Category Archives: Colorations

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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Having the Time of My Life Mixed Media Layout

Good morning friends! Nicole here. I’m so excited to be a part of this team and I can’t wait to inspire you with my layouts and mini albums. I’ve been working on several projects…my mojo has not left me yet. It took me a few nights to create this layout, but the end result was so worth it!

 

For this layout, I used a variety of mediums. I totally had fun with this layout! I used the Bits of Grunge Stencil to create stars in the background.

 

I painted the blue background using the Beyond the Reef Velvet Dimensional Paint then covered the blue using the Linen Clear coat to add some shine to the layout.

I painted white cardstock using the Azalea Shine Dimensional Medium and Beyond the Reef. Once the paint was completely dry, I used a tiny star punch to punch out the stars. Each star looks different!

I painted the chipboard using the Tuxedo Velvet Dimensional Paint and the Linen Clear Coat. Love the Tuxedo Velvet. It is opaque and works beautifully with altering chipboard and stencils.

I love the pink and blue on this layout. It’s so pretty and this layout totally matches my sister’s personality. A bit girly, but Tomboyish. 🙂

Check out the video to see how this beauty came together!

Supplies Used:

Colorations Spray: Patience

Minx Shimmering: Stargazer

Velvet Dimensional Medium: Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo

Clear Coat: Linen

Shine Dimensional Medium: Azalea

Thank you for stopping by today! 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!

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A colorful, summer inspired, journal page by Daniëlle

Hi Guys,

Daniëlle here with a colorful, summer inspired, art journal page for you!

I just love summer and it’s bright colors, don’t you? The colors get me in tropical moods even when it’s raining over here in the Netherlands.

If you want to create this page too, follow these steps:

  1. Add collage and some texture. I used the coffee stain stencil and Bone stone effects.

2. Add color with colorations and Minx inks.

3. Add texture using velvet, sorbet and stencils. I also added some background stamps.

4. To finish your page, add a nice quote and an image you like.

 

Here are some close ups for you:

This is the list of products I used:

Colorations: Juicy, Barbie, Salmon, Plush

Minx inks: Enchanting, Radiance

Stone effects: Bone

Stencils: Coffee stain, Do the Polka, Messy bubbles

Sorbet: Flamingo

Velvet: Tango

I hope you like it!

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!

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Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop by Toni

Hi everyone, today I have a fun altered project that you can create using fabric and Art Anthology’s products.  I started with my embroidery hoop with muslin material.  I added some texture paste through one of our stencils and then began adding my pretty colors of Sorbets, Velvets & Coloration Sprays. For some of my embellishments I used hot glue and used them in sea shell molds. Then I primed them with gesso and continued using the beautiful AA products on them. Fun summery project, I hope you enjoyed and for your pleasure I have a video tutorial below. Have a spectacular day !

Art Anthology supplies used:

Stone Effects: Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sorbet-Kenyan Copper https://www.artanthology.net/products

Seaweed https://www.artanthology.net/products

Metal Effects-Gold https://www.artanthology.net/products

Velvet-Mustard https://www.artanthology.net/products

Minx Shimmering Inks:

Decadent https://www.artanthology.net/products

Gold Dust https://www.artanthology.net/products

Coloration Sprays:

Timeless https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sand Castle https://www.artanthology.net/products

Salmon https://www.artanthology.net/products

Stencil-Large Doily https://www.artanthology.net/collecti

Craft Mat https://www.artanthology.net/products

 

 

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Altered Sea Shell Bottle by Guest Designer Suzette Hussey

Art Anthology products used:
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Granny Smith
Art Anthology Colorations Spray – Siesta Key
Other Supplies:

Glass bottle
Gesso
Seashells
Crushed egg shells
Pebeo Sand Texture Gel
Gesso
Heavy Gel – Matte
Spray Varnish
Jute twine
Wooden Beads
Charm

Step 1

Paint the bottle with gesso. You may need more than one  coat depending on the thickness of your gesso.

Step 2

Using heavy gel, stick on shells around the top and base of the bottle.

Step 3

Now add the crushed egg shells and allow to dry.

Step 4

Add more texture to the area with the sand texture paste. Allow that to dry thoroughly before moving on.

Step 5

Paint the entire bottle with gesso. You will need several coats. Allow to dry thoroughly between each coat.

Step 6

Spray all over with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray- Siesta Key.

