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Christmas Card inspiration with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

How are you doing? I have a quick inspirational post for you today. Every year I create some Christmas cards and this year I used an Art Anthology background for them.

I created the background using three colorations sprays colors, Minx inks and Fairy Dust with a stencil. As you can see I also added some background stamping, a different text for each card. I also added a layer of clear coat sterling through a stencil. Add a cute image and text and your cards are ready! I like my Christmas cards all shiny and sparkly so I use lots of Minx, Fairy Dust and clear coat. I also use pearlescent cardstock but that’s quite hard to photograph.

I hope to inspire you to create a quick little Christmas card yourself!

See you again soon!


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Used products in my project:

Art Anthology colorations: Ink Spot, Indigo, Raider

Minx inks: Midnight

Fairy Dust: Sterling

Stencils: Lotus 6×9, Twilight

Clear coat: Splashed

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Christmas Mixed-Media Tag

Hey everyone, Suzanne here today to share with you a fun Christmas mixed-media tag that I’ve created using an array of Art Anthology paints and mediums! I will show you how I made the dimensional trees!

When I began the base of the tag, I knew I wanted a “midnight” blue, therefore, I mixed two Velvets- “Beyond the Reef ” and Tuxedo. They blended and worked perfectly! Once the paint was dried, I stamped and heat embossed a text image and like that, the tag base was complete!

Using just a piece of scrap watercolor paper, I cut out triangles for Christmas trees. I mixed a small amount of Kelly Green Shine paint with artist modeling paste; the paste “dilutes” the color of the paint, so I added paint until I was happy with the color. Using a palette knife, I simply applied the mixture to the paper making “swooping” motions.

Before the mixture dried, I tucked in 3d-dimensional balls for ornaments.

Once the background of the tree was completely dry, I added color to the ornaments with a color from the Rust Texture Set, “Amber;” I also went back in with Kelly green to go over the tree once more to give it just a little more depth and color.

Next, I added snow paste to the tree and topped it off with a dusting of glitter! I let all of the medium dry and assembled the tag! Here are some closeups!

The star wreath is a paper die-cut that’s been painted using the Rust Texture Set!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet: “Beyond the Reef, Tuxedo”
Rust Texture Set
Shine “Kelly Green”

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Christmassy art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi there everyone!

I’m a big holiday season fan and I just love spending and enjoying time with my family during the holidays! So I was in a Christmassy (or messy LOL) mood when I created this art journal page!

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

1: I love to start with collage.

2: Next I added modelling paste through the Twilight stencil.

3: Adding color using colorations sprays clover and warm and a little bit of minx ink in color indulgence.

I also added some Fairy Dust in Gilded Gold for extra sparkle.

4: Next I added some scraps of paper.

5: In my last step I added some gold glitter washi tape and a text I like. Part of it I ‘wrote’ with Raider colorations spray and a brush, part are stickers and part are letter stamps.

That’s all, see you next time!


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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…

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Cozy Christmas Layout by Toni

Merry Christmas everyone, today I have a fun festive layout with a photo I took of my daughter last Christmas. This is a very easy layout but the use of AA’s stencils and Mud Texture Paste just sends it over the top special… I think.    This month we are encouraging our followers to try out your stencils.

I used the Twilight Stencil and Mud Texture Paste, then I also ran through the same stencil with Metal Effects Gold. While the Mud was still wet I sprinkled dark red microbeads on.  Some of the chipboard pieces were highlighted with the Metal Effects Gold as well. I added DIY snow to alot of the project with Diamond Dust sprinkled over the top of layout as well as poinsettias. This layout only took me a couple hours…. which is very fast for me. Give our stencils a  try, they will not disappoint.

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

Velvet – Desire https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Metal Effects – Gold https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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

For your pleasure I have included a video so you can watch my creative process. xoxo ToniFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

Christmas In July- Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Toni here with a design team project that was inspired using this months mood board. Well I know we have a few months before Christmas but it will be here before you know it and I thought the mood board were perfect colors were holiday cards.  

I decided I wanted to create some prints from my gelli plate so I used 4 colors, Shine Ruby and Kelly and Velvet Desire and Shamrock and applied it to my plate and made about 6 prints.Some I decided to use to diecut some poinsettias and other I decided to use as the background for my cards. This card I cut the poinsettias out and applied seed beads as well as homemade snow (equal parts, white paint, glue, baking soda) and also Diamond Dust glitter. I then used our Floral Tile stencil to add with Mud and once dry I added Nuvo drops to the centers. The next card was done by adding paints to a 3D embossing folder and then running your paper through to get this beautiful texture but vividly blended background. The poinsettia on this card was also created by just adding Amber (Rust Texture Set) to the embossing folder and then diecutting the flower petals.More Diamond Dust and seed beads were added to the flower to enhance.The last card the background was created from one of my gelli prints that I also used the stencil Twilight and it provides this distressed starry pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for my star die cuts.Hope this has inspired you to give your Christmas cards a bit of artsy vibe this year. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques so that card can be a one of a kind and the recipient will be amazed that you took time to make something especially creative for them.  For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below to show some photos of my process for these cards. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology Supplies Used :

Shine – Kelly, Ruby

Velvet – Vegas Gold, Desire, Shamrock

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Floral Tile, Twilight

Rust Texture Paste – Amber 

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“Always Believe” by Toni

What a magical time of year Christmas is, filled with hope, joy and love. But for many it is a difficult time because of loss of loved ones, jobs, health and other events that happen in life.  My prayer is that my canvas today can bring  merriment to your day and inspire you. Being inspired by our December mood board was not difficult, such pretty vibrant colors. 

