Category Archives: Design Team

Gelatine prints and how to use them in your art

Hallo, a good day to all of you!
Ellie Knol here today,
showing you what to do with all these beautiful papers
lying around in your studio, gathering dust!

When making monoprints (or gelliprints),  you end up with a lot of beautiful papers! Colorful, shiny, textural happy paper… 

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..even the papers you’ve used to cleanup your brayer, are very useful to collage with, or use them as backgrounds. 

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I’ve used this one to create an art journal page… and went through stages, changing plans,
(I had to, as a full cup of coffee went over the project; I was not happy with that person, you might guess ! He said afterwards that he only added some depth to it 🙂 )

and ended up with a colorful page with stenciling and layers  of stamping and colors. 

 For al the stages it went through, please see the SNAPGUIDE:

Check out How to Use Your Gelliprints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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And while making monoprints, you sometimes have paint on a stamp, after making marks with it on the gelliplate?

Use it to make a one-of-a-kind background!!

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! Happy creating!

PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

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You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

 

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Dream Life Mixed Media canvas by Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first September Art Anthology inspiration.

 Irit is here today with a new Art Anthology inspiration.

This time it’s my new altered Mixed Media canvas full of Art Anthology stencils, paints and mists.

Here are some close- ups to this fall colored project.

I made it as Dream Life one and the only embellishments added are chipboards and flowers, everything else, including the title are stencilled work , textures and paints.

Here you can see the crackle glaze texture on the background and micro beads added into the crackle medium.

More of stencilled background and crackle glaze medium .

 

And as always- here is the full step by step photo tutorial made for you:

Check out How to Make Fall Inspired Dream Life Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And you can see the full product list HERE:

Lattice stencil 

Kona Velvet

Tango Velvet

Garnet- retired color

Soliloguy stencil

Cracked stencil

Leaf Sorbet

Avocado Colorations

Timeless Colorations

Warm Colorations

Red Velvet Sorbet

Taxi Cab Yellow Velvet

Limeaid Velvet

Glorious Colorations Spray

Thanks for reading my post today and see you soon with my second September project.

 

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Time for Art Mini Canvas

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! It is Jenn here with you today and I would like to show you my mini canvas! My Time for Art mini canvas was inspired by our September moodboard.

For more information regarding our moodboard follow us on our Facebook Adventure page!

Art Anthology Products used:

Colorations Sprays: Peacock Feathers, Timeless, Siesta Key, Wild Orchid

Clear Coat Medium: Dazzle

Velvets: Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Minx Inks: Panache, Majestic, Radiance (dyed flowers with these)

Other Products needed:

Black and White gesso

Mini art stones or texture beads

Clear Glue

Flowers (dyeable)

Canvas (this one is 9X3)

Old paintbrushes 2

jute string

clock embellishment (this one is from an IOD mold)

 

Here are a few pics of this canvas in progress………..

For a full step by step please see the Snapguide at the bottom of this post! Thank You so much for viewing my post. I truly hope you are inspired to get creative and maybe even use our moodboard! Please share with us if you do!! Facebook Adventure page HERE.

For your Art Anthology products shop online at www.artantholog.net

 

Check out How to Create Small Home Decor With JennD by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Decorative Canvas for your favorite summer photo w/ Brandy

Hello! Brandy here today to show you my latest project!
The leaves are staring to change here in the Rockies and with this comes the urge for me to make fall colored goodies. 🙂
But to finish up the summer season, I’ve chose to work with one of my Favorite Art Anthology Coloration Colors….Siesta Key!
Another awesome Art Anthology color is Mermaid! I’ve used this beautiful Sorbet Medium to add texture with my stencil.

Check out How to Create a Beautiful Decorative Canvas W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology Products used in this project:
Mermaid Sorbet Medium
Siesta Key Colorations Spray
Scales Stencil
Dot Matrix Stencil

Get these and many more at the Art Anthology Online Store!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

We love to see your creations using Art Anthology products! top by our Group page on Facebook… Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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The bliss of Sorbets and Velvets!

Ellie here today, with FUN!

An easy but so versatile technique: use your acrylic blok to stamp (or smoosh) paint onto paper,
or any other surface for that matter. 

