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HELLO GORGEOUS

Good morning! Today I am sharing a friendship layout I created using Pebbles Inc.’s Hey, Hello! Collection. I love these photo booth pictures that we took back in November at our annual employee dinner. This is always the highlight of our night…the photo booth. LOL

To begin, I cut down the printed paper to measure 10″x7 1/2″ and the floral print to measure 8 1/2″x11″. Then I matted the smaller rectangle to the center of the floral paper. I used a pen to draw a 1/2 border around the layout. 

I used a silicone brush to paint the background using Art Anthology’s Mustard Velvet Dimensional Paint. Once the paint was completely dry, I added the photo strips and embellishments. This was super fun to make. I just love it! It makes me smile. We are all a bunch of goofballs. 

I used a few foam squares to make the embellishments pop off the page. I used them on the stickers too!

These were fun times for sure! I hope I inspired you to grab your paint for your next project. You see… it doesn’t need to be complicated! Just smear the paint onto the patterned paper and then add your embellishments. The paint will completely change the look of your layout for the better! I think…

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Simple Stenciled Mixed-Media Layout

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share an easy mixed-media scrapbook layout using minimal supplies! With the aid of only one Art Anthology Stencil and Colorations Spray, this layout came together with very little effort!

Like most of my layouts, I begin with a piece of heavyweight cardstock. Using the Dot Matrix stencil, I randomly applied light molding paste through the stencil; this adds tone on tone texture to the background.

While the paste dries, I take my leaf cardstock die-cuts and simply give them a spritz of Colorations Spray. All that’s left is to assemble the photo and remaining print and cut die cuts to the dried stenciling!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Spray “Salmon”
Dot Matrix Stencil

Other Supplies:
White cardstock and patterned paper
cardstock die-cuts
sticker embellishments

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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!

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Stamping with a Stencil!

Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a layout that I’ve created using a favorite technique of mine-stamping with a stencil (reverse stenciling)! I love to use this technique because the results are organic and hardly ever the same, and because it’s a really easy way to get color on the background of a layout. You can’t go wrong with this technique no matter your level of experience!

Beginning with Colorations Sprays in Waimea Bay and Siesta Key and the Dot Matrix Stencil, I randomly spritz one side of the stencil with both colors; I placed a paper towel under the stencil when I did this, but you can also place a separate piece of cardstock underneath and use it for another project. Next, I simply raised the stencil and placed it on top of my cardstock-pressing gently to allow the design to stamp onto the background. I repeat this step a couple of times until I’m pleased with the design.

I allowed the background to dry, and after a few splatters, all that’s left to do is assemble the layout! The impression from the stencil left a very cool textured watercolor effect! Here are a few close-ups!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Sprays: Waimea Bay and Siesta Key
Dot Matrix Stencil

Other Supplies:
White cardstock and patterned paper
cardstock diecuts
sticker embellishments

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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!

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Customized Scrapbook Title Using Wax Paste!


Hey everyone! Suzanne here to share a mixed-media layout that I’ve created using some very fun Art Anthology mediums! I was able to play with some AA Wax Paste to create a customized title for this page!

I began with a simple die-cut that’s been cut out of heavyweight cardstock. Using an embossing folder, I deboss the title (the image is inverted).

Using a soft paper towel and my fingertip, I take a small amount of Art Anthology Wax Paste and apply it to the title using circular motions until coverage is satisfactory. I used a heat tool to set the wax and buffed the title to give it an even deeper sheen!

I used the packaging “smoosh” technique to apply color to the background of the page using Minx Shimmering Inx. Once the background is completely dry, I splattered more Minx Ink to the background in big and small splatters and let dry! Here are some closeups of the completed layout!

These simple techniques yield gorgeous results for the finished page! The Wax Paste is amazingly easy to use and adds the perfect amount of shine for the title!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Wax Paste “Bronze”
Minx Ink “Gold Dust, Decadent”

Other Supplies:
cardstock diecuts and embellishments
patterned paper
embossing folder

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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!

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“Winter Joy” Mixed-Media Layout

Hey everyone! Can you believe that it’s the end of the year already!? Suzanne here today to share with you a very easy and simple mixed media layout that I’ve created using Minx Shimmering Ink and Shine paint!

I begin my layout by adding a diluted mixture of Minx Ink in “Indulgence” and water (to lighten the color) using the “smoosh” technique; it really is the easiest way to jump start any layout with color!

While the ink was still wet, I added Minx Shimmering Ink in “Gold Dust.” This adds an awesome gold shimmer to the background-I actually want to put it on everything!

Check out that bling!

While the background is drying, I added color to paper die-cuts using Shine paint in “Kelly Green.” Because I didn’t necessarily want the full opacity of the paint, on a non-stick surface, I diluted the paint with water and mixed it well. I very loosely painted and dipped the pine bough die-cuts into the mixture until I was satisfied with coverage; I dried the die-cuts with a heating tool and added Minx Ink in Gold Dust on top to add even more shimmer!

Now that everything is completely dry, all that’s left to do is to assemble the layout. Here are some close-ups.

Art Anthology Supplies:
Shine “Kelly Green”
Minx Shimmering Inks “Gold Dust”


Other Supplies:
Cardstock die-cuts
sticker embellishments and letters
patterned paper



Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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!

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Joyful Mixed Media Layout

Good morning everybody! Nicole here with a colorful mixed media layout I created using a few Minx-Shimmering Inks by Art Anthology. This was my first time really playing with more than one color and I had so much fun. These shimmering inks are sooooo vibrant and pretty. So glad I bought them all because I see a new addiction happening… Lots of inky goodness.

