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All We Need Is Love…. by Toni

Toni here and it was time to have fun in my art journal again. I love an art journal because it allows me to try out new techniques as well as putting my thoughts down visually with my art. There is something absolutely healing about it. So let’s get started. Decided to emboss some papers and add dry wall tape to provide my background textures, and then it was time to have fun with my Art Anthology pastes. For this I used the Patina Set as well as the Rust set.  For your background texture you can also use AA’s Mud texture paste and run it through a stencil. I just wanted to do something different this time. I next applied Rust Terracotta Velvet here and there mixed a bit of craft sand with it just because I wanted a bit more texture. Art Anthology products mix well with one another as well as other textures such as sand, pebbles, seed beads, gel mediums etc. My gears were die cut and then the Rust Truffle Paste as well as the Patina Teal and Seafoam Green were added. Hope this has given you some new ideas to use your products with. If you don’t have an art journal you can make one from an old book. Glue several pages together to increase the strength of your substrate. There are many tutorials on YOUTUBE that you can check out. Super easy don’t let it stop you from creating. xoxo Toni

The following are AA products I used for this piece

Patina Set

Rust Set

Velvet – Tuxedo

For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below. Enjoy !

Check out How to Have Fun With Art Journaling by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mechanical Love by Toni

Hi everyone, hope you are having a creative month and enjoying our wonderful mood board provided for inspiration. 

My layout is featuring my daddy that was taken probably about 60 years ago. He was a metal pourer and made machine parts. Hard and dangerous work, but he loved it. One of my most favorite thing about layouts is layering and dimension and this layout has that and more. 

Art Anthology paints mixed with craft sand that I purchased at the $1.00 store gives an great way to create your own rusty wonderfulness.

The Metal Effects Sillver stippled on the chipboard gave it a metal-like appearance that peeps through the rusty goodness.

This color palette is one of my fav’s and I enjoyed working with my fathers’ photo so much. I hope this has inspired you to go get yourself some craft sand and mix away with your paints. I really think this will work well in our Art Anthology Stencils as well …… hummm ideas for my next project perhaps…..

Have a spectacular week and for your pleasure check out my Snapguide Tutorial for a step x step process for my layout.

Check out How to Give Your Chipboard Rusty Goodness by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Listing of Art Anthology products used  are:

Metal Effects- Silver

Velvet – Terracotta, Tuxedo, Kona

Sorbet – Viridian

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