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This is what family looks like, by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

Art Anthology got NEW Colors!!
I’ve used 2 of them

Velvet: Beyond the Reef, Sorbet: Walnut. And the third color is the Colorations Sedona which we already have but matches perfectly with the Walnut.

A perfect combination to create something aged looking.

Then we also have NEW stencils!! I used this one:


*click the image to see more stencils*

So I started in my Art Journal but after finishing I saw that the video wasn’t good! ūüôĀ

So a short description of what I did:
*Add pieces of old bookpaper to the page with gelmedium.
*wash the page with a little gesso and water.
*Add with the stencil Velvet Beyond the Reef and cotton(blend together).
*After drying put the stencil in the same spot and brush over the Sorbet Walnut.
* Take of the stencil and water the Sorbet, the pigments will spread.
*Sponge down all the edges with Sedona.
*The tag is done with the same stencil and Sedona.
*Spray(everything except the photo) with Fairy Dust Gilded Gold.
*Add splashes Minx Stargazer and Decadent.
* Finish it with splashes gesso.

Some detail pics:

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.

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10 Simple Mixed Media Background Techniques

Hi everyone, Toni here today with a design team project hoping to inspire that mixed media artist within you. I have alot of people tell me they love the look and idea of mixed media, but are just too afraid to try it. Well I’m here today to share with you some very simple techniques that can enhance your scrapbook layouts, greeting cards, art journal pages, ATC’s etc.¬† Let’s get started.¬†I decided to use Eileen Hull’s passport die for the mini album which would be perfect for a travel or vacation album.¬†The album was held together with jute which was braided and then assorted beads were added.¬†I altered this wooden box to hold the mini album in and because there are so many pages to this book I didn’t photograph them, but I’m hoping you will take a moment to view my process video below to see each technique individually and more photos of the finished pages.

Hoping you give some of these techniques a try.  I encourage you to embrace the imperfections of mixed media and just have fun ! 

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Valentine’s altered heart box

Hi there !

Valentine’s day is around the corner and you’re so not ready ? I have a new project for you, an heart altered box :

It is a fun mixed media project to create for your Valentine, and you can filled it with chocolates, candies or lingerie if you want !

I started with a cardboard box and the Lotus stencil with Mud Paste (you can use heavy gesso or texture paste too). Once dried, I added some lace clay embellishments I prepared in advance (but you can you chipboard or wood ones) and covered everything with white gesso.

The box was then painted with Rose Velvet medium and set aside to dry… Meanwhile, I did covered all my embellishments with white gesso (paper flowers, metal leaves and flowers, clay flowers and letters).

They were then painted with Portobello Velvet medium or Rose Velvet medium, with touches of Kona Velvet or Fiesta Velvet.

The last part was to to create clusters and place the letters on the box ! A matching lace on the edge was the perfect final touch.

To help you create this box, I made a video tutorial that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time. Hope to see you soon on our blog !

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Today’s moments… by Marleen

Hello Art Anthology Fans,

Marleen here with a new project. At the photo you see my hubby’s great grandma. I love her friendly eyes.
I’m into scrapbook right now and mixing it with techniques with Art Anthology products. It’s me making a mess again in a video tutorial ūüėÄ

Some detail pictures:

Materials:
Colorations: Sedona, Raider
Sorbet: Kenyan Copper. Cayman
Minx Shimmering ink: Midnight, Panache, Radiance.
Stencils: Wheel, Inspired.
Texture set: Patina
Stone effects: Sandstone

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 ūüėČ

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How to make snow with Mud…

Hello everyone !

We are all in full Winter mode, so why not try to create a Winter project with cold color and snow ? That’s what I did in this layout :

After inking the edges of my background paper with Warm Colorations spray and water, I applied Mud paste over the Gothic stencil, and on the edges too. I did the same with a bunch of coordinate tags.

You know my love for fussy cutting… So I did cut out those branches and snowflakes as my embellishments…

The title of my layout was made with the Expressions stencil and Silver Metal Effect medium :

As usual, you will be able to follow my complete creative process in this video, available as the other DT videos on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

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

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Happy 2019 !

Happy New Year y’all !

I hope you started this new journey with creativity ! If not I have the perfect project for you (and you can check the “send new year card” box of your to do list…) !

On white cardstock, I first sprayed Sterling Fairy Dust before embossing it with a folder.

The gray stars are made with the Twilight stencil and the Silver Metal Effect medium. I also made splatters of Stargazer Minx to add a little of blue on my background.

The tiny wood stars were colored with Honolulu Blue Sorbet. I also colored white twine with Sterling Fairy Dust and Stargazer Minx to put under the stamped and embossed paper stars.

You can re-create this card by following my steps on this tutorial video (also available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel) :

Thank you for your time, I’m glad to see you again in the beginning of this new year. I will see you soon for another project…

Have a great day !

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Christmas layout

Hello there !

It’s Christmas soon, and you will have plenty of pictures to scrap ! Or, if you are like me, you have tons of pictures you should have scrap already… So let’s add another page to your Christmas scrapbook that you can made with our lovely Art Anthology products !

Let’s start with the background… The poinsettias are draw with a stencil and paint withe Ruby Red Shine. You can also see the Dot Matrix and the Chevron stencil in use.

In the AA products range, I used Colorations sprays in Warm and Raider, as well as Indulgence Minx.

I love using stencils, they are so versatile ! I think one of my favorite way to use stencil is to help me draw design with a fine pen. But it’s fun with an ink pad, or paste or medium too !

Another technique I like is the ink resist. My brown paper was ink resist, so I played with the Ruby Red Shine, and it works well too !

If you want to learn how I create this layout, watch my video tutorial on the Art Anthology channel or there :

Thank you for your time, have a wonderful Holidays time, and see you soon !

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Altered Art Journal Cover by Toni

Hi everyone…. Toni here with a fun and easy way to spruce up your art journal cover using Art Anthology products.¬†First prepping the surface with gesso then I adhered different elements to the cover, such as grungeboard letters and latex lace.¬† I decided to use “Anthology” as my title which I feel is perfect ¬†Merriam Webster says:¬†¬†anthology¬†¬†noun¬†an¬∑‚Äčthol¬∑‚Äčo¬∑‚Äčgy¬†¬†Definition of¬†anthology¬†¬†1:¬†a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music.¬†

I used two different stencils (listed below) and Mud Texture Paste to give more yummy texture. Finished off with some Vintage Gold wax for highlights. Hope you enjoyed  and take one of your journals or album covers and give it a face lift. For your pleasure I have included a process video below. Happy creating ! xoxo Toni

AA Products used are :

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Chevron, Beehive

Colorations Sprays-Indigo, Granny Smith, Peacock Feathers, Siesta Key, Timeless

Sorbet-Glass 

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Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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Altered wooden Christmas tree.

Hi everyone, Marleen here with a Christmas home deco project .

I love to alter and this time a wooden Christmas tree. I found it at the Garden Center Christmas marked here in the Netherlands.
View the snapguide tutorial for instructions:
Check out How to Create This Wooden Christmas Tree. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Materials:
Velvet: Fiji, Reef
Colorations: Ink spot, Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust: Ice
Texture set: Rust – Sorbet Amber
Stencil: Twilight
Mud

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.

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