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War and sakura : a mixed media layout

Hello !

Valerie today to present you a new project… I create a scrapbooking layout using two colorations sprays, some Mud texture paste with stencil and a Gemstone Effect medium…

So why War and Sakura ? Because the subject of the picture is an Onna-Bugeisha,  a rare female warrior from the high society of Japan. Despite her armor, she is extremely feminine. Did you notice the flowers in her hair ? That’s inspired me for the sakura flowers in my layout.

I started building the background with a resist paper and Colorations sprays in Sandcastle and Patience. I use the Blossom stencil with brown ink, then add some Mud paste over the Cracked stencil.

When the Mud was dried, I stamped cherry blossom in brown ink before painted them with Rhodolite Gemstone Dimensional medium.To complete the layout, I added cherry blossom cut out from a sheet of paper.

You can watch the complete process of this page on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you did find some inspiration for your next project !

See you soon for more…


Stars, Stripes & Smiles!

Hello All Lanette here!

I hope that everyone is having an amazing summer, we are having a busy crazy HOT summer! But I just had to stop in and share this patriotic layout that I created featuring my lovey little ladies and lots of Art Anthology sparkle!


Minx Ink & Dimensional Sorbet gave my layout just the right amount of sparkle and shine!

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You can see how I created this layout start to finish here:

Check out How to Create a Patriotic Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some details shots just for fun!




Here is a link to all the fabulous Art Anthology Products I used:

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Layout “Sky is the limit” by Anna Komenda

Hello AA fans. It’s Anna here with some summer inspiration. I played with Colorations Sprays and I created a layout. I was inspired by picture I took during our visit at my parent’s house. They live in the countryside and the sky often looks fabulous there. So crisp and blue till the green horizon.

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As I mentioned, I played with Colorations Sprays. I sprayed the background with three shades of blue using circle as a stencil.


I left the white circle in the middle of the blue circles but I also wanted to add white clouds. I didn/t have a proper stencil so I created one by myself. I used texture paste to create the clouds.


I added a pinch of yellow and I created three colors palette: white, blue and yellow as a sun.


The title just jumped into my head. I feel free and wild when I look at the sky and distant horizon. It gives my such a great power to deal with the daily routine.


I also created a process video for You.

Thank You for stopping by and see You in two weeks 🙂




Best Ever!


Hello Artists!

Today, I have a quicky post of a layout I made using some Art Anthology yumminess.






Thanks for stopping by!

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WISH Layout

Hello, today I would like to show you my layout “WISH” with my old photo.


Look at some details :


Wooden cuts with Allure.


Texture created with Sorbet Linen and also some Embossing with stencils.


Minx splashes on the background.


And Minx on the chipboards.


With beautiful shimmer.


I prepared a photo tutorial for you. See the proces on the Snapguide.
Check out How to Create a WISH Layout With Black Gesso and Minx. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


I used:


Thank you for stopping by today!

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Marta De.



Hi Crafty Friends!

Hi Crafty Friends Phyllis Fernandez here to share my first Design Team project for Art Anthology.  I am humbled and super excited to be a part of the Dream Team!

I love creating 12×12 scrapbook layout pages!  So that’s what I will be sharing with you today!

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Although my favorite color to create with is any blue,  the Salmon and French Toast colorations sprays,  Garnet and Rhodolite Gemstones,  and Enchanting Minx were what I grabbed first!  They worked well together.


I LOVE lots of texture,  more is better in my book!!!  😀

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The flowers matched perfectly with Art Anthology products I used!    So Yummy!!!

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I painted Rhodolite Gemstones on the chipboard pieces and WOW I am in LOVE with the Gemstones,  the texture is awesome and it dries quickly!

I did some stenciling for the background using Art Anthology’s Mud.


I also love to distress my edges,  gives more dimension to a layout!

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I always love to use beads and microbeads for added interest and texture.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I’ve inspired you to create something beautiful!

Here’s my start to finish YouTube video:

Start to finish Youtube video

Make sure you are following us on Pinterest and remember to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!



Mixed Media Project Journaling Life Cards

Hi. Kathy Adams here today.  I don’t do Project Life, but when I scrapbook these days I use the divided scrapbook pages.  I can get lots more memory keeping done faster this way than traditional 12″x12″ layout scrapbooking.  To put my own artistic spin on it, I love to make my own journaling cards.  Today I will show you how I used Colorations Sprays and Art Anthology stencils to make what I like to call a master board, then cut it apart to fit the divided pockets and customize them with memorabilia, stamps, die-cuts and embellishments.

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May’s theme is found objects, and on my recent trip to Germany, I returned with lots of goodies, including maps, tickets, and some Euro and Swiss coins and a $5 Euro bill. Since working in banking for so many years, I’ve become a bit of a coin and money collecting geek.  I can’t help thinking that American money is not that pretty compared to other currencies around the world!  Many currencies have different size bills and coins and are very colorful! Here are a few to compare just for fun:

Euro Currency

Euro Currency

American Currency

Swiss Notes

Swiss Notes

Wow! That Swiss Currency is beautiful!  Well, no matter what it looks like, I think we could all agree that we’d like to have a bit more of it!!

