A Birdie Canvas

Hello, welcome to another blog post. I have been busy making quite a few crafts, from canvases to jars. When I am inspired I go with it and make as many  things as I can. This mini canvas I am sharing with you today is one of these creations.

Birdie Canvas

I love the little birdie. I made him with a rubber stamped image colored with alcohol markers.

Birdie Canvas

Now it is time for me to show you how I made this canvas. The supply list is below followed by a video tutorial.

Art Anthology products used
Brownie Velvet Dimensional Medium 
Glorious Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray

Other supplies:

  • gesso
  • canvas
  • gel medium
  • book paper
  • cheese cloth
  • white paint
  • branch
  • heavy gel medium
  • bird embellishment
  • small piece of cardboard
  • picture eye hooks x 2
  • ribbon to hang
  • glue
  • raffia
  • paper towel

 

Follow along with the video tutorial below:

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

Suzette Hussey

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Colorations Spray with a Heat-Embossed Resist!

 

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share a very simple layout that features  Colorations Spray being used as watercolor!  I know I have not recreated the wheel here, but that’s because this technique will never get old!   It’s by far the easiest and quickest way to add color to any scrapbook page!

I started with a piece of watercolor paper; if you’re using regular cardstock, I suggest priming the page with gesso first.  First, I stamped a starry night image using embossing ink; I heat embossed the image after applying embossing powder over the ink.  Once the image has completely dried and cooled, I very simply sprayed some Colorations Spray  in “Sky” onto a piece of waste plastic and “smooshed” the color onto the stamped background.  I wanted to keep the background subtle, so I sprayed a little water onto the background to keep the color light.  I repeat this this until I’m happy with the coverage-and that completes the background!

While the background dried, I grabbed some wood chip stars and applied a coat of Velvet Dimensional Paint in “Cotton” and a coat of “Glass” Sorbet to add some high-shine glimmer!  Here are some close-ups!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Spray “Sky”
Velvet “Cotton”
Sorbet “Glass”

Other Supplies:
watercolor paper
paper die-cuts, letters and stickers
wood stars
stamp, embossing ink and powder

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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Mixed media tag by Lisa

Hi friends!

Lisa today on the blog to share with you my last mixed media big tag, playing with AA Stencil, Colorations sprays and stone effects!

To start I prepped my tag by brushing white gesso and then I used Bone stone effect through Lotus stencil. I let it dry and I made some stamps with black archival ink.

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 Tuxedo Velvet paint with a little bit of water to make splatters on the background.

Then I used also Lava Stone Effects and Bone Stone Effects on some paper leaves to give them more texture!

When I glued all my embellishments down on tag I made big splatters of colors using Cotton Velvet Paint.

Here some close ups photos:

I used these products on my project:

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

Patience Colorations Spray

Barbie Colorations Spray

Lotus Stencil 6×9

Bone Stone Effects

Lava Stone Effects

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media tag 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

Lisa

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A Journal Page

Hello, I have been somewhat artistically challenged lately, “artist block” they call it. Inspiration was hard to find! To help me overcome this I decided to try some art journaling. This usually helps me free up and ideas start to flow again. It was a slow uphill battle but I managed to get a page done.

A journal page

It wasn’t until I was editing the video did I realize that the quote I had chosen really resonates with what has been going on on my life.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. – Aristotle

Anyway, I got it done and now it is time to show you how I did it!

These are the Art Anthology Supplies I used:

Colorations Sprays
Glorious
Raider

Fairy Dust Shimmer Spray – Silver

Stencils
Large Doily
Bubbles

Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional Medium
Tango Velvet Dimensional Medium

Other Supplies used:
art journal
gesso
white acrylic paint (optional)
embellishments
matte medium
collage paper
punchinella (sequin waste)
spray varnish
glitter
black ink pad and sponge
rhinestone
charcoal pencil
glue
make up sponge
paper towel
heat gun
palette knife
plastic knife

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

Art Journal Page

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

Suzette Hussey

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Joyful Mixed Media Layout

Good morning everybody! Nicole here with a colorful mixed media layout I created using a few Minx-Shimmering Inks by Art Anthology. This was my first time really playing with more than one color and I had so much fun. These shimmering inks are sooooo vibrant and pretty. So glad I bought them all because I see a new addiction happening… Lots of inky goodness.

To begin, I coated white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I used a scrap piece of plastic from packaging to smear the shimmering inks all over the cardstock. I used a heat gun in between colors so the colors would not bleed.

Once I was satisfied with the background, I added lots of fun embellishments.

