Tag Archives: mixed media

Gelatine prints and how to use them in your art

Hallo, a good day to all of you!
Ellie Knol here today,
showing you what to do with all these beautiful papers
lying around in your studio, gathering dust!

When making monoprints (or gelliprints),  you end up with a lot of beautiful papers! Colorful, shiny, textural happy paper… 

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..even the papers you’ve used to cleanup your brayer, are very useful to collage with, or use them as backgrounds. 

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I’ve used this one to create an art journal page… and went through stages, changing plans,
(I had to, as a full cup of coffee went over the project; I was not happy with that person, you might guess ! He said afterwards that he only added some depth to it 🙂 )

and ended up with a colorful page with stenciling and layers  of stamping and colors. 

 For al the stages it went through, please see the SNAPGUIDE:

Check out How to Use Your Gelliprints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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And while making monoprints, you sometimes have paint on a stamp, after making marks with it on the gelliplate?

Use it to make a one-of-a-kind background!!

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

SEE you next time! Happy creating!

PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR

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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Dream Life Mixed Media canvas by Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first September Art Anthology inspiration.

 Irit is here today with a new Art Anthology inspiration.

This time it’s my new altered Mixed Media canvas full of Art Anthology stencils, paints and mists.

Here are some close- ups to this fall colored project.

I made it as Dream Life one and the only embellishments added are chipboards and flowers, everything else, including the title are stencilled work , textures and paints.

Here you can see the crackle glaze texture on the background and micro beads added into the crackle medium.

More of stencilled background and crackle glaze medium .

 

And as always- here is the full step by step photo tutorial made for you:

Check out How to Make Fall Inspired Dream Life Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And you can see the full product list HERE:

Lattice stencil 

Kona Velvet

Tango Velvet

Garnet- retired color

Soliloguy stencil

Cracked stencil

Leaf Sorbet

Avocado Colorations

Timeless Colorations

Warm Colorations

Red Velvet Sorbet

Taxi Cab Yellow Velvet

Limeaid Velvet

Glorious Colorations Spray

Thanks for reading my post today and see you soon with my second September project.

 

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The Best Day Ever by Toni

Hi everyone… some of my most favorite times  are spent outside, in the garden, or taking walks, and I love to incorporate textures and colors that I experience outside on my layouts. Hope you enjoy this process. 

My layout is of my sister, brother-in-law and niece and we were all at the beach and it was definitely “The Best Day Ever. I started my backdrop using AA’s Mud Texture Paste and Stone Effect Concrete ran through a brick stencil and then dribbled Colorations in Avocado in between the bricks for a moss effect.

My flowers were plain white flowers that I hot glued together and made individual blooms and then once again spritzed them with Colorations in Avocado and Granny Smith and sprinkled with some pretty coordinating glitter.

Anybody that knows me knows I love textures and using my Colorations again I colored my art stones to tucked them inbetween and underneath my florals. 

Once again Art Anthology paints come to the rescue to provide just what is needed to make a layout successful. Get your hands on some of these amazing products, you will not be disappointed. Here’s wishing you “The Best Day Ever”. 

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations- Granny Smith, Avocado

Stone Effects – Concrete 

Check out How to Capture a Garden Vibe on Your Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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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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Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Cards with Josefine

Hi, this is Josefine. Welcome back to a new project. Halloween is right around the corner and it’s about time to grab all the spooky colors from Art Anthology and get creative.
Halloween Card with Art Anthology
I used all the purples, oranges and greens from my Colorations Sprays and paired them with the Velvet paint in the same colors. My goal was to create quite a few Halloween cards, so I kind of got into a flow once I started. It’s easy to spray ink in several shades onto water color paper and let it dry and do its magic.
Halloween Card with Art Anthology
Of course there is a little more to it than “just” spraying the ink onto paper, but that is definitely the most fun part 😉
Here is my video tutorial for you that shows you all the steps for my spooky Halloween cards.

I love the vibrant colors and how amazing the backgrounds turned out! It always surprises me how different a background looks like when you let the ink dry vs heat setting it. Sometimes patience is worth it 😀

Supplies Used

Here are all the Colorations Sprays and Velvet paints that I used.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

Halloween Card with Art Anthology

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Fragile!

Hi all Art Anthology fans,
Ellie Knol here today!
…  with a project I’ve started during my vacation… dried stems and flowers to make some home-decor with. They’ve been waiting, together with the gesso-primed MDF in a droplet-like shape.

It took a lot of steps and time to get to the finished project..

.. but I am happy with the end result..

