Hi, this is Josefine. Welcome back to a new project. Halloween is right around the corner and it’s about time to grab all the spooky colors from Art Anthology and get creative.
I used all the purples, oranges and greens from my Colorations Sprays and paired them with the Velvet paint in the same colors. My goal was to create quite a few Halloween cards, so I kind of got into a flow once I started. It’s easy to spray ink in several shades onto water color paper and let it dry and do its magic.
Of course there is a little more to it than “just” spraying the ink onto paper, but that is definitely the most fun part 😉
Here is my video tutorial for you that shows you all the steps for my spooky Halloween cards.
I love the vibrant colors and how amazing the backgrounds turned out! It always surprises me how different a background looks like when you let the ink dry vs heat setting it. Sometimes patience is worth it 😀
Here are all the Colorations Sprays and Velvet paints that I used.
Hi, Josefine here, with two colorful cards that I created using the Colorations Sprays in a different way. I really enjoy the Art Anthology Colorations Sprays. They are so vibrant and yummy. That’s why I was wondering, if I could use them for more than “just” spraying the ink onto something.
And I love the effect and how the cards turned out!
But back to the beginning and what I actually did. I didn’t want to create a huge mess, so I used some pipettes to get the ink out of the bottles and onto my craft mat. From there it was easy to dab my paper into the ink and create this splattered background. But see for yourself how I did it:
So, what do you think? Worth creating some more cards using this technique?
Today’s post features the beautiful vibrancy of the Minx Shimmering Inks.
The background on canvas paper.. still wet but drying in the sun!
Later on, I discovered that I must have dropped some water on it by mistake, as it had more drops than showing on this photo… that’s part of the fun!
I had to be everywhere, because the robot lawnmower wanted to mow over my backgrounds sometimes, hehe.
I wanted to enhance the drops, so I did not cover it up, but overstamped and used the background as part of the images.
Don’t forget.. there is a Snapguide at the end of this post, showing the steps to achieve the finished card.
A close-up: watch the droplet… with the inks all pushed to the edges of it. I think that’s magic… I couldn’t have painted it that way!
Now for the second background: very different paper, but a beauty too!
Summer is not over, and we all have a pool party in mind, right ? So my project for today is creating quick and fun invitations for a party ! Let’s take a look at the four cards I made, you we will see the tutorial at the end :
I decided to make backgrounds with Minx Shimmering Inks, on all types of paper.
It is really easy, and relaxing to do while enjoying the sun…
As promised, this time I’ll show the ones that had some white heat embossing, gesso and acrylic paint on it before coloring with Minx. Also some on canvas paper. See the blogpost called Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4 for more info !
I’m Josefine, the new design team member for Art Anthology. You have no idea how excited I am to join this amazing team! I’m using Art Anthology paints and stencils for a while now and my local craft store, Scrapbooking Forever in California, originally introduced me to them.
For my first project I decided to create a couple of cards using Sorbet and Velvet paints and my favorite stencils.
This project is featuring the mono printing technique. I thought it would be fun to try out the dimensional paints on my Gel Press – and I think it turned out pretty nice. Have you ever tried mono printing with Art Anthology paints?
I thought that it might be easier to follow the process with a video, so I created a quick tutorial for you:
I love mono printing, because you can create a bunch of backgrounds very fast and it’s hard to stop. I usually have to when my floor is covered in paper, lol.
Here are a few more pictures. You can click on them to enlarge them.
These are the supplies I used.
I hope you enjoyed my first project for Art Anthology. I’m super excited to try even more techniques with these versatile paints and share them with you!
Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and group to get updates and new ideas:
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 !!!