Mixed Media Album Cover by Farrel Tailor

Hi Everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas with family and friends. Today I am sharing an album I created as a Christmas present for a very dear friend of mine. The link to my process video is located at the end of the blog, feel free to click on it.

Altered Album Cover

I used Frank Garcia’s Tall Album and applied Faber Castel’s Whipped Spackle through Art Anthology’s Art Nuveau stencil.

Art Nuveau Stencil

I then used a baby wipe and lightly rubbed black gesso all over. I then painted Velvet Dimensional Paint – Fiji

Fiji Velvet Paint

Once dry, I then used a spatula to apply Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid

Mermaid Sorbet paint

I highlighted the stenciled area with PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Acylric paint – Mermaid. I used chipboard by Dusty Attic and my tags are from 7 Dots Studio Cotton Candy Dreams Range. The flowers I used are by Prima Marketing Inc – Flirty Fleur.

sorbet paint mermaid

I covered my chipboard, resin frame and metal butterfly in white gesso. I painted the butterfly with Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid

peacock feathers colorations sprays

I then used Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers on the butterfly to add more dimension.

Altered Album cover by Farrel Tailor (1)

Products used

Stencils – Art Nuveau

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers

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floral jar

A Floral Jar

Hello, welcome to another tutorial. As some of you already know, I love repurposing common household objects and turning into works of art. I recently made this beautiful floral jar with tissue, clay flowers and Art Anthology Products and I loved it so much that I decided to do a video tutorial.

Floral Jar

I make my own clay flowers with Delight Clay™ and silicone molds, the kind you use for gum paste and fondant. I find this much cheaper as molds can be used over and over again. Also, the detail you get using the Delight Clay™ is amazing!

Below is a supply list and a video tutorial showing you how to make this jar. It actually would be a great gift for someone special.

Art Anthology Products used:

Salmon Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray
Flamingo Sorbet Dimensional Paint

Other products used are:
glass jar
clay flowers
collage paper
soft gel medium
white acrylic paint



Floral Jar

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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Christmas Card inspiration with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

How are you doing? I have a quick inspirational post for you today. Every year I create some Christmas cards and this year I used an Art Anthology background for them.

I created the background using three colorations sprays colors, Minx inks and Fairy Dust with a stencil. As you can see I also added some background stamping, a different text for each card. I also added a layer of clear coat sterling through a stencil. Add a cute image and text and your cards are ready! I like my Christmas cards all shiny and sparkly so I use lots of Minx, Fairy Dust and clear coat. I also use pearlescent cardstock but that’s quite hard to photograph.

I hope to inspire you to create a quick little Christmas card yourself!

See you again soon!

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Used products in my project:

Art Anthology colorations: Ink Spot, Indigo, Raider

Minx inks: Midnight

Fairy Dust: Sterling

Stencils: Lotus 6×9, Twilight

Clear coat: Splashed

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Trust Your Heart Wall Art

Hello everyone! Jenn here sharing my latest project for the Art Anthology Dream Team!

I created a lovely wall art piece with amazing stencils and mediums from Art Anthology!

The products used for my project:
Art Anthology Colorations Sprays – Plush, Ink Spot, Siesta Key
Art Anthology Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Sterling
Art Anthology Minx – Stargazer
Art Anthology Stencils – Floral Tile, Wheel

I have also used:
Heavy White Gesso
AB Studio Papers
Chipboard,Beads, and Flowers from Reneabouquets
Black Ink Pad
Rubber Stamps
Modeling Paste

To create my piece, I started with a wooden heart from my local craft store that is 11″ wide by about 8″ tall. I coated it with heavy white gesso twice and allowed it to dry.
I then added modeling paste through the Floral Tile stencil randomly and allowed it to dry. I added another layer of heavy white gesso over the stenciling. Next, I mixed AA Minx in Stargazer to modeling paste and applied it randomly through the Wheel stencil and allowed to dry.

Next, I added spritzes of the Colorations sprays alternating colors and allowing to dry in between. I also added drips of the Stargazer Minx for the shimmer effect seen.

Next, I started building my composition, adhering elements at different levels by using foam under them.

Fiinally, once my composition was complete, I added microbeads, glitter, and AA Sterling Shimmer Spray.

Thanks so much for visiting and viewing my post today. I hope that you are inspired to get crafty and creative! All products used here and many others are available online at the link below!

Art Anthology online Store

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Art Anthology Adventures in Art

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Christmas Mixed-Media Tag

Hey everyone, Suzanne here today to share with you a fun Christmas mixed-media tag that I’ve created using an array of Art Anthology paints and mediums! I will show you how I made the dimensional trees!

When I began the base of the tag, I knew I wanted a “midnight” blue, therefore, I mixed two Velvets- “Beyond the Reef ” and Tuxedo. They blended and worked perfectly! Once the paint was dried, I stamped and heat embossed a text image and like that, the tag base was complete!

Using just a piece of scrap watercolor paper, I cut out triangles for Christmas trees. I mixed a small amount of Kelly Green Shine paint with artist modeling paste; the paste “dilutes” the color of the paint, so I added paint until I was happy with the color. Using a palette knife, I simply applied the mixture to the paper making “swooping” motions.

