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Happy Halloween Mixed-Media Tag

 

Hey everyone and Happy Halloween!  Suzanne here today to share with you a mixed-media Halloween tag!  I had loads of fun creating this tag using several of our Art Anthology paints and mediums!

I began with a manila tag that’s been primed using black gesso and covered with birch tree die-cuts.  At the bottom of the tag, I wet and bunched up plaster paper; I sped up drying with a heat gun then painted over the top with several tones of AA paints to give a muddy or dirty appearance.

 While the tag dried, I freehand cut “headstones” and  applied a coat of Stone Effects in Sandstone (I used a heat tool to dry).  I love how it actually feels rough and gritty like actual stone!  I layered a couple of layers of Silver Metal Effects on top of the Sandstone (drying between layers).

As seen on the finished tag, the bats have been painted using AA Sorbet in “Black Leather Jacket.”  In addition, I applied a top coat of AA Sorbet “Glass” to add even more of a glitter effect!

The chipboard stars are painted with AA Gold Metal Effects, and the trees are coated with a layer of AA Sorbet in “Dazzle.”

The die-cut pumpkin is painted with AA Velvet “Tango” then heat embossed with thick embossing powder.

It’s amazing what you can create with paper and your favorite Art Anthology Paints.  This tag was super fun to create, and would be a great Halloween craft for the kiddos!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvet “Tango”
Stone Effects “Sandstone”
Metal Effects “Silver, Gold”
Sorbet “Glass, Dazzle, Black Leather Jacket” 

Other Supplies:
manila tag
paper die-cuts
chipboard pieces
gesso

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

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Halloween tags with Daniëlle

Hello there!

It’s Daniëlle and I am still in Halloween mode 😉

So here are some cool Halloween tags for you:

Want to know how I created them? It’s really not that hard! So here’s a quick photo step by step:

1: add color with colorations spray. I used Juicy and Steel (which is a greyish color). I also added minx ink Radiance for some shimmer.

2: For texture and more interest I added some Tuxedo velvet through the Cracked stencil.

3: I wanted my tags to be less bright so I added in some Raider colorations spray.

4: Next I found myself a piece of lace which I colored with the colors I used before. So Raider and Juicy colorations and Randiance minx.

5: To make a nice tag I went to look for some embellishments. Add everything together and you have two nice Halloween themed tags.

That’s all! I hope you liked it and I hope to see you here again next time!

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Spooky Shadow Box by Farrel Tailor

Hi there everyone, Farrel here today to share with you all my first Halloween Project.

  1. I painted all my chipboard pieces and shadowbox with black gesso. I then applied Sandstone Stone Effects using a palette knife to the box and Gargoyles.

2.  I then used Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint to add highlights to the chipboard pieces.

3. Next I dry brushed onto the shadowbox using Cotton Velvet Dimensional Paint.

4.  I painted my potion bottles using Sorbet Dimensional Paint in Black Leather Jacket…. I LOVE this colour.

5. The bottles needed some more texture as they got lost in the box so I added some Sandstone Stone Effects but I made sure I didn’t cover the pieces.

6. Next I painted some of the bottles with Kenyan Copper Sorbet Dimensional Paint

7. Finally before adhering everything together, I used Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray to colour the other potion bottles and used the left over spray on my desk to dry brush on the shadow box.

Let's Get Spooky shadow box by Farrel Tailor

Art Anthology Products Used

Colorations – Peacock Feathers

Stone Effects – Sandstone

Velvet – Cotton

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper, Black Leather Jacket

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Hocus pocus art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Daniëlle here with a Halloween themed art journal page.

I hope you enjoy the little photo tutorial I included!

  1. I always start my pages with a little bit of collage. Just to make my background a little more interesting.

2. I started adding some orange with colorations spray and minx ink.

3. Next, I added some grey and black for more contrast. I also added some orange drips with minx ink.

Close up:

4. I added some background stamps.

Some more close ups:

5. As a final layer in my background, I added some stone effects lava through a stencil. It adds more depth and interest to my page.

