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Good morning everyone. I am back with a colorful Travel Notebook Layout I created using a stencil and Coloration Spray (Salmon) from Art Anthology. I’ve been itching to buy new papers and stickers, but before I do… I am determined to use up my stash! So far, it’s working and it feels great to save a few dollars…and use up the products I have on my shelf.


I mixed the Salmon Coloration Spray with Molding paste to create a pink shade. Then I covered the stencil using the medium. It steeped under the stencil a bit because it wasn’t think enough…but that’s OK. I just wanted to add some texture to the layout so it was fine.

I added lots of embellishments at the bottom to complete the layout. Since the photo was my main focus, I kept the design pretty simple.

Thanks so much for visiting today! Here’s a process video!



Happy New Year!! It’s hard to believe another year has passed. People have told me over the years… time flies, the older you get. They are so right! It’s scary how fast time flies. I’m going to have a 10 year old (double digits) next month. THAT’S SCARY!

My little man loves the snow. Last year we only got a few inches. Hopefully, this year we will get a little more so he can really enjoy it. Today, I’m sharing a layout I created using Coloration Sprays (Sky, Granny Smith, and Salmon) and the Meridian Stencil. I love these colors together.

To begin, I prepped the page with Clear Gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I placed the Meridian Stencil onto the cardstock and then sprayed about 12 inches above the stencil using the Granny Smith. When spraying multiple colors, I start with the lightest colors first and work my way up to the darker colors.

After spraying the Granny Smith, I carefully lifted the stencil and moved it to a different area on the cardstock and sprayed over the stencil using the Salmon Coloration Spray. I repeated the same process with the Sky Coloration Spray.

I used a heat gun to speed up the drying time. Once the ink was completely dry, I added my embellishments!

I used papers and embellishments from Studio Forty to design this layout. Love these chipboard pieces and the wooden enamel buttons.

I used an acrylic stamp to stamp the “Winter Time” title at the top of the layout and then I stamped “Joy” on one of the squares.

Products Used

Meridian Stencil

Coloration Sprays-Granny Smith, Sky and Salmon

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Colorations Spray with a Heat-Embossed Resist!


Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share a very simple layout that features  Colorations Spray being used as watercolor!  I know I have not recreated the wheel here, but that’s because this technique will never get old!   It’s by far the easiest and quickest way to add color to any scrapbook page!

I started with a piece of watercolor paper; if you’re using regular cardstock, I suggest priming the page with gesso first.  First, I stamped a starry night image using embossing ink; I heat embossed the image after applying embossing powder over the ink.  Once the image has completely dried and cooled, I very simply sprayed some Colorations Spray  in “Sky” onto a piece of waste plastic and “smooshed” the color onto the stamped background.  I wanted to keep the background subtle, so I sprayed a little water onto the background to keep the color light.  I repeat this this until I’m happy with the coverage-and that completes the background!

While the background dried, I grabbed some wood chip stars and applied a coat of Velvet Dimensional Paint in “Cotton” and a coat of “Glass” Sorbet to add some high-shine glimmer!  Here are some close-ups!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Spray “Sky”
Velvet “Cotton”
Sorbet “Glass”

Other Supplies:
watercolor paper
paper die-cuts, letters and stickers
wood stars
stamp, embossing ink and powder

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!


Paradise Found Mixed Media Layout by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, Farrel here today to share my newest project. I used a mixture of Colorations Sprays, Minx Shimmering Inks, Velvet Dimensional Paint and stencils. I also have a process video which will be located at the end of the blog. So sit back, relax and let me show you how I created my layout xx.

  1. To begin with I applied a thin coat of clear gesso to my patterned paper. Why do I do this you may ask? It is to seal the paper so that I can add my mediums to the paper without it buckling. Once dry I then using AA’s stencil Keyhole and Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie.

2. After drying the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some clear crackle medium and dried again. I then sprayed the crackled area with water and using a paint brush I applied Siesta Key and Granny Smith Colorations Sprays.

3. I sprayed my flowers with water and then sprayed Colorations Spray – Sandcastle. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers.

4. I painted the flowers with Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent using a paint brush. I also painted my chipboard title with the same ink.

5. I then adhered all my pieces to the layout along with mini prillz and art stones. And finished the layout off with some stamping.

I used these products on my project:

Stencil – Keyhole

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key, Granny Smith, Sandcastle

Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel xx




October Mixed Media Layout

Happy Fall ya’ll! It’s been awhile since I played with my Pretty Little Studio embellishments and since I had some fall photos from the my trip to the farm last week with my family, I wanted to use their Potpourri collection. I love this collection. It’s my favorite collection of theirs, hands down. LOVE the HAPPY colors.


