Tag Archives: Home Decor

FALL IN ♥ WITH PATINA AND RUST

Hi all our crafty followers, are you ready for some new fabulous products from Art Anthology. We now have a Patina and Rust set that is so much fun to work with. I wasn’t able to choose my favorite between the two sets so I used both to alter my paper mache pumpkin for the holidays. 

My pumpkin was an inexpensive paper mache one purchased at my craft store. I covered it first with embossed metal tape, which you can view the tutorial below to watch my process. The embossing provided some nice textures, but the patina and rust gave it that kick that was needed. Leaves were created with burlap material, and the pumpkin vine was made twisting some floral grapvine wire with seed beads. I hope this has inspired you with some ideas for altering up some holiday decor for your home. Get your hands on these two new sets from Art Anthology HEREAs an added small project I had purchased some wood leaves at Michaels, they were 70% off for their harvest items, so these leaves cost me 20 cents !!!  Simply printed out my words, burnt the edges of the paper and applied to my wood pieces with Sorbet paint in Glass, attached some twine and they will go wrapped around my place settings for my Thanksgiving table. Wishing you a holiday filled with love and blessings…. Creatively yours, Toni

To purchase your sets click on the photos below.

       

Check out How to Get Creative With AA’s Rust and Patina Sets by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

Have a creative week 😉

Hugs,

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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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Adorable altered canvas with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and  I welcome to my second September Art Anthology Inspiration.

After doing a lot of pretty dark art work I decided to try the bright one and I made this adorable canvas using my dear lovely granddaughter photos.

 I left it in a pretty minimalistic style as I wanted the photos to shine and the  Art Anthology background to be seen and not covered with tons of embellishments. So I just used the Dusty Attic chipboards to connect all canvas pieces and added some flowers for this girly canvas.

All flowers were originally white and I made them colorful with a mix of Art Anthology Colorations only and a bit of white gesso at the end.

All paint splashes were made with a dry paint brush and  a bit of Art Anthology paints on it.

As you can see I added some micro beads and larger seed beads over the canvas for more interest.

And as always- here is my full step by step Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Make a Girly Mixed Media Canvas With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a full product list for you to use:

 Aloha Velvet

Cotton Candy

Tink Sorbet

 Sunshine Sorbet

Orchid Velvet

Fragments stencil 

Dot Matrix stencil

Black Leather Jacket sorbet

Colorations:

Sky, Glorious, Wimeo Bay,Plush, Granny Smith, Patience

See you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Dream Life Mixed Media canvas by Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first September Art Anthology inspiration.

 Irit is here today with a new Art Anthology inspiration.

This time it’s my new altered Mixed Media canvas full of Art Anthology stencils, paints and mists.

Here are some close- ups to this fall colored project.

I made it as Dream Life one and the only embellishments added are chipboards and flowers, everything else, including the title are stencilled work , textures and paints.

Here you can see the crackle glaze texture on the background and micro beads added into the crackle medium.

More of stencilled background and crackle glaze medium .

 

And as always- here is the full step by step photo tutorial made for you:

Check out How to Make Fall Inspired Dream Life Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And you can see the full product list HERE:

Lattice stencil 

Kona Velvet

Tango Velvet

Garnet- retired color

Soliloguy stencil

Cracked stencil

Leaf Sorbet

Avocado Colorations

Timeless Colorations

Warm Colorations

Red Velvet Sorbet

Taxi Cab Yellow Velvet

Limeaid Velvet

Glorious Colorations Spray

Thanks for reading my post today and see you soon with my second September project.

 

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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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All yoy need is Art wall decoration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and my project is actually a small tribute to my love of arts and as you can see from the project it’s not just fine arts, but everything art related.

On this wall decoration I made a collage of all possible arts and you can find ballet, music, fine arts, movies and theatre that all together make this imaginative project.

I used canvas as my base and then arranged the collage using chipboards, wooden piece, clay pieces and all together was painted and misted with Art Anthology products.

As always I made the full step by step tutorial for you to follow HERE:
Check out How to Make All You Need Is Art Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a full Art Anthology products list:

Scale stencil 

Squared stencil

Cayman Sorbet

Orchide Velvet

Cameo Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Wisteria Sorbet

Rose Velvet

Vegas Gold Sorbet

Wild Orchid Colorations spray

As you can see it’s just an inspirational project. You can make it with other items as your own tribute to arts. On the other hand it can be done as a tribute to sports, nature, technology or whatever topic you choose.

Hope you  liked my wall deco and see you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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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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