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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Good day from a sunny Holland!
Ellie Knol here today.

I decided to make backgrounds with Minx Shimmering Inks, on all types of paper.
It is really easy, and relaxing to do while enjoying the sun…

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I’ve been on vacation for a week… (more to come)
and did take some crafty stash with me, of course.



On an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds.

I did not need a heattool to dry them, the sun did the drying for me.

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Today I show you what I’ve made with the backgrounds that started as just plain old white paper.

For more information please see the
Snapguide I created ..
Check out How to Make Shimmery Backgrounds With Minx by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today and play even when you’re on vacation. You can add the final touches when back at home. 

Next time I’ll show the ones that had some white heat embossing, gesso and acrylic paint on it before coloring with Minx. 

 Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

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

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Minx Shimmering inks

Cracked Stencil

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Altered mini book cover

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Art Anthology new post.
Today I am going to share  my new chipboard mini book cover made with bare chipboards and gorgeous Art Anthology products.
 

Here are some close- ups to the painted , stencilled and misted cover.

 

 

 

I decided to stay in grey- blue and purples and to make it vintage dark in just three colors.

Metal pieces, small chipboard plate, fabric and paper flowers were also painted and misted into the matching colors.

And as always I made a full step by step Snapguide tutorial for you that you can see HERE:
Check out How to Make Chipboard Mini Book Cover by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

Art Anthology products used:

Blocked stencil

Raider Colorations

Plush Colorations

Siesta Key Colorations

Lagoon Velvet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Dazzle Sorbet

I hope you like my new mini book cover and you are most welcome to make your own in the same way.

New DT- paint company

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Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT post . For this project I used some of the Art Anthology dimensional paints… Metal Effects, Velvet’s and Sorbet. These paints are quite different than most paints I’ve used, they are translucent yet dimensional, so the heavier the application, the more dimensional and opaque they become. The Velvet’s have a beautiful matt, smooth finish, the Sorbet’s have high gloss and a tinge of glitter, I used the combination of both for the leaves.

As for the Metal Effects, I love using them over black gesso by applying the copper first and highlighting with the gold, which makes the copper look more like a rusty background…love this technique, will definitely be using it on another project. On this project I also used it on the face mold to give it an aged, distressed look, hard to see the end result in the video, but you can see it in the close up photo.

Hope you’re feeling inspired!

Enjoy

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Recycled ” Dream” wall decoration

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second April Art Anthology post.

 

This time I decided to show you how you can use your old and messy paint brushes and to make a lovely wall decoration using them with Art Anthology paints and a stencil.

As you can see the project base is made of 21 old paint brushes. My problem is that I never clean my brushes in a proper way. I do clean them here and there, but finally they are done and gone and the only thing you can make with them is an altered project.

Lucky me, I never buy the expensive brushes and those are all kind of a general $ store ones.

So then life gives you messy ” lemons” make a nice lemonade and in my case make a nice altered project.

Here you can see some close- ups to this project:

 

 

 

You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Used Paint Brushes Wall Decoration by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

Sorbet- Black Leather Jacket,Vegas Gold,Pixie,Leaf, Frost, Dazzle

Velvet- Lagoon, Mardi Gras

Gemstones- Rhodolite

Stencil

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.

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Messy page, Always follow your dreams.

Hello peeps,

I’m back from a break and full energy to play with the Art Anthology products.

With this page I used  the Fragments stencil from the NEW stencil collection,
so I hope to inspire you all !!

Watch the Snapguide for a step by step tutorial:

Check out How to Create This Messy Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some extra detail photos:

Hugs and have a creative day 😉

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 3 !

Hi you, Art Anthology fans… Ellie Knol here today! 

It’s good to be back after being to South Africa for a month…it wasn’t a holiday actually, but to bury my dear mom who passed away last month. I had nearly 2 weeks to sit with her and say goodbye. We were actually going to celebrate her 90 th birthday on the 19th, but she passed away 2 weeks before that. She had a fulfilled life… that’s for sure. 

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AS PROMISED… I am not finished playing with the MINX inks yet! 

Today I chose to play with MINX inks in combination with a custom made ink pad. That’s really so much fun.. you MUST give it a try!

Please have a look at the Snapguide at the end of this post for step-by-steps of the 2 techniques in this post.

Technique ONE is using the inks on the pad for stamping.

Changing the above card with just a touch of 2 stencils.

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Technique TWO is finishing up all that beautiful ink on your pad.

Using these backgrounds for one-of-a-kind cards.

SNAPGUIDE: 
Check out How to Create an Inkpad With Minx Inks by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you!

SEE you! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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Spring mixed media egg panel

Hello crafters !

If you haven’t decorate your house for Spring or Easter, I have an idea of project for you… an egg panel, filled with flowers, mixed media techniques and Art Anthology products of course ! It even matches our AA moodboard !

Take a look at the finished project :

The background of this egg panel was built with the Retro stencil and Colorations sprays in Waimea Bay and Sandcastle. The border was painted with Bronze Metal Effect dimensional paint, and the chipboards with Aloha Velvet paint.

Another close-up to see the beautiful effect created with the stencil :

You find will the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !

I hope I gave you some inspiration to create something of your own. See you soon for another project…

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Mixed media brushes canvas

Hello !

It’s too cold and gloomy outside… I needed warm colors so I choose some into my Art anthology stash and put them on a canvas !

Some crackle paste and three Colorations sprays with a stencil to create this canvas ! You will find the list with links of Art Anthology products at the end of this post.

Love the effect of Colorations sprays sinking into the crackles !

I added some butterflies because Art makes my heart flutters…

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I will see you in two weeks for another project…

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How to Use a Face Stencil

Happy day to you and I’m happy to share with you again !

Do you have to have drawing skills to add a face to a page? NO, not if you have these beautiful Face-It stack of stencils from Art Anthology!

I’ve created a page to show that. I do need some practice with these faces though!

There is a tutorial at the end of this post, on Snapguide.

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Stamped script to connect the face and the rest of the page.


Mayan Velvet Dimensional paint adds interest to the hearts of the flowers.


Some detail of the collage.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’d love to hear what you think of this page. I know I still have to practice!!

Check out How to Use a Face Stencil by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!

Until next time!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

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Altered Mixed Media Baby canvas

Hello my dear crafty friends !

 Irit is here and I welcome to my first  January  post for Art Anthology.

 Actually it’s my first post for 2017- so HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of us !

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Today I am going to share my new 8*8” Mixed Media canvas and I made it with my lovely 3 years old grand daughter photo and a lot of embellishements with colors that were changed to fit the canvas using a wide range of Art Anthology products.

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I used some Art Anthology stencils to make the background and you can see that it’s really textured one.

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The paper flowers and the wooden pieces were white or natural colored and I changed the colors using different Art Anthology paints and sprays.

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And as always here is a full Snapguide tutorial I made for you with all steps:

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Baby Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

You can see the full product list  here too:

I hope that you like my canvas and my small and easy tutorial!

See you again in a couple of weeks with a totally different crafty project.

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