Category Archives: Suzette Hussey

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.

Suzette Hussey

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Upcycled lid

“FLY” – An Upcycling Project

Hello! I am Suzette Hussey, a mixed media artist, and sculptor from Jamaica. This is my first post as an Art Anthology Dream Team member and I am super stoked to be sharing a fabulous upcycling project!

Upcycled Lid

I just love upcycling, repurposing, whatever you want to call it. In this project, my canvas is a metal lid off of a mosquito candle.  I add eggshells for texture and decorate with Colorations Sprays and Metal Effects Gold Paint. I then add a butterfly embellishment as my focal point and the word “Fly”.

Upcycled Lid

To finish off I add some wooden beads.


Here is a full supply list:

Art Anthology products used are:
Colorations Spray – Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Metal Effects – Gold

Other supplies needed:
metal lid
12″ – Jute twine
4″ of wire – 18 gauge
crushed eggshells
gel medium
ModPodge
gesso
butterfly embellishment
a scrap of paper for stamping on
black ink pad and letter stamps
foam tape
wooden beads
floral tape (optional)
basic craft tools
drill

Follow along as I show you how to make your own OOAK masterpiece.

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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