I started by adhering different laces to my canvas and giving it a nice coat of gesso to prep for my paint and sprays. Using 2″x 2″ canvases to create my Christmas tree, I first applied scrapbook papers and then for texture and interest used our Twilight stencil to add stars to the top.  Christmas sprigs and pods were added to the sides and prepped with gesso then sprayed with gorgeous Colorations Sprays in Peacock Feathers and Sky.

Homemade snow was made by mixing equal parts of Sorbet Linen, baking soda and school glue, while still wet Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled on top. Christmas berries were glued into place, a red bow was placed on top of the tree and my title was edged with Peacock Feather spray. More Linen was dabbed here and there and then Diamond Dust glitter was added for a holiday sparkle. Wishing you a time of Peace and Comfort…. xoxo Toni

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Coloration Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Sky 

Sorbet  – Linen

Stencil –Twilight

Mud Texture Paste 

For your pleasure enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.Check out How to Create Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.Facebooktwitterpinterestmail

Peace On Earth by Toni

Toni here with a Christmas decor piece. I wanted to alter up this clock and I had this snowy, magical scene floating in my head, so let’s get started.  Now Art Anthology has just come out with a new product to create with and it’s  called Oxidized Silver Paste Set , and it transformed my clock perfectly.

I first started off with T!m Holtz assemblage clock and decided to add lots of wonderful Art Anthology Mud Paste to add texture . The oxidized silver product really brings the clock to life.  A complete tutorial is below on how I created this lighted wintery scene.

The snow for the inside of the clock was created with Velvet – Cotton, baking soda, and school glue. This photo is without the inside light on. Bottle brush trees were bleached out and covered with diamond dust glitter for a magical look. Hot glue was dripped and allowed to dry to create icicles. Hope this has provided some ideas for using our new oxidized silver products. Be sure to create something and post it on our Facebook page . Wishing you a Christmas filled with peace and joy  xoxo Toni

AA products  used for this project: 

Mud Texture Paste

Oxidized Silver Paste

Velvet – Cotton

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Jingle Bell Rock by Toni

Merry Christmas y’all, put some music on and lets make some of these easy fun ornaments for your tree using our Rust paste set.

I purchased these huge bells at the dollar store and wanted to include them with my Christmas decorations on my tree but my theme this year was woodsy and these silver bells just were not matching. So I knew these would need to have the magical touch from our rust paste set.  Here we go !I first gave two coats of black gesso then starting with the dark brown I covered the whole bell and then using a sponge I added the terracotta and completely dried it. Then randomly added the gold. They take on a whole different look…. I love it. Let’s now add some twine. Using your hot glue gun let’s add some twine around the middle of the bell. Now let’s add some greenery, pinecones, little rusted star and some Christmas ribbon. For a bit of texture, mix equal parts of Velvet Cotton, baking soda and school glue to make snow and apply to the greenery and the bell. And there you have it fun new ornaments for your tree that cost you practically nothing but the fun time you have making them is priceless… Hope you were inspired and that you have Rockin good Christmas !

Art Anthology products used are:

Rust Paste Set

Velvet-CottonFacebooktwitterpinterestmail

I’m Dreaming Of Diorama’s by Toni

Hi i everyone, Toni here with some festive inspiration. Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure your holiday decorating is in full swing. I purchased these little boxes at Michaels after Halloween, they were 80 % off so I got them for $2.00, I decided they would be perfect little diorama’s  for my Christmas tree this year.  The boxes started off looking like this…. And were transformed to these, hope you enjoy !These boxes lend for endless possibilities for your imagination. Ornaments or raw wood pieces were added as the main focal interest in the boxes. This post is photo heavy because once I got started making these it was hard to stop. The next one, I used our Clear Coat in Dazzle to collage the music paper for background. Adhered the wings, added my bow and greenery. The Wood title was painted first with Sorbet Vegas Gold and then embossed with Gold powder.Mud Texture Paste was added to this snowflake wood piece and then sprinkled with glitter. The box was primed with black gesso and then dry brushed with Ferrari Red paint and a bit of white gesso on the top. This box was painted black and then dry brushed with Parakeet , Ferrari and highlighted with Vegas Gold. My next box was actually inspired by Emma Williams   she had created a brilliant tag using paperdolls in a Christmas scene and she included the watch in her project which I loved. The Christmas tree on my project was bleached out  to make it white and then decorated pearls painted with Ferrari Red and Parrakeet. My next diorama I used an ornament that I already had ….this sled. The outside of the box you can’t see but I embossed metal tape for the outside to enhance the metal on the sled.  Now the Mud Paste does create great snow but I needed a lot so I didn’t want to use up all my paste so decided to make my own faux snow. Check out my snapguide tutorial below to find out how to make this with AA products.    Last but not least is my sleigh I added some small bells that I rusted with our new rust paint set, added some foliage and also a little tree that had been bleached out as well. The outside of box was painted first then decorated with burlap.

Wishing you a Christmas season that is merry and  bright, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the Snapguide tutorial below which includes my recipe for faux snow as well as bleaching the Christmas trees.

Art Anthology products used are the following:

Sorbet  Parakeet, Ferrari, Vegas Gold, Dazzle

Mud Texture Paste

Rust Set

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