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The First Step in a Journey with Karan

Hello Friends

Its Karan here today, to share with you  my first post and first project here  on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you.   I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.

 

The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front.  I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.

I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.

Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!

 

 i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project.  You can seriously use anything from your stash.

 

 

Materials:  

Art Anthology Materials:
Bone Stone Effects: 
Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent;
Rust Amber Sorbet;
Peacock Feathers Spray;
Gilded Gold Shimmer Spray; 
Siesta Key Spray;

Other Materials:
Gesso; Gel Medium; Assemblage Clock; memory hardware pearls; metal keys; metal embellishments from stash;

Check out How to Create a Vintage Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Hope i have inspired you to get inky! Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Karan

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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !

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I’m Dreaming Of Diorama’s by Toni

Hi i everyone, Toni here with some festive inspiration. Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure your holiday decorating is in full swing. I purchased these little boxes at Michaels after Halloween, they were 80 % off so I got them for $2.00, I decided they would be perfect little diorama’s  for my Christmas tree this year.  The boxes started off looking like this…. And were transformed to these, hope you enjoy !These boxes lend for endless possibilities for your imagination. Ornaments or raw wood pieces were added as the main focal interest in the boxes. This post is photo heavy because once I got started making these it was hard to stop. The next one, I used our Clear Coat in Dazzle to collage the music paper for background. Adhered the wings, added my bow and greenery. The Wood title was painted first with Sorbet Vegas Gold and then embossed with Gold powder.Mud Texture Paste was added to this snowflake wood piece and then sprinkled with glitter. The box was primed with black gesso and then dry brushed with Ferrari Red paint and a bit of white gesso on the top. This box was painted black and then dry brushed with Parakeet , Ferrari and highlighted with Vegas Gold. My next box was actually inspired by Emma Williams   she had created a brilliant tag using paperdolls in a Christmas scene and she included the watch in her project which I loved. The Christmas tree on my project was bleached out  to make it white and then decorated pearls painted with Ferrari Red and Parrakeet. My next diorama I used an ornament that I already had ….this sled. The outside of the box you can’t see but I embossed metal tape for the outside to enhance the metal on the sled.  Now the Mud Paste does create great snow but I needed a lot so I didn’t want to use up all my paste so decided to make my own faux snow. Check out my snapguide tutorial below to find out how to make this with AA products.    Last but not least is my sleigh I added some small bells that I rusted with our new rust paint set, added some foliage and also a little tree that had been bleached out as well. The outside of box was painted first then decorated with burlap.

Wishing you a Christmas season that is merry and  bright, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the Snapguide tutorial below which includes my recipe for faux snow as well as bleaching the Christmas trees.

Art Anthology products used are the following:

Sorbet  Parakeet, Ferrari, Vegas Gold, Dazzle

Mud Texture Paste

Rust Set

Check out How to Create Christmas Diorama’s by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Christmas decorations with Daniëlle

Hi everybody!

Daniëlle here with some beautiful Christmas decorations. I went to the Christmas fair and found these awesome wooden ornaments, just perfect for altering!

So that’s exactly what I did ofcourse!

You can have a look at the snapguide for a step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Alter Christmas Ornaments With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups of my project:

Materials I used:

Stencil: Cracked

Colorations: Ink Spot, Indigo

Fairy Dust: Ice

Velvet: Reef

Sorbet: Honolulu

Clear Coat: Splashed

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You can also join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

 

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FALL IN ♥ WITH PATINA AND RUST

Hi all our crafty followers, are you ready for some new fabulous products from Art Anthology. We now have a Patina and Rust set that is so much fun to work with. I wasn’t able to choose my favorite between the two sets so I used both to alter my paper mache pumpkin for the holidays. 

My pumpkin was an inexpensive paper mache one purchased at my craft store. I covered it first with embossed metal tape, which you can view the tutorial below to watch my process. The embossing provided some nice textures, but the patina and rust gave it that kick that was needed. Leaves were created with burlap material, and the pumpkin vine was made twisting some floral grapvine wire with seed beads. I hope this has inspired you with some ideas for altering up some holiday decor for your home. Get your hands on these two new sets from Art Anthology HEREAs an added small project I had purchased some wood leaves at Michaels, they were 70% off for their harvest items, so these leaves cost me 20 cents !!!  Simply printed out my words, burnt the edges of the paper and applied to my wood pieces with Sorbet paint in Glass, attached some twine and they will go wrapped around my place settings for my Thanksgiving table. Wishing you a holiday filled with love and blessings…. Creatively yours, Toni

To purchase your sets click on the photos below.

       

Check out How to Get Creative With AA’s Rust and Patina Sets by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered sketchbook by Valerie

Hi everyone !

Another mixed media project (I do love creating them!) with an inexpansive sketchbook as base…

I made clay embellishments and use flowers, metal embellishments and buttons as well to adhere on the sketchbook before covering everything with black gesso.

