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War and sakura : a mixed media layout

Hello !

Valerie today to present you a new project… I create a scrapbooking layout using two colorations sprays, some Mud texture paste with stencil and a Gemstone Effect medium…

So why War and Sakura ? Because the subject of the picture is an Onna-Bugeisha,  a rare female warrior from the high society of Japan. Despite her armor, she is extremely feminine. Did you notice the flowers in her hair ? That’s inspired me for the sakura flowers in my layout.

I started building the background with a resist paper and Colorations sprays in Sandcastle and Patience. I use the Blossom stencil with brown ink, then add some Mud paste over the Cracked stencil.

When the Mud was dried, I stamped cherry blossom in brown ink before painted them with Rhodolite Gemstone Dimensional medium.To complete the layout, I added cherry blossom cut out from a sheet of paper.

You can watch the complete process of this page on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you did find some inspiration for your next project !

See you soon for more…


Clownin’ Around

It’s funny what color can tell you…blue for boys and pink for girls.  Michele here today and we are all about the Rhythm of Color this month at Art Anthology.  When I think of lots of bright colors the circus always come to mind so today I am sharing a pair of tags inspired by the circus.

Tag Pair

Check out How to Create Colorful Backgrounds by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Boy Tag                Girl Tag

I made one with boyish colors and one with girlish colors creating my pair of tags.

Girl Tag close

Such scrumptious color!!

Boy Tag close

Can’t you just hear all of the sounds of the circus and smell that popcorn and cotton candy!?!??


Supply List:  AA Velvets-Fiji, Fiesta and Lemon Tart, AA Gemstone-Rhodolite, VLVS! Writing Cirlce Background, Banner and Clown, May Arts Chevron Ribbon.