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Day of the Dead pumpkin

Hi there !

Valerie today to show you a project where you can have fun with mediums ! You don’t have to be an artist (and I am sure not one when it’s about fine painting…) to play with paints, just the desire to have a good time. Here is the result of my playtime with mediums :

I use a pencil to draw the Day of the Dead design on my plastic pumpkin and then fill it with Shine mediums in Ocean Blue, Canary Yellow, Ruby Red, Azalea Pink, Teal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I outlined the colored design with Onyx Black to make it pop.

I made a video tutorial to show how create it (I love accelerated videos, it looks like like I know exactly what I’m doing…) :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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Apothecary of Creativity by Toni

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great month. Today I have a DT project inspired by our October moodboard.

I love recycling items and I usually keep empty paint containers just in case…. lol…So I wanted to use them to make a Halloween decoration to display on my table. The outside of the box was textured using Art Anthologys Rust and Patine Texture Sets. And the bottles were textured by running Stone Effects-Sandstone through a few of our stencils. All supplies will be listed below. I have prepared a video for you if you would like to view my creative process. Hope you get a few new techniques to use with your AA products. Happy creating xoxo Toni

Stencil Blocked https://www.artanthology.net/collecti…

Stencil Bubbles https://www.artanthology.net/collecti…

Stencil Retro https://www.artanthology.net/collecti…

Stone Effects Sandstone https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Rust Texture Set https://www.artanthology.net/products…

32Patina Texture Set https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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Steampunk Hat Gift Box by Toni

Hi everyone, did you get inspired by our moodboard this month…. so so pretty !

My next project was totally inspired by this moodboard, the lovely vintage colors and flowers as well as that amazing Steampunk vibe. A friend of mine’s birthday is coming up and I decided to make her a gift box in the shape of a Steampunk Hat means she adores Steampunk like I do.  I started off with an inexpensive paper mache box from Hobby Lobby and primed it with black gesso. Then I coated my 3D Texture Fade in Mechanicals with our beautiful Sorbets in Patience, Amber, and Purple Rain. A bit messy I will admit but I love the effect you get when you emboss the paints right into the fibers of the papers. Coloration sprayed my flowers and added some metal embellishments and feathers and there you go.  For your pleasure I have included a video below. Hope you take time to view and are inspired. xoxo Toni

Supplies used :

Colorations-

Timeless, Plush, Patience, Raider

Sorbet-Purple Rain, Red Velvet 

Rust Texture Set – Amber

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Chipboard frame with the September moodboard

Hi everyone !

The beautiful moodboard inspire me this month to decorate a chipboard frame with the deep and luxurious colors of this board :

I kept the petunias in mind to create my flowers and the amber look of the leather jacket. Here is the result :

The base is a blank chipboard frame that I decorated with AA mediums, Colorations spray and stencil… I created the flowers with 7 big flower punches and the Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and DragonFruit Velvet.

I applied Bone Stone Effect medium on the centerpiece, then gel medium over Gothic stencil, and Patience Colorations spray.

The stems were created with air dry clay, and brushed with some Amber Gemstones medium (you can find it in the Rust texture set) and Glass Sorbet.

The top frame and the title were painted with Amber (Rust Texture set).

You can learn how to create the flowers and the general process of this project in my new tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I did inspired you to create more with your AA products !

See you soon…

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Faux leather book wooden box

Hi there !

We are at the end of August, back-to-school is already behind us, it’s time to dive into books… Wait what ? Yes books… You know I’m talking about mixed media, right ? My project for today is an altered wooden box, in shape of a book ! And what did I do with it ? Make it look like a leather covered book !

The technique I used to create this leather look is imprint a rubber stamp into Mud Texture paste ! You just have to apply a layer of Mud paste, let it dry almost competely and then press the stamp over the paste and remove carefully…

Once dry, you can paint it as you want. Here I used Chocolate Sorbet (you can also use the Kona Velvet) and Cocoa Shine to give this old leather look.

And I used Teal Velvet and Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set to give an antique look at my metal embellishments.

This imprint technique is a real deal ! It does look like emboss leather !

As always, I made a video tutorial for you to follow this particular technique and enjoy the transformation of a plain wood box into an leather like book…

Thank you for stopping by the blog today ! I hope you liked this new project… See you soon for another one !

Have a great day !

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Altered Chinese fan with the patina set

Hello there !

I’m so glad to be back on the Art anthology blog ! It was a long summer without crafting during my vacation and it’s so good to create again ! What do I have for you today ? Another mixed media project ! This time I altered a Chinese wood fan using the Patina set, stencils, Mud Paste… Take a look !

After a coat of Gesso, I painted entirely the fan with Rose Velvet medium. Next, I used the Floral tiles stencil with Teal Matte from the Patina set. Once dry, I applied Mud paste over the Blossom stencil on each side of the fan.