… AND you can actually stamp in the wet paint too! With a script stamp for example!

It’s an all shimmery yummy textural happy background!

The first finished card!

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The second one:

Only difference with the previous one (except for the color) : I misted the paint ánd the cardstock with water before smoooooooshing.

Lazy days of summer are nearly over!

For more info on the technique itself, please see the Snapguide tutorial I created JUST for you!  

Check out How to Smoosh Sorbet and Velvet Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

  

Guess which one of these two is my favorite?!

 

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Parakeet Sorbet

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The Best Day Ever by Toni

Hi everyone… some of my most favorite times  are spent outside, in the garden, or taking walks, and I love to incorporate textures and colors that I experience outside on my layouts. Hope you enjoy this process. 

My layout is of my sister, brother-in-law and niece and we were all at the beach and it was definitely “The Best Day Ever. I started my backdrop using AA’s Mud Texture Paste and Stone Effect Concrete ran through a brick stencil and then dribbled Colorations in Avocado in between the bricks for a moss effect.

My flowers were plain white flowers that I hot glued together and made individual blooms and then once again spritzed them with Colorations in Avocado and Granny Smith and sprinkled with some pretty coordinating glitter.

Anybody that knows me knows I love textures and using my Colorations again I colored my art stones to tucked them inbetween and underneath my florals. 

Once again Art Anthology paints come to the rescue to provide just what is needed to make a layout successful. Get your hands on some of these amazing products, you will not be disappointed. Here’s wishing you “The Best Day Ever”. 

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations- Granny Smith, Avocado

Stone Effects – Concrete 

Check out How to Capture a Garden Vibe on Your Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Cards with Josefine

Hi, this is Josefine. Welcome back to a new project. Halloween is right around the corner and it’s about time to grab all the spooky colors from Art Anthology and get creative.
Halloween Card with Art Anthology
I used all the purples, oranges and greens from my Colorations Sprays and paired them with the Velvet paint in the same colors. My goal was to create quite a few Halloween cards, so I kind of got into a flow once I started. It’s easy to spray ink in several shades onto water color paper and let it dry and do its magic.
Halloween Card with Art Anthology
Of course there is a little more to it than “just” spraying the ink onto paper, but that is definitely the most fun part 😉
Here is my video tutorial for you that shows you all the steps for my spooky Halloween cards.

I love the vibrant colors and how amazing the backgrounds turned out! It always surprises me how different a background looks like when you let the ink dry vs heat setting it. Sometimes patience is worth it 😀

Supplies Used

Here are all the Colorations Sprays and Velvet paints that I used.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

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Turn that Craft Packaging into Beautiful Decor with Brandy

Hello Art Anthology friends! Brandy here today to share a project I made with some old embellishment packaging. Inspired by this month’s mood board, I used some blues!

Check out How to Reuse Packaging to Create Mixed Media Decor! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology supplies used in today’s project:

Ink Spot Colorations Spray

Raider Colorations Spray

50 Shades Velvet Paint

Stargazer Minx Shimmering Ink

I’m so glad you stopped by today!! I hope I’ve inspired you to be crafty!!!

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Fragile!

Hi all Art Anthology fans,
Ellie Knol here today!
…  with a project I’ve started during my vacation… dried stems and flowers to make some home-decor with. They’ve been waiting, together with the gesso-primed MDF in a droplet-like shape.

It took a lot of steps and time to get to the finished project..

.. but I am happy with the end result..

…although looking through the pictures I’ve made, I sometimes thought I had to maybe stop at that step, hehe

But on the other hand.. I’ve learned a lot by just going with the flow and go through trial and error…  (of course there is not really any error in Mixed Media) … adding another layer of color…

.. or white acrylic paint to cover it up, LOL !

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Coloring the stems and seedheads with Decadent Minx Shimmering inks is just one of the steps in the Snapguide I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Some Fragile Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

 

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Cracked Stencil

 Fiji Velvet

Chocolate Sorbet

Decadent Minx

NEW Sedona Colorations Spray

NEW Clover Colorations Spray

NEW Steel Colorations Spray

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