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Mixed media on 3 boards for home decor

A good day to you all, Ellie Knol here …
I am so glad to be here again… with another fun project.

I’ve made a home decor piece for you!

For the step by step of the project, please see the Snapguide tutorial at the end of this post!

Here you can see a detail (of one of the boards) of the ‘waterdrops’ that were created with a hot glue gun.
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The 3 boards in full detail:

Check out How to Create Some Mixed Media Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today, maybe something to use as home decor, but these techniques can also be used on cards, on an Art Journal page, on a canvas etc etc! Just play!

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If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too!

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:


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Colorations spray and glass?!

 Hi, Ellie Knol here today.. with a very FUN and easy project;
playing with Colorations! YES, on glass!!
Find out how in this post, and for a tutorial go see the Snapguide at the end of the post.
Here you can see the finished project as it looks during the day.
To begin with, I bought this as a whole on a flea market, with the glass being uncolored.
I used Colorations, deli paper, gesso and a stamp.
Doesn’t this look yummy?
Some detail of the colored paper (the backside) after it had dried.
With the lights and the candles both on.
With the lights out and the candles on.
Every photo I took gave some other detail of the beautiful colors, depending on the light around it, and whether the candles or on or not.
 

I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial for you, with a step-by-step of the creation of these candle holders with the beautiful Colorations (inkspray) from Art Anthology.  

Check out How to Decorate Glass Candle Holders With Deli Paper by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope you will give this a try…
it’s always nice to have some candles burning at night
during the darker period of the year!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 

SEE you!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

and/or don’t forget to join
our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !  You can share your creations there, too! 

And don’t forget that you can shop for everything used in this tutorial at
Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

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Upcycle a mirror frame !

Good day to you all from me, Ellie Knol !
.. glad you’re having a look here!
I have a fun project for you today! 

When I found an old mirror frame in my (always growing) to-be-altered stash, I immediately knew I wanted to re-use it, with a purpose!
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 I chose for the lagoon color, as my daughter has a wall with this color in her new home.

Hope she will like it.

artanthology-groenzwart-spiegel-ellieknol-18Some detail of the embellishment with touches of color.

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LOVE the cracking, and added color of the Lagoon Velvet Dimensional Paint.
Also.. the black underneath the cracks, has a beautiful shimmer to it from the Black Leather Jacket Sorbet Dimensional Paint.

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Of course I’ve made a step-by-step with Snapguide for you! Go check it out!

Check out How to Recycle a Mirror Frame by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to recycle an item, for a new purpose!

SEE you!

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

and/or you would like to join our Facebook group
Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !
You can share your creations there, too!

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

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Breakfast with Art Anthology

Hi Veronica here to share my project celebrating Earth day on April 22nd.  I get my inspiration from the weirdest places … breakfast.  I love making breakfast for any meal which led me to coffee and eggs; which then led me to coffee filters and egg cartons.

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Since Art Anthology is celebrating Earth Day this month, the design team members were challenged to make a project from re-used, recycled, repurposed items.  I decided to make flowers from re-cycled and repurposed egg cartons and coffee filters.

I made a video of my process from each flower below.

I think that the Art Anthology designers have all done a great job of celebrating Earth Day and creating projects from recycled product.  I wonder what our challenge will be for next month?

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my flower bouquet.

Happy Scrapping … Veronica (Kitsnbitscraps)

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Art Anthology Product Used:

Sorbet: Mi Bella, Baby Blue Eyes; Colorations:  Guacamole, Paprika, Juicy, Glorious; Dimensional Crystal: Blue Bird, Guava;  Velvet: Lemon Tart, Cotton Candy, Tango; Gesso

 

 

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“DRUNK” With Colors

Well, now that I have your attention…

This month the Art Anthology Dream Team is focusing on ways to recycle in our art.
If you remember, I did a Gelli Plate tutorial video a little while back and created some beautiful prints on deli papers using gorgeous products from Art Anthology. In that video, I thought I would use the prints on a layout but as things happen, my creativity took me in a different direction and those prints went into my stash.
***In case you didn’t see the tutorial, here’s the youtube video:

 

When I was looking for inspiration for this project, I was listening to music and enjoying a glass of wine in my art studio. There it was…the perfect inspiration…the empty bottle! What better way to use the prints that fell asleep in a drawer for all those weeks. Now, obviously I am “recycling” that wine bottle but I guess in a sense I am recycling the prints, too. Those delicious prints packed with color are being given a new life and I can’t wait to share the step-by-step results with you.

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This is a picture of the finished project…now for the detailed directions.

Supplies:

  • empty wine bottle (or other bottle if wine isn’t your thing)
  • Matte Medium
  • Paintbrush
  • Water (cup & spray bottle)
  • White or Cream Flowers
  • Art Anthology Colorations Sprays (your favorite colors)
  • Paper to glue to bottle (Deli Paper Prints, text paper, tissue paper)
  • Trims, brads, other embellishments

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Step One:

Rinse off the outside and inside of a bottle. I kept the label on this bottle-I liked it and I thought it would be one more layer that might peek through.

 

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Step Two: 

Rip Deli Paper Prints, tissue paper or text paper into pieces that are not too small. You want to keep the patterns intact plus with small pieces you will be glueing down FOREVER!

 

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Step Three:

Use watered-down Matte Medium to decoupage the paper onto the bottle.

 

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Step Four:

Grab some white or cream flowers. You could try using flowers with print or in other colors-play, experiment and see what works for you.

Paper flowers work best for this technique. You also want some “hardy” flowers as they are going to get pretty wet in this process.

 

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 Step Five: 

I picked out a half dozen of my favorite Art Anthology Colorations Sprays. We are going to paint with them so you can take off the tops one at a time or all at once. (Depends on whether you are someone that might knock over the bottles-don’t want to waste these precious colors!)

 

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Step Six:

Spray the flowers to really saturate them-this will help the colors move and blend.

 

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Step Seven: 

Dip your paintbrush into the Colorations. If you are worried about contaminating the contents of the bottle, you can spray some on a craft sheet or pour a bit into a small cup or paint palette. REALLY get that brush wet with color!

 

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Step Eight:

I wanted the colors to really blend and bleed so I rinsed my brush and got it really wet with water. I painted the water onto the (already wet) painted flower.

 

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Step Nine: 

To really jazz up your flowers, grab a second (and/or third color) and add that to the flower in different places. This is where having the flower really wet will come in handy!

 

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Step Ten: 

Add lots of different colors to your flowers-don’t over think this step. The flowers will be stunning with the colors. You can paint them and splatter colors. Just play-add water and have fun!

 

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 Step 11:

At this point, I was grabbing embellishments for the bottle. I wanted to add some trim and found this crepe paper trim in my stash. It started out white and was begging for color. (the green ribbon was shown onto the top already-cool, right?!) I painted on some additional colors to make that ribbon pop!

 

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 Art Anthology Colorations Sprays Featured in my Tutorial: 

  • Glorious
  • Watermelon
  • Patience
  • Honey Bee
  • Studio Blue
  • Juicy

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