…although looking through the pictures I’ve made, I sometimes thought I had to maybe stop at that step, hehe

But on the other hand.. I’ve learned a lot by just going with the flow and go through trial and error…  (of course there is not really any error in Mixed Media) … adding another layer of color…

.. or white acrylic paint to cover it up, LOL !

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Coloring the stems and seedheads with Decadent Minx Shimmering inks is just one of the steps in the Snapguide I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Some Fragile Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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

 

SEE you next time! 

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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Art Anthology Products Used:

Cracked Stencil

 Fiji Velvet

Chocolate Sorbet

Decadent Minx

NEW Sedona Colorations Spray

NEW Clover Colorations Spray

NEW Steel Colorations Spray

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All yoy need is Art wall decoration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here today and my project is actually a small tribute to my love of arts and as you can see from the project it’s not just fine arts, but everything art related.

On this wall decoration I made a collage of all possible arts and you can find ballet, music, fine arts, movies and theatre that all together make this imaginative project.

I used canvas as my base and then arranged the collage using chipboards, wooden piece, clay pieces and all together was painted and misted with Art Anthology products.

As always I made the full step by step tutorial for you to follow HERE:
Check out How to Make All You Need Is Art Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is a full Art Anthology products list:

Scale stencil 

Squared stencil

Cayman Sorbet

Orchide Velvet

Cameo Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Wisteria Sorbet

Rose Velvet

Vegas Gold Sorbet

Wild Orchid Colorations spray

As you can see it’s just an inspirational project. You can make it with other items as your own tribute to arts. On the other hand it can be done as a tribute to sports, nature, technology or whatever topic you choose.

Hope you  liked my wall deco and see you next month with more Art Anthology inspiration!

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Altered clipboard by Valerie

Hello AA lovers !

The project I have to show you today has something special… First I was supposed to post 3 days ago… But life got in the way and I wasn’t able to have my hand on AA products before two days ago on the AA booth at the CKC event in Houston ! You don’t really think a hurricane can stop me meeting AA people and create something for you, don’t you ?

So while there, I was able to create an altered clipboard (everybody has their kid at school by now, right ?) with what I found there : plenty of AA products, a stamp, a pen and… paper towel !

I worked on a plain clipboard covered with white gesso, building layers with stencils and different mediums. You can spot the Retro stencil as well as the Got Your Number and the Soliloquy stencils.

I used Barbie Colorations spray for the background and Raider Colorations spray for the edges and the splatters.

For the stenciled patterns, I used 50 Shades Grey and Orchid Velvet medium, plus Imperial Sorbet medium.

I did a step-by-step video tutorial for you that you can watch or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I already know what I will create for my next AA post, so see you soon…

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Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

Using Colorations Spray Differently with Josefine

Hi, Josefine here, with two colorful cards that I created using the Colorations Sprays in a different way. I really enjoy the Art Anthology Colorations Sprays. They are so vibrant and yummy. That’s why I was wondering, if I could use them for more than “just” spraying the ink onto something.
Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

And I love the effect and how the cards turned out!
Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

But back to the beginning and what I actually did. I didn’t want to create a huge mess, so I used some pipettes to get the ink out of the bottles and onto my craft mat. From there it was easy to dab my paper into the ink and create this splattered background. But see for yourself how I did it:

So, what do you think? Worth creating some more cards using this technique?

Here are the supplies I used:

Creating cards with Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology

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Moody Blues by Toni

Hi everyone… have you seen our mood board this month ? It’s plump full of inspiration and gorgeous blue tones. 

For my inspiration I pulled from the beautiful blues of course, the wood grain on the door, the graytones, the pretty mosaic print and the funny circles. Here is what I came up with.

I had a photo of my daughter in black and white and I reprinted it in an ombre effect with the blues for my focal point. The background first I used our pretty gothic stencil and sponged on some Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket and once dry I ran through Mud Texture Paste through the same stencil.The it was time for some fun with splatters here and there and I also dipped my lids in the paint for some pretty circles. The photo above you can see what a pretty shine the Minx Shimmering Inks provides on your projects. Just dripped this down the sides of my layout. It’s always fun to use unexpected items for your titles, these were little wood pieces that I used my crop-a-dile to punch a hold, using archival black ink I stamped my letters and added the brads. With the addition of some crystal seed beads in my flowers and some sterling glass glitter for added texture. I hope you will join us this month and be inspired by our beautiful mood board, please also post it on our Facebook page HERE so we all can be inspired by your creativity.  Happy creating xoxo Toni

AA products that were used to create this layout.

Stencil-Gothic 

Mud Texture Paste

Colorations- Indigo   Ink Spot

Fairy Dust- Sterling

Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket    Honolulu Blue

Velvet-Reef 

Check out How to Be Inspired by a Mood Board by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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