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Make It Happen Journal Page

Make It Happen – A Journal Page

Hello, today I am sharing a journal page that I made using Art Anthology Sorbet Dimensional Paint and their Large Doily stencil. I also used my gelatin plate to print that fabulous background.

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I added a stamped image as my focal point and a quote that I had previously printed on regular printer paper and cut out.

Make It Happen Journal Page

Make It Happen Journal Page

 

Art Anthology products used are:
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Summer 
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Mermaid 
Large Doily Stencil 

Other supplies needed:
5″ x 7″ gelatin plate
5″ x 7″ mixed media paper
black craft acrylic paint
black pigment ink
rubber stamp
embellishment glue
scrap paper
brayer
fan brush/toothbrush
any quote you want to add
scissors

Follow along in the video tutorial below:

 

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by.

Suzette Hussey

 

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Metamorphosis: A Gelatin Print Journal Page

Hello, welcome to another blog post!  Everyone needs an outlet, something to unwind. Mine is locking away and working in my art journal. I really let go and ideas just start to flow. Today I want to share with you a page I did recently; “Metamorphosis”. Isn’t that beautiful!

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For this journal page, I decided to work with my gelatin plate as I just love the backgrounds and other effects you can create. Look at the amazing texture in the background!

I also used a technique called masking, which I will show you in the video tutorial below.  

Art Anthology products used are:
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Summer
Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Flamingo

Other supplies needed:
5″ x 7″ gelatin plate
5″ x 7″ mixed media paper
white craft acrylic paint
black pigment ink
rubber stamps
Robins Nest Dew Drops – Lily Pad
embellishment glue
scrap paper
brayer
fan brush/toothbrush
texture tools – bubble wrap & yarn
any quote you want to add
scissors

Follow along in the video below:

 

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by.

Suzette Hussey

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks!

Hi, Ellie Knol again, and you may have noticed that the Design Team of Art Anthology is featuring the Minx shimmering inks lately.

So, I will be featuring them today as well.
They are great to make backgrounds for cards or maybe for an art journal page (or a canvas, or a watercolor painting etc etc).
For now : 4 different ways to use the inks.
.. .. I hope to do some more in near future!

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I’ve used the same colors for all 4 techniques.

For step-by-steps of all 4 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!

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art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique1-ellie-knol-51. Using household wrap to create gorgeous shimmery effects.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-52. Making a print with Minx inks on a gelliplate.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-103. A brayered background with the leftover inks from technique 2.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique4-ellie-knol-44. Making a background with Minx and salt crystals.

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Create Backgrounds – 4 Techniques by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

That’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty !

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!

Gelli Printed Journals

Happy 2016!  Kathy here today and I am going to have some fun with the Gelli Arts printing plate.  I will show you techniques using many of the Art Anthology products, including the new Sorbet and Velvet paints colors as well as the new Minx Shimmering Inks.  With the finished prints, I made some beautiful little journals that I embellished with die-cuts, ribbon, and tags from my stash .

Disclaimer: Gelli Arts Gelli printing is highly addictive.  Enter the Snapguide at your own risk.

Check out How to Make Gelli Print With Art Anthology by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
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The orange print above is the one that I used Minx Ink on and “lost” the butterfly image.  So I stamped it in using the same stamp in red.

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The above print is my favorite.  I is a “ghost print” (second pull) where I brayered blue on the top of the plate and orange on the bottom then used stamps to remove the color.

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For the covers, I used a marbling technique that you can check out here.

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These little journals make great handmade gifts and are so fun to make!

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Thanks for visiting the blog today, and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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

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

email address: kadams0203@gmail.com

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Fun With Tags!

Hi Art Anthology friends!  Kathy here today to have some creative fun using tags that I started in my June 24 post when I made flowers using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies.  I had Colorations spray left on my craft mat and didn’t want to waste it so I swiped some tags through it.  I love the watercolor effect that happens when using this technique.  I want to make a few blue so I’ll review this technique in the Snapquide.  And since this month we are featuring quotes, I included one on each tag. AATags6-28

I felt compelled to use some supplies that I haven’t used for a while. So I gathered some fun rubber stamps……….

