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Embrace Time by Toni

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a layout featuring a photo I took at the beach as a “goodbye for now” to summer, as it is now fall. Time surely does fly and that’s why the title on my layout is perfect…. Embrace Time.


Using Art Anthology stencil along with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder gives some pretty bubbles to my backdrop for my photos. Along with Minx Shimmering Inks & Coloration Sprays to enhance the muted gray cardstock, these enhance the layout perfectly.


Stone Effects adds such pretty gritty texture to your pieces, and this was added to sections of my chipboard fishnet as well as my surfboards. And then to finish off the layout I added seed beads, seashells, rocks & assorted florals.  Hope you had a spectacular summer, as for me I am so over the heat spell we have been having and sooooo ready for fall… xoxo Toni



Check out How to Provide Texture on Your Layouts by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


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:

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Minx and Masks: Creating Backgrounds

Hi creative peeps! Kathy here today to show you a technique that I learned from an online class, Inspiration Wednesday, with Donna Downey.  In the class, she used watercolors with masks. I thought the technique would be perfect for using Minx Shimmering Inks and some of the cool masks available from Art Anthology.

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I used 11″ x 14″ sturdy mixed media paper to create a background, then cut it into cards and used Melissa Frances wood veneer and resin embellishments to finish them off.  Many of us don’t send cards through the mail anymore, but I’ve found that people still really love and appreciate receiving them. And it is a great way to share your art with loved ones and friends.


Background Using Minx and Mask

You can see my process from start to finish here….
Check out How to Create Backgrounds With Minx and Masks by K. Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I created three more cards I made using this background.

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Mixed Media Cards on Melissa Frances Blog

For more details and individual photos, check out the Melissa Frances blog today.  Now go make some cards using Minx and Masks and share them with your friends and family! And don’t forget to share your creations on our Facebook page, Art Anthology Adventures in Art too!


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Mixed Media Canvas


Hi Everyone!  Phyllis here to share my design team project for Art Anthology using Minx,  Colorations and Dimensional paint.

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I used one of Melissa Frances Flea Market Finds Appliques,  so much fun to paint crackle on!

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Here are some up close pictures so you can see all the details!

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Stop by and see how I created my canvas start to finish….
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Thank you so much for stopping by today!

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

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Please check out Snapguide for a step by step for creating this canvas!




Journey Canvas using Minx Inks

Good morning everyone! I deviated somewhat from my normal colors and went with a grungier look for this canvas. I used a combination of Minx inks, Colorations, Velvets, and Sorbet. Journey Everything is layered and then layered some more. The key is making sure everything is good and dry between applications of paint. To see step-by-step how I created this canvas, please see my Snapguide: Check out How to Create a Colorful Mixed Media Canvas Using Minx by Art Anthology on Snapguide. Here are a few closeups. I tried to capture how Minx gave the canvas a nice shimmer. 2015-12-29 10.47.38 2015-12-29 10.47.30 2015-12-29 10.47.23 2015-12-29 10.47.18 Journey Close Thank you for looking. Until later………… Business Card


Creating with Minx Inks!


Hello All Lanette Here!

Today I wanted to share a vibrant little canvas that I created using a few of our Fabulous Colorations and splash of our NEW MINX INKS!


Now doesn’t that look like fun! If you would like to see how I created this little cuties from start to finish just check out my Snapguide linked Here…
Check out How to Create a Mixed Media Canvas Using Minx by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today I hope that I have inspired you to play with a bit of Ink today!

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Art Anthology Products Used

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Marbling with Minx

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Kathy here today to share a project using the new Minx Shimmering Inks that will be available at CHA in January.  Minx are dye-based, water soluble, shimmering inks that are packaged in a 1 ounce dropper bottle, and come in 11 colors plus white.  They are non-toxic and acid free.  They also have a slower drying time so you can manipulate them longer to create interesting results.  When I first saw the Minx bottles I immediately thought of the marbling technique using shaving cream.  I’ve seen it done but never tried it.

Check out How to Marble Using New Minx Shimmering Inks by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


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Wishing everyone a very happy 2016!

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