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Flower cards made by Marleen.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with some cards. Complete out of my comfort zone…. but sometimes it’s good to create something else.

I made a tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create These Cards. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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!

 

Hugs,

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The bliss of Sorbets and Velvets!

Ellie here today, with FUN!

An easy but so versatile technique: use your acrylic blok to stamp (or smoosh) paint onto paper,
or any other surface for that matter. 

… AND you can actually stamp in the wet paint too! With a script stamp for example!

It’s an all shimmery yummy textural happy background!

The first finished card!

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The second one:

Only difference with the previous one (except for the color) : I misted the paint ánd the cardstock with water before smoooooooshing.

Lazy days of summer are nearly over!

For more info on the technique itself, please see the Snapguide tutorial I created JUST for you!  

Check out How to Smoosh Sorbet and Velvet Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

  

Guess which one of these two is my favorite?!

 

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

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

Art Anthology Products Used:

Parakeet Sorbet

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Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Cards with Josefine

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.
Halloween Card with Art Anthology
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.
Halloween Card with Art Anthology
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 😀

Supplies Used

Here are all the Colorations Sprays and Velvet paints that I used.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

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Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

Using Colorations Spray Differently with Josefine

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.
Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

And I love the effect and how the cards turned out!
Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

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?

Here are the supplies I used:

Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

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Playing with Minx Shimmering Inks – no 6

Remember these posts from me, Ellie?

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Remember that, on an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds?? I did a second post about that too:

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

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!

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Now for the second background:  very different paper, but a beauty too!


I cut it to size…

… and created this:
  

I sponged these tiny dots from the Lotus Stencil around the edge.

…for step-by-steps of this second card too, please see the Snapguide.

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Check out How to Make Cards From Minx Shimmery Backgrounds by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

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

Art Anthology Products Used:

Radiance Minx - Art AnthologyRadiance Minx

 Panache Minx - Art Anthology
Panache Minx

Stargazer Minx - Art AnthologyStargazer Minx

Lotus Stencil 6x9Lotus Stencil 6×9

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Playing with Colorations Inks

Ellie Knol again today,
showing a way to play with Colorations Shimmering Inks. 

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By misting the Colorations on an acrylic block and ‘stamping’ that onto your cardstock….

….you get beautiful washes on your background.
TIP… Leave the block on the cardstock for a few minutes for it to be able to absorb the moisture.

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Stamp with a colored ink.

Color the image with Colorations Shimmering inks
and splatter some ink as well. Stamps a script with a matching colored ink. 


Sponge over a stencil with distress inks.
Finish it off with a script and white heat embossing.

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Create Backgrounds With Colorations Shimmering Ink by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

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

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Barbie Colorations Color Spray
Barbie Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

 Blocked StencilBlocked Stencil - Art Anthology

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Invitation in a snap with Art Anthology !

Hello from Valerie !

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 :

You will need four 4’x6′ white cards and four 3′ 6/8” x 5′ 6/8” white cardstock panels the Twilight stencil with gel medium, some Minx and the Mayan Gold Velvet dimensional medium

The pink is made with Enchanting Minx, the blue with Panache Minx

This gorgeous purple was create with Majestic Minx and water. The sentiment (white cardstock die) is painted with Mayan Gold Velvet Dimensional Medium.

This luxious green came from the Bankroll Minx. The stars have been outlined with a gold gel pen and the edges of the card painted with the Mayan Gold medium.

Here is my video tutorial so you can see the creating process of these cards :

You will find more tutorials on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, but don’t forget Pinterest or our Facebook group page for more inspiration !

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another tutorial !

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

Ellie Knol again here today.

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 !


For more information please see the Snapguide tutorial I created ..
Check out How to Make Backgrounds With Minx Shimmering Inks – 5 by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today and play even when you’re on vacation. You can add the final touches when back home.