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The Bone Collector-Mini Album w/Coffin by Toni

Ghostly Greetings  from Toni  and I’m here to inspire you with a “Bone Collector Mini Album and Coffin” to keep all those fun costume pics of your Halloween extravaganza. At the end of the post I have created a Snapguide tutorial on step x step process for creating the coffin, and a bit on creating the template for the mini album.  My project started off with this dollar tree find coffin and I traced it on chipboard to create my pages for the mini album to fit inside. This project had several steps but oh what fun it was to make… I actually had to tell myself “ENOUGH ALREADY”….. lol  The entire project was adhered to a wood base that was given wonderful textures with AA paints, rocks and craft sand. Wood pieces were applied to the sides of the coffin with Mudd Texture Paste and then painted to provide that old wood effect. AA’s paints are perfect because they are thick and full of body, some having textures and grits that really provided that weathered look I was going for. All those pesky hot glue threads that appear on your projects are a warm welcome to this one because it gives the illusion of webs.  The inside of coffin lid was achieved with AA’s Gothic Stencil and Mudd Paste. The tree was made from floral wire and then painted with different shades of AA paints to provide that dead look.  Several Ideaology pieces were used such as lantern, spiders, word band, glass vials, skeletons, and bones to enhance the project as well.  I used several different brands of Halloween paper, for the mini album and distressed the edges with AA paints.  The inside of the coffin was decoupaged with Halloween napkin. This is one side of the mini album. Here is the other side of the album. It’s hard to believe  there is room for 30 pictures on this ini. And here is a collage of all the pages to the mini album. Hope this post didn’t SCARE you with all the photos and steps involved, actually was quite simple and allows your creativity to go crazy.  So park your brooms at the door, sit down for a spell my pretties and enjoy the snapguide tutorial below. The following are the products used to create my piece. 

Gothic Stencil 

Velvet Paint- Kona, Taxi CabShamrock, Limeaid, Tuxedo

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper

Stone Effects-Concrete, Lava

 Mud Texture Paste

Check out How to Create Coffin With Halloween Mini Album by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Altered butterfly chipboard album

Hello everyone !

Valerie there to present you a new project with Art Anthology inks and paints… This time I made a mini album with the cheap chipboard album you can find in the dollar section of craft shops, crackle paste and three Colorations sprays :

Each page was covered with white gesso, then white crackle paste, and once dry, painted with a brush and Colorations sprays in Glorious, Ink and Juicy.

The inks spraid into the crackles to create a beautiful effect different on each page.

The air dry key was covered with Reef Velvet paint. Few flowers and leaves and you’ll will not been able to say it was a cheap chipboard album !

To see how I turn a basic into a gorgeous album, watch the video on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another project…


Art Anthology, Basically Bare and May Arts Ribbon Week – Dare to Be Remarkable

Welcome to the second day of the Art Anthology/Basically Bare/May Arts Ribbon Project Inspiration Blog Hop. We’ve joined forces this week to
offer you lots of inspiration using products from Art Anthology,
Basically Bare, and May Arts Ribbon. 

blog hop

  So, I started off with this really cute chipboard album from Basically Bare.



I opened the album up, to isolate my cover to start working and painted the surface with gesso.


  I used a paintbrush dipped in Colorations to paint swirls on the surface.


And I let some of the Colorations drip and run.
After that was dry, I used a stencil, and applied modeling paste over the top.
To color the paste, I used a makeup sponge dipped in the Waimea Bay Blue Colorations, and dabbed that over the raised areas.  This allowed my base colors to show through and not get too covered.
 I used the Dimensional Crystal to add some raised areas/details on my flowers.



For the inner page, I started by spritzing with the Patience Colorations, and spreading the color with an old credit card.  I intentionally left white space. Using the credit card to spread the color really brought out the texture of the corrugate page.
 I spread on Evergreen Sorbet, which added a different texture and some shine.


After that was dry, I used a stencil, but this time used the Velvet paints to form beautiful, dimensional droplets of color.


This was a little too bright for my cover, so I added a layer of watered down gesso to tone down the intensity a bit.  I heat embossed a sentiment from Hampton Art, and added a drawn frame around the page using water color pencils.
I misted the Sheer/Frayed Flowers with the Patience and added them to the cover.  It was super fun to add tons of May Art Ribbons to the spine of the album as well.  The leaves were metallic gold, and I painted a thin layer of the Evergreen over them to tie the colors together.  I also painted the Evergreen over a fancy piece of chipboard, and finished everything off as shown.

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to watch the blogs this entire week to see tons of beautiful projects!


Sorbet: Evergreen
Velvet: Fiesta, Fiji
Dimensional Crystal: Mermaid
Colorations: Patience, Glorious, Waimea Bay
May Arts Ribbon

Check back with us every day this week for more inspirational projects! We have an Art Anthology Prize Pack to give away to one of our lucky commenters!  Make sure you also stop and visit our friends over at Basically Bare for a chance to win a $25 Prize Pack & May Arts for a chance to win a Roll of Ribbon! And don’t forget to visit the Basically Bare & May Arts Facebook Pages and tell them Art Anthology sent you!


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