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Art Journaling is playing!

I, Ellie Knol, LOVE to play in an Art Journal … WHY?

I can just play.. that’s why..
No rules, no wrongs.. and a lot af trial and sometimes error, smile...

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Using structure paste and the new stencil designed by Marleen van Meerendonk can only be a party.. it’s great all by itself.

I am in LOVE with Kona Velvet paint… It adds so much depth!

The finished double page!!

….and some close-ups..

Such beautiful detail with these paints and stencil!

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Play in Your Art Journal With Paints and Stencils by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us 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 atArt Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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Newborn wall hanger…

Ellie Knol here today…
and I created a wall hanger for you…

Making this project took me over a week… trial and error… starting, not being satisfied, and changing details all the time.. it was a bit frustrating, but I am happy with it now.

I started with a tiny blue t-shirt, with text on it that I wanted covered. I was happy with the outcome of the shirt straight away.. just added some white highlights later on.

But the base… grrrr… If you look at the step-by-step in the Snapguide tutorial, you’ll see what I mean.

I like this detail in the background!

The finished project…

 

…hope this little newborn boy will see it later on in his life and be happy with it! His mommy will, anyway!

I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create a Wall Hanger for a Newborn Baby by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to think out of the box.. and keep trying when it doesn’t turn out as you imagined it.

SEE you!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

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Altered wooden panel.

Hi peeps,
Marleen here with a new project.
In a store here in the Netherlands (a bit like the 1dollar shop) I fount this wooden panel. It was grey but I liked the shape of it.
A little gesso first made it better already!

So my creative flow came…

Watch the Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Alter This Wooden Home Deco Panel. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

   

Art Anthology Materials:

Art Anthology Colorations – Juicy
Art Anthology Colorations – Waimea Bay
Art Anthology Colorations – Ink Spot
Art Anthology Velvet – Terracotta
Art Anthology  Metal Effects – Copper
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Gilded Gold
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Ice

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

Shop at the Art Anthology’s online store.

Hope you are inspired!
Have a creative day 😉

Hugs,

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Nautical shadow box

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first May Art Anthology project.

I am a big fan of cheap $ store products that can be altered and embellished.

So with Art Anthology great paints, colorations and stencils I made this Nautical shadow box and as you can see it looks fabulous!

 

I decided not to cover the inside of the shadow part with paint and the white space makes the inside stencilled piece to shine.

Here are some close – ups to this piece:

 

 

 

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Nautical Shdow Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

 Take Flight stencil

 Blocked stencil

Sorbet- Chocolate, Leaf,Limeaid,Dazzle, Baby Blue Eyes

Velvet- Reef, Lagoon

Stone effects- Sandstone

Colorations- Ink Spot,Siesta Key

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.

 

 

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Mechanical Love by Toni

Hi everyone, hope you are having a creative month and enjoying our wonderful mood board provided for inspiration. 

My layout is featuring my daddy that was taken probably about 60 years ago. He was a metal pourer and made machine parts. Hard and dangerous work, but he loved it. One of my most favorite thing about layouts is layering and dimension and this layout has that and more. 

Art Anthology paints mixed with craft sand that I purchased at the $1.00 store gives an great way to create your own rusty wonderfulness.

The Metal Effects Sillver stippled on the chipboard gave it a metal-like appearance that peeps through the rusty goodness.

This color palette is one of my fav’s and I enjoyed working with my fathers’ photo so much. I hope this has inspired you to go get yourself some craft sand and mix away with your paints. I really think this will work well in our Art Anthology Stencils as well …… hummm ideas for my next project perhaps…..

Have a spectacular week and for your pleasure check out my Snapguide Tutorial for a step x step process for my layout.

Check out How to Give Your Chipboard Rusty Goodness by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Listing of Art Anthology products used  are:

Metal Effects- Silver

Velvet – Terracotta, Tuxedo, Kona

Sorbet – Viridian

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Recycled ” Dream” wall decoration

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second April Art Anthology post.