6. To finish my page I looked for some washitape and ephemera and I added this to my page.

I hope you like it!

Products I used:

Colorations: Juicy, Raider, Steel

Minx ink: Radiance

Stone effects: Lava

Stencil: Gothic

See you next time!

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Enjoy The Ride Journal Page by Toni

Hi everyone, well it’s the last day to create something for Halloween and this really was an impromtu project. Playing in my art journal always gives me the freedom to try new things, not to stress just have fun and I hope this post encourages you to do that as well.

Keeping in  this month’s moodboard I came up with this page.  Mixed Media often intimidates many of us, including myself at times and that is why I push myself to “Play”. If you’ve ever been surfing the web and you see some artist with this unbelievable talent, I guarantee they will say, they “Play” with their paints, inks, paper just to see the effects they can get. I’m a firm believer “use it or lose it”… in other words the more you create and experiment the more accomplished you become. Layers upon layers of fun is what mixed media is all about, and sometimes you may come upon that so-called “Happy Accident”.  One technique I tried on this page was to add Seth Aptner’s Baked Enamel embossing to my wet AA Mud Texture Paste and see what kind of effect I would get, and yes I loved it. It bubbled and chipped and cracked and you know all that wonderful stuff. Something else I wanted to try was my Sorbet “Glass” to see if I can use it as an adhesive for my foiling and gilding flakes, and what do you know it worked.  Below I have a video so you can watch my creative process for this journal page.

So start some art journaling and just “Play” … Remember there is no need to be afraid of mixed media, just enjoy the ride.

AA Products Used:

Sorbet – Glass

Colorations- Sky, Juicy, Siesta Key

Minx Shimmering Inks-Panache, Decadent, Radiance

Stencil-Lattice 

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Colorchallenge Halloween cards with Daniëlle

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Have you seen the moodboard for this months color challenge? Awesome right?!

I used the moodboard to create some Halloween cards in bright orange and teal colors. I really like how they came out!

If you want to create these cards for yourself, here’s a snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create Halloween Cards With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here’s my list of used products:

Colorations: Siësta Key, Waimea Bay, Juicy

Minx ink: Radiance

Velvet: Tango

Clear coat: Splashed

Sorbet: Glass

Stone effects: Lava

Stencils: Cracked, Industrial, Chevron

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Vintage Jack-O-Lantern by Toni

Happy October everyone! For my DT project I decided to create something fun to place on my table for Halloween. It’s whimsical and I used several of AA’s great products. Hope you are inspired.A paper mache ball and cone was transformed into “Jack” O Lantern, all ready for the upcoming festivities. He’s got his party hat on and he’s ready to have fun !  Jack’s head was given texture with Mud Paste and also Terracotta from the Rust Set. 

The fringe around his hat and neck were created with crepe paper stained with Colorations in Juicy, Raider and Plush. Collage paper for his body was made of tissue paper that was coffee stained and then stenciled with Sorbet-Imperial.

Hope you enjoyed and I have a YOUTUBE video for you to watch the creative process if you desire. Have a spook-tacular month ! 

Products used :

Mud Paste https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Colorations- Juicy https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Raider https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Plush https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Sorbet-Imperial https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Stencil-Blocked https://www.artanthology.net/products…

Rust Paste Set https://www.artanthology.net/products…

 

 

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The Bone Collector-Mini Album w/Coffin by Toni

