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Watercolor Cards with Colorations Sprays

Hello and welcome to another tutorial using Art Anthology products! In today’s tutorial, I show you how to use the Colorations Sprays as liquid watercolors to create beautiful cards!

We begin by making fabulous backgrounds and then add rubber stamped images. We color the images before finishing off with some splatters.

Art Anthology products used:
Colorations Spray 
Plush
Salmon
Sandcastle
Waimea Bay
Siesta Key
Indigo

Other products

  • watercolor paper – 4″x6″
  • spray bottle of water
  • rubber stamps and waterproof ink pad
  • watercolor pencils
  • gesso or white paint
  • gel pans — black & white
  • Nuvo glitter pen
  • gluestick
  • cardstock
  • brushes

Follow along in the video below:

I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

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woodland baby

Woodland Baby

Hello, Suzette here welcoming you to another tutorial!  I recently completed a tutorial for the year-long mixed media course Art Walk Alchemy. The theme for 2020 is Woodland Dreams which I absolutely love!  Who doesn’t like the woods and all the folklore tales connected to them? As a child, I loved imaginary creatures and I still do today hence today’s tutorial; A Woodland Baby. Isn’t she adorable?

woodland baby

I have a full video tutorial so you can follow along, so let’s get started!

The Art Anthology products used are:

Other supplies used are:

  • gel medium
  • matte medium
  • cheesecloth or gauze
  • small branch or driftwood
  • blank face cast or Amaco mold and Delight Clay™
  • gesso
  • spray varnish
  • white glitter
  • yarn
  • picture hanger

Follow along in the video below:

Now it’s time for you to give it a try and make your own woodland baby! Here are some close-ups:

woodland baby

Isn’t the texture amazing?

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I do hope I have inspired you to make your own masterpiece. For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thank you for stopping by!

Suzette

Suzette Hussey

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Mixed media layout on canvas

Hi friends!

Lisa today on the blog to share with you my newest mixed media layout on canvas, playing with my favorite AA stencil and paints!

To start I brushed a coat of white gesso on the canvas and I made stencils with Stone effect Bone.

I used the stone effect also on some paper diecuts.

I made stamps with archival black ink and then I diluted the Tuxedo Velvet with water and I used a brush to color my background.

I made splatters with Gold Metal Effect and a fan brush

I sprayed Siesta Coloration on my leaves, and I brushed Gold Metal Effect on the others

So I pasted all the embellishments with my photo on the canvas, and as final touch I made big splatters with Cotton Velvet.

Here some close ups:

I used these AA products:

Lotus Stencil 6×9

Bone Stone Effects

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Cotton Velvet

Tuxedo Velvet

Gold Metal Effects

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media reverse canvas with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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Halloween tags with Daniëlle

Hello there!

It’s Daniëlle and I am still in Halloween mode 😉

So here are some cool Halloween tags for you:

Want to know how I created them? It’s really not that hard! So here’s a quick photo step by step:

1: add color with colorations spray. I used Juicy and Steel (which is a greyish color). I also added minx ink Radiance for some shimmer.

2: For texture and more interest I added some Tuxedo velvet through the Cracked stencil.

3: I wanted my tags to be less bright so I added in some Raider colorations spray.

4: Next I found myself a piece of lace which I colored with the colors I used before. So Raider and Juicy colorations and Randiance minx.

5: To make a nice tag I went to look for some embellishments. Add everything together and you have two nice Halloween themed tags.

That’s all! I hope you liked it and I hope to see you here again next time!

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October Mixed Media Layout

Happy Fall ya’ll! It’s been awhile since I played with my Pretty Little Studio embellishments and since I had some fall photos from the my trip to the farm last week with my family, I wanted to use their Potpourri collection. I love this collection. It’s my favorite collection of theirs, hands down. LOVE the HAPPY colors.

 

The die cuts and vellum leaves in this collection is sooooo pretty. I just can’t get enough of them. Most of the layouts I create include die cuts because they are my favorite embellishments.

I sprayed the “thankful” die cut using Art Anthology’s Timeless Coloration Spray.

I sprayed a variety of colors onto White Cardstock to create a colorful background for the layout since I was using a lot of bright colors. I wanted the layout to have a colorful and happy feel to it!

I splashed some Sky, Granny SmithSandcastle and Timeless Coloration Sprays in the background before adding the photos and embellishments.

I added some clear leaf stickers here and there along with some sticker words, jewels, vellum leaves and stamping. Lots of fun embellishments all over!

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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Mixed media reverse canvas

Hi friends!

Lisa today with you to share my last mixed media project! I love playing with gesso, stencils and painting and this time I have a reverse canvas for you!

To start I brushed several coats of white gesso on the reverse side of a canvas. After that I glued some pieces of tissue paper with a gel medium.

Then I chose Lotus Stencil to make some design with Stone Effects Bone, and I brushed also this paint here and there to give more texture.

I made some stamps with black archival ink, and then I started coloring the background with a light blend of Siesta Colorations spray first, to follow with Peacock Feathers.

