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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 !


Up to new meetings!


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!


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

use with heat embossing as a resist,

coloring images,
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:


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 !


Art Anthology Adventure in Arts Facebook Group Color Challenge


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:


Happy Creating!!!


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.


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 🙂




And some close up’s to see this mess 🙂









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 🙂



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.





And some close up’s :


Sunshine Sorbet shine beautiful…


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



Melissa Frances Resins fit perfectly and all looks so natural…



Some stucco texture with dottie…


Cute little leaves beautiful stamped with Minx.


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


Simply Beautiful Flower Cards

Hello, today I would like to show you two very simple and easy flower cards. Last time, I was wondering how to use MINX in a different way than the popular splashing… I spend lots of hours on playing with them. Two of the effects I just show you today.

I needed something simple, fresh, juicy and optimistic.. I decided to paint some embossed flowers on vellum. It works really good with Minx!!



And some close up’s:


The colors of MINX mixed beautiful together on vellum.

The flowers are so light, delicate and still a little bit transparent.



A little bit of doodling.


Juicy PARAKEET sorbet texture with BUBBLES stencil.


And velvet branches from INSPIRED GRUNGE stencil, in one of my favorite colors – KONA.


I made also a video – tutorial. Check it on Art Anthology YouTube channel:


I used:



PARAKEET Sorbet      


Thanks for stopping by,

Marta De.




3D Christmas Card

Hello, today I would like to show you, how to create a nice 3D Christmas Card with our paints.


And some close up’s…


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Check out How to Paint 3D Chipboard Christmas Card by Marta De by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you for stopping by, and see you next time 🙂

Marta De



Bucket List Cards

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and this month we’ve been tasked to create with a bucket list in mind.  Now I can think of lots of ways to document a bucket list – a canvas, a journal, a wall hanging, etc.  But I decided to create several of my bucket list items on cards that remind me of what I want to do.


Check out How to Create Cards to Document a Bucket List by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

One item on my bucket list is to go up in a hot air balloon.  Since I had this wonderful stamp, I thought it would be appropriate for this challenge.


Another item on my bucket list is visiting Europe and specifically Paris.  So this card was not only fun to make but puts my dream of traveling to Europe up close and personal.


What’s on your bucket list?  Thanks for stopping by today.

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