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Spring frame

Hello Art Anthology fans. It’s Anna here with my first project created with AA goodies.

It’s almost spring outside my window and I am so tired of grey, short, winter days. I need sun, colors and warmth. I can’t wait to see trees in bloom and smell the scent of lilacs and cherries.

I am in the mood for fresh colors and flowers so I created this home decor for my kitchen. It’s a floral frame created with some old canvas, branch brought from one of our walks and some paper flowers. And, of course, Art Anthology mediums.

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I decided to use fresh colors that associate with spring: pink, yellow and light green.

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I used some old canvas from my previous, unsuccessful project. Tha canvas was destroyes but I still was able to use the wooden frame. First, I coverd the wood with a gesso to protect it and create a base for the mediums, then I played with colors and painted the frame.

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I recorded a video so You can check my creative process and here are some yummy details:

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And here is a frame hanging in my kitchen.

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Here You can find my Start to finish video. Don’t forget to subscribe Art Anthology YouTube channel so You won’t miss any of those inspiring videos our Design Team create.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!

But if you need more inspiration make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art! 

Anna

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Little Pink Houses

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Hey, Artists!  How are you doing on this fine day?  😀

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Today, I’m making a layout with these elements, below.  Well, most of them…

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Oh, and these items, too!

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Follow along with my SnapGuide to see how I get all of that to all of this!

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IMG_7663We have a new feature on our blog posts.  We have direct links at the bottom of each blog post to the Art Anthology shop so you can buy the exact products I used on this layout!  Easy Peasy!

Check out How to Paint Little Pink Houses by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Until next time….

~Robin Redd

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Discovering yourself in the Journey

This month challenge is  all about findings.  Steph Ackerman here with a fun canvas which showcases my creative Journey.  It’s all about finding stuff and finding yourself.  Who you are and what you seek can be discovered by finding things.

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Check out How to Create Find Your Journey by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Starting is always the hard part, so don’t think about it – just do it.

 

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Thanks for stopping by today.

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Look what I found on the beach!!!

Hi there, Roxanne here with a cool layout today!

Out theme for the month of May was  to create something out of a found object or a texture.  When we went to the beach last month we found and filled an entire bucket with Sea treasures!

So that gave me the inspiration for this layout! IMG_0692

Look at my Snapguide for step by step instructions on how to create this layout!
Check out How to Create This Layout by Roxanne Dondanville by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Lots of interesting techniques where used in this layout. Like using Art Anthology mediums with Stamps! IMG_0709 IMG_0701

 

And also to paint and change the color of embellishments and papers. IMG_0702 IMG_0703IMG_0707

Here is the finished layout!

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I hope you enjoyed checking out my work. And hope you keep coming back to see all of the other designers fantastic posts and ideas! IMG_0689

XOXO roxanne_sig

 

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Paint that Brush!

Good day!  It’s Robin Redd! (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin)  I’m here to show you how I added some **splash** to some trash!

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I altered an old paint brush I had laying around.  I LOVED doing this project and I love how it turned out!

Here is step by step instructions on how I did it.

Check out How to Alter a Paint Brush! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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There are A LOT of altered paint brushes on the internet.  Can you believe it?!  Do a search and see what you can find.  I hope I’ve inspired you to alter a paint brush of your own.

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Ocean Blues are my Rhythms

Hi there, Roxanne here with another post. I was very excited when I heard what our theme was for this month’s post, Rhythms of Color.

When I was doing a little research on rhythms of color I found this:

Rhythm – A visual tempo or beat. The principle of design that refers to a regular repetition of elements of art to produce the look and feel of movement. It is often achieved through the careful placement of repeated components which invite the viewer’s eye to jump rapidly or glide smoothly from one to the next. 

So of course I immediately thought of what makes my eyes jump rapidly and relaxes me the most… the ocean.

So, for my Rhythms of Color I used every shade of blue that reminds me of The Ocean.

Check out my Snapguide!Check out How to Create a Beachie Layout by Roxanne Dondanville by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
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I absolutely love the look of the Stucco and the sand on this layout! IMG_0406 - Version 2

And this is a perfect example of the awesomeness of Art Anthology’s shades of blue  IMG_0407

My end result was total Bliss… IMG_0408

I hope you all enjoyed my post and found yourself inspired to go create memories with those rhythms of color you love best!IMG_0395

XOXO,

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Under the Sea

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Hello!  It’s Robin Redd, again (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin), with one more card to share with you on Day 4 of the Art Anthology/Viva Las VegaStamps Blog Swap.  

