Category Archives: Cards

Having Fun With Shine Paints by Toni

Hi everyone, I’m up on the blog today with a fun tutorial to use to create several projects all at once. I’ve been having so much fun with AA’s new Shine paints. Super glossy, semi-transparent, no glitter or shimmer. They are gorgeous and provide that dimensional look like all other AA paints, but once dry they still look wet. Just like glass ! I decided to play with my Gelli Plate and stencil from AA as well.  Let’s get started !

I actually got 3 projects out of my monoprint (a journal page, a Father’s Day card and a layout for my antique photo album).  First up let’s get our plate ready.

I decided I wanted to use AA’s Pipe Dream Stencil with this project. The Shine paints I used are Onyx, Cocoa, and Sunrise.

I first applied Onyx and Cocoa to my plate using a brayer.

Then I used the stencil and applied Sunrise .

Here is the print I achieved with the paints and stencil, I then pressed white cardstock, tissue paper, tags and then kraft card stock one by one on the print to get several backgrounds for different projects.  

I first used the tissue paper print and ripped it in pieces to collage to create this journal page.

The white card stock was used for this Father’s Day card below. 

And the next project is a layout I created using the kraft paper and the tag that was gelli printed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this layout I also used one of our “New” stencils Floral Tile with distress oxide ink.  Hope you enjoyed this post and will give our Shine’s and stencils a try. 

The following Art Anthology products were used.

Stencils –Floral Tile, Pipe Dream

Shine – Cocoa, Sunrise, Onyx

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Friendship card with the New Shines

Hi there !

Did you try the new Shine mediums already ? The colors are so bright I had to use them to create a peppy Friendship card !

I created my background with the Sand Stone Effect medium and the new Twinkle Lights stencil on a white paper sprayed with Sandcastle Colorations spray.

Then I stamped the flowers and sentiment with black ink, and colored the flowers with the new Shine medium in Ruby Red, Canary Yellow, Sunrise Orange and Kelly Green.

Some fussy cut, few more Ruby red strokes, and my card was done !

Here is my video tutorial to guide you step-by-step through my creative process :

Thank you for your time reviewing this project. I have a wonderful day and see you soon !

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Coloring Die Cuts

Hi Friends and welcome back to the Art Anthology Blog today.  Its Karan here with you today and I recently shared an idea with you on how to color some stamped images.
 I just love the Colorations Spray and wanted to show you how easy it is to your your delicate die cut borders, your foam leaves and die cut flowers.
here is what i came up with for today’s project and Here is a peek of the flowers below
And a full card image,  Be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial below.
Happy Scrapping!
Materials Used: AvocadoPlush: Chevron Stencil
Other Materials: Corrugated Cadboard; Water color paper ) Canson; Art Foam Paper – Heartfelt Creations; Classic sunflower die; Heartfelt Creations. Stamens – Icraft.
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Mixed Media Card Set by Toni

Hi everyone… Toni here today with a fun project. I love making ATC’s and they are the perfect little pieces of art to place on the front of a card. I decided I wanted to make a set of “All Occasion” cards for a friend of mine so here we go. I created my ATC’s with chipboard and started by adding tissue tape, stamped old book pages and used a pretty stencils from Art Anthology with Sorbet Glass. Then started applying my pretty Colorations in Wild Orchid, Plush, Timeless and Glorious…. gorgeous color combo. Added some more texture using another AA stencil and running black modeling paste through it. 

Stamped and cut out the butterflies and using the Colorations I applied them with a water brush to give a watercolor effect. Added some dew drops and upholstery thread for interesting  texture.To bring out the colors in the shadows of the butterflies I then added Sorbets in Vegas Gold, Sunshine and Purple Rain. Then cut a mat for each ATC and adhered to the white card stock. Stamped different sentiments on each card and now we have a pretty gift card set to give. The seam binding was sprayed also with Plush and Wild Orchid. For your enjoyment I have provided a Snapguide tutorial of my process. Be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and download your beautiful projects for all of us to be inspired by as well.  Also stop by and subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel for process videos from the designers. Wishing you a wonderful day ! xoxo Toni

 

Products used:

Sorbets-Sunshine Sunshine SorbetVegas Gold Vegas Gold Sorbet  Purple Rain NEW Purple Rain  Glass

Colorations – Plush Plush Colorations Color Spray Timeless  Timeless Colorations Color Spray Wild Orchid Wild Orchid Colorations Color Spray  Glorious Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Stencils- Chasing Butterflies Chasing Butterflies Stencil - Art Anthology    Dottie      Dottie Stencil - Art Anthology  Lattice Lattice Stencil 8x12Check out How to Use Mixed Media ATC’s to Decorate Your Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Coloring Stamped Images with Karan

Hi Friends and welcome back today.  Its Karan hosting the blog here at Art Anthology.
I love the mediums they have and always wanted to use them on my Heartfelt Creations stamped flowers and leaves, so i set out to do that for this project.
Using water color paper, here is what i came up with for todays project.

