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Art Journal page, life is better with friends.

Hi AA fans,  Marleen here with a very messy Art Journal page.

This time I had no specific idea what to do…. the only thing i knew was that I wanted to use my new Art Journal and some new dies.
Of course I wanted to use 1 of my new stencils. I used the 8×12 Keyhole stencil.

Watch the video tutorial.

Here some detail photos:


Keyhole Stencil 8×12

Colorations Sprays, Timeless, Juicy, Sandcastle, Salmon

Minx ~ Shimmering Inks, Immaculate, Panache

Velvet Dimensional MediumShamrock, Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Cayman

Stone Effects, Bone


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I hope you all like my messy flow!? Enjoy your creative day 😉



Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 3 !

Hi you, Art Anthology fans… Ellie Knol here today! 

It’s good to be back after being to South Africa for a month…it wasn’t a holiday actually, but to bury my dear mom who passed away last month. I had nearly 2 weeks to sit with her and say goodbye. We were actually going to celebrate her 90 th birthday on the 19th, but she passed away 2 weeks before that. She had a fulfilled life… that’s for sure. 


AS PROMISED… I am not finished playing with the MINX inks yet! 

Today I chose to play with MINX inks in combination with a custom made ink pad. That’s really so much fun.. you MUST give it a try!

Please have a look at the Snapguide at the end of this post for step-by-steps of the 2 techniques in this post.

Technique ONE is using the inks on the pad for stamping.

Changing the above card with just a touch of 2 stencils.


Technique TWO is finishing up all that beautiful ink on your pad.

Using these backgrounds for one-of-a-kind cards.

Check out How to Create an Inkpad With Minx Inks by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you!

SEE you! 

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And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:


Mixed media ATCs

Hello mixed media friends! it’s Irina here!
Sharing with you my new ATC Cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today!  If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !


Up to new meetings!


Playing with Minx shimmering inks!

Hi, Ellie Knol again, and you may have noticed that the Design Team of Art Anthology is featuring the Minx shimmering inks lately.

So, I will be featuring them today as well.
They are great to make backgrounds for cards or maybe for an art journal page (or a canvas, or a watercolor painting etc etc).
For now : 4 different ways to use the inks.
.. .. I hope to do some more in near future!


I’ve used the same colors for all 4 techniques.

For step-by-steps of all 4 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!


art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique1-ellie-knol-51. Using household wrap to create gorgeous shimmery effects.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-52. Making a print with Minx inks on a gelliplate.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique2-ellie-knol-103. A brayered background with the leftover inks from technique 2.

art-anthology-rozegroen-minx-technique4-ellie-knol-44. Making a background with Minx and salt crystals.

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Create Backgrounds – 4 Techniques by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

That’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty !

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube
and/or don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

Sweet Pastel Scrapbook Layout page


Hey Crafty friends Phyllis here to share a scrapbook layout page!  I love using Art Anthology’s Minx,  so many possibilities with the ink not to mention the Gorgeous color!

In my step by step video you will see how I applied the Minx!


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You can view a step by step youtube video below!



I hope you get a chance to try out Art Anthology products,  it’s time to play and get messy!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!!!



Art Postcards With Yupo Paper and Minx

Hi creative peeps! Kathy Adams here to share my project using Minx Shimmering Inks.  Yupo is synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It has a non-absorbent surface, is waterproof, stain-resistant, and extremely strong and durable.  I tried a few techniques and learned a few things along the way. Yupo and Minx Art Postcards11

You can see my process here:
Check out How to Create With Minx and Yupo Paper by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I love the idea of an art postcard to share with the world.  Since the Yupo paper is quite thin, I mounted the finished cards onto white card stock and stamped the back to make them post card ready.  Yupo and Minx Art Postcards1

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“Mechanical meadow” art journal page

Hello, today I would like to show you my art journal page.


Some close ups…


Beautiful Minx Shimmer on the chipboards…


Some more Minx in splashes..


Doodling in black and white…


Texture with Off the Grid Stencil and gesso.


Lagoon Pipe Dream on the background…


Tick Tock stencil with gel medium and stamping on the top. I like this smooth effect with cotton velvet on the background.


Here you can see almost all textures together..


I prepared a short tutorial on snapguide :
Check out How to Create Mechanical Meadow Art Journal Page With AA by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used:

Thank you for stopping by, Marta De.



Sun Printing With Minx

Kathy here today to share a summer project.  I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in South Carolina it is HOT and HUMID! I’ve wanted to try sun printing but everything I’ve read about it requires special transparent fabric paints.  This got me thinking that maybe Minx would work. They are transparent and very fluid but also very pigmented.  So I experimented with some scraps of canvas and it worked great.

Since it’s close to Independence Day, July 4th, I thought I’d use red, white and blue and create something patriotic.


July 4th Banner With Minx

Sun printing can be created using fabric or paper. It requires saturating the material with water, adding color, adding a mask of some sort, then letting it all dry in the hot sun. Here is how I made my July 4th banner.

You can see how I created my banner here:
Check out How to Sun Print With Minx Inks by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Play around with this technique using different colors and different shapes.  Mix similar colors together. Try using Colorations Sprays.  Involve the kids! Don’t forget to share your results on our Facebook page, Art Anthology Adventures in Art.  I have another sun printing project on Melissa Frances’ blog using Minx, canvas, mixed media paper, and laser wood embellishments.


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Layout “Sky is the limit” by Anna Komenda

Hello AA fans. It’s Anna here with some summer inspiration. I played with Colorations Sprays and I created a layout. I was inspired by picture I took during our visit at my parent’s house. They live in the countryside and the sky often looks fabulous there. So crisp and blue till the green horizon.

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As I mentioned, I played with Colorations Sprays. I sprayed the background with three shades of blue using circle as a stencil.


I left the white circle in the middle of the blue circles but I also wanted to add white clouds. I didn/t have a proper stencil so I created one by myself. I used texture paste to create the clouds.


I added a pinch of yellow and I created three colors palette: white, blue and yellow as a sun.


The title just jumped into my head. I feel free and wild when I look at the sky and distant horizon. It gives my such a great power to deal with the daily routine.


I also created a process video for You.

Thank You for stopping by and see You in two weeks 🙂




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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