To colorize and give dimension to the cherry blossom branch, I use the Seafom Stone Texture and the Copper Metallic from the same Patina set. To make it pop from the background, I just use a brown pen to outline the design. I also use the Copper on the edge of the fan.

After that, I just glued the embellishments covered in white gesso on the fan, and painted them with Rose Velvet or Teal matte (Patina set) before adding touches of Copper Metallic.

If you like to know more about the process of this project, you could watch the video tutorial here or on the AA channel there (where you could find other beautiful projects…).

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope to see you very soon for another project…

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Altered cardboard art with Daniëlle

Hi!

How are you girls (and guys) doing? It’s summer here and real nice and warm so I’m enjoying my summer break! I like to sort out old stuff in the summer break and I always come across things I like to alter. This time I altered a piece of cardboard. So don’t throw everything away, try to see the artsy possibilities!

You can create one of your own following the step by step snapguide I created for you:

Check out How to Make an Altered Cardboard Art Piece With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Below are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Texture paste: Mud

Texture set: Rust

Stencils: Keyhole, Wheel

Minx inks: Panache, Gold dust

Stone effects paste: Sandstone

Colorations spray: Siesta Key, Sedona

Clear coat: Dazzle

Shine: Teal blue

I hope to have given you some inspiration and look forward to seeing what you create!

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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Be Brave – Dream Catcher with Karan

HI Friends, Its Karan here to share a project with you today.
In the past i have shared with you a Dream Catcher and today i have another one i wish to share with you too.
I have to apologise, but i so love this color combo.  Peacock feathers, Grass and Amber.
This particular Dream Catcher i have designed on a thick tag.
and the entire Dream Catcher on the Tag!
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, i have a step out tutorial below on Snapguide
 
 
Art Anthology Products:
Other Products: Tim Holtz Ectera Tag; Creative Embellishments Chipboard; Scrapiniec Chipboard.
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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Message In A Bottle-Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project featuring our gorgeous new SHINE paints.  I had this bottle sitting around the house and decided to create a message in a bottle altered project using the wonderful new paints from Art Anthology. These are my new favorite mediums to create with because they have a gloss that is glass-like. No shimmer or glitter, semi-translucent and highly pigmented.I first primed the outside of the bottle with clear gesso just to give the glass some tooth to hold my paints and sprays. Then I began adding the gorgeous SHINE in Ocean and Kelly. Because these paints are dimensional they hold their peaks and provide such a pretty texture.I did add some art stones in assorted sizes to Minx Shimmering Inks Bank Roll and Panache to provide some interesting texture as well. Floral moss was added and then sprayed with Colorations in Avocado and Decadent Minx was dripped here and there to add shadows and depth.Because the ocean is filled with a beautiful array of colors I also decided to add some SHINE in Canary and Sunrise for some highlights.  The inside of the bottle I added sand, assorted sea shells and some Diamond Dust glitter. It provided a water illusion inside.

Grab yourself some of these new paints from Art Anthology and have your self a good time creating. For your pleasure stop by our Art Anthology page on Snapguide to view a step x step process for this project. xoxo Toni

AA Products Used Are:

SHINE – Shine ~ Ocean Blue OCEANShine ~ Canary Yellow CANARYShine ~ Kelly Green KELLYShine ~ Sunrise Orange SUNRISE

MINX SHIMMERING INKS – Bankroll Minx - Art Anthology BANK ROLLPanache Minx - Art Anthology PANACHEDecadent Minx - Art Anthology DECADENT

COLORATIONS – Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology PEACOCKAvocado Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology AVOCADOCheck out How to Have Fun Creating a Message in a Bottle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered pencil case by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie today to show you a new mixed media project ! This time I decided to alter a canvas, but in a shape of a pencil case !

I started on a plain canvas pencil case by spraying Indigo Colorations over the Diamond Grunge stencil in 6×9. I use the Meridian stencil to draw the design on the bottom left corner, applied Fiesta Velvet on the inside of the design and then Tango Velvet for the rest.

I drawn some patterns with a white paint pen on the pink and a black paint pen over the diamonds, added dots with the Dottie stencil and Limeaid velvet before adding a sentiment.

This sentiment was made with two stencils : Expressions for “be” and Inspired Grunge for the “inspired”.

Isn’t it the result a fun pencil case ? Would you use it ? If you want to make one for yourself or to offer, watch my video tutorial to guide you to the process :

Thank you for reading this post, see you at the end of the month for another project ! You still can join some of us on the Art Anthology cruise at the end of next week ! Western Carribeans sound like fun for scrappy time, don’t you think ? It could be a Mother’s day gift (and your husband can come too…).

See ya !

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