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I do this thing called what I want…

Hi guys!

I’ve had a crazy busy couple of weeks, how are you? To de-stress and relax I take out my journal and start messing around in it. This is my creative proces. So for today I’ve got a messy art journal page for you.

You can follow my creative proces with the Snap tutorial I created for you:
Check out How to Create This Art Journal Page With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close up pictures:

To bring everything together and add some contrast, I used quite some Raider colorations spray. Don’t be afraid to add black, it looks great!

Thanks for reading along, see you next time!

List of products I used:

Colorations: Steel, Raider, Wild Orchid

Minx ink: Majestic

Stencils: Wheel, Lotus

Texture paste: Mud

Sorbet: Black Leather Jacket

Shine: Grape Purple

Velvet: Cotton

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Faux leather book wooden box

Hi there !

We are at the end of August, back-to-school is already behind us, it’s time to dive into books… Wait what ? Yes books… You know I’m talking about mixed media, right ? My project for today is an altered wooden box, in shape of a book ! And what did I do with it ? Make it look like a leather covered book !

The technique I used to create this leather look is imprint a rubber stamp into Mud Texture paste ! You just have to apply a layer of Mud paste, let it dry almost competely and then press the stamp over the paste and remove carefully…

Once dry, you can paint it as you want. Here I used Chocolate Sorbet (you can also use the Kona Velvet) and Cocoa Shine to give this old leather look.

And I used Teal Velvet and Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set to give an antique look at my metal embellishments.

This imprint technique is a real deal ! It does look like emboss leather !

As always, I made a video tutorial for you to follow this particular technique and enjoy the transformation of a plain wood box into an leather like book…

Thank you for stopping by the blog today ! I hope you liked this new project… See you soon for another one !

Have a great day !

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Altered Chinese fan with the patina set

Hello there !

I’m so glad to be back on the Art anthology blog ! It was a long summer without crafting during my vacation and it’s so good to create again ! What do I have for you today ? Another mixed media project ! This time I altered a Chinese wood fan using the Patina set, stencils, Mud Paste… Take a look !

After a coat of Gesso, I painted entirely the fan with Rose Velvet medium. Next, I used the Floral tiles stencil with Teal Matte from the Patina set. Once dry, I applied Mud paste over the Blossom stencil on each side of the fan.

To colorize and give dimension to the cherry blossom branch, I use the Seafom Stone Texture and the Copper Metallic from the same Patina set. To make it pop from the background, I just use a brown pen to outline the design. I also use the Copper on the edge of the fan.

After that, I just glued the embellishments covered in white gesso on the fan, and painted them with Rose Velvet or Teal matte (Patina set) before adding touches of Copper Metallic.

If you like to know more about the process of this project, you could watch the video tutorial here or on the AA channel there (where you could find other beautiful projects…).

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope to see you very soon for another project…

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Moodboard art journal page with Daniëlle

Hi everybody!

How are you doing? I made an art journal page for you with colors inspired by the moodboard:

I made a video this time for you to see and create along:

 

And here are some close ups of my work:

List of products I used:

Colorations: Siësta key, Waimea bay

Velvet: Cotton candy

Sorbet: Mi Bella

Minx ink: Enchanting

Texture paste: Mud

Stone effects: Bone

Stencils: Bubbles, Lotus, Expressions

I hope you like it and see you next time!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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FLY mini-book, by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with a mini-book tutorial for you.

My inspiration came from everywhere!! Do you remember my earlier post about the lace book cover I made?? Well I promised you to show the inside later on. Guess what, the cover was too small for all those pages.
So I made a bigger cover now and finished the inside pages!

I used many many Art Anthology stencils you can find them all HERE.

Here you can see the video tutorial:

Hope it inspired you all 😉

Some detail photos:

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Altered cardboard art with Daniëlle

Hi!

How are you girls (and guys) doing? It’s summer here and real nice and warm so I’m enjoying my summer break! I like to sort out old stuff in the summer break and I always come across things I like to alter. This time I altered a piece of cardboard. So don’t throw everything away, try to see the artsy possibilities!

You can create one of your own following the step by step snapguide I created for you:

Check out How to Make an Altered Cardboard Art Piece With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Below are some close ups:

List of products I used:

Texture paste: Mud

Texture set: Rust

Stencils: Keyhole, Wheel

Minx inks: Panache, Gold dust

Stone effects paste: Sandstone

Colorations spray: Siesta Key, Sedona

Clear coat: Dazzle

Shine: Teal blue

I hope to have given you some inspiration and look forward to seeing what you create!

