Hi everyone…. Toni here with a fun and easy way to spruce up your art journal cover using Art Anthology products. First prepping the surface with gesso then I adhered different elements to the cover, such as grungeboard letters and latex lace. I decided to use “Anthology” as my title which I feel is perfect Merriam Webster says: anthology nounan·thol·o·gyDefinition of anthology 1: a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music.
I used two different stencils (listed below) and Mud Texture Paste to give more yummy texture. Finished off with some Vintage Gold wax for highlights. Hope you enjoyed and take one of your journals or album covers and give it a face lift. For your pleasure I have included a process video below. Happy creating ! xoxo Toni
Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !
After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.
You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :
Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.
Merry Christmas everyone, today I have a fun festive layout with a photo I took of my daughter last Christmas. This is a very easy layout but the use of AA’s stencils and Mud Texture Paste just sends it over the top special… I think. This month we are encouraging our followers to try out your stencils.
I used the Twilight Stencil and Mud Texture Paste, then I also ran through the same stencil with Metal Effects Gold. While the Mud was still wet I sprinkled dark red microbeads on. Some of the chipboard pieces were highlighted with the Metal Effects Gold as well. I added DIY snow to alot of the project with Diamond Dust sprinkled over the top of layout as well as poinsettias. This layout only took me a couple hours…. which is very fast for me. Give our stencils a try, they will not disappoint.
Hi everyone…. hope you are having a nice November and today I have a fall type layout to show you how versatile our stencils are here at Art Anthology. Over the past couple years I have fallen in love with mixed media mainly because of the freedom it allows and the textures you get to experiment with. But many of us are scrapbookers and you may think “mixed media isn’t for me.” Well let me tell you once you start playing with it on your layouts there is no going back. I now look back at some of my older layouts and am amazed how much more of my own personal expression is displayed thankfully from the help of mixed media products. You can get as textured as you want or as simple as you want, it just depends on your own creative eye and preference. On this layout I only used one of our stencils but it happens to have 3 different patterns on it, so I utilized each one differently.
Art Anthology’s Mud is perfect to run through the stencil for some texture but the paints, being a gel base are dimensional and they can be run through a stencil as well.It’s fun too if you don’t have just that perfect patterned paper on hand you can take plain cardstock and spray through the stencils for a pattern of your liking. Art Anthology has so many different styles of stencils to choose from.Below I have provided a video so you can watch my creative process and maybe I’ll be able to share a technique or two with you on ways to add just a little bit of something different on your layouts.
Thank you and have a crafty month !
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