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My Choice Mixed Media Layout

Hi all. I thought I’d mix it up a bit. I tend to create lots of layouts of my son… but every now and then, I’ll look at my sister’s Facebook photos to see if I can find some pictures to scrap for her! I really had no idea where this layout would go… but it turned out perfect. It matches her personality perfectly!

My new favorite thing to do is playing with Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks! The colors are soooooo vibrant.

To begin, I covered white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I sprayed the cardstock with water to water it down and then I added 2-3 drops of each of the inks separately. I waited until one color was dry before applying the others so the colors would stay true to their original color.

Once I was satisfied with the background. I used Art Anthology’s Silver Metal Effects Medium. This medium works great with the 8″X12″ Lotus stencil!

I really like how the minx shimmering inks looks mixed with a bit of water on the cardstock. Love the different shapes in the background.

I used Pinkfresh Studio embellishments to embellish this layout. The flowers were hand-cut from patterned paper and then painted using the minx-shimmering inks.

Isn’t this beautiful? I might have to frame this for her…

Here is a process video so you can see how much fun minx shimmering inks are! You might be running to Art Anthology’s shop to buy a few colors of your own once you see how fun they are to play with.

Products Used:

Art Anthology/Minx-Shimmering Inks (Panache, Bankroll, Stargazer)

Art Anthology/Metal Effects Medium

Art Anthology/8 1/2″X11″ Lotus Stencil

Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments

Thanks so much for visiting today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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You Make Me Happy Mixed Media Layout

 

Good morning! Nicole here with a pretty mixed media layout I created using the Flity stencil and the Patina Texture set. I love this texture set. It looks sooooo pretty on paper! The colors look perfect against the photos!

 

I covered the veneer flowers using the Patina Seafoam. Then I brushed the Sedona Colorations Spray along the edges using a paint brush. I colored the butterfly using the Sedona Colorations and added a Clear Coat (Linen) to make it shimmer a bit.

Here is a closer look at the Copper Metallic Medium. SOOOOO pretty and it goes on the cardstock/stencil smooth.

I have a feeling I’ll be using the Flity stencil again. I just love it!

I used some papers, chipboard and stickers from Pink Paislee to embellish the layout.

Here is a process video for you to see how easy it is to work with the texture sets along with the stencil and Coloration Spray! Fun stuff!

Supplies Used:

Stencil: Flity

Patina Texture Set

Coloration Spray: Sedona

Clear Coat: Linen

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with the Flity stencil with the Patina Texture set. The texture set is perfect for distressing wood veneer embellishments! Thank you for visiting today!

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Mixed Media Beach Board by Toni

Hi everyone… hope you are all having a nice month of August. Today I have for you a clip board I purchased from the dollar store and I transformed it into a beachy layout, featuring my daughter and my niece about 25 years ago… Hope you enjoy. I started by adding some wood grain paper and then priming the surface for my sprays and paints. Using some drift wood from the beach, twigs from my yard, fishnet, and paper clay elements provided lots of yummy texture. Applying my Colorations Sprays and Minx Shimmering Inks really brought this to life. All of the supplies used will be listed below. Take the unexpected and turn it into a keepsake to hold your memories. I hope you will give this a try. I also have a process video below for your viewing. Wishing you a day filled with peace & love…. hugs

Supplies used:

ColorationsTimeless, Wiamea Bay, Siesta Key, Sandcastle, Granny Smith

Minx Shimmering InksDecadent, Gold Dust

SorbetSeaweed

Metal EffectsGold

Stone EffectsBone

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Create Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!!! Farrel here to share my very first design team member creation. Today I have created a double art journal page using Metal Effects Medium, Colorations Sprays and some stencils.

  1. To start I covered my pages with white gesso and then use Metal Effects – Dimensional Medium in the Silver with a stencil.

2. Once dry, I then sprayed my with some water and then sprayed Colorations Sprays in Siesta Keys, Peacock Feathers and Indigo in that order. The water helps the colours blend.

3. For my title, I stenciled “Create Art” using black archival ink and then cut the 2 pieces out and mounted onto black cardstock.

4. I wanted to colour the stamped butterflies so I used the same sprays for my background and used an aqua pen (water pen) to create a watercolour effect.

Here is some more pictures of the finished page

Art Anthology Products Used

Metal Effects – Silver

Colorations Spray – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Indigo

Stencils – Diamond Grunge, Soliloquy

Please feel free to watch the process video below and thank you for dropping by, I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal book with Art Anthology products.

Farrel xx

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Upcycled lid

“FLY” – An Upcycling Project

Hello! I am Suzette Hussey, a mixed media artist, and sculptor from Jamaica. This is my first post as an Art Anthology Dream Team member and I am super stoked to be sharing a fabulous upcycling project!