Make sure  that you get in all the grooves. You may need to turn it on the side and dry with a heat gun before spraying another section.

Step 7

Add more coats until you get the desired effect.

Step 8

Now spray lightly with Art Anthology’s Colorations Spray Granny Smith. Isn’t that beautiful? Allow to dry overnight.

Step 9

To seal the color spray with any spray varnish you have on hand I used a matte varnish by Plaid Crafts. Give it two coats.

Step 10

Finish off by adding some jute twine around the neck of the bottle and attach a charm.  Add some wooden beads to the ends of the twine and knot each end so they don’t fall off.

Tip – light a candle and dip the ends of the twine into the melted wax. Allow it to cool for a second and then pinch each end bringing to a smooth point. This will help the twine to move easily through the beads.

Thanks so much for viewing!! Remember to join us on our Facebook page and share your projects with us!
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Happy Crafting!!

 

 

 

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Butterflies everywhere… art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with an art journal page for you today.

I love butterflies, so I use them very often in my art journals. Today I made you a page with some different kinds of butterflies. Stamped ones, paper ones, colored ones etc.

Enjoy!

If you want to know the steps I took to create the page you can check out my Snapguide tutorial:
Check out How to Art Journal With Daniëlle and Lots of Butterflies by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some close ups of my project:

List of supplies I used:

Colorations: Warm, Sandcastle (my own mixed one with a little minx ink) , Salmon, Plush

Stone effects: Sandstone

Stencil: Keyhole stencil

Clear coat: Dazzle

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!

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Mini art journal by Daniëlle

Hi there!

Remember my last post about the prints I made with the gelliplate?

I used them to create a mini art journal!

Today I will show you how I make a cover for that mini art journal. I used stonepaper for my cover which gives the most beautiful effects if you use your colorations sprays.

If you want to see how I did this you can have a look at the step by step tutorial I created for you here:
Check out How to Make a Cover for a Mini Art Journal With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of the cover:

And this is my list of supplies:

Colorations: Siesta Key, Waimea Bay, Peacock Feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Stencil: Industrial

Velvet: Fiji, Brownie

Texture sets: Patina, Rust

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!

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Use Your Wings..An Altered Frame by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Jenn here today to share this beautiful home decor piece created from an altered picture frame and canvas using some amazing Art Anthology products!

AA Minx Shimmering Ink Panache
AA Colorations Spray Waimea Bay
AA Colorations Spray Siesta Key
AA Velvet Fiji
AA Stencil Rosette

Here are some more views…..


I have included a Snapguide below.
Check out How to Alter a Frame Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks so much for visiting the blog today and viewing my post! I hope that you are inspired!

As always, Stay Creative!!
Please follow us on Facebook and share your AA makes at our Adventures in Art page!

 

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“Life Began In A Garden” by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project for Art Anthology.  I have always loved rusty things , antiques, worn looking items, so it doesn’t surprise me that my most favorite thing to do regarding ART is making something look old, vintage, aged.  I started with a T!m Holtz Vignette and with the help of Art Anthology products and some crackle varnish, this little project came to be.  The video below shows how I created a peeled paint look using some of our paints. I used Stone Effects-Bone on the window to provide texture. Florals were added to the sides of the vignette. After the peeled paint technique, crackle varnish was then added and Coloration Sprays as well as Shine-Kelly were added for a wonderful old mossy look. Thank you for stopping by, be sure to take a moment to view the video below, and all the supplies used for Art Anthology are listed below. Have a wonderful week !

Supplies used:

Velvet-Cotton https://www.artanthology.net/products… Shine-Kelly https://www.artanthology.net/products… Stone Effects – Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products… Sorbet- Walnut https://www.artanthology.net/products… Colorations- Sandcastle https://www.artanthology.net/products

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Creating a planner dashboard with Daniëlle

Hi there!

It’s Daniëlle here and I’ve been creating some pages in my planner for you. I create my own plannerpages, so I can decide how much space I need for my weeklies. This time I’ve got a planner dashboard and a weekly layout for you:

This is the weekly layout I’m using this month:

Here’s a step by step tutorial for you, if you want to create some pages yourself:

Check out How to Create a Planner Dashboard With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used stonepaper this time. It’s a synthetic, smooth paper. My Art Anthology products give a very nice effect on this paper!

Ofcourse I used different kinds of Art Anthology products:

See you next time!

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!

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