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Quick and Easy Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Hope everyone is having a wonderful month, today I have a few easy tips for creating some cards. Sometimes you need to create a quick card and not sure what to do. With Art Anthology products, the ideas are endless and they mix so well with other mediums. 

This month’s mood board is so vibrant and makes me smile I knew I needed to call upon it for inspiration for my cards.

The first two cards were accomplished by using some of our brand new stencils… Oh my goodness have you seen the line of stencils AA has… if not drop by the store and check it out. The first card was stenciled using Sorbet Pixie mixed with snowflake paste. The stamped image was done on watercolor paper and then watered down Colorations in Key West, Timeless and Barbie. The second card was once again using our stencils but I used a makeup sponge to apply AA’s paints in Taxi Cab, Pixie, and Cotton Candy. With the addition of my wood pieces, cheesecloth and flowers…. easy peasy.

The next card was created on watercolor paper. I stamped my image with white embossing powder and then spritzed water and applied watered down Coloration Sprays by paint brush, Timeless, Barbie, Key West.  The stamped image was enhanced with snowflake paste and AA’s Cotton Candy and while still wet seed beads were added.

Hope you give AA’s products a try because I’m sure it’s time to add some more cards to your stash. Happy Crafting !!!

For your pleasure here is a Snapguide tutorial of my process…..
Check out How to Create Quick Mixed Media Cards With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

The following Art Anthology Products were used:

Velvet- Cotton Candy, Taxi Cab

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Coloration Sprays-Barbie, Timeless, Sierra Key

Stencils-Dot Matrix, Lattice Stencil

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Mixed Media cards tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second May Art Anthology post!

Today I am going to share a totally different project. This time I am going tom show you how you can use Art Anthology products to make two clean and simple cards using the very same stamp, two different Art Anthology stencils and Art Anthology paints and colorations.

 

As you can see these cards are made with the same stamped sentiment, but them the cardstock, colors and mediums made them totally different.

Here are the cards again:

 

 

 

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

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Cards With Art Anthology Products 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:

Hurricane Stencil

Velvet- Mardi Gras, Lagoon

Colorations– Siesta Key, Barbie, Avocado

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

 

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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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Mixed media ATCs

Hello mixed media friends! it’s Irina here!
Sharing with you my new ATC Cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!  If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !

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Up to new meetings!

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 2 !

Good day to you, Ellie Knol here!

Today I am featuring the Minx shimmering inks again, as promised in the post Playing with Minx shimmering inks on the 26th of November 2016.
After today I hope to do even some more in near future! I have a few more up my sleeve right now.

I’ve used the same colors for all the techniques on 3 projects.

For step-by-steps of all 6 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!

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These inks are so versatile, for making backgrounds,
but also for using with bleach,

use with heat embossing as a resist,

coloring images,
watercoloring,
to stamp with,
and splattering.

in short, just PLAY with them!

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Color and Create Backgrounds- No2 by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

That’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty !

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!

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

Art Anthology Products Used:


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Mixed media Christmas card

Oh man ! Christmas is close by ! Have you sent your Christmas card already ? If you need an handmade card in a snap, I (Valerie) have the right project for you !

All you will need is white cardstock, some ribbon and of course Art Anthology products ! Gold, brick, clear coat, green spray and stencil… You will find the exact list at the end of this post.

Let’s see some close-ups to have a better look at the dimensions of this Christmas card…

As you can see there is 3 different layers of paints in this project : first Colorations spray with stencil, then gilded clear coat and brick stone effect for the sentiment.

Look at the creamy texture of the Gold Metal effect paint on the edge of the card ! That makes 4 differents textures in one card !

You will find the complete tutorial to create this card on the Art Anthology YouTube channel. It’s quick and easy :

Don’t forget to check Art Anthology Facebook group or Pinterest page for more inspiration ! See you soon for another project !

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Art Anthology Adventure in Arts Facebook Group Color Challenge

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Art Anthology Adventure in Arts Group on Facebook is having a Color Challenge! 

Use the moodboard for inspiration and create any project using Art Anthology products!

We can’t wait to see what you create!

Here is the link to the event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1722265618097760/

Happy Creating!!!

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Minx and Masks: Creating Backgrounds

Hi creative peeps! Kathy here today to show you a technique that I learned from an online class, Inspiration Wednesday, with Donna Downey.  In the class, she used watercolors with masks. I thought the technique would be perfect for using Minx Shimmering Inks and some of the cool masks available from Art Anthology.

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I used 11″ x 14″ sturdy mixed media paper to create a background, then cut it into cards and used Melissa Frances wood veneer and resin embellishments to finish them off.  Many of us don’t send cards through the mail anymore, but I’ve found that people still really love and appreciate receiving them. And it is a great way to share your art with loved ones and friends.

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Background Using Minx and Mask

You can see my process from start to finish here….
Check out How to Create Backgrounds With Minx and Masks by K. Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I created three more cards I made using this background.

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Mixed Media Cards on Melissa Frances Blog

For more details and individual photos, check out the Melissa Frances blog today.  Now go make some cards using Minx and Masks and share them with your friends and family! And don’t forget to share your creations on our Facebook page, Art Anthology Adventures in Art too!

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Embossed, messy notebook and card set.

Hello, today I would like to show you my two works, in one set.

I created a notebook and card for my friend. For thanks. Just like that.

I’ve tried to emboss the paper with our stencils and it works great!!

Here is the effect of my experiments 🙂

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And some close up’s to see this mess 🙂

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I created also a photo tutorial on the Snapguide!

Check out How to Make Embossed Messy Card and Notebook With MartaDe by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used :

I hope to see your beautiful works,- maybe also inspired of me 🙂 – on our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art 🙂

Thank you for stopping by, Marta De 🙂

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Easter Cards with Sorbets, Minx and Melissa Frances Embellishments

Hello all Art Anthology fans. I’m still in easter mood, so today I would like to show you my two Easter Cards with spring and fresh colors from our Sorbets and Minx.

I used also some beauties from Melissa Frances.

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And some close up’s :

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Sunshine Sorbet shine beautiful…

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Nice texture created in the other way of using Meridian Stencil.

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Melissa Frances Resins fit perfectly and all looks so natural…

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Some stucco texture with dottie…

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Cute little leaves beautiful stamped with Minx.

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I prepared short step-by-step on Snapguide.

Check it out!!
Check out How to Create Easter Card With Art Anthology and MF Resin by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by 🙂
Happy Easter and see you in April !:)
Marta De
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