Upcycled Lid

I just love upcycling, repurposing, whatever you want to call it. In this project, my canvas is a metal lid off of a mosquito candle.  I add eggshells for texture and decorate with Colorations Sprays and Metal Effects Gold Paint. I then add a butterfly embellishment as my focal point and the word “Fly”.

Upcycled Lid

To finish off I add some wooden beads.


Here is a full supply list:

Art Anthology products used are:
Colorations Spray – Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Metal Effects – Gold

Other supplies needed:
metal lid
12″ – Jute twine
4″ of wire – 18 gauge
crushed eggshells
gel medium
ModPodge
gesso
butterfly embellishment
a scrap of paper for stamping on
black ink pad and letter stamps
foam tape
wooden beads
floral tape (optional)
basic craft tools
drill

Follow along as I show you how to make your own OOAK masterpiece.

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by.

Suzette Hussey

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Mixed Media Embroidery Hoop by Toni

Hi everyone, today I have a fun altered project that you can create using fabric and Art Anthology’s products.  I started with my embroidery hoop with muslin material.  I added some texture paste through one of our stencils and then began adding my pretty colors of Sorbets, Velvets & Coloration Sprays. For some of my embellishments I used hot glue and used them in sea shell molds. Then I primed them with gesso and continued using the beautiful AA products on them. Fun summery project, I hope you enjoyed and for your pleasure I have a video tutorial below. Have a spectacular day !

Art Anthology supplies used:

Stone Effects: Bone https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sorbet-Kenyan Copper https://www.artanthology.net/products

Seaweed https://www.artanthology.net/products

Metal Effects-Gold https://www.artanthology.net/products

Velvet-Mustard https://www.artanthology.net/products

Minx Shimmering Inks:

Decadent https://www.artanthology.net/products

Gold Dust https://www.artanthology.net/products

Coloration Sprays:

Timeless https://www.artanthology.net/products

Sand Castle https://www.artanthology.net/products

Salmon https://www.artanthology.net/products

Stencil-Large Doily https://www.artanthology.net/collecti

Craft Mat https://www.artanthology.net/products

 

 

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“Breath In Breath Out’ Mixed Media Layout

Hi everyone, today I want to share how very simple it is to add some mixed media elements to your scrapbook layout. Mixed media has gotten so popular but still so many are intimidated by the word “Mixed Media”. I’m here today to tell you if you are a scrapper or card maker, chances are you are already doing mixed media.

Wikipedia says: Mixed media is an artwork in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Assemblages and collages are two common examples of art using different media that will make use of different materials including cloth, paper, wood and found objects. So, what that means if you are a card maker you use paper, sometimes stamping with ink, adding embellishments, sometimes markers etc…. you are already doing mixed media. So don’t let the word scare you any longer. Let’s get started with this very simple layout.  I really wanted the colors on this to be very subtle so that my photo would really be the focal point. So the Art Anthology paints I used were our Metal Effects and our Stone Effects (all products will be listed below in the video discription)With the use of a couple of our stencils (and we have so many to choose from) this provided added patterns to my paper as well as texture. With the addition of some seed beads (because I can’t ever get enough texture… lol) and pretty flowers, my layout was finished. I hope you give this a try. Below is a process video of me creating this layout. If you have any questions or would like to see the designers use the product in a certain way, be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and just ask us questions. We are all here to help one another on our creative journey. xoxo Toni

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Luna board, by Marleen.

Hi Peeps,

I altered a board this time with one of my fav stencils: Luna

I had a little problem with my camera…. sorry, sometimes not complete sharp photos.

Here is the tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create This Board, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some details:


Hope you are inspired!?

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Spring Art journal spread

Hello everyone !

March is the first month of Spring and I’m lucky enough to be in the South of U.S., so trees are blossoming and full of birds’ nests again (sorry for those under snow right now…). All this flowering inspired me to create my new art journal spread, using Colorations sprays, Velvet, Shine and Metal Effect…

With strips of asian journal paper over gessoed pages, I sprayed Peacock Feathers and Waimea bay Colorations to start my background.

Some round stamps and cherry blossom stamps in black complete this background, with few of the flowers colored with a white gel pen. I also added strokes of Cotton Velvet to add touches of light .

I used also the Floral Tile stencil with Gold Metal Effect medium before gluing cherry blossom branches (cut with a machine in white paper). The branches were painted in Onyx Shine and the flowers in Cotton Candy Velvet.

I finally added the journaling, written on a white paper strip and painted in Cotton Candy Velvet.

Wanna try art journaling but need a push ? Take a look at my video tutorial for some help with this design…

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

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Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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