To begin, I coated white cardstock using clear gesso. Once the gesso was completely dry, I used a scrap piece of plastic from packaging to smear the shimmering inks all over the cardstock. I used a heat gun in between colors so the colors would not bleed.

Once I was satisfied with the background, I added lots of fun embellishments.

Products Used:

Art Anthology Minx Shimmering Inks: Bankroll, Enchanting, Panache

Thanks so much for vising today! If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTubeJoin our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

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Ombre Watercolor Background Featuring Colorations!

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share with you a super quick and easy scrapbook layout featuring an ombre background that I’ve created using just one Colorations Spray!   It doesn’t take a ton of supplies to create “drama” and impact on a page.

I began the layout with a piece of watecolor paper, a paintbrush,  a small amount of water, and Colorations Spray in Barbie.  I wanted to apply color-beginning with the lightest-in an ombre pattern.  I spritzed a non-stick mat with Barbie Colorations Spray, wet a paintbrush, and simply dipped the wet brush into the spray.

I didn’t pay much attention to precision only to apply the colors in a graduated fashion; the more water I applied-the lighter the color.  I made sure to blend as I go darker in color.  Once I’m happy with the color, I take the wet paint brush and create splatters.  I let the background dry and that’s it!!

Here are some close-ups.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope that I have inspired you to get into your crafty space and get some paint 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 Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Spray “Barbie”

Other Supplies:
watercolor paper, patterned paper, vellum
sticker embellishments, paper die-cuts
paintbrush

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“Fall” Layout featuring Velvet Paint Background

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share a Fall inspired layout that boasts an array of Art Anthology Paints!  I’m hoping we have at least a small simulation of Fall this year here in the Deep South, but until then, one can dream and scrapbook about it!

The Velvet Paints are so yummy.  They have a thick consistency that dries with a super gorgeous and shimmery matte finish!  I randomly applied the paint with a palette knife and allowed it to air-dry.

While the background dried, I paint paper die-cut leaves with several colors of AA paints; I applied several colors at a time while they were wet or close to drying.  This allowed for a little color variation with each leaf.  Once these are completely dry, all that’s left to do is assemble the layout!  Here are some close-ups.

Whether it’s Shine, Velvets, or Sorbet, Art Anthology Paints work beautifully together to make your project come to life!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Velvets: “Mustard, Fiji, Tango”
Shine: “Azalea Pink, Kelly Green”
Sorbet: “Kenyan Copper, Vegas Gold”

Other Supplies:
cardstock, patterened paper
paper die-cuts and embellishments
tulle

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!

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“Smile” Stenciled Watercolor Scrapbook Layout

 

Hey everyone!  Suzanne here today to share with you a layout that I’ve created using one of my favorite Art Anthology Stencils and Colorations Sprays!  I love the versatility of these sprays, and and am not ashamed to say that I make a way for them to appear in each of my projects!

I’m a huge fan of keeping layouts simple, but also being able to add visual interest at the same time.  That’s not really hard to achieve with the cool stencils and paints that Art Anthology has to offer!

This layout began with white cardstock that’s been primed with gesso and left to dry; I primed the page because I wanted to work the spray with a paintbrush and a little water instead of letting it immediately absorb into the paper.

Using Colorations Spray in “Salmon,” I first apply color with a paintbrush and water-lifting the paper occasionally and letting it run in certain areas.  I dried the spray with a heat tool and repeated the process until I was happy with coverage.

After the spray has dried completely, I applied texture to the background using the Morse Code Stencil and modeling paste.

This gives the color a little pop and definitely adds dimension to the background!

While the paste dried, I used paint from our Rust Texture Set in “Amber” to coat a chipboard flower.  All that’s left to do is to assemble the remainder of the layout!

Here are some close-ups of the finished layout!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Sprays: “Salmon”
“Morse Code” Stencil
Rust Texture Set “Amber” 

Other Supplies:
Cardstock, patterned papers, embellishments
Gesso, modeling paste

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!
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Watercolor Scrapbook Layout using Colorations Sprays

Sometimes, less really is more!  Hey everyone, Suzanne here today to share with you a layout that uses that very concept!  I created the background of this super simple and easy layout with Colorations Sprays used as watercolors!   This background is so simple to recreate, if you blink you’ll miss just how easy it is to make!

I started this layout with. a piece of white die-cut cardstock waste that was left over from another project.

To ensure that when the Colorations sprays are applied and not absorbed into the paper, I prime the paper with a layer of gesso.

Once the gesso is completely dried, I grab a couple of Colorations Sprays and a paintbrush.

I sprayed each spray into a paint palette with a little water to extend the color and to help with achieving the watercolor effect I was after.

I applied the color by wetting the paintbrush with water first-then with the lightest of the two Coloration sprays; you can see that the area I missed applying gesso is a little darker because the ink absorbed immediately which makes it no longer workable.  I continue to apply the colors from lightest to darkest-drying between layers-until I’m satisfied with the application.

From the finished page, you can see how the mists take on a light, watercolor effect!  I dry the page, back it onto another piece of white cardstock, and finish the final assembly of the layout!

I love how the sprays add just enough color to the backdrop of the page!

Art Anthology Supplies:
Colorations Sprays: “Siesta Key, Sky” 

Other Supplies: 
gesso
white cardstock
paintbrush and pallete
patterned papers and embellishments

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!

 

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