Category Archives: Cards

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

on Pinterest and YouTube

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

 

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Flower cards made by Marleen.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with some cards. Complete out of my comfort zone…. but sometimes it’s good to create something else.

I made a tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create These Cards. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

 

Hugs,

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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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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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Garden Tags by Jenn

Garden Tags JDuBell Art Anthology

Hello! Art Anthology Fans and Friends! I am up on the blog today showing you these beautiful Garden Tags using Art Anthology products! The colors are vibrant and easy for anyone to achieve with these products! The best news is that Art Anthology offers an amazing variety of colors for you to choose from!

What you will need for this project:

Art Anthology Colorations Sprays

Art Anthology Minx shimmering Inks

Art Anthology Stencils

Art Anthology Sorbets

All other supplies are listed in Snapguide tutorial on the bottom of this post.

Start this project with a blank chipboard tag. Mine is 7″X3 1/4″.

Add stenciling using crackle paste in white. Make sure to dry completely between stencils. Crackle paste also cracks more when allowed to dry naturally rather than using a heat tool.

For my tags I used the following Art Anthology Products:

Stencils: MVM Diamond Grunge, Bubbles, MVM Lotus

Colorations Sprays: Ink Spot, Peacock Feathers, Sky, Plush

Shimmering Inks: Enchanting, Stargazer

Sorbet: Linen

Once my background looked the way I wanted it to I coated with a clear glue and seal. This seals the inks and makes them pop!

Once everything is dry I assembled it all using flowers that were dyed in same colors to match, TH paper dolls, chipboards, jute string, cheesecloth, pearls, drywall net tape, and sentiments.

Thanks so much for reading my post! I hope you enjoy this project and are inspired to create some for yourself or to give as gifts! For the full tutorial please look at Snapguide below.

Check out How to Create Beautiful Garden Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

Thanks!!

X Jenn

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Two Handmade Birthday Cards with Brandy!

Hello there Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here today to share a set of birthday cards I made with Art Anthology goodness!

I used just one of each main Art Anthology products for them. A Stencil, a Colorations Spray, a Velvet Paint, and a Minx Shimmering Ink.

Gather up a few flowers and embellishments that coordinate with the colors you choose, or find some embellishments that inspire you and choose your colors from them!
Print some card sayings right off your printer, and there you have it. 🙂

Check out How to Make a Set of Beautiful Cards With Art Anthology! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get your Art Anthology goodies out and have some fun!!

Products used for today’s project:

Diamond Grunge Stencil 6×9

Orchid Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations Color Spray

Immaculate Minx Shimmering Ink

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Playing with Minx Shimmering Inks – no 6

Remember these posts from me, Ellie?

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Remember that, on an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds?? I did a second post about that too:

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

Today’s post features the beautiful vibrancy of the Minx Shimmering Inks. 


The background on canvas paper.. still wet but drying in the sun!
Later on, I discovered that I must have dropped some water on it by mistake, as it had more drops than showing on this photo… that’s part of the fun!
I had to be everywhere, because the robot lawnmower wanted to mow over my backgrounds sometimes, hehe.


I wanted to enhance the drops, so I did not cover it up, but overstamped and used the background as part of the images.

Don’t forget.. there is a Snapguide at the end of this post, showing the steps to achieve the finished card.


A close-up: watch the droplet… with the inks all pushed to the edges of it. I think that’s magic… I couldn’t have painted it that way!

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Now for the second background:  very different paper, but a beauty too!


I cut it to size…

… and created this:
  

I sponged these tiny dots from the Lotus Stencil around the edge.

…for step-by-steps of this second card too, please see the Snapguide.

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Check out How to Make Cards From Minx Shimmery Backgrounds by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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:

Radiance Minx - Art AnthologyRadiance Minx

 Panache Minx - Art Anthology
Panache Minx

Stargazer Minx - Art AnthologyStargazer Minx

Lotus Stencil 6x9Lotus Stencil 6×9

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Create a set of Handmade Greeting Cards with Brandy!

What better way to show someone how special they are, than with a one of a kind handmade greeting card?
Hi fans! Brandy here today to share a set of greeting cards I made with just a few Art Anthology products.

Inspired by pink and green mixes on Pinterest, I chose Tink Sorbet Paint and Fiesta Velvet paint to color my cards.

Along with our Chevron Stencil, they created the awesome background!

You can find your supplies here at out online Art Anthology Store!!
Fiesta Velvet Paint
Tink Sorbet Paint
Chevron Stencil

As usual, I made a tutorial for you!! Grab some supplies, and lets get crafty!

Check out How to Create a Set of Greeting Cards With Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you were inspired to create!! Don’t forget to come on over and share you Art Anthology creations with us on out Facebook group page!!

Art Anthology Adventures in Art

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Invitation in a snap with Art Anthology !

Hello from Valerie !

Summer is not over, and we all have a pool party in mind, right ? So my project for today is creating quick and fun invitations for a party ! Let’s take a look at the four cards I made, you we will see the tutorial at the end :

You will need four 4’x6′ white cards and four 3′ 6/8” x 5′ 6/8” white cardstock panels the Twilight stencil with gel medium, some Minx and the Mayan Gold Velvet dimensional medium

The pink is made with Enchanting Minx, the blue with Panache Minx

This gorgeous purple was create with Majestic Minx and water. The sentiment (white cardstock die) is painted with Mayan Gold Velvet Dimensional Medium.

This luxious green came from the Bankroll Minx. The stars have been outlined with a gold gel pen and the edges of the card painted with the Mayan Gold medium.

Here is my video tutorial so you can see the creating process of these cards :

You will find more tutorials on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, but don’t forget Pinterest or our Facebook group page for more inspiration !

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another tutorial !

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

Ellie Knol again here today.

I decided to make backgrounds with Minx Shimmering Inks, on all types of paper.

It is really easy, and relaxing to do while enjoying the sun…

As promised, this time I’ll show the ones that had some white heat embossing, gesso and acrylic paint on it before coloring with Minx. Also some on canvas paper.
See the blogpost called
Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4 for more info !


For more information please see the Snapguide tutorial I created ..
Check out How to Make Backgrounds With Minx Shimmering Inks – 5 by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today and play even when you’re on vacation. You can add the final touches when back home.