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Stencils, Stamping and Albums with AA

Hi Veronica here to share with you my latest mini Album and to make a personal confession.

I LOVE to create, it makes me sane, calm and a whole lot nicer.

Even though I dance around from project to project I always tend to go towards making mini albums in the end. So that is what I am sharing with you today.  I just love how I can put all my love and inspiration into a mini and not have it take me a month to make.  I also tend to be just a tiny bit impatient and the barest little bit ADD.  So making mini albums for me is kind of like instant gratification.

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I am new to Art Anthology and truly am so excited about that.  I already own some Art Anthology but its limited while I wait for my design team goody box.  So when making my mini I came into it knowing that I was going to use the “Black Leather Jacket” Sorbet and the “Raider” coloration spray because that is what I already have. Which is my segue into my personal process for creating anything and the inspiration that I receive.

For me its COLOR.  I start with color then go on from there.  So with this mini album that I created I had black.  Since black can be vintage but its a little harsh I wanted to soften up the color with light.  I chose soft pink and yellow.

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I also added a little colorations “FERN LEAF” on some of pages – since the pages were dark to begin with the fern rather than coming out a sage green turned out more grey which was good because I was going for the whole vintage look.

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The one rule that I tend to go by when making mini albums is the continuity of the pages.  I had limited colors to work with but I knew that the sorbet I was using has a lot of flexibility in the methods you can use it.  I decided to stencil.

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and I also decided to use the “Black Leather” sorbet with stamping.  I grabbed my brayer and rolled it on a blob of sorbet on my plate and just rolled it on to my stamp image and pressed.

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When I was finished creating my entire album.  I went back from beginning to end and sprayed the album with colorations “Raider.”  The reason I did that was because I could judge where I could spray without over powering the entire color scheme with black.

I can’t wait to get my Art Anthology supplies so next time my work is featured on AA it will be either a canvas or a journal page.

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Thank you for stopping by, so excited to be a part of this team with all these amazing artist.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Sorbet: Black Leather Jacket, Colorations: Raider, Fern Leaf

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Hello, My name is Lanette Erickson  and I’m here with my first ever design team post! EEK!!  Okay deep breaths.. A bit about me, I live in the mitten state (that’s Michigan) with my husband and two amazing little princesses. We share our home with my husband’s two cats that are kind enough to me I guess… I really want/need a dog!  

I’ve been a crafty person all my life, I started scrapbooking 10 plus years ago. I have been told my style is Romantic and Clean & Simple, but I try not to be boxed in by that. I love to try new products & techniques, really I just love to get messy! Which is probably why I am so in love with mixed media and  over the moon happy to be part of this team!


Today, I
wanted to share one of the projects that I submitted for my application. I had a lot of fun creating this little canvas! Cleaning my desk after well not so much… But I think it was worth it after all  I made The Dream Team!

Anyhow back to my canvas….. It all started with a lovely heart chipboard I’ve been hoarding for a special project and here it is:

Now you know I LOVE to get messy! But, WOW this little beauty took it to a whole new level! With so many layers of paint, mist and embossing powder. Plus all the yummy chipboard, flowers and metal bits & pieces.
I’m so sorry that I don’t have step by step pictures to share with you,
but here are  lots of details.
Here you can see a little of the embossing powder that I sprinkled on the
Art Anthologly while it was wet and then heat set, poof amazing texture!
Lots of Tim Holtz metal & Maya Road trim.
You know I had to add this Prima Create bulb.
(Yes another item I’ve been hoarding)
Here you can see just how striking the Art Anthology- Red Velvet really is.
I just love how it makes the heart stand out. The color is so deep and rich,
its by far one of my favorites!
But I must say there is nothing quite like painting white roses red!
I really hope that my canvas has given you some crafty inspiration, If it did I would love to see what you create! Please share your Art on the Art Anthology Facebook page.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
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