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Happy 2019 !

Happy New Year y’all !

I hope you started this new journey with creativity ! If not I have the perfect project for you (and you can check the “send new year card” box of your to do list…) !

On white cardstock, I first sprayed Sterling Fairy Dust before embossing it with a folder.

The gray stars are made with the Twilight stencil and the Silver Metal Effect medium. I also made splatters of Stargazer Minx to add a little of blue on my background.

The tiny wood stars were colored with Honolulu Blue Sorbet. I also colored white twine with Sterling Fairy Dust and Stargazer Minx to put under the stamped and embossed paper stars.

You can re-create this card by following my steps on this tutorial video (also available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel) :

Thank you for your time, I’m glad to see you again in the beginning of this new year. I will see you soon for another project…

Have a great day !

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Christmas layout

Hello there !

It’s Christmas soon, and you will have plenty of pictures to scrap ! Or, if you are like me, you have tons of pictures you should have scrap already… So let’s add another page to your Christmas scrapbook that you can made with our lovely Art Anthology products !

Let’s start with the background… The poinsettias are draw with a stencil and paint withe Ruby Red Shine. You can also see the Dot Matrix and the Chevron stencil in use.

In the AA products range, I used Colorations sprays in Warm and Raider, as well as Indulgence Minx.

I love using stencils, they are so versatile ! I think one of my favorite way to use stencil is to help me draw design with a fine pen. But it’s fun with an ink pad, or paste or medium too !

Another technique I like is the ink resist. My brown paper was ink resist, so I played with the Ruby Red Shine, and it works well too !

If you want to learn how I create this layout, watch my video tutorial on the Art Anthology channel or there :

Thank you for your time, have a wonderful Holidays time, and see you soon !

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A little inspiration for you, from Daniëlle

Hi everyone!

Daniëlle here, just popping in, to give you some extra inspiration!

I created these two tags:

In the background I used a combination of colorations sprays (Sandcastle, Siësta Key and Sedona) with Minx shimmering inks (Decadent, Panache) over a layer of Mud and stencils.

To give them a vintage, aged look, I used the texture sets Rust and Patina. I love these sets to add texture and color to elements like the die-cuts on my tags.

All you have to do now is add a beautiful stamp and a text and you’re all done! I hope to inspire you with my project and please show us what you create!

Bye Bye!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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Dimensional mediums and stencils to build an art journal spread

Hello !

You will notice that this month AA designers had fun with the gorgeous stencils available on the shop… I made no exception and used two of them in my project :

 

After building the background with Colorations sprays in Timeless and Warm, and a stamp, I finally used the gold accent washi tapes lost in my stash…

I added then some splash of colors with Gold Metal Effect, Poppy Sorbet and Leaf Sorbet. I also use the Leaf Sorbet on the acrylic accent for my journaling, and with the Bits of Grunge stencil. The second stencil I used was the Blocked stencil with Kenyan Copper Sorbet. Use the Sorbet mediums over stencils gives the paint more texture and dimension.

You will find plenty of stencils to play with on the store, and several projects from the DT during November with them…

If you want to learn more about my creative process, you can either watch my new video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project…

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Build a layout’s background with Colorations sprays

Hello everyone !

Valerie from Texas here ! We don’t feel Fall like others in our state… 90° so far with a lot of humidity and only pecan trees have falling leaves… I miss the coolness and colors of Fall so I decided to create a layout around it :

I started by building the background with stamps that I colored with Colorations sprays in Timeless, Avocado, Rustic and French Toast (you can switch those two for Sandcastle and Warm).

I use the inks in two ways : mixed with water to color the stamped images and add splash of light color on the paper, and splattered over the layout.

This way, you can make any paper match your picture or your embellishments. And if you are using white flowers, you can also spray or paint them with the ink too !

As always, I made a video tutorial so you can watch my creative process here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! See you soon for another project…

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Day of the Dead pumpkin

Hi there !

Valerie today to show you a project where you can have fun with mediums ! You don’t have to be an artist (and I am sure not one when it’s about fine painting…) to play with paints, just the desire to have a good time. Here is the result of my playtime with mediums :

I use a pencil to draw the Day of the Dead design on my plastic pumpkin and then fill it with Shine mediums in Ocean Blue, Canary Yellow, Ruby Red, Azalea Pink, Teal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I outlined the colored design with Onyx Black to make it pop.

I made a video tutorial to show how create it (I love accelerated videos, it looks like like I know exactly what I’m doing…) :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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Apothecary of Creativity by Toni

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great month. Today I have a DT project inspired by our October moodboard.

I love recycling items and I usually keep empty paint containers just in case…. lol…So I wanted to use them to make a Halloween decoration to display on my table. The outside of the box was textured using Art Anthologys Rust and Patine Texture Sets. And the bottles were textured by running Stone Effects-Sandstone through a few of our stencils. All supplies will be listed below. I have prepared a video for you if you would like to view my creative process. Hope you get a few new techniques to use with your AA products. Happy creating xoxo Toni

Stencil Blocked https://www.artanthology.net/collecti…

Stencil Bubbles https://www.artanthology.net/collecti…

Stencil Retro https://www.artanthology.net/collecti…

Stone Effects Sandstone https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Rust Texture Set https://www.artanthology.net/products…

32Patina Texture Set https://www.artanthology.net/products…

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Art journaling with Hexi stencil stack

Hello !

Have you ever tried to use all the stencils from the same stack at once ? That’s what my project is all about today ! Let’s see how I used the Hexi stencil stack

It’s not THE way of using it, just A way to do so, because you could use them separately or together, aligned or not… I decided to align them for this project, each one with a different medium. I started with the medium Hexi and Glorious Colorations spray, followed by the hollowed Hexi and Tango Velvet, and then the larger Hexi with Dazzle Clear Coat.

Once each coat was dried, I added some Waimea Bay Colorations spray and wipe the excess from the Hexi pattern. You can see that the blue did not go on the Hexi pattern thanks to the clear coat.

A bit of chevron stamp, black alpha stickers, some black on the edges and my journal pages were done !

You can follow my creative process through my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel (as many of our DT videos…) :

Thank you for your time, I hope this tutorial will help you use the stencil stacks more often !

Have a great day…

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Chipboard frame with the September moodboard

Hi everyone !

The beautiful moodboard inspire me this month to decorate a chipboard frame with the deep and luxurious colors of this board :

I kept the petunias in mind to create my flowers and the amber look of the leather jacket. Here is the result :

The base is a blank chipboard frame that I decorated with AA mediums, Colorations spray and stencil… I created the flowers with 7 big flower punches and the Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and DragonFruit Velvet.

I applied Bone Stone Effect medium on the centerpiece, then gel medium over Gothic stencil, and Patience Colorations spray.

The stems were created with air dry clay, and brushed with some Amber Gemstones medium (you can find it in the Rust texture set) and Glass Sorbet.

The top frame and the title were painted with Amber (Rust Texture set).

You can learn how to create the flowers and the general process of this project in my new tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I did inspired you to create more with your AA products !

See you soon…

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