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Winter Wonderland tag with Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans!!!

Marleen here with some winter inspiration.

In the Netherlands the Garden Centers always inspire me before Christmas.
I always buy crystals, stars and many embellishments that I can use for my mixed media projects.

This year I did it again ūüėÄ

Watch the video tutorial and see how this tag was created.

Some detail pictures:

Hope you are inspired for some wonderful winter projects ūüėČ

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations!

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Blue Christmas card

Hello crafters !

Valerie today to show you a Christmas card in blue tones…

First I used the Diamond Grunge stencil with blue ink for the background. Steel and Ink Colorations spray. Also Pewter Sorbet  and Linen Clear Coat, Fragments stencil with Mud texture paste

Few additions are clay embellishments, cheesecloth, stones and microbeads. And of course, papers !

As usual, I made a video tutorial to guide you to create this card :

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you soon here…

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Big vintage tag with blending technique by Marleen.

Hello Peeps,

Marleen here with a large vintage tag. I love it because it gives me space to stencil and get messy all over!

i will show you a great layering and blending technique which I love!

So pop over to the Snapguide and watch all the steps.

Check out How to Add Layers on This Tag. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Velvet: Aloha, Lagoon, Reef, Shamrock ,Tango, Kona, Desire
Colorations: Sedona, Raider, Salmon, Patience
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Minx: Gold Dust, Decadent
Stencil: Keyhole 8×12
Stone Effects: Sandstone
Mud

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Have a creative week ūüėČ

Hugs,

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Altered sketchbook by Valerie

Hi everyone !

Another mixed media project (I do love creating them!) with an inexpansive sketchbook as base…

I made clay embellishments and use flowers, metal embellishments and buttons as well to adhere on the sketchbook before covering everything with black gesso.

When everything was dry, I re-colored the project with Vegas Gold and Wisteria Sorbet, and Rose Velvet, then added some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust and Plush Colorations spray.

The other additions to this project were cheesecloth and microbeads, as well as wood letters for the title.

If you like to learn more about the process of this project, take a loo at my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel, where you can find other wonderful tutorials.

Thank for stopping by and for your time reviewing this project ! Have a wonderful week end filled with creativity !

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How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox !!

Ellie Knol here again, yes, sadly for the last time now, as I step down from the design team after being here for a year..

…but don’t be sad, there are very talented new design team members already here now!

Thanks Stayce for having me, I really had fun working (playing) with your beautiful product! They will stay in my stash and I am sure I will USE them!

This time I chose to alter a book into a bookbox. It was a looooooot of work!

I gave myself some homework: and I must say: mission accomplished…

I wanted to know whether I like to work on a white or black surface better?! I still don’t know the answer.. I like them both.

 

 I chose to use the colors from the current moodboard:
For a step-by-step of the process: SNAPGUIDE!!

Check out How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Some photo’s of the project: I had fun!

 

     

 

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

HAVE FUN!!

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.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Lattice Stencil 6×9

Blue Topaz Dimensional Gemstones

Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Aloha Velvet

Mermaid Sorbet

Honolulu Sorbet

Mayan Gold Velvet

Tango Velvet

Ferrari Sorbet

 

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Just play in your Art Journal !

Me, Ellie Knol, again. showing you some fun ways to create an art journal spread with Colorations Sprays and stencils.

PLEASE NOTE : for more pictures and a step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you (end of the post!)!

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Apply gesso over the pages and stamp in it with a script. When it’s dry, Color it with Colorations Sprays.

Use the Chevron stencil to color with Barbie Colorations spray.

The bookpage the flowers were diecut from; a cleanup page from paints on the Gothic stencil.

A close-up.

Flowers make me blooming happy.

  

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Just Play in Your Art Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

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.

Art Anthology Products Used: 

Granny Smith Colorations Color Spray

Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Barbie Colorations Color Spray

Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray

Chevron Stencil 6×9

Gothic Stencil

 

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Fragile!

Hi all Art Anthology fans,
Ellie Knol here today!
… ¬†with a project I’ve started during my vacation… dried stems and flowers to make some home-decor with. They’ve been waiting, together with the gesso-primed MDF in a droplet-like shape.

It took a lot of steps and time to get to the finished project..

.. but I am happy with the end result..

…although looking through the pictures I’ve made, I sometimes thought I had to maybe stop at that step, hehe

But on the other hand.. I’ve learned a lot by just going with the flow and go through trial and error… ¬†(of course there is not really any error in Mixed Media) … adding another layer of color…

.. or white acrylic paint to cover it up, LOL !

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Coloring the stems and seedheads with Decadent Minx Shimmering inks is just one of the steps in the Snapguide I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Some Fragile Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

 

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:

Cracked Stencil

 Fiji Velvet

Chocolate Sorbet

Decadent Minx

NEW Sedona Colorations Spray

NEW Clover Colorations Spray

NEW Steel Colorations Spray

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Altered art with Art Anthology?!

A little gift .. .as a thank you to a friend.
The feathers are from chickens from this friend.
I made this during our holiday… with found feathers at our accomodation.
I scored the bread board and the pebbles during one of our outings to thrift stores. 

Easy to do .. on any surface or any substrate. 

I (Ellie), would love it if you would take the time to have a look at the step-by-step just for you AA fans in the Snapguide!

Check out How to Do an Easy Altered Art Project With Found Objects by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

… ¬†and be inspired of course!

Please show us what you’ve made on our
 Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art  Facebook page!!
Please tag me and I’ll come visit!

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The project in an early stage:
(LOVE these stencils!)

AND a close-up of the finished project:

AND a few pictures of the finished project on the wall.

Enjoy!

I made a lot of different pictures, because I knew I was not going to be able to photograph this at home. Here a funny one: the project with a lot of glass pebbles and tissue wrap, to get you in the mood! (grin)

Enjoy your day, and happy crafting until next time!!

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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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Steampunk girl canvas

Hello there !

Valerie today to present you a steampunk canvas made with Art Anthology face stencil, mediums and inks !

The base is a canvas panel, covered with black gesso and pieces of patterned paper. Gel medium over Mechanical stencil were used with Colorations sprays in Sandcastle and Juicy.

The metal gears were covered with black gesso and Tango Velvet, Portobello Velvet and Shamrock Velvet Dimensional mediums to create a rusty look.

This eye is painted in Shamrock Velvet too ! The face is drawn with a Let’s Face It stencil.

Under the gears you can spot some chipboards also covered in black gesso, painted with the same colors than the gears.

As usual, the complete video tutorial will be available also on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope this project will inspire you to use your AA products more !

See you around…

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