When everything was dry, I re-colored the project with Vegas Gold and Wisteria Sorbet, and Rose Velvet, then added some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust and Plush Colorations spray.

The other additions to this project were cheesecloth and microbeads, as well as wood letters for the title.

If you like to learn more about the process of this project, take a loo at my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel, where you can find other wonderful tutorials.

Thank for stopping by and for your time reviewing this project ! Have a wonderful week end filled with creativity !

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Song of Ice and Fire with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here and I welcome you to my last post as Art Anthology Design Team member.

It was a great year with Art Anthology, but even good things finally end and we move to another adventures.

So today I am going to share an art page made as my tribute to the most known  TV show- Game of Thrones.

Actually I am more book lover than TV lover, so I made it as a ” Song of Ice and Fire” page with the dragon as the main image. Also I added some film strips around, but it was to add some interest and depth to the page with more layers added to main embellishments cluster.

As you can see that background was made over the Mixed Media cardstock with two Art Anthology stencils and texture paste.

Then two embossing glitters were added over the wet paste and heat embossed to get this distressed look of the glittered paste.

As always I have a full step by step tutorial made with Snapguide HERE :
Check out How to Make Dragon Mixed Media Art Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And again, as always, here is a full Art Anthology products list:

Lagoon Velvet paint

Mermaid Sorbet paint

Black Jacket Leather Sorbet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations spray

Plush Colorations Spray

Wimea Bay Colorations spray

Wild Orchid Colorations Spray

Chevron Stencil 6*9

Industrial stencil 6*9

So see you on the web and maybe in person some day when I come to CHA. In the meantime- enjoy your crafting with Art Anthology as much I do.

 

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How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox !!

Ellie Knol here again, yes, sadly for the last time now, as I step down from the design team after being here for a year..

…but don’t be sad, there are very talented new design team members already here now!

Thanks Stayce for having me, I really had fun working (playing) with your beautiful product! They will stay in my stash and I am sure I will USE them!

This time I chose to alter a book into a bookbox. It was a looooooot of work!

I gave myself some homework: and I must say: mission accomplished…

I wanted to know whether I like to work on a white or black surface better?! I still don’t know the answer.. I like them both.

 

 I chose to use the colors from the current moodboard:
For a step-by-step of the process: SNAPGUIDE!!

Check out How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Some photo’s of the project: I had fun!

 

     

 

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

HAVE FUN!!

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on Pinterest and YouTube

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

Art Anthology Products Used:

Lattice Stencil 6×9

Blue Topaz Dimensional Gemstones

Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Aloha Velvet

Mermaid Sorbet

Honolulu Sorbet

Mayan Gold Velvet

Tango Velvet

Ferrari Sorbet

 

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Not So Itsy Bitsy Spider by Toni

Well it’s that time of year when we all get busy with holiday decorating and at my house it usually begins with Halloween. Today I created an inexpensive home decor piece enhanced by the Art Anthology products with dollar store finds. While browsing the aisles at the dollar store I came across the following products to use in my project, canvas, rubber spiders and bugs, floral glass shards, floral moss, pipe cleaners and wood blocks. The light bulb is actually a Christmas ornament I purchased last year.  The back of the canvas was collaged with some clearance napkins I purchased last year after the Halloween season. Art Anthology Texture Mud ran through a brick stencil and smudged with Colorations-French Toast which is no longer available in our store, but a similar color you can use is Warm and Sorbet paint Black Leather Jacket and Stone Effects Concrete provided the perfect back drop for my spider. My little wooden blocks worked perfectly to add my title.  Hope you enjoyed this project, and wishing you a BOOOOOOtiful Halloween season.

The following AA products were used

Stone Effects – Concrete                                     Colorations Spray – Warm

Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket                               Mud Texture Paste 

Check out How to Create Halloween Decor With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Steampunk tag with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends !
Irit is here today and  I welcome to my new Mixed Media tag project.
As you already know I am a big fan of all things Steampunk and grungy and this tag is this kind of a project.

I didn’t add the title or saying to this tag  as it’s just for art made tag, not anything to really give away or to use for a purpose.
So as you can see the background was made with Art Anthology stencils and different Art Anthology paints, sprays and mediums.
I added a lot of chipboards, mostly from Creative Embellishments with some silk and paper flowers, old lace fabric and a vintage style broach.

 

Here are some close- ups to this tag mostly to show you the background.

 

 

And as always – here is a full step by step tutorial  for you to follow and to make the very similar project:

Check out How to Make a Steampunk Mixed Media Tag by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is the full  products list for this project:

Copper Metal effects 

Black Leather Jacket Sorbet

Terracotta – retired paint

Pipe dream stencil

Amber dimensional gemstones

Mermaid Sorbet

Waimea Bay Colorations Spray

Fiji Velvet

Glorious Colorations spray

Vegas Gold Sorbet

I hope that you like my Mixed Media tag and would try to do the similar one with gorgeous Art Anthology products.

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