We are at the end of August, back-to-school is already behind us, it’s time to dive into books… Wait what ? Yes books… You know I’m talking about mixed media, right ? My project for today is an altered wooden box, in shape of a book ! And what did I do with it ? Make it look like a leather covered book !
The technique I used to create this leather look is imprint a rubber stamp into Mud Texture paste ! You just have to apply a layer of Mud paste, let it dry almost competely and then press the stamp over the paste and remove carefully…
Once dry, you can paint it as you want. Here I used Chocolate Sorbet (you can also use the Kona Velvet) and Cocoa Shine to give this old leather look.
And I used Teal Velvet and Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set to give an antique look at my metal embellishments.
This imprint technique is a real deal ! It does look like emboss leather !
As always, I made a video tutorial for you to follow this particular technique and enjoy the transformation of a plain wood box into an leather like book…
Thank you for stopping by the blog today ! I hope you liked this new project… See you soon for another one !
Hello everyone, Marleen here with a mini-book tutorial for you.
My inspiration came from everywhere!! Do you remember my earlier post about the lace book cover I made?? Well I promised you to show the inside later on. Guess what, the cover was too small for all those pages.
So I made a bigger cover now and finished the inside pages!
I used many many Art Anthology stencils you can find them all HERE.
In the Netherlands it’s warm weather now but 2 weeks ago it was freezing badly. Next weekend it will be cold again. I get crazy from that changing weather…. So recently I got a bad flu, so my inspiration is not what it suppose to be.
So I start with an Art Journal page. Simple but colorful.
In this Journal there are some burlap pages which I love!
HI Friends, its my turn today to host the blog here at Art Anthology. If you are like me, you have jars of embellishments and left over pieces from previous projects that you have tossed aside. I often store in mine in totes and pull them out to use them when i need something.
HI Friends, Its Karan Gerber here with you today. After being on a few cruises i just love the look of portholes and although i didnt have a porthole to alter, i thought i could maybe create something similar and share it with my crafty friends.
Here is what i came up with, i will share a few detail images then you have the chance to check out my Snapguide tutorial below. Have fun 😀
I started with a 5×7 canavs from the dollar store. I had some embellishments like the resin frame and some metal clock pieces and wooden gears also from the dollar sttore
Hello friends and welcome to the blog today. Its Karan sharing a project with you today and I am sharing with you a altered journal cover. The journal is a canvas based one and was in my stash, i have a few of these in my stash actually, so you will likely see a few covers coming in the next 6 months. I have had these in my collection for years, so im thinking they might be discontinued.Here is what i put together for todays project
Its Karan here today, to share with you my first post and first project here on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you. I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.
The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front. I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.
I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.
Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!
i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project. You can seriously use anything from your stash.