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Adorable altered canvas with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and  I welcome to my second September Art Anthology Inspiration.

After doing a lot of pretty dark art work I decided to try the bright one and I made this adorable canvas using my dear lovely granddaughter photos.

 I left it in a pretty minimalistic style as I wanted the photos to shine and the  Art Anthology background to be seen and not covered with tons of embellishments. So I just used the Dusty Attic chipboards to connect all canvas pieces and added some flowers for this girly canvas.

All flowers were originally white and I made them colorful with a mix of Art Anthology Colorations only and a bit of white gesso at the end.

All paint splashes were made with a dry paint brush and  a bit of Art Anthology paints on it.

As you can see I added some micro beads and larger seed beads over the canvas for more interest.

And as always- here is my full step by step Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Make a Girly Mixed Media Canvas With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a full product list for you to use:

 Aloha Velvet

Cotton Candy

Tink Sorbet

 Sunshine Sorbet

Orchid Velvet

Fragments stencil 

Dot Matrix stencil

Black Leather Jacket sorbet

Colorations:

Sky, Glorious, Wimeo Bay,Plush, Granny Smith, Patience

See you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Tattered Time by Toni

Oh happy day everyone, I’m up on the blog today with some inspiration using textiles with your Art Anthology paints and mixed media style. Gathering inspiration from this month’s mood board was not difficult. 

Using an embroidery hoop, I sewed together muslin pieces as well as made ruffles with muslin.  I really wanted the look to be very raw and random…. hence the name “Tattered Time”. Textiles are really fun to use in your mixed media because  the fibers and threads absolutely add that something special to your piece.   Using AA’s Coffee Stain Stencil with Kona paint gave the muslin background a nice messy look. Drips and drizzles  of Colorations Sprays is all my background needed to bring out the pretty colors from our mood board.  The two colors used were Warm and Peacock Feathers which were also used to dye the tulle ruffle for the dress and tint the flowers in our ladies hair. Craft sand mixed in  with Kona, Kenyan Copper and Mint Julep provided the nice patina’d look to my clock face. 

Random laces and trims hang from the side of the clock to bring the entire piece together. This will be fun to hang on my wall in my studio. Hope you are inspired to get out those scraps of materials that are stuffed in your drawer and create something spectacular with them.

The following are Art Anthology products that were used on my project.

Coffee Stain Stencil 

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers, Warm 

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper, Mint Julep, Black Leather Jacket

Velvet – Kona

 

Check out How to Get Creative With Textiles and Mixed Media by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Dream Life Mixed Media canvas by Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first September Art Anthology inspiration.

 Irit is here today with a new Art Anthology inspiration.

This time it’s my new altered Mixed Media canvas full of Art Anthology stencils, paints and mists.

Here are some close- ups to this fall colored project.

I made it as Dream Life one and the only embellishments added are chipboards and flowers, everything else, including the title are stencilled work , textures and paints.

Here you can see the crackle glaze texture on the background and micro beads added into the crackle medium.

More of stencilled background and crackle glaze medium .

 

And as always- here is the full step by step photo tutorial made for you:

Check out How to Make Fall Inspired Dream Life Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And you can see the full product list HERE:

Lattice stencil 

Kona Velvet

Tango Velvet

Garnet- retired color

Soliloguy stencil

Cracked stencil

Leaf Sorbet

Avocado Colorations

Timeless Colorations

Warm Colorations

Red Velvet Sorbet

Taxi Cab Yellow Velvet

Limeaid Velvet

Glorious Colorations Spray

Thanks for reading my post today and see you soon with my second September project.

 

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Fragile!

Hi all Art Anthology fans,
Ellie Knol here today!
…  with a project I’ve started during my vacation… dried stems and flowers to make some home-decor with. They’ve been waiting, together with the gesso-primed MDF in a droplet-like shape.

It took a lot of steps and time to get to the finished project..

.. but I am happy with the end result..

…although looking through the pictures I’ve made, I sometimes thought I had to maybe stop at that step, hehe

But on the other hand.. I’ve learned a lot by just going with the flow and go through trial and error…  (of course there is not really any error in Mixed Media) … adding another layer of color…

.. or white acrylic paint to cover it up, LOL !

