Dragonfly

Hello Everyone! Jenn here, and I am excited to share my Dragonfly project with you today!

Art Anthology Supplies:

Colorations Sprays Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Sedona

Fairy Dust Spray Ice

Rust Texture Set

Blocked Stencil

Mud

Here are a few process pictures. For my full tutorial and additional supplies needed please see the Snapguide video below!

  

 

Check out How to Create Dragonfly Wall Art by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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“Find your voice” art journal page with Daniëlle

Hello everybody!

How are you? I’ve been inspired by the sea lately and that’s what my art journal page for today is all about! I’ve been using lot’s of the gorgeous velvet and sorbet mediums to give my page some rich sparkly colors.

Here are some close up pictures of my work:

       

If you want to know how I created this page, check out the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Create a Sparkly Art Journal Page by Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

List of products I used:

Colorations: Siësta Key, Peacock Feathers

Stencils: Bubbles, Diamond grunge

Velvet: Seafoam, Lagoon, Mardi GrasCotton

Sorbet: Cayman, Mermaid, Purple Rain, Wisteria

Clear coat: Dazzle

Thank you for stopping by!

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Altered Containers for Craft Supplies by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with some organization inspiration. I love my craft supplies to be organized and I so enjoy altering the containers that I place my supplies in. It serves at a couple purposes…. it helps in storage of my trinkets as well as it’s a piece of art to inspire me in my craft room. I had this empty plastic peanut container that was a nice size and new I could use it to put all my seashells in, so I decided to alter it using my Art Anthology texture pastes as well as Minx Shimmering Inks. I  took fishnet and saturated it in sculpture medium and wrapped it around my container and allowed it to dry then removed it and gave it a nice coat of white gesso. I wanted to be able to see the sea shells inside the container, that is the reason I prepped the fishnet in this manner. Once the gesso has dried attach the net to the container using 3D matt gel and hot glue and then start decorating with shells, starfish, silver dollars, pieces of coral etc. Using a combination of my Minx Shimmering Inks and our Patina Texture Set, I was able to achieve this pretty mossy under the sea texture. I also added art stones in assorted sizes for some added interest and texture.  The thing I love about mixed media is it’s all about the layers and textures. The more you add the better your project gets.  The title on my container is a T!m Holtz Chipboard Quote and I also added colors from our Minx to enhance it. The lid was altered using a small metal light house surrounded by shells, fishnet, starfish etc. and then prepped with white gesso and our AA beautiful products were added for color. Hoping this inspired you to grab some of your containers and give them a face lift.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook  HERE so you can also inspire all of us with your beautiful creations.

Below is a list of AA products used on my container:

Minx Shimmering Inks – Midnight, Bankroll, Decadent, Panache

Patina Texture Set

Check out How to Decorate Your Containers by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mardi Gras mask by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie here today to show you a project for an Holiday you maybe are not familiar with, Mardi Gras ! Fat Tuesday is an old Middle Age tradition where peasants disguised themselves, feasted and burned a effigy of the king. It was something tolerate by the church to replace the older pagan custom for Spring. So, I will just stay with the disguise today with an altered mask !

Not far from where I live is the beautiful town of New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is a real deal Holiday ! The official colors for this are green and purple, so I choose the Mardi Gras Velvet and Emerald Dimensional Gemstones mediums for my project.

Between black gesso and those mediums, I  applied Dazzle Clear Coat to add some sparkle. Then I use Emerald Dimensional Gemstones medium and Mardi Gras Velvet medium.

And don’t forget a touch of gold with the Gold Metal Effect medium !

Can you see the little flakes of gold from the Dazzle ? And the Gold Metal Effect looks like gold powder !

I did a video tutorial for you to see the whole process. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thanks you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy seeing this project as much as I enjoyed create it ! See you soon for another project…

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Altered Paint Brush with Karan Gerber

Hello friends and welcome to my blog today.  Its Karan here on the blog today for Art Anthology and today, I am sharing with you a altered paintbrush.  This is the first time i have ever attempted something like this and to be honest, i was a bit nervous after starting it.
The paintbrush is from the dollar store, just a cheap one actually. The embellishments , the clay pieces i made by hand using some molds;  Here is what i put together for today’s project
I am in love with this piece i love how the few products i used really enhanced the different embellishments i used. From clay to metal.