 

This time I decided to show you how you can use your old and messy paint brushes and to make a lovely wall decoration using them with Art Anthology paints and a stencil.

As you can see the project base is made of 21 old paint brushes. My problem is that I never clean my brushes in a proper way. I do clean them here and there, but finally they are done and gone and the only thing you can make with them is an altered project.

Lucky me, I never buy the expensive brushes and those are all kind of a general $ store ones.

So then life gives you messy ” lemons” make a nice lemonade and in my case make a nice altered project.

Here you can see some close- ups to this project:

 

 

 

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Used Paint Brushes Wall Decoration by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

Sorbet- Black Leather Jacket,Vegas Gold,Pixie,Leaf, Frost, Dazzle

Velvet- Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Gemstones- Rhodolite

Stencil

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.

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Altered butterfly chipboard album

Hello everyone !

Valerie there to present you a new project with Art Anthology inks and paints… This time I made a mini album with the cheap chipboard album you can find in the dollar section of craft shops, crackle paste and three Colorations sprays :

Each page was covered with white gesso, then white crackle paste, and once dry, painted with a brush and Colorations sprays in Glorious, Ink and Juicy.

The inks spraid into the crackles to create a beautiful effect different on each page.

The air dry key was covered with Reef Velvet paint. Few flowers and leaves and you’ll will not been able to say it was a cheap chipboard album !

To see how I turn a basic into a gorgeous album, watch the video on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another project…

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Blooming altered box

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Art Anthology post.

Spring is in the air and the best way to celebrate Spring is to make a bright and full of flowers project.

So this altered wooden box is my tribute to Spring and to everything new. Why is it everything new? As this is my very first time to make self made painted flowers and the very first time to use Foamiran to make those flowers.

I heard about this product that is actually the very thin foam. You can die cut it, paint it and then shrink it a bit with your heat gun to get those great, pretty much like real, flowers.

So for my very first attempt to use this foam I used Art Anthology paints and colorations to see if it works. And it worked just perfect.

Here are some close – ups to the flowers and then I made a tutorial to show you how you can make  the flowers and to embellish your $ store simple wooden box with these flowers.

 

 

 

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Spring Flowers Altered Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

Velvet: Limeaid,Cotton Candy

Sorbet: Leaf,Dazzle,Red Velvet

Stone Effect-Brick

Gemstones- Rhodolite

Colorations– Glorious, Timeless,Barbie,Juicy,Wild Orchid, Patience

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.

 

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Messy page, Always follow your dreams.

Hello peeps,

I’m back from a break and full energy to play with the Art Anthology products.

With this page I used  the Fragments stencil from the NEW stencil collection,
so I hope to inspire you all !!

Watch the Snapguide for a step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Create This Messy Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some extra detail photos:

Hugs and have a creative day 😉

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 3 !

Hi you, Art Anthology fans… Ellie Knol here today! 

It’s good to be back after being to South Africa for a month…it wasn’t a holiday actually, but to bury my dear mom who passed away last month. I had nearly 2 weeks to sit with her and say goodbye. We were actually going to celebrate her 90 th birthday on the 19th, but she passed away 2 weeks before that. She had a fulfilled life… that’s for sure. 

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AS PROMISED… I am not finished playing with the MINX inks yet! 

Today I chose to play with MINX inks in combination with a custom made ink pad. That’s really so much fun.. you MUST give it a try!

Please have a look at the Snapguide at the end of this post for step-by-steps of the 2 techniques in this post.

Technique ONE is using the inks on the pad for stamping.

Changing the above card with just a touch of 2 stencils.

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Technique TWO is finishing up all that beautiful ink on your pad.

Using these backgrounds for one-of-a-kind cards.

SNAPGUIDE: 
Check out How to Create an Inkpad With Minx Inks by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you!

SEE you! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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