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Christmas In July- Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Toni here with a design team project that was inspired using this months mood board. Well I know we have a few months before Christmas but it will be here before you know it and I thought the mood board were perfect colors were holiday cards.  

I decided I wanted to create some prints from my gelli plate so I used 4 colors, Shine Ruby and Kelly and Velvet Desire and Shamrock and applied it to my plate and made about 6 prints.Some I decided to use to diecut some poinsettias and other I decided to use as the background for my cards. This card I cut the poinsettias out and applied seed beads as well as homemade snow (equal parts, white paint, glue, baking soda) and also Diamond Dust glitter. I then used our Floral Tile stencil to add with Mud and once dry I added Nuvo drops to the centers. The next card was done by adding paints to a 3D embossing folder and then running your paper through to get this beautiful texture but vividly blended background. The poinsettia on this card was also created by just adding Amber (Rust Texture Set) to the embossing folder and then diecutting the flower petals.More Diamond Dust and seed beads were added to the flower to enhance.The last card the background was created from one of my gelli prints that I also used the stencil Twilight and it provides this distressed starry pattern. Perfect as a backdrop for my star die cuts.Hope this has inspired you to give your Christmas cards a bit of artsy vibe this year. Don’t be afraid to try new techniques so that card can be a one of a kind and the recipient will be amazed that you took time to make something especially creative for them.  For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below to show some photos of my process for these cards. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology Supplies Used :

Shine – Kelly, Ruby

Velvet – Vegas Gold, Desire, Shamrock

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils-Floral Tile, Twilight

Rust Texture Paste – Amber 

Check out How to Use Mixed Media in Your Christmas Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Bright and colorful art journaling with Daniëlle

Hi guys!

Daniëlle here with a sunny art journal page for you today:

I used the new Shine paint and I’m loving it! It looks really good in my journal:

I also used the Art anthology mud for texture. I love it!

You can find a step by tutorial in the snapguide I created for you:

Check out How to Do Some Art Journaling With Daniëlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

See you next time!

List of used products:

Colorations: Juicy, Barbie, Glorious

Stencil: Rose Swirl

Texture paste: Mud

Velvet: Tango, Taxi cab yellow

Sorbet: Mi bella, Poppy

Shine: Canary yellow

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Dreamer of Dreams Canvas by Toni

Hi artsy friends, it’s Toni here and I have for you a fun and funky canvas today, taking me back to my old macrame days in the 70’s thought I would create a fun dream catcher. Let’s get started.  We have some wonderful new stencils available in our store and today I used Twinkle Lights to create my background using Mud. Then sprayed with Colorations in Siesta Key and Glorious. Minx Shimmering Inks in Panache and Allure added some pretty shimmer. Shine paints in Canary, Teal and Onyx altered up my clay feathers.

I had fun revisiting my “hippie” era…lol and making this very simple dreamcatcher from an old plastic lid, twine and some beads.Hope you have enjoyed this and for your pleasure I have included for you a Snapguide tutorial below…… Peace

AA products used are :

Colorations – Siesta Key, Glorious

Minx- Panache, Allure

Shine – Onyx, Teal, Canary

Mud Paste

Stencil- Twinkle Lights

 

 Check out How to Create a Funky Canvas by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered Steampunk Lamp by Toni

Hi crafty peeps, it’s Toni here with a lamp I altered for my craftroom. I purchased this simple lamp at a decor store for $25.00.

I really liked the bones of it but I knew it needed to be spruced up.  I also got these water goggles at the Dollar store and knew they would were intended for this project. 

I had a difficult time getting good photos of this project so I hope you bear with me.

I applied all my old metal pieces that I have collected over the years from garage sales and junk stores, as well as some chipboard pieces, chain, buttons, and plumbers pipes from the hardware store. The goggles were altered with hot glue, Art Anthology’s paint as well as alcohol inks. Art Anthology’s Texture Paste Set in Rust along with Mud Texture Paste helped me accomplish this rusty piece and provided some wonderful textures. Here is a photo out in the light, hopefully you can get a different look at this piece. 

And now I have a new lamp for my craftroom. I hope you have been inspired and you have enjoyed my new project. For your pleasure below is a Snapguide tutorial. xoxo Toni

Art Anthology products used:

Mud Texture Paste

Texture Paste – Rust

Metal Effects – Silver, Copper, Gold

Velvet-Kona

Check out How to Give a Lamp a Steampunk Look by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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