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.


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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Canvas Dream Catcher with Karan Gerber

Hello friends and welcome to my blog today.  I am sharing with you today a 6×8 canvas with a 5×7 corruagated cardboard cover.  I had some Scrapiniec chipboard and wanted to create a dream catcher idea i have been wanting to do.

Here is what i put together for todays project for Art Anthology I love how this turned out. I seem to be in this teal color scheme lately and am in love with this Amber Rust.  I need more as my jar is now empty 😀

I want to share some detail images then i will get going on the snapguide.

i did dab a bit of glorious coloration spray on there a bit



Materials Used:

Art Anthology Products
Warm Colorations Spray – for shadow
Stone Effects Patina
Other Materials: 6×8 canavs; 5×7 corrugated cardboard; gilt trip prills; heidi swapp pattern paper; Scrapiniec Chipboard; Tim Holtz chipboard title; Finnabair metal accents.
Here is the snapguide !

Check out How to Create a Dream Catcher With Karan Gerber by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered Containers for Craft Supplies by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with some organization inspiration. I love my craft supplies to be organized and I so enjoy altering the containers that I place my supplies in. It serves at a couple purposes…. it helps in storage of my trinkets as well as it’s a piece of art to inspire me in my craft room. I had this empty plastic peanut container that was a nice size and new I could use it to put all my seashells in, so I decided to alter it using my Art Anthology texture pastes as well as Minx Shimmering Inks. I  took fishnet and saturated it in sculpture medium and wrapped it around my container and allowed it to dry then removed it and gave it a nice coat of white gesso. I wanted to be able to see the sea shells inside the container, that is the reason I prepped the fishnet in this manner. Once the gesso has dried attach the net to the container using 3D matt gel and hot glue and then start decorating with shells, starfish, silver dollars, pieces of coral etc. Using a combination of my Minx Shimmering Inks and our Patina Texture Set, I was able to achieve this pretty mossy under the sea texture. I also added art stones in assorted sizes for some added interest and texture.  The thing I love about mixed media is it’s all about the layers and textures. The more you add the better your project gets.  The title on my container is a T!m Holtz Chipboard Quote and I also added colors from our Minx to enhance it. The lid was altered using a small metal light house surrounded by shells, fishnet, starfish etc. and then prepped with white gesso and our AA beautiful products were added for color. Hoping this inspired you to grab some of your containers and give them a face lift.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook  HERE so you can also inspire all of us with your beautiful creations.

Below is a list of AA products used on my container:

Minx Shimmering Inks – Midnight, Bankroll, Decadent, Panache

Patina Texture Set

Check out How to Decorate Your Containers by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Mardi Gras mask by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie here today to show you a project for an Holiday you maybe are not familiar with, Mardi Gras ! Fat Tuesday is an old Middle Age tradition where peasants disguised themselves, feasted and burned a effigy of the king. It was something tolerate by the church to replace the older pagan custom for Spring. So, I will just stay with the disguise today with an altered mask !

Not far from where I live is the beautiful town of New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is a real deal Holiday ! The official colors for this are green and purple, so I choose the Mardi Gras Velvet and Emerald Dimensional Gemstones mediums for my project.

Between black gesso and those mediums, I  applied Dazzle Clear Coat to add some sparkle. Then I use Emerald Dimensional Gemstones medium and Mardi Gras Velvet medium.

And don’t forget a touch of gold with the Gold Metal Effect medium !

Can you see the little flakes of gold from the Dazzle ? And the Gold Metal Effect looks like gold powder !

I did a video tutorial for you to see the whole process. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thanks you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy seeing this project as much as I enjoyed create it ! See you soon for another project…


Altered Paint Brush with Karan Gerber

Hello friends and welcome to my blog today.  Its Karan here on the blog today for Art Anthology and today, I am sharing with you a altered paintbrush.  This is the first time i have ever attempted something like this and to be honest, i was a bit nervous after starting it.
The paintbrush is from the dollar store, just a cheap one actually. The embellishments , the clay pieces i made by hand using some molds;  Here is what i put together for today’s project
I am in love with this piece i love how the few products i used really enhanced the different embellishments i used. From clay to metal.


Art Anthology Products
Other Products:
dollar store 4″ paintbrush
Papericious Chipboard
Metal Key; Metal Heart
handmade clay pieces
gesso ; art stones; gel medium
other metal embellishments from my stash

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…


“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.


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.




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!


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