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Winter Wonderland tag with Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans!!!

Marleen here with some winter inspiration.

In the Netherlands the Garden Centers always inspire me before Christmas.
I always buy crystals, stars and many embellishments that I can use for my mixed media projects.

This year I did it again ūüėÄ

Watch the video tutorial and see how this tag was created.

Some detail pictures:

Hope you are inspired for some wonderful winter projects ūüėČ

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Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page with Josefine

Hi everyone,

It’s Josefine and I’m back with a new art journal page for you. I love to try new things. This time it’s a new type of layout for me – leaving some white space (ooooph, I know right?). But I think that you have to challenge yourself every now and then, so I started with some texture for the background.

Then I covered the center of the page with Velvet and Sorbet paints and tried to blend these very well. I needed two layers of paint to get the effect I wanted. Even though I added some splatters here and there I kept the border of the page pretty white. Challenge accomplished ūüôā

But see for yourself during my video tutorial:

What do you think? Do you like white spaces on an art journal page or do you prefer covering everything?

Supplies Used


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Imagine… your bookmarks !

Hello there, it’s Valerie !

Back to papercrafts after few off-the-page projects ! This time I created for you few bookmarks, using Colorations sprays, mediums and stencil from the Art Anthology store :

The chevron pattern came from the Chevron stencil used with Lagoon Velvet medium. I just added few stamps and washi tapes to complete the design.

I obtain the background by spraying Siesta Key and Peacock Feathers. I added the washi tapes before stenciling, and then Stamped in black ink. The Gold Metal Effects higlight some of the stamped patterns. I also sprayed some Gilded Gold Fairy Dust to add some shine to the project.

Once again I used a white gel pen to give dimension to the stamps. You can see the entire process on video (here or on the Art Anthology channel) :

Thank you for stopping by today ! Hope to see you soon…

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Skull candy by Valerie

Hello there !

I want to give to some ideas for Halloween or Day of the Dead today. Its’ not too early considering you could already find Christmas decorations in stores…

I saw this plaster skull few weeks ago and knew I had to paint it with AA mediums ! Skull candy are usually more colorful, but black and gold were a perfect fit for a classy and frightful look… So I started with this :

Black gesso for the base, Dazzle Clear Coat and Gold Metal Effect mediums for the painting part. I added metal beads and charms, few more painting, et voila !

Black gesso gave a matt finish to the skull. So I add the Dazzle for the glossy and sparkly look of this clear coat.

Depending on the thickness of your coat of paint, the Gold Metal Effect will have a solid finish or be just a touch. Here you can see the solid look :

And on the lacy flower is just an highlight in the center :

I made a video tutorial for you, but be indulgent as I am still in a temporary appartment in Houston and had to let my daughter shoot the video in my kitchen with my phone…

Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to visit our other socials for more inspiration ! And see you soon…

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Wooden wall hanger

Wooden wall hanger with Josefine

Hi and welcome back!

Today I’m sharing a small project with you using a piece of birch wood and Art Anthology paints to create a wall hanger. Even though it’s a small piece of art, I had a lot of fun creating it!

I prepared a video tutorial for you, showing you how I created the image on the birch wood:

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial ūüôā

Do you ever paint on wood? I love how the Art Anthology paints turn out! They have a very distinct sheen to them. It’s hard to explain, but I encourage you to give it a try and see for yourself ūüôā

Here are the supplies I used:

Wooden wall hanger
Wooden wall hanger

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Wood Canvas with 3D Bird Nest

Hi everyone ūüôā

today I’m sharing a 3D canvas with you. I found this bird in the home decor section and just had to pair it with Art Anthology paints, sprays and inks. It is incredible that you can use the same paint as the base, for dimension and as finishing touches. It always surprises me how they turn out and that it just works.

For this canvas I decided to pick a green color base. This way the wood canvas is the tree and the green color is representing the leaves (or similar :P).

So I started with prepping the surface with different shades of green. Then I adhered the nest and added several gold shimmer effects. But see for yourself:

What do you think? Did the bird get a nice and shiny home or should she move? ūüėČ

For this project I used:

You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.
Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Art Anthology Bird

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and group to get updates and new ideas:

See you soon!
Josefine aka HolyLise
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Inspire the Arts – Altered Paintbrush

Hello creative gang,¬†happy to back¬†for another¬†DT post. For today’s project¬†I¬†created¬†a “grungy rainbow” altered paintbrush using¬†Velvet dimensional paints and the Metal Effects – copper and gold. These are¬†so thick and dimensional, you can literally hold¬†an open bottle upside down and nothing will come out, a little¬†goes a very long way. When¬†lightly applied they are somewhat¬†transparent,¬†which easily¬†allows you¬†to¬†slowly build and control the amount of¬†color needed, especially¬†when¬†using a variety of colors on a small project, like I did here.

I love learning new products as it is always a fun way for me to expand my mind and hopefully find new ways to be creative. Glad you could stop by, be sure to check out the video tutorial posted below.

Quote¬†~ “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” – Ananda Coomaraswamy

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT post .¬†For this project I used some of the Art Anthology¬†dimensional paints… Metal Effects, Velvet’s and Sorbet. These paints are quite different than most paints I’ve used, they are translucent yet dimensional, so the heavier the¬†application, the more dimensional and opaque they become. The Velvet’s have a beautiful¬†matt, smooth finish, the Sorbet’s have high gloss and a tinge of glitter, I used the combination of both for the leaves.

As for the Metal Effects, I love using them over black gesso by applying the copper first and highlighting with the gold,¬†which makes the copper look more like¬†a rusty background…love this technique, will definitely be using it on another project. On this project I also used it on the face mold to give it an aged, distressed look, hard to see the end result in the video, but you can see it in the close up¬†photo.

Hope you’re feeling inspired!

Enjoy

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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The making of … a booklet

Goodmorning, Ellie Knol here…
gorgeous weather in Holland at the moment..

Today I’d like to share the making of a booklet,
the covers particularly…
…using Colorations spray, Copper Stone Effects and Tuxedo Velvet paint…..

..although I intended to make 4 cards with embossing in combination with the beautiful sprays and paints from Art Anthology.

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The very early stage of the background – heat embossed in clear on a with-clocks-embossed watercolor paper.

I used corrugated cardboard for the front and back cover. I ended up adhering the backgrounds to these.
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The Copper Metal Effects adds to the stenciled words (Tick Tock stencil).

Time to assemble…

….the finished project. The inside pages have been cut to size from a not-used-but-second-hand photo album…

It will make for a nice and personal gift..
..to be used as a booklet for photographs, art journaling or maybe just to make some notes.

Did not know I was going to end up with this ūüôā
LOVE it…

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For more pictures and a step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Mixed Media Covers for a Booklet by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a good day! 

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Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Altered wooden panel.

Hi peeps,
Marleen here with a new project.
In a store here in the Netherlands (a bit like the 1dollar shop) I fount this wooden panel. It was grey but I liked the shape of it.
A little gesso first made it better already!

So my creative flow came…

Watch the Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Alter This Wooden Home Deco Panel. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

   

Art Anthology Materials:

Art Anthology Colorations – Juicy
Art Anthology Colorations – Waimea Bay
Art Anthology Colorations – Ink Spot
Art Anthology Velvet РTerracotta
Art Anthology  Metal Effects РCopper
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Gilded Gold
Art Anthology Fairy Dust – Ice

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !
You can share your creations!

Shop at the Art Anthology’s online store.

Hope you are inspired!
Have a creative day ūüėČ

Hugs,

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