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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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Art Journal page, life is better with friends.

Hi AA fans,  Marleen here with a very messy Art Journal page.

This time I had no specific idea what to do…. the only thing i knew was that I wanted to use my new Art Journal and some new dies.
Of course I wanted to use 1 of my new stencils. I used the 8×12 Keyhole stencil.

Watch the video tutorial.

Here some detail photos:

Materials:

Keyhole Stencil 8×12

Colorations Sprays, Timeless, Juicy, Sandcastle, Salmon

Minx ~ Shimmering Inks, Immaculate, Panache

Velvet Dimensional MediumShamrock, Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Cayman

Stone Effects, Bone

Gesso

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!

I hope you all like my messy flow!? Enjoy your creative day 😉

Hugs,

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Altered bottle with new stencils and paints

Hi there, it’s Valerie !

Are you ready for another altered object ? This time I choose to alter… a soy sauce bottle ! Of course you can alter a soy sauce bottle ! Any kind of bottle, right ?

So what kind of products did I use this time ? You can spot the Gothic stencil with Lava Stone effect paint

And the Diamond Grunge stencil with 50 shades grey Velvet dimensional paint too…

The altered bottle was sprayed with Sky Colorations spray before adhering the embellishments.

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology You Tube channel or just watch it there :

Thank you for stopping by ! Don’t forget to check the AA Facebook page more inspiration and see you soon !

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Art Journal tutorial

Bonjour !

Valerie today to present you a new tutorial : a mixed media Art Journal !

I love create scrapbook pages, but sometimes I just want to put some colors on paper, add a little stamp or two, nothing fancy but satisfying for my creating cravings… Using paints, inks, stencils and stamps on a journal spread is perfect for this kind of mood ! And as I wanted some sunshine (that I didn’t have outside), my pages are very sunny…

Starting with Glorious Colorations spray and Allure Minx, I built the background with the Retro and Blocked stencils and the Juicy Colorations spray and Tango Velvet Dimensional medium.

Few stamps colored with Patience Colorations spray and Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional medium, some alpha stickers and a black pen and you’re done!

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just watch it from here :

Thank you for stopping by the AA blog today, see you soon for my next project…

 

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Altered wooden panel.

Hi peeps,
Marleen here with a new project.
In a store here in the Netherlands (a bit like the 1dollar shop) I fount this wooden panel. It was grey but I liked the shape of it.
A little gesso first made it better already!

So my creative flow came…

Watch the Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Alter This Wooden Home Deco Panel. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

   

Art Anthology Materials:

Art Anthology Colorations – Juicy
Art Anthology Colorations – Waimea Bay
Art Anthology Colorations – Ink Spot
Art Anthology Velvet – Terracotta
Art Anthology  Metal Effects – Copper
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Gilded Gold
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Ice

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

Shop at the Art Anthology’s online store.

Hope you are inspired!
Have a creative day 😉

Hugs,

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