supplies used:
art journal
gesso
white acrylic paint (optional)
embellishments
matte medium
collage paper
punchinella (sequin waste)
spray varnish
glitter
black ink pad and sponge
rhinestone
charcoal pencil
glue
make up sponge
paper towel
heat gun
palette knife
plastic knife

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

Art Journal Page

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

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Watercolor Cards with Colorations Sprays

Hello and welcome to another tutorial using Art Anthology products! In today’s tutorial, I show you how to use the Colorations Sprays as liquid watercolors to create beautiful cards!

We begin by making fabulous backgrounds and then add rubber stamped images. We color the images before finishing off with some splatters.

Art Anthology products used:
Colorations Spray 
Plush
Salmon
Sandcastle
Waimea Bay
Siesta Key
Indigo

Other products

  • watercolor paper – 4″x6″
  • spray bottle of water
  • rubber stamps and waterproof ink pad
  • watercolor pencils
  • gesso or white paint
  • gel pans — black & white
  • Nuvo glitter pen
  • gluestick
  • cardstock
  • brushes

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

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woodland baby

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?

woodland babywoodland baby

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

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Enjoy the Journey – A Journal Page

Hello, today I am sharing with you a journal page made  with Art Anthology products. I love art journaling; I find it freeing, relaxing and rejuvenating all in one. Butterflies are one of my favorite subjects in my journal pages as they too are freeing. I chose the quote “Enjoy the Journey” for this page. It applies to my life right now, ups and downs and windy roads. Of course the butterflies represent my journey.

I have a full tutorial below showing how  I made this page step by step.
The Art Anthology products I used are:
Messy Bubbles Stencil 6 x 9 
Colorations Spray –  Granny Smith
Colorations Spray – Glorious
Gold Metal Effects 

Other products used:
texture paste
matte medium
collage paper
gesso
embellishments
double sided tape
paper towel

  1. Begin by adding texture paste through the Messy Bubbles Stencil. Allow to dry thoroughly.

2) Using matte medium, stick down the collage elements and allow to dry.

3) Now go over the page with gesso. You can wipe back areas that you want the collage elements to show.

4) Spray the page with Colorations Granny Smith and Glorious sprays. Use a paper towel to dab off any excess. Allow to dry.

5) Using a palette knife, spread on Metal Effects Gold Dimensional Medium.

6) Dilute some gesso and add white splatters to the page.

7) Finally, decide where you want to place your embellishments and use double sided tape to stick them on.

 

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
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Make It Happen Journal Page

Make It Happen – A Journal Page

Hello, today I am sharing a journal page that I made using Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint and their Large Doily stencil. I also used my gelatin plate to print that fabulous background.

Art Journal Page

I added a stamped image as my focal point and a quote that I had previously printed on regular printer paper and cut out.

Make It Happen Journal Page

Make It Happen Journal Page

 

Art Anthology products used are:
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Summer 
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid 
Large Doily Stencil 

Other supplies needed:
5″ x 7″ gelatin plate
5″ x 7″ mixed media paper
black craft acrylic paint
black pigment ink
rubber stamp
embellishment glue
scrap paper
brayer
fan brush/toothbrush
any quote you want to add
scissors

Follow along in the video tutorial 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 Hussey

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Imagine

“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

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metamorphosis

Metamorphosis: A Gelatin Print Journal Page

Hello, welcome to another blog post!  Everyone needs an outlet, something to unwind. Mine is locking away and working in my art journal. I really let go and ideas just start to flow. Today I want to share with you a page I did recently; “Metamorphosis”. Isn’t that beautiful!

Metamorphosis

For this journal page, I decided to work with my gelatin plate as I just love the backgrounds and other effects you can create. Look at the amazing texture in the background!

I also used a technique called masking, which I will show you in the video tutorial below.  

Art Anthology products used are:
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Summer
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Flamingo

Other supplies needed:
5″ x 7″ gelatin plate
5″ x 7″ mixed media paper
white craft acrylic paint
black pigment ink
rubber stamps
Robins Nest Dew Drops – Lily Pad
embellishment glue
scrap paper
brayer
fan brush/toothbrush
texture tools – bubble wrap & yarn
any quote you want to add
scissors

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.

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