Products Used:

Art Anthology Minx Shimmering Inks: Bankroll, Enchanting, Panache

Thanks so much for vising 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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Paradise Found Mixed Media Layout by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, Farrel here today to share my newest project. I used a mixture of Colorations Sprays, Minx Shimmering Inks, Velvet Dimensional Paint and stencils. I also have a process video which will be located at the end of the blog. So sit back, relax and let me show you how I created my layout xx.

  1. To begin with I applied a thin coat of clear gesso to my patterned paper. Why do I do this you may ask? It is to seal the paper so that I can add my mediums to the paper without it buckling. Once dry I then using AA’s stencil Keyhole and Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie.

2. After drying the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some clear crackle medium and dried again. I then sprayed the crackled area with water and using a paint brush I applied Siesta Key and Granny Smith Colorations Sprays.

3. I sprayed my flowers with water and then sprayed Colorations Spray – Sandcastle. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers.

4. I painted the flowers with Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent using a paint brush. I also painted my chipboard title with the same ink.

5. I then adhered all my pieces to the layout along with mini prillz and art stones. And finished the layout off with some stamping.

I used these products on my project:

Stencil – Keyhole

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key, Granny Smith, Sandcastle

Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie

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

Farrel xx

 

 

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Art journal page by Lisa

Hi AA friends!

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

To start I prepped my page by brushing white gesso and I used stamps with archival black ink. With a brush and a little bit of water I used some Colorations sprays until I was happy with the blend of colours. Then I chose AA  Stencil and I used it with Cotton Velvet Paint.

With a spatula I spread Cotton Velvet Paint here and there and I glued some pieces of white paper doily. After I used Tuxedo Velvet Paint to made some ink splatters and I built my focal point with some embellishments.

Here some close ups photos:

I used these products on my project:

Messy Bubbles Stencil

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

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

Lisa

 

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Ombre Watercolor Background Featuring Colorations!

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share with you a super quick and easy scrapbook layout featuring an ombre background that I’ve created using just one Colorations Spray!   It doesn’t take a ton of supplies to create “drama” and impact on a page.

I began the layout with a piece of watecolor paper, a paintbrush,  a small amount of water, and Colorations Spray in Barbie.  I wanted to apply color-beginning with the lightest-in an ombre pattern.  I spritzed a non-stick mat with Barbie Colorations Spray, wet a paintbrush, and simply dipped the wet brush into the spray.

I didn’t pay much attention to precision only to apply the colors in a graduated fashion; the more water I applied-the lighter the color.  I made sure to blend as I go darker in color.  Once I’m happy with the color, I take the wet paint brush and create splatters.  I let the background dry and that’s it!!

Here are some close-ups.

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!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Spray “Barbie”

Other Supplies:
watercolor paper, patterned paper, vellum
sticker embellishments, paper die-cuts
paintbrush

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“One of A Kind” – A Layout by Jenn

Hello Art Anthology Friends and fans! Jenn here today sharing my latest Art Anthology project. I have created a soft, elegant layout using colorations sprays, stencils, and sorbets from AA!

For this layout I have used the following products available at Art Anthology.

AA Colorations Sprays in SalmonClover

AA Stencils – Art NuveauBlocked

AA Sorbet –Seaweed

To start my layout I applied score tape to a medium weight chipboard and adhered by background paper to it.


After adding my paper, I applied a heavy layer of clear gesso and allowed it to dry completely.
While it was drying, I sprayed a sheet of watercolor paper with water and Colorations Spray in Salmon and dried with my heat tool.

This paper was used to make die cuts.
Next I added stenciling using AA Stencils and texture paste as well as AA Sorbet in Seaweed with the Blocked stencil.


Next, more Salmon Colorations spray was added to the stenciled areas mixed with water to create a watercolor effect.
Finally, I added all of my embellishments, die cuts, art stones, and flowers.

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!

Please be sure to follow us on Facebook and share your amazing AA projects with us there!

Art Anthology Adventures in Art

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Cute little canvas with Daniëlle

Hi everyone!

Daniëlle here with a cute little canvas for you!

I used:

Colorations spray: Plush, Siesta key

Fairy Dust: Ice

Velvet: Tuxedo

Stencil: small lotus stencil

Sorbet: Cayman, Bella boo (purple color)

Clear coat: Linen

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

  1. My base consists of collage with a layer of clear gesso.

2. Next, add color with Colorations sprays and sparkle with Fairy Dust.

3. Add a little texture by applying some velvet through a stencil.

4. For the wings I used a little different technique. I applied Cayman Sorbet, let it dry for a bit and then wiped of the excess sorbet with a baby wipe to create a dreamy look. I applied clear coat linen on the whole wing for extra sparkle.

5. The final step is to put it all together, find an image and text you like. I decided my canvas needed extra sparkle so I added some sorbet to my canvas.

I hope you liked my little tutorial, 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 Artwhere you can share your creations!

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