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And took out my drawer full of hand painted scraps………

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And how long has it been since you’ve used these?

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I’ll bet you are hoarding a bunch like I am. Well, get them out and use them in a project today!!!

So, lets get to work! I mean play!!

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Art Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
Here are my finished tags.

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So after completing all these tags, I learned a few things.  First, I will never enjoy making jewelry. I must have bad small motor skills because I had such a hard time attaching the jump rings to the eyelets and closing them back up! Second, I really enjoyed using the small 3″ x 5″ Gelli Arts plate to “stamp” the background onto the last two.  I will be doing that again! Third, tags are such fun little pieces of art and I will continue to create with them.

I would love to hear from you and find out which tag you like the best?

kathySIG1

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Happy Holidays

 

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Every December I try to create one special thing for either the house or the tree that is festive for the holidays.  One year, I made our angel tree topper, another a shadow box of my grandchildren in their Santa hats.  This year, with the help of Art Anthology and Stampendous, I created a pretty little wreath ornament for our tree.

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Using the Creative Palette by Stupendous, I sprayed Corlorations in Salted Carmel, Guacamole, Grass and the new Gold onto the palette.  I used a brayer to blend them.  I pressed canvas paper onto the mixture and shiny paper as well to get two distinct surfaces.

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As I was cleaning up with textured paper towels, I found I really liked the colors that I was seeing so I used the towels as well.  I let all 3 surfaces dry completely before my next step.

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I took the angel wings stamp by Stampendous (LOVE it) and stamped all 3 surfaces at least ten times.  I really like how the stamp set came with its own base.

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The images stamped onto the paper towel feel and look like velvet which gave my project a whole new dimension and added more texture.

Next I cut a 3 inch circle out of heavy chipboard, cut out the center and painted both front and back with Art Anthology’s Sorbet in Chocolate .  This became the base for my wreath.  I love how this color just has the right touch of sparkly goodness.

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Next I cut out the wings from the canvas, shiny paper and textured paper towels and cut them in half.  I began over lapping them, alternating as I went.  I used Beacon’s 3 in 1 Adhesive with just a dab on the base of each wing.

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I entwined thin ribbon as I went.

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I hung the wreath in the tree near lights so all the sparkle would show best.

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This ornament could be used for a package topper as well and the size is easily adjustable.  Just cut more or less angel wings and make the base larger or smaller.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday, this is Jules.

PRODUCTS

Art Anthology:  Colorations Spray in Grass, Guacamole, Salted Caramel and Gold; Sorbet in Chocolate

Stampendous:  Creative Palette and Stack Art Rubber Angel Stamps

 

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Tag You’re It!

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Welcome to Day 4 of the Art Anthology/Stampendous Blog Hop.  This week, we are partnering with each other to offer you tons of inspiration using products from Art Anthology and Stampendous.  Make sure you check back through the day as there will be several projects posted each day.

Tags Step 1

While I was creating my I’ll Fly Away journal page for Tuesday post, I also pulled a few tags using the paint that was leftover on my Stampendous Creative Palette.  I got three really good pulls off of it and still cleaned quite a bit off the palette when I finished.

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Using a couple of the stamps from the Stampendous Grunge stamp set, I created a background on one of the tags.

Dream Tag Step 2

Next, I stamped the Stampendous Moray Dahlia stamp onto a piece of cardstock using India Ink.

Dream Tag Step 3

I cut the flower out and colored it with Lemon Tart, Mardi Gras, and Orchid Velvet.

Dream Tag Step 4

Then I stamped the leaf stem that came with the stamp set, colored it with Leaf Sorbet and Kona Velvet.

Then I once again got so involved I forgot to show this next step.  I took a clear embossing pen and dabbed it all over the tag.  I then sprinkled Crystal Embossing Powder from the Stampendous White Encrusted Jewel Kit over the tag, tapped off the excess, and heat set.

Dream Tag Complete

I followed with some stenciling using our Beehive stencil and a mixture of our soon to be released smooth texture paste (WOOHOO) and Mardi Gras Velvet.  I then stenciled DREAM using our Soliloquy stencil and a Micron Pen.  I then colored the words with Lemon Tart Velvet and the background with Plus Colorations and the Round Brush from our Tool Set.

