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Steampunk Artist Trading Cards

Hi there Art Anthology lovers, Farrel here today to share with you my steampunk Artist Trading cards using Colorations Color Sprays.

Steampunk ATC's

For those who aren’t aware Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are trading cards you create with a theme and swap them with others every month. I find these cards are a great way to get the creative juices flowing so here is how I created mine.

  1. I cut my card stock at 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches and used Darkroom Door’s Measuring Tape stamp with black archival ink. I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink pad for the background and sealed it using a fixative spray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Next I sprayed Colorations Color Spray in Sandcastle all over the cards and used my heat gun to dry.

3. Then I sprayed Colorations Spray Siesta Key and again dried with a heat gun. Once the cards were dry, I then sprayed with Colorations Spray Indigo.

4. Then I sprayed my craft mat with water to reactive the left over sprays from my cards and smooshed the cards over the sprays….no wasting lol.

5. I then added some washi tape to the cards and stamped my steampunk stamps onto cardstock and cut them out and adhered everything including the sentiments to the cards.

And just like that you have a set of ATC’s to swap.

This is the list of products that I used:

Colorations: Sandcastle, Siesta Key, Indigo

Thanks for dropping and can’t wait to share my next project with you all soon xx

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Mixed media ATC with new medium colors

Hi there !

Did you try the new colors already ? If not, let me show their goodness in a new project, ATCs !

Starting with white cardstock, I sprayed Waimea Bay Colorations. Then I droped water over it and remove it with a paper towel to let the white appear.

Using the Bubbles stencil, I drawn randomly some circles with a black pen, and paint inside them with the new Shine Ocean.

Once dried, I stamped some round designs before applying the new Flamingo over the Diamond Pattern stencil.

The flower are black die cuts with a shadow painted with the new Sorbet Summer and the journaling is stamped and cut.

The final touch was to distress the edges of the ATCs with black ink.

Here is my tutorial for this project, but you can also watch it on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

This is my last post with Art Anthology. It has been two wonderful year. Thanks to you for viewing my projects, even maybe watching my videos ! See you around the crafty world !

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Happy 2019 !

Happy New Year y’all !

I hope you started this new journey with creativity ! If not I have the perfect project for you (and you can check the “send new year card” box of your to do list…) !

On white cardstock, I first sprayed Sterling Fairy Dust before embossing it with a folder.

The gray stars are made with the Twilight stencil and the Silver Metal Effect medium. I also made splatters of Stargazer Minx to add a little of blue on my background.

The tiny wood stars were colored with Honolulu Blue Sorbet. I also colored white twine with Sterling Fairy Dust and Stargazer Minx to put under the stamped and embossed paper stars.

You can re-create this card by following my steps on this tutorial video (also available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel) :

Thank you for your time, I’m glad to see you again in the beginning of this new year. I will see you soon for another project…

Have a great day !

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Creating autumn inspired cards by using stencil techniques.

Hi!

Daniëlle here with some autumn inspired cards for you! Since we are having some stencil fun this month, I decided to do another project using our gorgeous stencils!

I created a snapguide tutorial for you to create along with me:

Check out How to Create These Autumn Inspired Cards With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of my project:

And these are the products that I used:

Colorations: Warm, Salmon, Sandcastle, Juicy, Sedona

Sorbet: Kenyan Copper

Stencils: Chevron, Fragments, Industrial

Texture set: Rust

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Halloween ATC

Hello there !

October is going so fast ! I’m way behind for my Halloween decorations but I managed to create something for the blog before being buried in spider web… Take a look at my Halloween ATC !

I started on white cardtock with Colorations sprays in Juicy and Timeless before playing with the Wheel stencil using a baby wipe and a purple pen.

After stamping some Halloween designs in black ink on the ATCs, I stamped the 31 frame on white cardstock and painted it with Fiji Velvet medium. I also cut small stripes of paper, painted them with the same color, and write on it for the sentiment.

I almost forgot ! I used one of the stencil of the Argyle stack with Fiji Velvet on these ATCs…

It is obvious that I was inspired by the October moodboard for this project…

Want to know more about my creative process ? Take a look at my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project !

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Colorchallenge Halloween cards with Daniëlle

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Have you seen the moodboard for this months color challenge? Awesome right?!

I used the moodboard to create some Halloween cards in bright orange and teal colors. I really like how they came out!

If you want to create these cards for yourself, here’s a snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create Halloween Cards With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here’s my list of used products:

Colorations: Siësta Key, Waimea Bay, Juicy

Minx ink: Radiance

Velvet: Tango

Clear coat: Splashed

Sorbet: Glass

Stone effects: Lava

Stencils: Cracked, Industrial, Chevron

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Handmade Greeting Cards with Brandy!

Hello there Art fans!! Brandy here to share a couple more handmade greeting cards that are sure to brighten someone’s day!

I’m loving this new stencil addition…Messy Bubbles!

I paired it with some chipboard circles, painted with my Teal Blue Shine Medium.

For background color I used Sky Colorations Spray and Timeless Colorations Spray.
Followed by flicks of watered down Canary Yellow and Teal Blue Shine Mediums.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial to help you create your own!

Check out How to Create a Couple Greeting Cards! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Christmas In July- Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Toni here with a design team project that was inspired using this months mood board. Well I know we have a few months before Christmas but it will be here before you know it and I thought the mood board were perfect colors were holiday cards.  

I decided I wanted to create some prints from my gelli plate so I used 4 colors, Shine Ruby and Kelly and Velvet Desire and Shamrock and applied it to my plate and made about 6 prints.Some I decided to use to diecut some poinsettias and other I decided to use as the background for my cards. This card I cut the poinsettias out and applied seed beads as well as homemade snow (equal parts, white paint, glue, baking soda) and also Diamond Dust glitter. I then used our Floral Tile stencil to add with Mud and once dry I added Nuvo drops to the centers. The next card was done by adding paints to a 3D embossing folder and then running your paper through to get this beautiful texture but vividly blended background. The poinsettia on this card was also created by just adding Amber (Rust Texture Set) to the embossing folder and then diecutting the flower petals.More Diamond Dust and seed beads were added to the flower to enhance.The last card the background was created from one of my gelli prints that I also used the stencil Twilight and it provides this distressed starry pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for my star die cuts.Hope this has inspired you to give your Christmas cards a bit of artsy vibe this year. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques so that card can be a one of a kind and the recipient will be amazed that you took time to make something especially creative for them.  For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below to show some photos of my process for these cards. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology Supplies Used :

Shine – Kelly, Ruby

Velvet – Vegas Gold, Desire, Shamrock

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Floral Tile, Twilight

Rust Texture Paste – Amber 

Check out How to Use Mixed Media in Your Christmas Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Handmade Greeting Cards w/ Brandy!

Hello fans! Brandy here to share a couple of greeting cards I created for our July Moodboard Challenge!
Stop by our Facebook page  Adventures in Art, and join in the fun!

Unique board this month, I never thought these colors would be so fun to work with!
I mixed my Desire Velvet Paint and some Mud with my Floral Tile Stencil to create the background texture. My Clover Colorations Spray worked perfect for my chipboard leaves.
And my go-to for turning things black, I used my Raider Coloration Spray to color the bird houses.


I hope I’ve inspired you create a couple greeting cards for someone special!
Here’s a tutorial on Snapguide to show you how I created mine!

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Greeting Cards W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by!!

 

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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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