 

what a great way to color stamped leaves and flowers and its so quick too.
Just by brushing over y stamped images with the colorations spray makes it pretty quick and easy too.

 

 

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Below is a step out tutorial on how i achieved the look.
Materials Used:
 

Check out How to Color Stamped Flowers

by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Industrial cards with the Oxidized Silver Texture set

Hello there !

Valerie today, with a project a little bit different than the ones I’m use to… But you need to get out of your comfort zone something, right… So here I am, with a project with no bright color !

What I used for these two cards were the Oxidized silver Texture set , the Ringlets stencil, Mud texture paste and few drops of Sterling Fairy Dust (ok, white paper too).

So I started by applying Mud paste over the stencil. Once dried, I applied the ash stone texture all over it.

Then Grey matte finish and Silver Metallic on the stencil pattern. See how it looks like aged silver ?

The quote were stamped on white circle covered with the Silver Metallic medium. Used alone, it has a beautiful shiny metal finish.

Few drops of Sterling Fairy dust to complete the oxide look and I was done for my background.

If you want to know more about the process of these cards, a complete video tutorial is available for you to watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by the blog today, I hope to see you soon for another project (probably with more colors this time !).

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Cute ATC Trio w/ Brandy!


Hello Art Anthology Fans! For my second project his month, I thought I’d have a little fun with some ATC’s! The tiny beauties on each card are bits of clipart I bought and cut out. I had so much fun deciding what body to put with each head and legs, etc! Since they are quite busy little beings, I thought I better make a fairly simple background to let them shine!


I love how they turned out, don’t you!?



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Here is a Snapguide tutorial, give them a try!!
Check out How to Create a Cute ATC Trio W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Products used today…
Bubbles Stencil
S
almon Colorations Spray
Patience Colorations Spray
S
iesta Key Colorations Spray
Raider Colorations Spray
Cotton Velvet Medium 

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Black and bright ATCs

Hello !

Valerie again with a new project for you : ATCs ! ATCs are Artist Trading Cards, same format than games cards, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. You can give or exchange them, like little pieces of art.

How did I create those ? White cardstock and Art Anthology products of course ! OK, I also use stamp and die…

I used Colorations sprays in Glorious, Timeless and Juicy for the background. Then I applied Coral Sorbet with the Lotus stencil

After making another layer with pink ink and the Fragments stencil, the birds were drawn using the Take flight stencil and a black pen. Then I was done with the background…

Next, I cut the globe in white cardstock with a die, and applied Raider Colorations spray over it. I painted white cardstock with Sunshine Sorbet and Glorious Colorations spray before stamped it with sentiment. Once cut, I just glued the sentiment on my ATC, and I was done !

I made a quick video tutorial for you that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to see you very soon for another project !

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Blue Christmas card

Hello crafters !

Valerie today to show you a Christmas card in blue tones…

First I used the Diamond Grunge stencil with blue ink for the background. Steel and Ink Colorations spray. Also Pewter Sorbet  and Linen Clear CoatFragments stencil with Mud texture paste

Few additions are clay embellishments, cheesecloth, stones and microbeads. And of course, papers !

As usual, I made a video tutorial to guide you to create this card :

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you soon here…

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Imagine… your bookmarks !

Hello there, it’s Valerie !

Back to papercrafts after few off-the-page projects ! This time I created for you few bookmarks, using Colorations sprays, mediums and stencil from the Art Anthology store :

The chevron pattern came from the Chevron stencil used with Lagoon Velvet medium. I just added few stamps and washi tapes to complete the design.

I obtain the background by spraying Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers. I added the washi tapes before stenciling, and then Stamped in black ink. The Gold Metal Effects higlight some of the stamped patterns. I also sprayed some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust to add some shine to the project.

Once again I used a white gel pen to give dimension to the stamps. You can see the entire process on video (here or on the Art Anthology channel) :

Thank you for stopping by today ! Hope to see you soon…

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