I couldn’t just stop at once tag, so I created two more.

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This time I used the Stampendous Musical Motif stamp set and stamped out the keyboard onto cardstock. I cut it out and adhered it to the right side of my tag.  I whitened the keys with Cotton Velvet and darkened the frets with Tuxedo Velvet, followed up with a coat of Splashed Sorbet for sparkle.  I then added my quote and sprayed the cardstock with Juicy Colorations.

Sew Step 1

For the final tag, I used the houndstooth stamps from the Stampendous Dress Form stamp set and randomly stamped it over my tag.

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Next, I stenciled a measuring tape using a Tim Holtz stencil and Lava Stone Effects (great texture!).  I also added some more interest with our Cracked stencil and Silver Metal Effects.

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Finally, I stamped the dress form onto cardstock using India Ink and cut it out.  I thought this tag would look great on one of the Christmas I will be sending out to a swap partner.

Don’t forget to visit us every day for more inspirational projects. There will be Art Anthology prize packs given away to three of our lucky commenters, so make sure you comment each day.  Stampendous is also giving away fabulous prizes over on their blog so visit them too!  Don’t forget to visit the Stampendous Facebook page and tell them Art Anthology sent you.

Make sure you stop by the Stampendous blog today and see the great projects they are posting:   http://wp.me/psmPc-370

Also, don’t forget to follow both companies on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Art Anthology:  http://www.pinterest.com/artanthology/
Stampendous:   http://www.pinterest.com/stampendous/

Until later…………..
Smiles~
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Supplies Used:
Art Anthology Velvet:  Mardi Gras, Lemon Tart, Orchid, Kona, Cotton, Tuxedo
Art Anthology Sorbet:  Leaf, Splashed
Art Anthology Colorations:  Plus, Juicy
Art Anthology Stencils:  Beehive, Cracked Soliloquy
Stampendous:  Creative Palette, Encrusted Jewel Kit, Grunge Stamp Set, Dalia Moray stamp set, Dress Form stamp set

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I’ll Fly Away

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Art Anthology/Stampendous Blog Hop.  This week, we are partnering with each other this week to offer you tons of inspiration using products from Art Anthology and Stampendous.  Make sure you check back through the day as there will be several projects posted each day.

Today I wanted to share with you a journal page I created.  I started with page from my 5×7 watercolor journal.  I didn’t remove it from its binding.

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I began by putting dabs of Desire, Tango, and Lemon Tart Velvet on a Stampendous Creative Palette and then brayered it until I liked the mixture.

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I layered my page over the Stampendous Creative Palette and ran my hands over it, making sure that I covered my entire page.

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Next I applied Wineberry Velvet and Evergreen Sorbet to Stamendous’s Ranunculus Field stamp and stamped onto a sheet of white tissue paper.

At this point, I got so involved in what I was doing I forgot to take pictures, so I will describe what I did.  I took the circle template found in the Stampendous MIsh Mesh stamp set and stenciled Mint Julep Sorbet through it at the top of the page.  I then used the Round stamp from the same set and stamped over my page with India ink.  Next, I used the Diamond stamp from the Stampendous Wired set with Royal Velvet chalk ink and stamped over the page in random areas.  All this was toned down with Gesso.  I then took my stamped Ranunculus image done on the tissue paper and adhered it to the page using gel medium.  The tissue paper literally disappears, leaving the image.

Fly Away Journal Step 4

Next, I took a bunch of Butterfly Embedibles and covered them in Gesso.

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I then painted them in a rainbow of colors:  Fiesta, Wineberry, Lemon Tart, Orchid, Shamrock, Fiji, and Reef Velvets and Just Peachy and Viridian Sorbets.

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All that was left was to assemble the page and type out my wording. I painted the edges of the page with Tuxedo Velvet to create a border.

Don’t forget to visit us every day for more inspirational projects. There will be Art Anthology prize packs given away to three of our lucky commenters, so make sure you comment each day.  Stampendous is also giving away fabulous prizes over on their blog so visit them too!  Don’t forget to visit the Stampendous Facebook page and tell them Art Anthology sent you.

