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Polarized effect layout

Hello crafters !

I want to show you something I create on the Art Anthology cruise during a crop session. It’s a layout, where I used a picture of my daughter with polarized sunglasses, and I tried to recreate the polarized effect with AA mediums…

I am pretty satisfied with the result ! Strangely, using the same technique, I got two different tones with metal and chipboard/paper…

On the layout and the white gesso covered embellishments, I applied first a coat of Sandcastle Colorations spray, then few coats of Kona Velvet medium for the base.

Then I applied Mermaid Sorbet in the center, followed by a layer of Vegas Gold Sorbet. See the difference between the metal (flower, doilies and leaves) and the chipboard (title) or paper flowers ?

I made a quick video to show you how to create this polarized effect :

Thank you for stopping by today. Have fun with this new technique and see you soon…

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Land Of The Free Journal Page by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s a new month and a new mood board here at Art Anthology and my design team inspiration was from the beautiful blues, reds and grays.

I created a two page journal layout. Sit back as I walk you through this fun process. Using painters tape, create strips across your pages. Using the Twilight stencil and Mud paste I added my stars to the corner of my journal page. Take your spatula and in waves add your texture paste to the uncovered portion of the strips. This will give the appearance of movement in your flag.  Allow your paste to dry completely.  I knew sprayng my strips would be easier but I didn’t have a vivid red so I took the Shine in Ruby and added it to a spray bottle with a little water and shook real good and sprayed away. Gorgeous color and coverage. Now I sprayed my stars with Indigo Colorations Spray.  Heat set all your sprays. Remove your painters tape and reveal your white strips. Taking a fine point Sharpie I wrote the lyrics to Oh Beautiful. Last but not least I used the Metal Effects in Silver with my finger and ran it over all the high parts of the Mud paste on the stars and strips. Then added my title “Land Of the Free Home of the Brave” . Hoping you are inspired by my pages and don’t forget to play along with us and create using our mood board and post it to our Facebook HERE. 

Here is a list of the products used for my journal pages.

Stencils- Twilight 

Shine- Ruby 

Colorations- Indigo 

Metal Effects – Silver 

Mud Texture Paste 

 

 

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Friendship card with the New Shines

Hi there !

Did you try the new Shine mediums already ? The colors are so bright I had to use them to create a peppy Friendship card !

I created my background with the Sand Stone Effect medium and the new Twinkle Lights stencil on a white paper sprayed with Sandcastle Colorations spray.

Then I stamped the flowers and sentiment with black ink, and colored the flowers with the new Shine medium in Ruby Red, Canary Yellow, Sunrise Orange and Kelly Green.

Some fussy cut, few more Ruby red strokes, and my card was done !

Here is my video tutorial to guide you step-by-step through my creative process :

Thank you for your time reviewing this project. I have a wonderful day and see you soon !

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Adventure awaits you, be fearless!

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Daniëlle here with a project for you. I created 2 tags this time:

Here’s how I created them:

First I sprayed with my colorations sprays. I used Siesta key, timeless and plush.

Next I used Mardi gras velvet and the ringlets stencil to create texture:

After this I used raider colorations spray and plush colorations spray with some background stamps to add more dimension to my tags:

To finish my background I also used the cracked stencil and clear coat linen. This creates a shiny, glittery extra texture:

Now, while my tags are drying, I stamp some images I like and colored them using Black leather jacket, Cayman, Mi Bella and wisteria sorbet:

I finish my project by cutting out the colored images and pasting them to my tags. I also added text stickers and ofcourse some nice ribbons.

Some close ups so you can see the colors and texture better:

I hope you enjoyed my project, see you next time!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Timeless, Plush, Siesta Key

Velvet: Mardi gras

Stencils: Ringlets, Cracked

Clear coat: Linen

Sorbet: Black leather jacket, Cayman, Mi Bella, Wisteria

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Sun Kissed by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project inspired by our pretty moodboard for summer.  I’m calling it  “Sun Kissed”.

The flowers, bright colors and ocean gave me some wonderful inspiration to alter a wooden tag that I had purchased on sale at Michaels. Lots of fussy cutting with the addition of seed beads and prills for texture to the flowers. Art Anthology has fantastic mixed media products that are so user friendly….. please don’t be afraid to dig into these mediums. Combined with Mudd paste, our stencils and a combination of different Colorations sprays the backdrop for my pretty summer piece came together. 

I hope this has inspired you a bit how to use our moodboard to get those creative juices flowing. I’m wishing you a Sunkissed Summer season.  xoxoxo

Below are Art Anthology products that have been used on this piece.