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I started by painting a piece of watercolor paper with four different Art Anthology blues, two Velvets, Reef and Fiji, and two Sorbets, Honolulu Blue and Viridian.

Because the Seahorse Coral stamp has some extra elements, the little bubbles, outside of the main image, I stamped it onto my dried, painted paper.

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I stamped it again on a separate piece of watercolor paper, along with this other Indian Fish stamp.  Then, I painted them in and cut them out.

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Using the Bubble stencil, I drew, well, some bubbles on the water.

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I highlighted the bubble drawn with the Bubble Stencil with a white pen.  I finished off the card by adhering my stamped images with foam adhesive so it, literally, pops off the page.  Because I stamped the seahorse stamp onto the water first, I didn’t have to worry about it when I cut off the little bubbles in the stamped image.

Don’t forget there will be Art Anthology prize pack given away to one commenter, so make sure you leave a comment each day.  Viva Las VegaStamps is also giving away fabulous prizes over on their blog so visit them too (one for commenting with them and one for commenting with us!)  And remember to visit the Viva Las VegaStamps Facebook page and tell them Art Anthology sent you.

Also, remember to follow both companies on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Art Anthology:  http://www.pinterest.com/artanthology/
Viva Las VegaStamps:   https://www.pinterest.com/vlvstamps/

I hope I’ve inspired you to create something today!

~Robin Redd

Products Used:

Velvets:

Sorbets:

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Stamping in your Art Journal

Hello!  It’s Robin Redd (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin)!  Welcome back to Day #2 of the Art Anthology/Viva Las VegaStamps Blog Swap.  Make sure you check back throughout the day as there will be several projects posted each day.

Today, I’m showing you how I used stamps in my art journaling.  Viva Las VegaStamps, that is!

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Check out How to Use Stamps in Art Journaling by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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This Chinese text stamp is to die for!

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More fun stamps on my art journal page.

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My completed art journal page using Art Anthology and Viva Las Vegas Stamps!  I hope I’ve inspired you to create something today.

Don’t forget there will be Art Anthology prize pack given away to one commenter, so make sure you leave a comment each day. Viva Las VegaStamps is also giving away fabulous prizes over on their blog so visit them too (one for commenting with them and one for commenting with us! And, remember to visit the Viva Las VegaStamps Facebook page and tell them Art Anthology sent you.

Also, remember to follow both companies on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Art Anthology: http://www.pinterest.com/artanthology/
Viva Las VegaStamps: https://www.pinterest.com/vlvstamps/

~Robin Redd

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Products used:

Lagoon Dimensional Velvet

Fiesta Dimensional Velvet

Sunbeam Dimensional Crystal

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Napping in the kelp

Today I was inspired by the ocean,

I adore mermaids and fairies and all things imaginary and free.

I saw this beautiful watercolor image on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/286682332506461712/74d39ea0ff7140ef4db74a396a0b4ac4

I was so inspired by this beautiful image that I wanted to recreate something similar.

so this is my interpretation

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Now here is a step by step so that if you are inspired by my creation, you can create one as well.

Check out How to Paint a Sleeping Mermaid With Art Anthology Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are a few close ups.

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Thank you so very much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to create your own mermaid.

Now g make some painty goodness!

 

 

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Spruce up any Plain Notebook!

Hello!  It’s Robin Redd (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin) here today to share with you a notebook cover I made.  It actually has a calendar and some notebook pages is in, but that’s beside the point.  😉Calendar a

I started with this Bird on a Branch chipboard piece that I cut from a Sizzix die.

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I painted the branch with Kona, the leaves with Shamrock and the bird with Bluebird, Sunbeam and Desire.  I added some green embossing powder to the leaves to give it a bit more dimension.

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I covered my calendar/notebook with some Tim Holtz tissue paper and some Frost Clear Coats.

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I cut some more chipboard embellishments with a Sizzix swirl die and adhered it to the cover.  I painted the cover with Bluebird and Sunbeam, then distressed it some with Kona Sorbet.

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I adhered the bird on a branch piece across the front, then added ribbon and a pin near the binding

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Here’s a closer look at the leaves that I embossed with green embossing powder.

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So quick and easy to spruce up a plain notebook or purse calendar.  I hope I’ve inspired you to create something today!

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Products Used:

Velvets:  Kona, Shamrock, Desire

Dimensional Crystals:  Bluebird, Sunbeam

Sorbets:  Frost

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