Tag Archives: Home Decor

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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Altered tissue box

Hello !

Valerie there today with another altered project ! I moved recently and found a sad wood tissue box in one of my cabinet ready to be upgraded ! Look at the result first :

The box was covered in lace, with lot of embellishments like flowers, buttons, pearls, stones, and chipboards on the top, then covered with white gesso before adding some colors…

I used two type of mediums in this project : Colorations sprays and Sorbet mediums. The Colorations sprays are Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers.

I used the Sorbet dimensional mediums in Cayman, Mermaid and Vegas Gold as touch ups with a small brush.

Love this color gradient ! It’s soft and vibrant at the same time !

If you would like to know more about my creative process in this project, you can watch the video tutorial here (but it’s also on the Art Anthology YouTube channel with a lot of others projects !) :

Thank you for stopping by ! Hope to see you very soon with another tutorial…

Have a great day !

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Altered Box For Home Decor by Toni

Toni here today to share with you an altered project I created to hold my essential oils I use to diffuse at home.Started with this paper mache box I purchased awhile back at Michaels. Starting off with AA’s Mud Paste run through a couple of a gorgeous stencils (listed below) for texture to the box. Then the addition of a few metal pieces. Then I took some white mulberry flowers and painted them in the colors above and dipped them in melted UTEE to give them a porcelain effect. Before adhering to the box I spritzed Colorations Sedona & Granny Smith on the top for shadows and a pretty shimmer.

Pictured above the pretty texture provided by the stencils. Florals were added to the top and my title to the front of the box and now my essential oils have a new home. Hope this has provided some inspiration to decorate your containers for your home. Put that special “YOU” touch on your items.

Below is a list of AA products used and also a Snapguide tutorial for your pleasure….. Peace

Mud Paste

Metal Effects-Copper

Colorations – Sedona, Granny Smith

Velvet-Rose, Taxi Cab, Orchid, Reef

Stencils-Blocked, Keyhole

Check out How to Alter Box Using Art Anthology Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered Coin Bank with Karan

Hi Friends and welcome to my blog today the Art Anthology Blog today.  Its Karan Gerber hosting the blog today and i have an altered project to share with you

This little bank was purchased at my local dollar store and i thought it would be a fun little project to alter.  I wanted to create something similar in colors to the Treasure Box i Designed as i wanted to have some different boxes but similar colors in my scraproom. The box measures approx 5.25 x 4.25 x 5.

Here is how it turned out:

I used the Lotus Stencil on al lthe sides of the coin bank and dabbed on some mudd

Please check out my Snapguide tutorial.
Check out How to Alter a Coin Bank With Karan Gerber by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
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Butterfly effect : an altered mask

Hello !

Who says because Mardi Gras is behind us, we cannot play with masks anymore ? Certainly not me, as I love creating new ones ! So here is my project for today :

I used 3 different material for the gears : paper, grungeboard and metal. After adhering these gears to the mask, I used the Mud Texture paste and a stamp to create more texture around the gears, before applying white gesso all over it.

Once dried, I used the Rust Texture set to highlight the gears and give them more dimensions. Then I added the Waimea Bay Colorations spray because 1. I really like this color, 2. I cannot let this mask white… Bonus : this color really enhance the rusty look.

The video tutorial is available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, or you can just watch it here :

Thank you for your time and for stopping by on the blog. See you soon for another project…

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Making an ocean themed door hanger with Daniëlle

Hi Guys!

Daniëlle here to show you a different project this time. I created this ocean themed door hanger for my craft room:

I used two of the gorgeous texture sets to add texture to my project, Patina and Rust.

I described my steps in a Snapguide tutorial so you can create one too!

Check out How to Create This Door Hanger With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Stencils: Keyhole, Diamond grunge

Velvet: Cotton

Colorations: Peacock feathers, Sandcastle

Minx: Decadent

Sorbet: Drab

Clear coat: Dazzle

Texture set: Rust, Patina

 

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Tainted Love by Toni

Well sweetheart month is almost over but it’s not too late for some love filled creativity, mine is just a bit tainted. (lol) We’re going to create something off the wall…….. for your wall. 

I puchased this paper mache heart quite awhile back and I got these awesome black feathered wings on sale after Halloween and new I was going to merge the two together somehow and this is what I came up with. 

I love pairing up odd items and try to come up with something new and this project was a lot of fun. With the help of Art Anthology’s stencils, Mud Paste, sprays and paints and a pile of flowers and metal pieces I think it came together pretty well. 

Applying the Mud paste through the stencil for some great texture and then adding the paints to the embellishments and the sprays for the highlights was really easy. 

The ruffles on the right side of the heart are made with paper spritzed with water to break down the fibers and make the paper pliable. The rivets are made from hot glue . Hope you enjoyed and take a few moments if you will and check out my Snapguide tutorial below.

Sending XOXOXOXOX’s Toni

The following AA products were used:

Stencil-Dottie Dottie Stencil - Art Anthology Got Your Number Got your number Stencil - Art Anthology MechanicaMechanical Stencil - Art Anthology

Colorations: Barbie  Barbie Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology  Patience Patience Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

Sorbet :  Mi Bella Mi Bella Sorbet Red Velvet Red Velvet Sorbet Cameo NEW Cameo Sorbet Vegas Gold Vegas Gold Sorbet

Mud Texture Paste 

 

 Check out How to Create Mixed Media on Paper Mache by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

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Embrace the Journey – Altered Canvas

HI Friends, Its Karan Gerber here with you today.  After being on a few cruises i just love the look of portholes and although i didnt have a porthole to alter, i thought i could maybe create something similar and share it with my crafty friends.
Here is what i came up with, i will share a few detail images then you have the chance to check out my Snapguide tutorial below.   Have fun 😀

 

I started with a 5×7 canavs from the dollar store.  I had some embellishments like the resin frame and some metal clock pieces and wooden gears also from the dollar sttore

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