Tag Archives: Minx Inks

Altered Coin Bank with Karan

Hi Friends and welcome to my blog today the Art Anthology Blog today.  Its Karan Gerber hosting the blog today and i have an altered project to share with you

This little bank was purchased at my local dollar store and i thought it would be a fun little project to alter.  I wanted to create something similar in colors to the Treasure Box i Designed as i wanted to have some different boxes but similar colors in my scraproom. The box measures approx 5.25 x 4.25 x 5.

Here is how it turned out:

I used the Lotus Stencil on al lthe sides of the coin bank and dabbed on some mudd

Please check out my Snapguide tutorial.
Check out How to Alter a Coin Bank With Karan Gerber by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
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Embrace the Journey – Altered Canvas

HI Friends, Its Karan Gerber here with you today.  After being on a few cruises i just love the look of portholes and although i didnt have a porthole to alter, i thought i could maybe create something similar and share it with my crafty friends.
Here is what i came up with, i will share a few detail images then you have the chance to check out my Snapguide tutorial below.   Have fun 😀


I started with a 5×7 canavs from the dollar store.  I had some embellishments like the resin frame and some metal clock pieces and wooden gears also from the dollar sttore

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Love this Life Journal Cover with Karan

Hello friends and welcome to the blog today.  Its Karan sharing a project with you today and I am sharing with you a altered journal cover.  The journal is a canvas based one and was in my stash, i have a few of these in my stash actually, so you will likely see a few covers coming in the next 6 months. I have had these in my collection for years, so im thinking they might be discontinued.Here is what i put together for todays project



Art Anthology Products
Here is my snapguide

Check out How to Create a Journal Cover With Karan Gerber by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Other Products:
Prima Mixed Media Album
Wooden gears
metal gears;
gel medium
other metal embellishments from my stash
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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !


Using Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology to create a camo canvas with Josefine

Hi everyone,

today I want to share a new canvas with you. I used the Colorations Sprays to create a camo looking background and I love it 🙂

I used parts of the Lotus Stencil for the focal point in the background and to add some extra texture. By using the Minx inks to outline the Lotus flower it now looks like its shining even brighter.

I always like to add hidden interest to a project. The Dazzle paint is perfect for that as it dries clear and just leaves this amazing sparkle.

But now to the process. Here is my video that is showing how I put everything together. Enjoy 🙂

These are the supplies I used:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my little canvas 🙂



Big vintage tag with blending technique by Marleen.

Hello Peeps,

Marleen here with a large vintage tag. I love it because it gives me space to stencil and get messy all over!

i will show you a great layering and blending technique which I love!

So pop over to the Snapguide and watch all the steps.

Check out How to Add Layers on This Tag. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail pics:


Velvet: Aloha, Lagoon, Reef, Shamrock ,Tango, Kona, Desire
Colorations: Sedona, Raider, Salmon, Patience
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Minx: Gold Dust, Decadent
Stencil: Keyhole 8×12
Stone Effects: Sandstone

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Have a creative week 😉



Halloween Steampunkery Tag Duo

Hello Art Anthology friends and fans! Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog. I would love to show you how I created this fun set of Halloween tags which I have named Halloween Steampunkery Tag Duo.

So Here is how this was created!

Art Anthology Products used 

Colorations Sprays in Wild Orchid, AvocadoJuicy, Peacock, and Raider

Velvet Dimensional Paints in Mardi Gras, Limeaid, and Tango

Minx Shimmering Inks in Radiance, Majestic, and Bankroll

Stencils Blocked, Keyhole, and Scales

Here are some close-up images that show detail and dimension of this project.

Using Dimensional Velvet paint through stencils is a great technique.

Check out How to Create Halloween Steampunkery Tags With Jenn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks again for visiting the blog today. I hope that you have enjoyed my project and are inspired to get creative yourself! Please remember to share what you create with us on Facebook on our Adventures in Art page HERE.

Halloween Canvas

Ooozing eyeballs Halloween canvas with Josefine

How about a mixed media Halloween canvas with oozing eyeballs and poison paste? Art Anthology products are perfect for drippy backgrounds and thick texture alike. And it’s still enough time to create some more spooky things – despite all the Christmas decoration that is already up in my grocery store.

I’m a fan of these smaller, card sized projects and love to decorate a canvas like that. The smaller area makes it easier to get started, but also challenges you to “organize” your space better. So let me show you what I did with this little canvas.

And? Oozing enough? 😛
I’m impressed with the stone effect paste. Even though I mixed with one of the Sorbet’s it dried in a neat texture.

Thanks for stopping by!

Halloween Canvas

Halloween Canvas

Halloween Canvas

Halloween Canvas


Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology

Make a wish art journal page with Josefine

Hi everyone,

I’m in an art journal mood at the moment and just had to create a page with some of the Art Anthology Velvet paints. I picked all the yellows, oranges and reds that I had and started painting.
Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology

I usually don’t worry too much about techniques or guidelines when creating a project. I love “just trying” and then see what works and what not. So when I started with this page I didn’t really know where I wanted to go with it, till I realized that I’m adding quite a few stars.
Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology

The rest then just happened and I really enjoy how it turned out 🙂
Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology
Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology

As always, I prepared a video tutorial for you.

Supplies Used

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my colorful art journal page!

See you next time!



Playing with Minx Shimmering Inks – no 6

Remember these posts from me, Ellie?

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Remember that, on an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds?? I did a second post about that too:

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

Today’s post features the beautiful vibrancy of the Minx Shimmering Inks. 

The background on canvas paper.. still wet but drying in the sun!
Later on, I discovered that I must have dropped some water on it by mistake, as it had more drops than showing on this photo… that’s part of the fun!
I had to be everywhere, because the robot lawnmower wanted to mow over my backgrounds sometimes, hehe.

I wanted to enhance the drops, so I did not cover it up, but overstamped and used the background as part of the images.

Don’t forget.. there is a Snapguide at the end of this post, showing the steps to achieve the finished card.

A close-up: watch the droplet… with the inks all pushed to the edges of it. I think that’s magic… I couldn’t have painted it that way!


Now for the second background:  very different paper, but a beauty too!

I cut it to size…

… and created this:

I sponged these tiny dots from the Lotus Stencil around the edge.

…for step-by-steps of this second card too, please see the Snapguide.


Check out How to Make Cards From Minx Shimmery Backgrounds by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

SEE you next time! 

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on Pinterest and YouTube

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

Art Anthology Products Used:

Radiance Minx - Art AnthologyRadiance Minx

 Panache Minx - Art Anthology
Panache Minx

Stargazer Minx - Art AnthologyStargazer Minx

Lotus Stencil 6x9Lotus Stencil 6×9