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Altered butterfly chipboard album

Hello everyone !

Valerie there to present you a new project with Art Anthology inks and paints… This time I made a mini album with the cheap chipboard album you can find in the dollar section of craft shops, crackle paste and three Colorations sprays :

Each page was covered with white gesso, then white crackle paste, and once dry, painted with a brush and Colorations sprays in Glorious, Ink and Juicy.

The inks spraid into the crackles to create a beautiful effect different on each page.

The air dry key was covered with Reef Velvet paint. Few flowers and leaves and you’ll will not been able to say it was a cheap chipboard album !

To see how I turn a basic into a gorgeous album, watch the video on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just here :

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another project…


Japanese style bookmarks

Hello crafters !

Valerie again with a project inspired by my recent visit to a bookstore, where I bought two Japanese books. I have a soft spot for the beauty and elegance of Japanese culture, and it inspire me to create these bookmarks :

I choose colors reminding me of the Land of the Rising Sun : Timeless, Juicy and Barbie for the Colorations sprays, and Coral for the Sorbet Dimensional paint.

I choose the Blocked stencil as a reminder of the square design in the stamp, and the Retro one because it looks like colorful sun on the bookmark.

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel.

Thank you for reading this post and see you soon for another project !







Mixed media bookmarks

Hello there !

Valerie here today to wish you an happy new year and to show you my new project with Art Anthology products !

Reading has always been important in my life, and I’m trying to pass the love of reading to my daughters. That’s what inspired me for my project : the love of reading !

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Did you ever try the Art Anthology stencils ? I used one on this project, the Such A Drip stencil, with Velvet Dimensional paint in Mardi Gras color. Look at the incredible texture it makes !

The colorations sprays were handy too to create the background or color the heart stamp.

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You will find the complete tutorial to create these bookmarks on the Art Anthology channel as well as other great projects :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope this project will give you some inspiration to create something on your own.

Here is the list of Anthology products I used in that project :

See you soon for another project !

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Mixed media journal cover

Hello AA lovers !

Valerie again with a new mixed media project ! I altered an odd journal to create a giftable journal…

mixed media journal cover

This journal had a black cover with a silver bunny head on it, so I just applied gesso all over it, back and front, to start working on it. Some Waimea Bay spray for the background, stencil with Metallic gold effects paint and Brick stone effects paint to add dimension, plus some stamping, and the book was ready to be embellished…


Few flowers, microbeads and thread and a stamped title painted with Aloha and Desire Velvet paints… You will find the list of Art Anthology products I used at the bottom of this post.


You can watch the complete video tutorial on Art Anthology You Tube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today on our blog. I hope this project will inspire you to upcycling your old journal… Don’t forget to check Art Anthology You Tube channel, Facebook page and Pinterest account for more inspiration !


Our “Scribble” Board

Good day everyone!  Chrissy here with a super simple and easy project that is perfect if you have family members that are constantly “to the winds”.  Someone in our family always seems to be off somewhere so I thought this “Scribble” board would be perfect for those quick notes and our constant “one up” word wars, all in good fun, of course.

AA School Project (9)Want to know how put this together?  Here’s what you’ll need:

-An MDF board or anything suitable for use with chalkboard paint (or a chalkboard if you already have one)
Art Anthology Velvet, Sorbet, and Dimensional Crystal paints
-2 lengths of a thin wood you can easily measure and cut
-Black journaling pen
-Chalkboard Paint
-Wood glue
-Ribbon for hanging

Once you have your supplies, the fun begins!  First thing you need to do is paint your board according to the directions on the bottle of chalkboard paint you chose.

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Once you’ve completed that and let it dry and cure for the directed amount of time, it’s time to start the frame of your chalkboard.  You will need to measure and cut your framing pieces down to fit the board.  Be sure to cut and measure each piece individually.  My pieces were thin enough that I could cut them with a pair of utility scissors.

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Once your pieces are cut, sand any rough edges.  Now we are ready for drawing and painting!  Bust out your beautiful color of Velvet you chose.  I used Limeaid.  The velvets are perfect for this project because they are a phenomenal base coat and really soak into the wood beautifully.  If you look closely at my photo, you can still see the grain of the wood peeking through the paint.

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Be sure to wait until the Velvet has dried completely before moving on to the next step.  Good thing they dry quickly because I am impatient!  While the paint was drying, hopefully you came up with an idea for your design.  I decided this project was perfect to try out zen doodling.

AA School Project (4)After you have your design sketched onto your framing piece, it’s time to color!  I used Fiesta Velvet paint and Dimensional Crystal paint in Blizzard and Mermaid.  For the areas that weren’t painted, I used a Sharpie pen.  A cool effect I noticed with the Blizzard Dimensional Crystal is that it absorbs the color of the Limeaid Velvet pant for a perfect tone on tone match.

AA School Project (5)Before gluing your frame to the board, wait for the paint to dry completely.  When you are ready to glue, I recommend using wood glue instead of hot glue or quick dry adhesives.  The wood glue will dry clear but more importantly, it will let your frame adhere flush with with board as well as give it lasting durability.

AA School Project (6)Once again, say it with me.  Wait for the glue to dry completely.
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I love mixing up my patterns with curves and angles.

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Now it’s time to add your ribbon and write all over your scribble board!

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