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Just play in your Art Journal !

Me, Ellie Knol, again. showing you some fun ways to create an art journal spread with Colorations Sprays and stencils.

PLEASE NOTE : for more pictures and a step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you (end of the post!)!

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Apply gesso over the pages and stamp in it with a script. When it’s dry, Color it with Colorations Sprays.

Use the Chevron stencil to color with Barbie Colorations spray.

The bookpage the flowers were diecut from; a cleanup page from paints on the Gothic stencil.

A close-up.

Flowers make me blooming happy.

  

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

Check out How to Just Play in Your Art Journal 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! 

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

Art Anthology Products Used: 

Granny Smith Colorations Color Spray

Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Barbie Colorations Color Spray

Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray

Chevron Stencil 6×9

Gothic Stencil

 

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Keeping Art Simple

Hi crafty friends! Kathy here today to show you an easy canvas idea that you can customized for your own home colors and decor. Using a background patterned die-cut from my Silhouette Cameo as the pattern for the canvas, I kept the colors monochromatic so that this art will go with almost anything in my house!

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Check out the Snapguide to see how I made this easy canvas.
Check out How to Create an Easy Pattern Canvas by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I loved this idea so much that I made two more 8″ square canvases to complement the larger blue one.

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Here are all three hanging in my kitchen.

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The pattern that I picked is a favorite of mine called Ikat, comes in lots of different designs and has a really interesting history.  Lots of patterns work great with this technique, like chevron, diamonds, medallions, circles, squares, flowers, leaves, alphabets and numbers. Try using materials like, lace, chipboard shapes, or embossed paper.

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Thanks for visiting the blog today!  Let’s see what you make with Art Anthology mediums.  Post your creations on Art Anthology Adventures in Art Facebook Page.

Visit Kathy’s blog at: http://kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com/

See Kathy’s art work on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katluvsdogs/my-art/

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A Pink Bra and Some Soda Cans

Hello, Art Anthology friends!  Kathy Adams here today to share my bra project to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Kathy Adams Bra Project

I have to be honest, this project had me stumped!!  When I found a coral bra at T. J. Maxx for $5.00, I knew I wanted to use flowers and butterflies, and make a pretty bra as oppose to something more serious. I also had the large pink and silver pendant that I though I could use in the center of the bra.  But how will I make this different than all the other “Bras for a Cause” pretty bra projects?  To put my own twist on it, I decided to use aluminum cans and some dies I already had to make my own flowers and butterflies, and paint them with Art Anthology Gemstones and Colorations Sprays.  Aluminum cans are easily cut up with a heavy-duty scissors and are perfect for die-cuting.  I have used both larger “Bigz” Sizzix dies, and even smaller Spellbinders dies to cut the aluminum material, and embossing them is even better!

Check out How to Make Flowers and Butterflies From Aluminum Cans by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I love the way the embossed aluminum allows the pigments to pool around the nooks and crannies.  Sanding the raised areas after everything is dry also brings out the patterns.  The aluminum was a perfect complement to the silver pendant and chain.

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So, if you haven’t done this already, how about calling your doctor and scheduling your mammogram?  Then go make something with Art Anthology paints and sprays!

Here is more information about breast cancer awareness:

http://www.cancer.gov/types/breast

http://ww5.komen.org/

http://www.curebreastcancerfoundation.org/how-you-can-help/donate.html

Visit Kathy’s blog at: http://kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com/

See Kathy’s art work on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katluvsdogs/my-art/

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