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Mixed media canvas about Maths…

Happy New Year from Valerie !

There is no reason to create less than in 2017, right ? I hope you start this new year with alot of projects in mind, and I hope I will help you in your creativity with my new project inspired by the January moodboard…

That was a lot of work but I am so pleased with the result ! I wanted to create a canvas to celebrate Maths and found a quote from Albert Einstein : “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” I had my title !

I used three different stencils, two from the Off the Grid stack, and the Blocked stencil. You will also find some Mud texture paste and Plush Colorations spray.

And I did play with Velvet and Sorbet mediums : Orchid, Mayan gold, Purple Rain, Mardi Gras and Dragon Fruit.

Maths are so important in the progress of the human kind… In fact, they are present everywhere, especially in art ! I think this piece could be a perfect gift for a Maths teatcher… Never too early to think about end-of-the-school-year gift or even a dad’s day gift ?

You can watch my video tutorial to see my creative process right here :

And if you need another push to creativity, here is the moodboard to help you start with colors…

Once again happy new year, and see you soon for another mixed media project…

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“Always Believe” by Toni

What a magical time of year Christmas is, filled with hope, joy and love. But for many it is a difficult time because of loss of loved ones, jobs, health and other events that happen in life.  My prayer is that my canvas today can bring  merriment to your day and inspire you. Being inspired by our December mood board was not difficult, such pretty vibrant colors. 

I started by adhering different laces to my canvas and giving it a nice coat of gesso to prep for my paint and sprays. Using 2″x 2″ canvases to create my Christmas tree, I first applied scrapbook papers and then for texture and interest used our Twilight stencil to add stars to the top.  Christmas sprigs and pods were added to the sides and prepped with gesso then sprayed with gorgeous Colorations Sprays in Peacock Feathers and Sky.

Homemade snow was made by mixing equal parts of Sorbet Linen, baking soda and school glue, while still wet Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled on top. Christmas berries were glued into place, a red bow was placed on top of the tree and my title was edged with Peacock Feather spray. More Linen was dabbed here and there and then Diamond Dust glitter was added for a holiday sparkle. Wishing you a time of Peace and Comfort…. xoxo Toni

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Coloration Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Sky 

Sorbet  – Linen

Stencil –Twilight

Mud Texture Paste 

For your pleasure enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.Check out How to Create Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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The First Step in a Journey with Karan

Hello Friends

Its Karan here today, to share with you  my first post and first project here  on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you.   I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.

 

The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front.  I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.

I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.

Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!

 

 i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project.  You can seriously use anything from your stash.

 

 

Materials:  

Art Anthology Materials:
Bone Stone Effects: 
Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent;
Rust Amber Sorbet;
Peacock Feathers Spray;
Gilded Gold Shimmer Spray; 
Siesta Key Spray;

Other Materials:
Gesso; Gel Medium; Assemblage Clock; memory hardware pearls; metal keys; metal embellishments from stash;

Check out How to Create a Vintage Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Hope i have inspired you to get inky! Thanks so much for viewing my post today! Happy Holidays!

Karan

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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !

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I’m Dreaming Of Diorama’s by Toni

Hi i everyone, Toni here with some festive inspiration. Christmas is right around the corner and I’m sure your holiday decorating is in full swing. I purchased these little boxes at Michaels after Halloween, they were 80 % off so I got them for $2.00, I decided they would be perfect little diorama’s  for my Christmas tree this year.  The boxes started off looking like this…. And were transformed to these, hope you enjoy !These boxes lend for endless possibilities for your imagination. Ornaments or raw wood pieces were added as the main focal interest in the boxes. This post is photo heavy because once I got started making these it was hard to stop. The next one, I used our Clear Coat in Dazzle to collage the music paper for background. Adhered the wings, added my bow and greenery. The Wood title was painted first with Sorbet Vegas Gold and then embossed with Gold powder.Mud Texture Paste was added to this snowflake wood piece and then sprinkled with glitter. The box was primed with black gesso and then dry brushed with Ferrari Red paint and a bit of white gesso on the top. This box was painted black and then dry brushed with Parakeet , Ferrari and highlighted with Vegas Gold. My next box was actually inspired by Emma Williams   she had created a brilliant tag using paperdolls in a Christmas scene and she included the watch in her project which I loved. The Christmas tree on my project was bleached out  to make it white and then decorated pearls painted with Ferrari Red and Parrakeet. My next diorama I used an ornament that I already had ….this sled. The outside of the box you can’t see but I embossed metal tape for the outside to enhance the metal on the sled.  Now the Mud Paste does create great snow but I needed a lot so I didn’t want to use up all my paste so decided to make my own faux snow. Check out my snapguide tutorial below to find out how to make this with AA products.    Last but not least is my sleigh I added some small bells that I rusted with our new rust paint set, added some foliage and also a little tree that had been bleached out as well. The outside of box was painted first then decorated with burlap.

Wishing you a Christmas season that is merry and  bright, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the Snapguide tutorial below which includes my recipe for faux snow as well as bleaching the Christmas trees.

Art Anthology products used are the following:

Sorbet  Parakeet, Ferrari, Vegas Gold, Dazzle

Mud Texture Paste

Rust Set

Check out How to Create Christmas Diorama’s by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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

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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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