The die cuts and vellum leaves in this collection is sooooo pretty. I just can’t get enough of them. Most of the layouts I create include die cuts because they are my favorite embellishments.

I sprayed the “thankful” die cut using Art Anthology’s Timeless Coloration Spray.

I sprayed a variety of colors onto White Cardstock to create a colorful background for the layout since I was using a lot of bright colors. I wanted the layout to have a colorful and happy feel to it!

I splashed some Sky, Granny SmithSandcastle and Timeless Coloration Sprays in the background before adding the photos and embellishments.

I added some clear leaf stickers here and there along with some sticker words, jewels, vellum leaves and stamping. Lots of fun embellishments all over!

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Mixed media layout with Colorations Sprays by Lisa

Hi friends!

Lisa here today to share with you my last DT project for this month. This time I made a mixed media layout with some photos of my family that I particularly love… do you like to make layouts? I like it very much!

I started my layout with applying a coat of clear gesso to seal the patterned paper. I then used my finger to rub a little bit of white gesso. I made some stamps with Archival black ink and then I used modelling paste with Art Anthology Messy Bubbles stencil to create some texture

I used Colorations Sprays (Siesta Key, Barbie and Plush) to make my watercolor background. To cover the dreamcatcher chipboard I brushed Stone Effect color Bone, I love its texture!

I added my black and white photos with chipboards, embellishments and flowers

As final touch I made some splatters with Cotton Velvet with a bit of water

You can follow my step by step tutorial here

Supplies used:

Colorations Barbie, Plush and Siesta Key

Stone Effects Bone

Stencil Messy Bubbles

Cotton Velvet 

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media layout with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by



Scrapbooking layout in red and blue

Hello everyone !

Back with a layout this time, playing with Velvet, stencil and ink for a neutral gender look, as the picture I choose featured my daughter and my nephew… So blue, red and black are my color choices…

After using a chicken wire stamp on the edges of the paper, I applied the Beyond the Reef medium and the Desire Velvet over the Wheel stencil to achieve my background.

The Beyond the Reef medium also colored few of the tags of my layering.

It’s amazing how the color differ with the thickness… when use as paint, I obtained a beautiful water-like blue, and as medium over the stencil, this blue is very deep !

Before layering my papers and picture, I used the Raider Colorations spray to create the small ink spots on my background…

Here is the video tutorial if you want to take a look at my creative process…

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…


Layout with the new Velvet…

Hello there !

New Velvet have hit the store, and as they are bright, I had to create something with them !

The new mediums weren’t the only things in my DT box, I also found plenty of new stencils and I choose the Double Flower stencil by our DT member Marleen to build my background…

I outlined the stencil with a black pen first, and once done, I used a black Sharpie to fill the lines. I continued with the stencil to create flowers along a down left – upper right diagonal.

Once all the flowers were drawn, I started to paint the inside of the flowers and leaves. Taffy Velvet and Beyond the Reef for the petals, Gecko Green for the leaves and Dayglow Yellow for the pistils.

I then added some Dayglow Yellow on the corners before adding my title, and paint a mat for my picture in the same color.

You can find hereafter (or on the AA YouTube channel) the video tutorial to learn how to create this kind of background :

Thank you for stopping by today and for reading this post ! See you soon for another project…


Build Your Wings Layout by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new scrapbook layout enhanced with Art Anthology products. It’s so easy to add to your scrapbook layout using Art Anthology’s paints and sprays. Here I enhanced the paper using  a couple Coloration sprays…. Salmon and Sedona. There are so many Colorations to choose from, this will allow you to custom create your background paper to match or highlight your photos. Using Art Anthology Lattice Stencil provided a fun way to create some wings on my photo. Using Mud Paste and the addition of Diamond Dust glitter while paste is still wet really enhanced the wings. Hope you are inspired to add some Art Anthology products to your next scrapbook layouts. Below is a list of supplies list and also a process video for your pleasure.

Supplies Used :


Colorations- Sedona , Salmon

Mud Paste


How to make snow with Mud…

Hello everyone !

We are all in full Winter mode, so why not try to create a Winter project with cold color and snow ? That’s what I did in this layout :

After inking the edges of my background paper with Warm Colorations spray and water, I applied Mud paste over the Gothic stencil, and on the edges too. I did the same with a bunch of coordinate tags.

You know my love for fussy cutting… So I did cut out those branches and snowflakes as my embellishments…

The title of my layout was made with the Expressions stencil and Silver Metal Effect medium :

As usual, you will be able to follow my complete creative process in this video, available as the other DT videos on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…