Make sure you stop by the Stampendous blog today and see the great projects they are posting: http://wp.me/psmPc-36W

Also, don’t forget to follow both companies on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Art Anthology:  http://www.pinterest.com/artanthology/
Stampendous:   http://www.pinterest.com/stampendous/

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Supplies Used:
Art Anthology Velvet:  Desire, Tango, Lemon Tart, Wineberry, Fiesta, Orchid, Shamrock, Fiji, Reef
Art Anthology Sorbet:  Mint Julep, Evergreen, Just Peachy, Viridian
Art Anthology Gesso
Stampendous Stamp Sets:  Mish Mesh, Wired, Ranunculus Field
Stampendous Creative Palette

 

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Happy Mail…

Hey, there! This is Robin Redd, (a.k.a. RockinReddRobin!) I’m here to share with a Documented Life Project art journal page. To find out more about The Documented Life Project, you can visit their blog at Art to the 5th.

Basically, it’s art journaling along with a weekly planner. Since I don’t keep a physical weekly planner, I am just using their weekly prompts to create an art journal page.

-The Journal

I have a few art journals started in different brands and styles. I really like this Dylusions Creative Journal. This one is the larger of the two sizes they come in.

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I start my page by applying Gaff tape down the seam of the two pages to keep any media from seeping through to other pages. I then prepare my page by completely covering it with Art Anthology Gesso.

-HM Colors

I chose Coral, Mi Bella and Limeade to cover the base of my page. I placed a dollop of each color on the paper and spread it around with a wide, flat paint brush until the page was completely covered with color. I tried not to blend the colors, too much, so the colors wouldn’t turn out muddy. An easy way to accomplish this is to wait until each color is dry before you add another color.

-Transparency

I hand drew my title with a Faber-Castell PITT artist pen. These pens are best to use while you work is in progress because if you paint over it with any wet media, the ink will not bleed.

I began painting in my letters with Aloha. I found they were a bit too transparent for my liking. To achieve a more opaque look, mix your color with Titanium White. This will keep with the original color and make the paints opaque.

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The choice is yours, depending on the look you are going for.

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I picked from my collection of collage papers I created using Art Anthology paints and a gel plate. (http://robinredd.typepad.com/reddrobinstudios/2014/03/sin-city-and-composimold.html)

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I stamped on my page using Close To My Heart stamps and a black Memento stamp pad.

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The Documented Life Project prompt for this particular week was use an envelope you got in the mail. I had received a small gift from a friend recently and used that envelope. I stamped the bird and stems, doodled a frame, sprayed it with Waimea Bay Colorations and painted in the images with various Art Anthology paints.

-Pens

Once all the painting is finished, you can use these two great pens to doodle. Because they are water based, they will bleed if you apply a wet media on them. The black pen I use is Scarlet Lime and the white pen I used is Sharpee paint pen-WATER based, not oil based.

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I colored in my white shapes then outlined them with the black pen.

-HM stamp doodle

I made some white doodles along the stamped images.

-HM envelope lift

I made the page interactive my adhering the envelope with Washi tape on one end. A strip on the front side,

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and a strip along the back-side.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to create something today!

Until next time…

~Robin Redd

 

 

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Getting Artsy with The Gelli Plate-Video Tutorial

I am so excited to share today’s video tutorial with you.
This blog post is a step-by-step lesson on how to get started using Art Anthology & The Gelli Plate to create fun, interesting prints. These little creations can be used “as is” in your art journals, collages and mixed media scrapbook pages or mix-n-match them to create visual interest!

I plan to use these prints to create a mixed media page of my beautiful niece. I will post a video on that layout in my next post so stay tuned! For now, I hope you will take about 20 minutes to sit back, relax and learn some fun (easy) techniques that will add a ton of pizazz to your projects. Don’t have Art Anthology paints? Check out our list of retailers (both online & all over the world) where you can pick up these goodies.

Remember these techniques are just a few to get you started. There are an infinite amount of things you can do with a Gelli Plate, some paint and your vivid imagination! Now…GO MAKE SOME ART!

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