Tag Archives: Mixed Media Art

Scrappy Art Journal Page

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share with you a scrappy art journal page featuring loads of Art Anthology yummies!  I had so much fun getting my hands dirty while creating this page.  I will show you how I achieved the background using an array of AA paints and mists!


I began the journal page by priming it with gesso.  Once dried, I randomly applied paints in teals, blue, and green; I did this very loosely-not really taking care of where I applied which color.  Once those colors dried, with a palette knife, I applied a layer of molding paste over the top-varying thickness which lends texture and still allows the colors to come through.

I continue the process of applying color and paste until i’m happy with the results; Minx Inks and several Colorations were thrown into the mix and worked beautifully for adding color depth.

While the paste was still wet, I painted a piece of regular graphing paper with the beautiful paint Velvet-Beyond the Reef.  I ripped the painted paper into strips and scrunched it into the paste creating a tiered layer effect.

I continued the process of bringing varying colors of the teals and blues back to the front and reapplying molding paste in different areas.  I added stamping as well!  I’m impatient, so I helped the drying process with a heat gun.

Once the page was assembled, I added some extra shimmer to the entire page by applying a coat of Splashed.  It added the perfect amount of bling to the finished page!  Here are some closeups!


Art Anthology Supplies: 
Sorbet- “Cayman, Splashed”
Shine- “Teal, Kelly”
Velvet-“Beyond the Reef, Figi” 
Minx Ink-“Panache, Stargazer”
Colorations-“Sky, Waimea Bay, Siesta Key”

Other Supplies: 
wire, masking tape
mica flakes
graphing paper, sticker embellishments, stamps

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some ink on your hands!  If you need more inspiration, make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art!


Art Journal Pages by Lisa

Hi friends! Lisa here today to show you my last art journal pages, made with beautiful Velvet paints & Stencil by Art Anthology!

To start I brushed my pages with white gesso. Then I cutted some pieces of tissue paper, old book pages, scrapbook papers and washi taped and glued on the background with gel medium to make a collage

After with a spatula I applied white gesso to mix the background

I made some stamps with archival inks black and pink. Even if I had to repeat some of them after the coloring process I like to see some signs under the colors, it makes texture!

I chose Velvet Dimensional Paints (Boysenberry, Beyond the Reef and Cotton) and Sorbet Dimensional Paint Flamingo. I applied the colors directly with my fingers, they are so creamy and delicious!

After I applied the Cotton velvet paint to blend the background and to make some stencil. I used 6×9 Lotus from Art Anthology

I still made some stamps and I used a black watercolor pencil to make some marks. I used Cotton paint to make some splatters and I let it dry.

Finally I prepared some embellishments and I glued on my pages. Here some close up photos of my project

I used these Art Anthology products on my project:

Cotton Velvet 

Boysenberry Velvet

Beyond the Reef Velvet

Flamingo Sorbet

Lotus Stencil 6×9

I hope you enjoyed my art journal pages 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



Salty sea canvas with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here to show you what I created with my Art Anthology goodies! I decided to turn my canvas around and make some art on the back! Cool right? This way I use old canvases I don’t like anymore for another project!

I spraye the canvas with colorations sprays, used stencils and velvet/sorbet and I used the rust texture set.

Below are some close ups of my project:


I hope you’ll get inspired to start creating yourself!

Used products:

Colorations spray: Waimea bay, Siesta key, Sandcastle

Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold

Stencil: Fragments, Cracked

Velvet: Lagoon

Sorbet: Drab, Kenyan Copper

Texture set: Rust

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!


Art Journaling is playing!

I, Ellie Knol, LOVE to play in an Art Journal … WHY?

I can just play.. that’s why..
No rules, no wrongs.. and a lot af trial and sometimes error, smile...


Using structure paste and the new stencil designed by Marleen van Meerendonk can only be a party.. it’s great all by itself.

I am in LOVE with Kona Velvet paint… It adds so much depth!

The finished double page!!

….and some close-ups..

Such beautiful detail with these paints and stencil!

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Play in Your Art Journal With Paints and Stencils 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! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology
on Pinterest and YouTube

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

Art Anthology Products Used:


Remember your Blessings Canvas

Hello!  Phyllis here to share my latest Mixed Media Canvas!  I wanted the canvas to have a soft look to it and I achieved that by spritzing Art Anthology’s Colorations and then spritzing with water to lighten the colors.

I love Art Anthology’s Bubbles Stencil,  you can tilt it sideways and it gives a whole new look!

After I used texture paste and Art Anthology’s Bubbles stencil I sprinkled glitter on before heat drying it,  it gives it a sparkle to the background!

I gave the dragfly a couple sprays of Art Anthology’s Colorations and then a spritz or two of water,  it gave me the look I was going for.


If you ever doubt using new ink sprays just grab a piece of scrap paper and test it out!  We have a bunch of Snapguide and YouTube Tutorials using Art Anthology products!

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Supplies used from Art Anthology:

You can view my start to finish YouTube tutorial here:

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful today!  Be sure to stop by Art Anthology’s Facebook Group to share your project!

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Mixed Media ATCs – Bright and black

Hello crafters !

Valerie today with another mixed media project in a smaller format this time… 4″x3″ in multiples… Yes they are ATCs !


The Minx bottles were in good use in this project for the background, in Allure and Indulgence. The Raider Colorations Spray was handy too to pop up the crackles…

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Another close-up :


I used black gesso under the sentiment to give another dimension to the ATC.

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I hope this post will inspire you to create your own ATCs. You could find my complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

You will find here after a list of Art Anthology products I used.

Thank you for your time, you will see me soon on this blog for another project. If you are looking for inspiration, don’t forget to check the Art Anthology Pinterest account or Facebook page !

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Palmetto Tree With Impasto Background

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Palmetto Tree Sunset

Kathy here today to share another palmetto tree painting.  Last year I shared one on this blog (see it here) and ever since I’ve wanted to make another as a complement. I want to hang them on either side of a large window in my house. When I made the first one, I applied Sorbet and Velvet mediums with super heavy gesso using a palette knife very thick so that you could see and feel the texture.  I didn’t know that this technique had a name until recently.  It’s called Impasto. Here is the definition according to Wikipedia:

Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture and the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.

You can see my process here
Check out How to Paint a Palmetto Tree 2 by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are more detail shots of the canvas.

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Palmetto Tree Sunset5Palmetto Tree Sunset2Thank you for visiting the blog today. I’d love to see what you are making this summer. Did you know you can share your creations on Facebook a  Art Anthology Adventures in Art?


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A Mini Canvas That Pops!

Hi crafty friends! Kathy here to share a small canvas I created using contrasting colors; a bright yellow image set against a rich blue background. I love bright colors and using contrasting colors together really adds that “pop” that I love. Explore Canvas3

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You can see how I created my canvas here:

Check out How to Create a Mini Canvas That Pops by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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For a different color scheme, try using shades of purple with yellows and oranges, or shades of red and pink with greens.

Thanks for visiting the blog today! Now go make some art that pops!



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