While it was drying I colored a chipboard with the color Velvet Fiji and later I got dirty it with a little bit of white gesso.

So I glued all my embellishments with tacky glue and I made big splatters with Velvet Cotton color.

Some close ups photos:

I used these AA products:

Lotus Stencil 6×9

Bone Stone Effects

Siesta Key Colorations Spray

Peacock Feathers Colorations Spray

Fiji Velvet

Cotton Velvet

That’s all for today!

I hope you enjoyed my mixed media reverse canvas with Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Lisa

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My Choice Mixed Media Layout

Hi all. I thought I’d mix it up a bit. I tend to create lots of layouts of my son… but every now and then, I’ll look at my sister’s Facebook photos to see if I can find some pictures to scrap for her! I really had no idea where this layout would go… but it turned out perfect. It matches her personality perfectly!

My new favorite thing to do is playing with Art Anthology’s Minx Shimmering Inks! The colors are soooooo vibrant.

To begin, I covered white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I sprayed the cardstock with water to water it down and then I added 2-3 drops of each of the inks separately. I waited until one color was dry before applying the others so the colors would stay true to their original color.

Once I was satisfied with the background. I used Art Anthology’s Silver Metal Effects Medium. This medium works great with the 8″X12″ Lotus stencil!

I really like how the minx shimmering inks looks mixed with a bit of water on the cardstock. Love the different shapes in the background.

I used Pinkfresh Studio embellishments to embellish this layout. The flowers were hand-cut from patterned paper and then painted using the minx-shimmering inks.

Isn’t this beautiful? I might have to frame this for her…

Here is a process video so you can see how much fun minx shimmering inks are! You might be running to Art Anthology’s shop to buy a few colors of your own once you see how fun they are to play with.

Products Used:

Art Anthology/Minx-Shimmering Inks (Panache, Bankroll, Stargazer)

Art Anthology/Metal Effects Medium

Art Anthology/8 1/2″X11″ Lotus Stencil

Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments

Thanks so much for visiting today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Hocus pocus art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi Art Anthology fans!

Daniëlle here with a Halloween themed art journal page.

I hope you enjoy the little photo tutorial I included!

  1. I always start my pages with a little bit of collage. Just to make my background a little more interesting.

2. I started adding some orange with colorations spray and minx ink.

3. Next, I added some grey and black for more contrast. I also added some orange drips with minx ink.

Close up:

4. I added some background stamps.

Some more close ups:

5. As a final layer in my background, I added some stone effects lava through a stencil. It adds more depth and interest to my page.

6. To finish my page I looked for some washitape and ephemera and I added this to my page.

I hope you like it!

Products I used:

Colorations: Juicy, Raider, Steel

Minx ink: Radiance

Stone effects: Lava

Stencil: Gothic

See you next time!

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Fun In The Sun Mixed Media Layout

Hello everyone. I hope you’re having a fabulous week! Today I have a fun mixed media layout I created using a few Colorations Sprays (Patience, Salmon, Sky and Gilded Gold) and the Double Flower Stencil.

To begin, I applied clear gesso all over the white cardstock to prevent the cardstock from tearing. Once the gesso was completely dry, I placed the stencil down on the cardstock and then sprayed some Colorations Sprays here and there in the colors of Salmon, Patience, Sky and Gilded Gold. This color combination is so pretty!

I sprayed a scrap piece of cardstock using the Patience Colorations Spray to mat the photos. Then I punched a few wholes in a scrap piece of cardstock, sprayed it with the Sky Colorations Spray to create a few more layers… I love layering papers to create a fun background. Also, I rarely buy colored cardstock because I prefer using sprays to create the exact colors I want. Simple, but fun…

Love the black and white ribbon on this layout. It really makes the colors pop.

I added a few puffy stickers, gems and wood veneer embellishments along with some thread to make this layout more interested.

Products Used:

Colorations Sprays: Salmon, Sky, Patience and Gilded Gold

Stencil: Double Flower Stencil

Come see how this layout came together!

Thank you for stopping by today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Fall fever tags with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with some fall tags for you. I love fall. I love the colors of nature this time around. Fall always seems to inspire me. For today I created you some cute tags:

I used these art anthology products:

Colorations spray: Timeless, Juicy, Warm

Minx ink: Decadent, Radiance

Stencil: Flower Burst

Stone effects: Brick

These are the steps I took to create my tags:

  1. glue down some collage and add a layer of clear gesso.

2. Add color with colorations spray and add drips using minx inks.

3. Add some washi tapes and add texture by applying stone effects through a stencil.

Close up of the texture:

4. Find yourself some nice scrapbookpaper and cut some pieces. Distress the edges and with a sponge and sme colorations spray ink, add color to the distressed edges.  I did this with two different kinds of paper, for each tag.

5. Put everything together and add embellishments. Choose a composition you like. I don’t think about these things very much. I just have a look and do what I like most.

Your tags are done! Ready to be used as giftlabels for example.

I hope you liked my little tutorial and look forward to see what you create with my techniques.

Remember to just have fun!!!

See you next time!

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