So after picking out the photos and memorabilia I would use on my divided pages, I had to come up with a way to seal the pocket that my money was going into.  I usually sew them closed with my sewing machine but I decided to use Super Adhesive Double-Sided Tape to seal the pocket and decorate the top with some May Arts gold eyelash ribbon and glitzy tab garland. Then I got to work on my master board.

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Project Life Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are more detailed photos.

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So how do you like to scrapbook these days?  Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment down below.  And visit my personal blog for more of my art work at  http://kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com/.




New beginning

Hello everyone!!! It’s my time, today on the blog. My name is Marta Duda aka MartaDe. You have never even heard about me?? Oh, it doesn’t matter 😉 So here I am and will inspire you to do beautiful artworks with these incredible Art Anthology products! 🙂

I’m 27 years old wife and mum for my 4 years old daughter. I became interested in scrapbooking 4 years ago. Now I love mixed media, stencils, textures, splashes and all the messy work, but sometimes I do something simple and almost clean. That’s all about me.

For today, I’ ve made a layout “NEW BEGINNING”. It’s exactly just like my adventure with AA. I feel just like this little boy, on the first day of school.

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Check out How to Make a Light Mixed Media Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
And some close up’s:

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I have also for you, some of my favorite works, which I added to my Art Anthology application:

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Thanks for stopping by, and see you next time.



New Girl on the Block

Hello all!!!


I am so happy to be sharing with you as a new member of the Art Anthology Dream Team!!  Today I want to share a bit about myself, let’s get to know each other!!

I was born and raised in the midwest, I found my way back after 15 years in southern California.  Now I live in the same city I work in and spend oodles of time with my adorable nieces!!  I have been creating for as long as I can remember and even now it is what I look forward to doing all the time.  If I don’t have paint, ink or gesso on my hands I feel nekkid!!  I am super excited to be on the Dream Team and can’t wait to start creating with this awesome these awesome paint, sprays and mixed media products!!

Here are some of my creations, a bit of everything and I think this should give you an idea of my style and a hint of what kinds of things you will find me creating in the very near future.  🙂

Embrace it

6×6 Canvas


5×7 Card

Pale Moonlight Tag

#8 (6-1/4×3-1/8) Tag


Art Journal Pages

New Day

12×12 Layout

I am super excited to get busy in my craft room creating more to share with you in the coming months!!  I look forward to seeing you back here soon!!


Mixing It Up and Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

Hi Everyone.  My name is Kathy Adams and I live in South Carolina, USA, with my husband, 20-year-old daughter (when she is home from college), 18-year-old son and two cute long-haired dachshunds.  I am so excited to be a part of the design team and to create projects for you using the incredible Art Anthology products!  I am often inspired by a new product, and my hope is that I inspire you to create art using Art Anthology products.  I enjoy creating mixed media scrapbook layouts, art journal pages, canvases, and home decor projects.  To get to know me is to get to know my art.  So here are some of my favorites:

Handmade Journals

Handmade Junque Journals

If you are like me, you love taking online classes.  I recently took a Junque Journal class where I learned how to make these cool journals using canvas board as the covers.  I also used up some of my stash of old scrapbook paper, Gelli prints, and any old thing lying around on my desk!  Here are some of the inside pages:

Junque Journal Page


Junque Journal Page


Junque Journal Page

I often like to work in a series.  Below is a set of 6″ x 6″ canvases featuring the beautiful die-cuts that Tim Holtz recently designed.  I also did this series in blues and greens.

Dragonfly Canvas

Bee Canvas

Butterfly Canvas

I love to art journal.  Below is a page honoring a favorite artist, Frida Kahlo.

Frida Journal Page

My favorite way to scrapbook is using lots of texture paste, gesso, paint, stencils, hand painted paper, sewing machine….and maybe a picture or two!  Here are a few of my favorite layouts:

Alex Star Layout

Now I need to let you in on a secret: I really dislike the color pink.  I don’t wear it, nothing in my house is pink and I typically don’t paint with it.  Working with pink stretches me to work outside my comfort zone.  So the next layout is not really one of my favorites, but it represents one of those “stretches” and that is why I am sharing it with you.  I hope sometime you will stretch your limits and work outside of your comfort zone.

I Love Scarves Layout

Finally, one of my very favorite projects is the following 6″ x 6″ canvas.  I repurposed aluminum cans by die-cutting and embossing them using leaf die-cuts, then painting the “leaves” with metal patina paint.

Fall Canvas

Fall Canvas


Fall Canvas Detail Using Aluminum Cans

Here is a sneak peek of my next post scheduled for March 24:

Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak

Thank you for visiting the Art Anthology blog today.  For more inspiration, visit my blog at kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com.  Now go get out of your comfort zone and make some art using Art Anthology paints!