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:
Texture Paste – Rust
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…
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 !
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
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:
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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…
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!
Here are some close ups:
List of products I used:
Clear coat: Dazzle
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:
Thanks so much for dropping by today!