 

Art Anthology Products
Other Products:
dollar store 4″ paintbrush
Papericious Chipboard
Metal Key; Metal Heart
handmade clay pieces
gesso ; art stones; gel medium
other metal embellishments from my stash
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Messy Heart canvas by Marleen.

Hello peeps, Marleen here with a Messy Heart canvas.

This time I made a small canvas and I wanted to use the new Patina set and create lots of texture. I went messy all over.

My process:

 

Materials:

Sorbet: Cayman, Vegas Gold, Kenyan Copper
Colorations: Sedona
Texture sets: Patina
Mud

I enjoyed creating this canvas a lot!
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Hugs,

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Shimmering tags with Daniëlle

Hi everybody!

Daniëlle here with a quick & fun project! I created these tags for you to show you how our gorgeous yummy mixed media products react to different coloured backgrounds. So I created a black background with black gesso and a white one with white gesso. The wonderful Art Anthology products did the rest of the magic:

You can find a step by step tutorial in the snapguide I created for you:

Check out How to Create These Mixed Media Tags With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close ups of my work:

 

These are the products that I used:

Stencil: Diamond grunge

Velvet: Cotton

Minx shimmering inks: Stargazer, Decadent

Metal effects: Bronze

Gemstones: Blue Topaz

Sorbet: Chocolate, Honolulu

If you are looking for more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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My 2018 Power Word “Serenity” by Toni

Happy 2018 to everyone. For my first design team project for Art Anthology I wanted to do a layout featuring my chosen power word for this year “Serenity”. Inspired also by our beautiful mood board this month….Art Anthology has the most vivid gorgeous colors to accomplish my layout. 

I began  by altering my background by sponging on Velvet Tuxedo through our Meridian Stencil and then added lovely texture with our Chevron stencil and using the gold paint from the Rust Texture Set. If you don’t have this set you can also use Sorbet-Vegas Gold, but I encourage you to get our rust set as it is so much fun to work with. Flowers were sprayed and painted with our Colorations Sprays and Sorbet and Velvet paints.Seed beads were added to enhance the stamens and centers of the flowers. Wishing you a New Year filled with love, hope and joy and that your new beginnings will provide opportunities to make a difference in the world. xoxo Toni 

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The following Art Anthology products were used:

Colorations Spray -Juicy, Plush, Wild Orchid

Sorbet- Poppy

Velvet – Mardi Gras,Tuxedo

Rust Texture Paste (Gold)

Chevron Stencil  

Meridian Stencil

For your enjoyment

 

 Check out How to Enhance Embellishments With AA Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Happy Journal

Hello Art Anthology Friends and Fans! Jenn here today and I am going to share with you how I created my happy journal cover using Art Anthology products.

For starters, this project is the result of two projects that were both lost. By lost I mean not looking the way I had planned. I was cleaning my studio and found these and said maybe rather than trashing them?…and this is what I did!

Please see my Snapguide link below for instructions and full supply list.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Colorations Sprays – Avocado, Warm

Rust set (Amber)

Bubbles Stencil

Minx Shimmering Inks –  Panache, Bankroll

Fairy Dust Spray – Ice

This is where it all began. A journal cover I had started to alter and pieces removed from a small canvas I was unhappy with.

 

A closer look….

 

Check out How to Create One Project From Two Unfinished Ones! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Thanks so much for viewing my post! I hope you were inspired to get creative!

Jenn

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Altered Journal by Anna Colby

For my first video of 2018 I wanted to alter a journal I’ve had. I liked the color of the Wild Orchid spray and I wanted to play around with it.

I think the keyhole stencil and the combination of Wild Orchid and Sedona gave my project a very elegant vintage feel. It was fun to create this journal.

For inspiration on how to make your own altered journal check out my video below! Thanks everyone and Happy 2018.

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