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Coloring the stems and seedheads with Decadent Minx Shimmering inks is just one of the steps in the Snapguide I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Some Fragile Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

 

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Cracked Stencil

 Fiji Velvet

Chocolate Sorbet

Decadent Minx

NEW Sedona Colorations Spray

NEW Clover Colorations Spray

NEW Steel Colorations Spray

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All yoy need is Art wall decoration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and my project is actually a small tribute to my love of arts and as you can see from the project it’s not just fine arts, but everything art related.

On this wall decoration I made a collage of all possible arts and you can find ballet, music, fine arts, movies and theatre that all together make this imaginative project.

I used canvas as my base and then arranged the collage using chipboards, wooden piece, clay pieces and all together was painted and misted with Art Anthology products.

As always I made the full step by step tutorial for you to follow HERE:
Check out How to Make All You Need Is Art Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a full Art Anthology products list:

Scale stencil 

Squared stencil

Cayman Sorbet

Orchide Velvet

Cameo Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Wisteria Sorbet

Rose Velvet

Vegas Gold Sorbet

Wild Orchid Colorations spray

As you can see it’s just an inspirational project. You can make it with other items as your own tribute to arts. On the other hand it can be done as a tribute to sports, nature, technology or whatever topic you choose.

Hope you  liked my wall deco and see you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Altered clipboard by Valerie

Hello AA lovers !

The project I have to show you today has something special… First I was supposed to post 3 days ago… But life got in the way and I wasn’t able to have my hand on AA products before two days ago on the AA booth at the CKC event in Houston ! You don’t really think a hurricane can stop me meeting AA people and create something for you, don’t you ?

So while there, I was able to create an altered clipboard (everybody has their kid at school by now, right ?) with what I found there : plenty of AA products, a stamp, a pen and… paper towel !

I worked on a plain clipboard covered with white gesso, building layers with stencils and different mediums. You can spot the Retro stencil as well as the Got Your Number and the Soliloquy stencils.

I used Barbie Colorations spray for the background and Raider Colorations spray for the edges and the splatters.

For the stenciled patterns, I used 50 Shades Grey and Orchid Velvet medium, plus Imperial Sorbet medium.

I did a step-by-step video tutorial for you that you can watch or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I already know what I will create for my next AA post, so see you soon…

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Altered art with Art Anthology?!

A little gift .. .as a thank you to a friend.
The feathers are from chickens from this friend.
I made this during our holiday… with found feathers at our accomodation.
I scored the bread board and the pebbles during one of our outings to thrift stores. 

Easy to do .. on any surface or any substrate. 

I (Ellie), would love it if you would take the time to have a look at the step-by-step just for you AA fans in the Snapguide!

Check out How to Do an Easy Altered Art Project With Found Objects by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

…  and be inspired of course!

Please show us what you’ve made on our
 Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art  Facebook page!!
Please tag me and I’ll come visit!

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The project in an early stage:
(LOVE these stencils!)

AND a close-up of the finished project:

AND a few pictures of the finished project on the wall.

Enjoy!

I made a lot of different pictures, because I knew I was not going to be able to photograph this at home. Here a funny one: the project with a lot of glass pebbles and tissue wrap, to get you in the mood! (grin)

Enjoy your day, and happy crafting until next time!!

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If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Industrial ATC set with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here and today I am going to share my ATC cards trio made with new Art Anthology stencil and a lot of Art Anthology paints and mists.

 

This project was born as a ” stencil and paint” project. I loved the stencil and the new stone effect paint and just used them over three ATC blanks.

Then when it was dry I thought about the theme and the best one to add to concrete stone effect paint was something urban.

So I used skyline die and made layers of houses and then added stormy sky effects with different paint and mists.

You can take a look at each one of three ATC pieces here:

 

 

And as always I have a Snapguide tutorial for you to see and to use in a future:
Check out How to Make a Set of Industrial ATC by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here is a full list of products used to make this project:

 Industrial stencil 6*9”

Dazzle Sorbet

Reef Velvet

Concrete Stone Effects

Brick Stone Effects

Plush Colorations spray

Siesta Key Colorations spray

Gold Dust Minx

 

Thanks for visiting our blog and see you again in about two weeks!

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Industrial butterfly canvas by Marleen.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with an industrial project. The Industrial stencil inspired me to the max! I love it but didn’t use it yet.

So I did some searching in my stock of old mechanical parts and found something nice.

Watch the step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Create This Industrial Butterfly Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Detail photos:

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

 

have a creative day 😉

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