Ghostly Greetings  from Toni  and I’m here to inspire you with a “Bone Collector Mini Album and Coffin” to keep all those fun costume pics of your Halloween extravaganza. At the end of the post I have created a Snapguide tutorial on step x step process for creating the coffin, and a bit on creating the template for the mini album.  My project started off with this dollar tree find coffin and I traced it on chipboard to create my pages for the mini album to fit inside. This project had several steps but oh what fun it was to make… I actually had to tell myself “ENOUGH ALREADY”….. lol  The entire project was adhered to a wood base that was given wonderful textures with AA paints, rocks and craft sand. Wood pieces were applied to the sides of the coffin with Mudd Texture Paste and then painted to provide that old wood effect. AA’s paints are perfect because they are thick and full of body, some having textures and grits that really provided that weathered look I was going for. All those pesky hot glue threads that appear on your projects are a warm welcome to this one because it gives the illusion of webs.  The inside of coffin lid was achieved with AA’s Gothic Stencil and Mudd Paste. The tree was made from floral wire and then painted with different shades of AA paints to provide that dead look.  Several Ideaology pieces were used such as lantern, spiders, word band, glass vials, skeletons, and bones to enhance the project as well.  I used several different brands of Halloween paper, for the mini album and distressed the edges with AA paints.  The inside of the coffin was decoupaged with Halloween napkin. This is one side of the mini album. Here is the other side of the album. It’s hard to believe  there is room for 30 pictures on this ini. And here is a collage of all the pages to the mini album. Hope this post didn’t SCARE you with all the photos and steps involved, actually was quite simple and allows your creativity to go crazy.  So park your brooms at the door, sit down for a spell my pretties and enjoy the snapguide tutorial below. The following are the products used to create my piece. 

Gothic Stencil 

Velvet Paint- Kona, Taxi CabShamrock, Limeaid, Tuxedo

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper

Stone Effects-Concrete, Lava

 Mud Texture Paste

Check out How to Create Coffin With Halloween Mini Album by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Not So Itsy Bitsy Spider by Toni

Well it’s that time of year when we all get busy with holiday decorating and at my house it usually begins with Halloween. Today I created an inexpensive home decor piece enhanced by the Art Anthology products with dollar store finds. While browsing the aisles at the dollar store I came across the following products to use in my project, canvas, rubber spiders and bugs, floral glass shards, floral moss, pipe cleaners and wood blocks. The light bulb is actually a Christmas ornament I purchased last year.  The back of the canvas was collaged with some clearance napkins I purchased last year after the Halloween season. Art Anthology Texture Mud ran through a brick stencil and smudged with Colorations-French Toast which is no longer available in our store, but a similar color you can use is Warm and Sorbet paint Black Leather Jacket and Stone Effects Concrete provided the perfect back drop for my spider. My little wooden blocks worked perfectly to add my title.  Hope you enjoyed this project, and wishing you a BOOOOOOtiful Halloween season.

The following AA products were used

Stone Effects – Concrete                                     Colorations Spray – Warm

Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket                               Mud Texture Paste 

Check out How to Create Halloween Decor With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Spook-tacular Leftovers

Hello to all my crafty friends. Its almost that day, you know when the ghosts and goblins come out to play. I have for you another project I created to decorate my home with. I purchased this bottle as well as long taper candles at $1.00 store earlier this year and knew I would be doing some altering. So here we go.

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Melting the candle over the bottle actually takes me back to my high school days  (yep… in the 70’s) where that technique was really popular. Masking off a portion of the bottle to expose the inside and then dripping my candle over the bottle, I also mixed Art Anthology Mud with some crafting sand for yummy texture and applied randomly to sections of the bottle. Once dry,  I covered it with black gesso. halloween7

The bottle is filled with tiny little bones, and skulls from a necklace (hence …. leftovers). Then it was time to get out my Art Anthology paints . Using Metal Effects in Silver, Velvet Paints  in Limeaid, Mardi Gras & Terracotta I added several coats dry brushing the tops of the wax on the bottle. halloween6

To finish off the bottle, I had these wood tags, stamped “Leftover” in black Stazon and distressed the edges with Distressed Ink in Black Soot. Attached with black hemp cord and some metal keys.

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I hope you enjoyed this Halloween post. Get out those inexpensive candles and do some dripping over some containers. I actually think I’m going to do this for Christmas, thought it would look real pretty as snow and to add some white glitter to the top. Just a thought… give it a try. For your viewing I have included a snapguide tutorial and the list of Art Anthology products used is below.  Happy Crafting !!!

Check out How to Alter a Halloween Bottle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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