Before the mixture dried, I tucked in 3d-dimensional balls for ornaments.

Once the background of the tree was completely dry, I added color to the ornaments with a color from the Rust Texture Set, “Amber;” I also went back in with Kelly green to go over the tree once more to give it just a little more depth and color.

Next, I added snow paste to the tree and topped it off with a dusting of glitter! I let all of the medium dry and assembled the tag! Here are some closeups!

The star wreath is a paper die-cut that’s been painted using the Rust Texture Set!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet: “Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo”
Rust Texture Set
Shine “Kelly Green”

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  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!

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Season’s Greeting Card by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, I am back with another project share and today I decided to create a Christmas card. I have to admit I am not a card maker but I had so much fun creating this one that I may have to create some more.

Season's Greetings Card by Farrel Tailor
  1. To start my card I used an old music sheet from my stash and sprayed all over using Colorations Spray – Warm. Once dry, I then tore to fit my card.
Warm colorations spray

2. I inked the edges of my music sheet with Vintage Photo archival Ink and then stenciled the whole area of the sheet using AA’s Clear Coat Dimensional Medium – Splashed and Art Deco stencil.

Art Deco stencil
Splashed Sorbet Dimensional Paint

3. Next I painted my Green Tara large Poinsetta flower with Gold Metal Effects medium using a paint brush. I applied 2 coats of this for complete coverage.

Gold Metal Effects Paint

4. Next I used a paint brush to paint my chipboard flourishes using Minx Shimmering Ink. Make sure you give this a good shake to make sure all the shimmering goodness is throughout the ink.

Minx Shimmering ink - Decadent

5. Then all there is needs to be done is adhere everything to the card and I found some Christmas stamps in my stash which I used on some white card stock and used Vintage Photo archival Ink. The backing of the sentiment I used some glitter paper and adhere a piece of ribbon from my stash also.

Christmas Card

Products Used

Colorations Sprays: Warm

Stone Effects Dimensional Medium: Sandstone

Clear Coats Dimensional Medium: Splashed

Minx Shimmering Ink: Decadent

Stencil: Art Deco

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With brave wings she flies Art Journal Page by Lisa

Hi friends!

Lisa today to share with you my last art journal spread, using AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and AA paints!

To start I glued some pieces of an old book page and tissue papers down and then I brushed white gesso.
Then I chose AA Stencil Messy Bubbles and I used it with modelling paste. With a brush and a little bit of water I used some Colorations sprays until I was happy with the blend of colours.
I used some stamps with archival inks blue and purple.

After that I used Tuxedo Velvet Paint to made some ink splatters and I built my focal point with some embellishments.

I took a paper butterfly and I brushed with Sorbet Dazzle Paint, I love its glitter effect!

I finished my work with other splatters with Velvet Cotton Paint

Here some close ups photos:

I used these product from the shop:

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

Messy Bubbles Stencil

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Plush Colorations Spray

Dazzle Clear Coat

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by


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DAYDREAMER Mixed Media Layout

Happy Friday! I have an adorable layout to share with you today. Isn’t my baby nephew the cutest? I can’t wait to snuggle him this weekend!

I kept this layout pretty simple, keeping the focus on the photo, using different shades of browns/cream.

To begin, I sprayed white cardstock using the Sandcastle Coloration Spray. I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time.

Then I grabbed the Sedona Coloration Spray to add some color to the layout. I sprayed the Coloration Spray onto plastic packaging and them placed it over the layout so I had more control of the ink.

I sprayed water on the packaging as well to help the ink blend easier.

I repeated the process a few times until I was satisfied with the background.

Once the background was completely dry, I added a few embellishments. I used the Rust Truffle Stone Effects and the Patina Copper Metal Effects to alter the veneer hearts.

Here is what they look like once covered with the mediums and when they are dry. Gorgeous! You can do this with chipboard too!

Here are a few close-ups of the layout.

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Sandcastle, Sedona

Rust Texture Set: Rust Truffle Stone Effects

Patina Texture Set: Patina Copper Metal Effects

Thanks so much for visiting today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations

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Christmassy art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi there everyone!

I’m a big holiday season fan and I just love spending and enjoying time with my family during the holidays! So I was in a Christmassy (or messy LOL) mood when I created this art journal page!

Here’s a step by step tutorial so you can create one yourself:

1: I love to start with collage.

2: Next I added modelling paste through the Twilight stencil.

3: Adding color using colorations sprays clover and warm and a little bit of minx ink in color indulgence.

I also added some Fairy Dust in Gilded Gold for extra sparkle.

4: Next I added some scraps of paper.

5: In my last step I added some gold glitter washi tape and a text I like. Part of it I ‘wrote’ with Raider colorations spray and a brush, part are stickers and part are letter stamps.

That’s all, see you next time!

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Christmas Ornament

Today on the blog we are featuring Kelly Brillhart. She shared with me a beautiful ornament she created using Art Anthology products. I just had to share with you!

Kelly used her ”rusty paints” (our Rust Set).
She started with a clear glass ornament and painted it with gesso. After it dried she glued die cut snowflakes onto the ornament and painted with 4 colors of our Art Anthology mediums. Add a ribbon and voila!

These are awesome! Thank you Kelly for a great project!

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