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Butterfly canvas with Daniëlle

Hi there!!!!

It’s Daniëlle with a happy butterfly canvas for you today!

I created this canvas with the following products:

Here is a little step by step tutorial for you:

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A Birdie Canvas

Hello, welcome to another blog post. I have been busy making quite a few crafts, from canvases to jars. When I am inspired I go with it and make as many  things as I can. This mini canvas I am sharing with you today is one of these creations.

Birdie Canvas

I love the little birdie. I made him with a rubber stamped image colored with alcohol markers.

Birdie Canvas

Now it is time for me to show you how I made this canvas. The supply list is below followed by a video tutorial.

Art Anthology products used
Brownie Velvet Dimensional Medium 
Glorious Colorations Spray
Sandcastle Colorations Spray

Other supplies:

  • gesso
  • canvas
  • gel medium
  • book paper
  • cheese cloth
  • white paint
  • branch
  • heavy gel medium
  • bird embellishment
  • small piece of cardboard
  • picture eye hooks x 2
  • ribbon to hang
  • glue
  • raffia
  • paper towel


Follow along with the video tutorial below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!


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Cute little canvas with Daniëlle

Hi everyone!

Daniëlle here with a cute little canvas for you!

I used:

Colorations spray: Plush, Siesta key

Fairy Dust: Ice

Velvet: Tuxedo

Stencil: small lotus stencil

Sorbet: Cayman, Bella boo (purple color)

Clear coat: Linen

Here’s a little step by step tutorial, so you can create one yourself:

  1. My base consists of collage with a layer of clear gesso.

2. Next, add color with Colorations sprays and sparkle with Fairy Dust.

3. Add a little texture by applying some velvet through a stencil.

4. For the wings I used a little different technique. I applied Cayman Sorbet, let it dry for a bit and then wiped of the excess sorbet with a baby wipe to create a dreamy look. I applied clear coat linen on the whole wing for extra sparkle.

5. The final step is to put it all together, find an image and text you like. I decided my canvas needed extra sparkle so I added some sorbet to my canvas.

I hope you liked my little tutorial, see you next time!

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Mixed media layout on canvas

Hi friends!

Lisa today on the blog to share with you my newest mixed media layout on canvas, playing with my favorite AA stencil and paints!

To start I brushed a coat of white gesso on the canvas and I made stencils with Stone effect Bone.

I used the stone effect also on some paper diecuts.

I made stamps with archival black ink and then I diluted the Tuxedo Velvet with water and I used a brush to color my background.

I made splatters with Gold Metal Effect and a fan brush

I sprayed Siesta Coloration on my leaves, and I brushed Gold Metal Effect on the others

So I pasted all the embellishments with my photo on the canvas, and as final touch I made big splatters with Cotton Velvet.

Here some close ups:

I used these AA products:

Lotus Stencil 6×9

Bone Stone Effects

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

Gold Metal Effects

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media reverse canvas with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Mixed Media Flower Canvas by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here and I’m having so much fun with some of Art Anthology’s NEW products… Have you checked out the store… WOW so many beautiful NEW stencils and so many gorgeous NEW colors of dimensional paints. I used the new Double Flower Stencil for this canvas. Prepped the canvas first with crackle medium and allowed it to dry. Then I created my flowers using a different method of appying the paint to the stencils. Instead of adding the medium and then swiping the excess, I applied the paints like frosting a cake and left it thick…. check out my video below for more details. Applying it this way provided a wonderful dimensional texture. And it’s so easy with Art Anthology’s gel based paints. Once the flowers were dry, I fussy cut all of them and adhered them to the canvas and highlighted the shadow areas with Minx Shimmering Inks. Finishing off the canvas with a dry brushing of Amber Sorbet (from the rust set). Hope you give this technique a try, so much fun experimenting with mixed media. Wishing you a day filled with love & peace.

For your pleasure I have included a video to share my creative process. xoxo Toni


Canvas There is… by Marleen

Hi peeps, Marleen here with a new project. I made a canvas with lots of layers and less color then normal. It’s all about layering and water the colors down.

Also I used one of the new stencils Art Deco.

Enjoy the tutorial:
Check out How to Create This Canvas With Less Color. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Detail Pictures:

Art Anthology Materials:
Colorations: Warm.
Texture sets.
Stone effects: Bone, Sandstone.
Minx inks: Gold dust.
Stencil: Art Deco.

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Mixed Media Jewelry Christmas Tree by Toni

Merry Christmas everyone, today it’s my turn up on the blog with a new project for Art Anthology. I decided to recycle some old jewelry that I had in my stash and alter it into a Christmas tree decor piece. I used the backside of the canvas for the base of the project and started adding my pieces of jewelry in a shape of a tree, then primed the surface with white gesso. Then I started adding my pretty Coloration sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks.  For more added texture, I also added Mud Paste with art stones to the back of the tree. The outside frame was embellished using AA’s Ringlet stencil as well as Sorbet paints. All the products for AA used are listed below as well as a process video for your pleasure. Hope you have been inspired. Have a magical Christmas season !

Here are the products used:

Mud Texture Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products

Stencil-Ringlets https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations-Sky https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations-Indigo https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Minx-Stargazer https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Minz-Midnight https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Sorbet-Pewter https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Clear Coat-Linen https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects-Silver https://www.artanthology.net/products…


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 !


Live In The Moment-Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project inspired by this months mood board.

Loving this mood board with it’s cool and vibrant colors. My project was a altered frame that I purchased at the dollar store. Let’s get started !

I used our Mud paste to add more texture and then started spraying away with our gorgeous Coloration Sprays in Siesta Key and Patience. To provide more color and texture I also used our Shine paint in Teal and Velvet paint in Cotton Candy. 

Hope you have enjoyed this project. Create along with us and post your creations on our Facebook page HERE. For your pleasure I have included a YOUTUBE tutorial so you can watch my creative process. Be gentle on me please, this is my actual first YOUTUBE video. I won’t tell you how long it took me to process and edit it but it was lots of fun and after all it is 2018, I probably need to get with the program… lol Enjoy !

AA Products Used :


Velvet-Cotton Candy

Colorations Spray-Siesta Key, Patience



Rusty love canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with a rusty/patina canvas.
Totally inspired by the texture sets and the Baking Powders by Seth Apter.
In combination with my Wheel stencil my flow went on and on and……
I had a great time playing!

 You can purchase this stencil HERE.

Of course I made a step-by-step tutorial for you 😉

Check out How to Make a Rusty Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Some extra detail photos:


Colorations: Raider, Sedona.
Texture sets: Rust, Patina.
Velvet: Tuxedo.
Stencil: Wheel.

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