Indigo Blue Indigo Colorations Color Spray Ink Spot Ink Spot Colorations Color Spray - Art AnthologyWaimea Bay Waimea Bay Colorations Color Spray - Art AnthologyTimeless Timeless Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

Shine –Sunrise Shine ~ Sunrise Orange

Velvet-Portobello Portobello Velvet - Art Anthology Kona Kona Velvet - Art Anthology

Stencil Bubbles Bubbles Stencil - Art Anthology Morse Code Morse Code Stencil - Art Anthology

Mud Paste  Mud Texture Paste - Art Anthology Check out How to Create a Fun Summer Project by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Coloring Die Cuts

Hi Friends and welcome back to the Art Anthology Blog today.  Its Karan here with you today and I recently shared an idea with you on how to color some stamped images.
 I just love the Colorations Spray and wanted to show you how easy it is to your your delicate die cut borders, your foam leaves and die cut flowers.
here is what i came up with for today’s project and Here is a peek of the flowers below
And a full card image,  Be sure to check out my Snapguide tutorial below.
Happy Scrapping!
Materials Used: AvocadoPlush: Chevron Stencil
Other Materials: Corrugated Cadboard; Water color paper ) Canson; Art Foam Paper – Heartfelt Creations; Classic sunflower die; Heartfelt Creations. Stamens – Icraft.
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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Message In A Bottle-Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new design team project featuring our gorgeous new SHINE paints.  I had this bottle sitting around the house and decided to create a message in a bottle altered project using the wonderful new paints from Art Anthology. These are my new favorite mediums to create with because they have a gloss that is glass-like. No shimmer or glitter, semi-translucent and highly pigmented.I first primed the outside of the bottle with clear gesso just to give the glass some tooth to hold my paints and sprays. Then I began adding the gorgeous SHINE in Ocean and Kelly. Because these paints are dimensional they hold their peaks and provide such a pretty texture.I did add some art stones in assorted sizes to Minx Shimmering Inks Bank Roll and Panache to provide some interesting texture as well. Floral moss was added and then sprayed with Colorations in Avocado and Decadent Minx was dripped here and there to add shadows and depth.Because the ocean is filled with a beautiful array of colors I also decided to add some SHINE in Canary and Sunrise for some highlights.  The inside of the bottle I added sand, assorted sea shells and some Diamond Dust glitter. It provided a water illusion inside.

Grab yourself some of these new paints from Art Anthology and have your self a good time creating. For your pleasure stop by our Art Anthology page on Snapguide to view a step x step process for this project. xoxo Toni

AA Products Used Are:

SHINE – Shine ~ Ocean Blue OCEANShine ~ Canary Yellow CANARYShine ~ Kelly Green KELLYShine ~ Sunrise Orange SUNRISE

MINX SHIMMERING INKS – Bankroll Minx - Art Anthology BANK ROLLPanache Minx - Art Anthology PANACHEDecadent Minx - Art Anthology DECADENT

COLORATIONS – Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology PEACOCKAvocado Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology AVOCADOCheck out How to Have Fun Creating a Message in a Bottle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Colorful art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Danielle here with an art journal page I created in my large journal.

If you want to create one yourself you can follow these steps:

  1. Add some color, using colorations sprays. Don’t cover the entire page.

2. Using limeaid velvet and the lattice stencil, add some texture.

3. Stamp some images on your page, just to make your background more interesting.

4. Using Fiesta velvet and the lotus stencil, add another layer of texture, this time in a different color.

5. While the page is drying, stamp and cut out a larger stamp on a different piece of paper. I used minx inks, mayan gold velvet and the pebbles velvet to color mine.

To finish my page I glued down the colored flower, drew a stem with leaves and stamped a text on a tag which I glued to my page as well. This is what the finished page looks like:

List of products I used:

Colorations spray: Avocado, Clover

Stencils: Lotus, Lattice, Pebbles

Velvet: LimeaidFiesta, Mayan Gold

Minx: Enchanting, Radiance

I look forward to see what you create!

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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Altered pencil case by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie today to show you a new mixed media project ! This time I decided to alter a canvas, but in a shape of a pencil case !

I started on a plain canvas pencil case by spraying Indigo Colorations over the Diamond Grunge stencil in 6×9. I use the Meridian stencil to draw the design on the bottom left corner, applied Fiesta Velvet on the inside of the design and then Tango Velvet for the rest.

I drawn some patterns with a white paint pen on the pink and a black paint pen over the diamonds, added dots with the Dottie stencil and Limeaid velvet before adding a sentiment.

This sentiment was made with two stencils : Expressions for “be” and Inspired Grunge for the “inspired”.

Isn’t it the result a fun pencil case ? Would you use it ? If you want to make one for yourself or to offer, watch my video tutorial to guide you to the process :

Thank you for reading this post, see you at the end of the month for another project ! You still can join some of us on the Art Anthology cruise at the end of next week ! Western Carribeans sound like fun for scrappy time, don’t you think ? It could be a Mother’s day gift (and your husband can come too…).

See ya !

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How to Alter a Hand Soap Dispenser with Karan

Hello friends, Karan here to hose the Art Anthology blog today.  If you are like me, you have hand soap bottles in all your bathrooms and likely a kitchen scent at the tap in your kitchen too. 
Most times i recycle these, some i keep and cut tops off and use in my scraproom, this particular bottle i thought would be fun to alter.  I started off with one of these from the Bath and Body Works Store, and in the beginning it looked like this. This was one of my favorite scents this past winter. I loved the curved oval shape to it and the flat surface on the front would be perfect to hold embellishments.
and after some fun with the paints and mists, here is my end result.
Do not throw those out, you can alter them. I plan to collect a few more and reuse them Here is a step out tutorial below for you on Snapguide.
Hope you have enjoyed my project today.
Materials Used:
Gesso; hand soap container; heat tool;
 Mayan Gold Yellow ( but taxi cab yellow can be used too; Peacock Feathers Mist; Amber Dimentional Medium.
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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