Tag Archives: Home Decor

Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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Altered wooden Christmas tree.

Hi everyone, Marleen here with a Christmas home deco project .

I love to alter and this time a wooden Christmas tree. I found it at the Garden Center Christmas marked here in the Netherlands.
View the snapguide tutorial for instructions:
Check out How to Create This Wooden Christmas Tree. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Materials:
Velvet: Fiji, Reef
Colorations: Ink spot, Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust: Ice
Texture set: Rust – Sorbet Amber
Stencil: Twilight
Mud

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Day of the Dead pumpkin

Hi there !

Valerie today to show you a project where you can have fun with mediums ! You don’t have to be an artist (and I am sure not one when it’s about fine painting…) to play with paints, just the desire to have a good time. Here is the result of my playtime with mediums :

I use a pencil to draw the Day of the Dead design on my plastic pumpkin and then fill it with Shine mediums in Ocean Blue, Canary Yellow, Ruby Red, Azalea Pink, Teal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I outlined the colored design with Onyx Black to make it pop.

I made a video tutorial to show how create it (I love accelerated videos, it looks like like I know exactly what I’m doing…) :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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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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Chipboard frame with the September moodboard

Hi everyone !

The beautiful moodboard inspire me this month to decorate a chipboard frame with the deep and luxurious colors of this board :

I kept the petunias in mind to create my flowers and the amber look of the leather jacket. Here is the result :

The base is a blank chipboard frame that I decorated with AA mediums, Colorations spray and stencil… I created the flowers with 7 big flower punches and the Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and DragonFruit Velvet.

I applied Bone Stone Effect medium on the centerpiece, then gel medium over Gothic stencil, and Patience Colorations spray.

The stems were created with air dry clay, and brushed with some Amber Gemstones medium (you can find it in the Rust texture set) and Glass Sorbet.

The top frame and the title were painted with Amber (Rust Texture set).

You can learn how to create the flowers and the general process of this project in my new tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I did inspired you to create more with your AA products !

See you soon…

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Faux leather book wooden box

Hi there !

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 !

Have a great day !

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Altered Chinese fan with the patina set

Hello there !

I’m so glad to be back on the Art anthology blog ! It was a long summer without crafting during my vacation and it’s so good to create again ! What do I have for you today ? Another mixed media project ! This time I altered a Chinese wood fan using the Patina set, stencils, Mud Paste… Take a look !

After a coat of Gesso, I painted entirely the fan with Rose Velvet medium. Next, I used the Floral tiles stencil with Teal Matte from the Patina set. Once dry, I applied Mud paste over the Blossom stencil on each side of the fan.

To colorize and give dimension to the cherry blossom branch, I use the Seafom Stone Texture and the Copper Metallic from the same Patina set. To make it pop from the background, I just use a brown pen to outline the design. I also use the Copper on the edge of the fan.

After that, I just glued the embellishments covered in white gesso on the fan, and painted them with Rose Velvet or Teal matte (Patina set) before adding touches of Copper Metallic.

If you like to know more about the process of this project, you could watch the video tutorial here or on the AA channel there (where you could find other beautiful projects…).

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope to see you very soon for another project…

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Be Brave – Dream Catcher with Karan

HI Friends, Its Karan here to share a project with you today.
In the past i have shared with you a Dream Catcher and today i have another one i wish to share with you too.
I have to apologise, but i so love this color combo.  Peacock feathers, Grass and Amber.
This particular Dream Catcher i have designed on a thick tag.
and the entire Dream Catcher on the Tag!
I hope you have enjoyed my project today, i have a step out tutorial below on Snapguide
 
 
Art Anthology Products:
Other Products: Tim Holtz Ectera Tag; Creative Embellishments Chipboard; Scrapiniec Chipboard.
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How to Alter a Hand Soap Dispenser with Karan

Hello friends, Karan here to hose the Art Anthology blog today.  If you are like me, you have hand soap bottles in all your bathrooms and likely a kitchen scent at the tap in your kitchen too. 
Most times i recycle these, some i keep and cut tops off and use in my scraproom, this particular bottle i thought would be fun to alter.  I started off with one of these from the Bath and Body Works Store, and in the beginning it looked like this. This was one of my favorite scents this past winter. I loved the curved oval shape to it and the flat surface on the front would be perfect to hold embellishments.
and after some fun with the paints and mists, here is my end result.
Do not throw those out, you can alter them. I plan to collect a few more and reuse them Here is a step out tutorial below for you on Snapguide.
Hope you have enjoyed my project today.
Materials Used:
Gesso; hand soap container; heat tool;
 Mayan Gold Yellow ( but taxi cab yellow can be used too; Peacock Feathers Mist; Amber Dimentional Medium.
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Altered Steampunk Lamp by Toni

Hi crafty peeps, it’s Toni here with a lamp I altered for my craftroom. I purchased this simple lamp at a decor store for $25.00.

I really liked the bones of it but I knew it needed to be spruced up.  I also got these water goggles at the Dollar store and knew they would were intended for this project. 

I had a difficult time getting good photos of this project so I hope you bear with me.

I applied all my old metal pieces that I have collected over the years from garage sales and junk stores, as well as some chipboard pieces, chain, buttons, and plumbers pipes from the hardware store. The goggles were altered with hot glue, Art Anthology’s paint as well as alcohol inks. Art Anthology’s Texture Paste Set in Rust along with Mud Texture Paste helped me accomplish this rusty piece and provided some wonderful textures. Here is a photo out in the light, hopefully you can get a different look at this piece. 

And now I have a new lamp for my craftroom. I hope you have been inspired and you have enjoyed my new project. For your pleasure below is a Snapguide tutorial. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology products used:

Mud Texture Paste

Texture Paste – Rust

Metal Effects – Silver, Copper, Gold

Velvet-Kona

Check out How to Give a Lamp a Steampunk Look by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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