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Not So Itsy Bitsy Spider by Toni

Well it’s that time of year when we all get busy with holiday decorating and at my house it usually begins with Halloween. Today I created an inexpensive home decor piece enhanced by the Art Anthology products with dollar store finds. While browsing the aisles at the dollar store I came across the following products to use in my project, canvas, rubber spiders and bugs, floral glass shards, floral moss, pipe cleaners and wood blocks. The light bulb is actually a Christmas ornament I purchased last year.  The back of the canvas was collaged with some clearance napkins I purchased last year after the Halloween season. Art Anthology Texture Mud ran through a brick stencil and smudged with Colorations-French Toast which is no longer available in our store, but a similar color you can use is Warm and Sorbet paint Black Leather Jacket and Stone Effects Concrete provided the perfect back drop for my spider. My little wooden blocks worked perfectly to add my title.  Hope you enjoyed this project, and wishing you a BOOOOOOtiful Halloween season.

The following AA products were used

Stone Effects – Concrete                                     Colorations Spray – Warm

Sorbet-Black Leather Jacket                               Mud Texture Paste 

Check out How to Create Halloween Decor With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Dragonfly canvas by Marleen.

Hi everybody , Marleen here with a canvas inspired by the new October moodboard! Sign up for the newsletter, you will  see a moodbaord there every month.

I was also inspired with something I saw on Facebook. Making molds from stamps and make you own embellishments from paperclay. That is so much fun!

So I took an old handcarved stamp and made a mold.

The rest you see in the Snapguide tutorial, I hope you get inspired!

Check out How to Create This Canvas, by Marleen by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail photos:

Materials:

Colorations: Timeless, Ink Spot, Indigo
Sorbet: Honolulu, Pixi, Vegas Gold
Velvet: Reef, Tuxedo
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Stencil: Luna

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Artwhere you can share your creations!

Have a great day 😉

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Tattered Time by Toni

Oh happy day everyone, I’m up on the blog today with some inspiration using textiles with your Art Anthology paints and mixed media style. Gathering inspiration from this month’s mood board was not difficult. 

Using an embroidery hoop, I sewed together muslin pieces as well as made ruffles with muslin.  I really wanted the look to be very raw and random…. hence the name “Tattered Time”. Textiles are really fun to use in your mixed media because  the fibers and threads absolutely add that something special to your piece.   Using AA’s Coffee Stain Stencil with Kona paint gave the muslin background a nice messy look. Drips and drizzles  of Colorations Sprays is all my background needed to bring out the pretty colors from our mood board.  The two colors used were Warm and Peacock Feathers which were also used to dye the tulle ruffle for the dress and tint the flowers in our ladies hair. Craft sand mixed in  with Kona, Kenyan Copper and Mint Julep provided the nice patina’d look to my clock face. 

Random laces and trims hang from the side of the clock to bring the entire piece together. This will be fun to hang on my wall in my studio. Hope you are inspired to get out those scraps of materials that are stuffed in your drawer and create something spectacular with them.

The following are Art Anthology products that were used on my project.

Coffee Stain Stencil 

Colorations Spray – Peacock Feathers, Warm 

Sorbet – Kenyan Copper, Mint Julep, Black Leather Jacket

Velvet – Kona

 

Check out How to Get Creative With Textiles and Mixed Media by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Be Authentic by Toni

It’s that time again crafty peeps, let’s step back in time for a bit and get messy with our AA products and maybe a fun new technique to give those photos an old vintage look.

Using an old piece of packaging for my backdrop I covered it first with kraft glassine paper all wrinkled up and glued down, then Sorbet Chocolate added to the top gave it a leather appearance. 

To enhance the photo, I embossed it  with UTEE 3 times !!!! Very Important , the thicker the embossing the better. Then stick it in the freezer for a bit and remove it and bend photo slightly to crack….. whaaa laaaa !

Sorbet  Kenyan Copper mixed with craft sand painted on top of my hot glue rivets, and topped with a bit of Metal Effect Silver and a bit of steampunk style. Along with assorted ephemera and raw chipboard pieces. 

More paints and sand added to the title frame and key to give it that nice rusty appearance

Hope this has sparked something within that artsy mind of yours and wishing you a wonderfully creative week. Below are a list of products I used  as well as a snapguide tutorial for your pleasure. xoxo Toni 

Art Anthology Products Used

Metal Effects-Silver

Sorbet   – Kenyan Copper     Black Leather Jacket    Chocolate

Stencil – Dot Matrix

Check out How to Add Vintage Appeal to Your Piece With AA’s Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mixed media card with Art Anthology and Gel Press

Mono Printed Mixed Media Cards with Art Anthology by Josefine

Hi everyone,

I’m Josefine, the new design team member for Art Anthology. You have no idea how excited I am to join this amazing team! I’m using Art Anthology paints and stencils for a while now and my local craft store, Scrapbooking Forever in California, originally introduced me to them.

For my first project I decided to create a couple of cards using Sorbet and Velvet paints and my favorite stencils.
Mixed media card with Art Anthology and Gel Press

This project is featuring the mono printing technique. I thought it would be fun to try out the dimensional paints on my Gel Press – and I think it turned out pretty nice. Have you ever tried mono printing with Art Anthology paints?

I thought that it might be easier to follow the process with a video, so I created a quick tutorial for you:

I love mono printing, because you can create a bunch of backgrounds very fast and it’s hard to stop. I usually have to when my floor is covered in paper, lol.

Here are a few more pictures. You can click on them to enlarge them.
Mixed media card with Art Anthology close up

Mixed media card with Art Anthology close up

These are the supplies I used.

I hope you enjoyed my first project for Art Anthology. I’m super excited to try even more techniques with these versatile paints and share them with you!

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page and group to get updates and new ideas:

See you soon!
Josefine aka HolyLise
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XO XO by Toni

Hi everyone, Happy February, it’s the month of love… and well if you know me you know how much I love steampunk. I love everything about it, the fantasy, the grunge, the unusual, the colors, the Victorian feel to it. It does not limit my imagination, I can go wild with transforming an ordinary object into something crazy and unexpected.

I purchased these two letters quite some time ago at my local craft store on clearance. Originally they were $14.99 a piece…. what !!!! But I got them for $2.00 each, what a steal.

Loaded with lots of yummy textures enhanced with Art Anthology’s paints, sprays and pastes helped achieve the aged look. 

With the use of Art Anthology’s stencil,  drippings from my glue gun and lots of different sized seed beads, my new wall art work started to come alive. 

I just love using unexpected items in my art work and my letter here is filled with floral rocks that were beautifully transformed with Art Anthology’s paints.

Many of my items on this piece were made from paperclay, grunge board or plastic, but the patina’d look that AA’s paste and paints provides transforms them into metal-like piece.

I hope this has inspired you to enter the world of steampunk, don’t be afraid, let your imagination run free and just have fun with it. For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial for your viewing and also below are a list of products from AA that helped me achieve the look I was going for. xoxo Toni
Check out How to Unleash the Steampunk Within Yourself by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//snapguide.com/load-embed.js

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Embrace Imperfection Mixed Media Canvas

Hey Crafty Friends Phyllis here again to share my latest design team project.  

One of my favorite projects is creating on a canvas!  

I love the metal embellishment on the dragonfly “Embrace Imperfection”!  I have learned to just let go of what looks like it might not turn out and finish,  99% of the time it’s more than what I’ve imagined in my head.   So keep plugging along in your projects!

 

I used 9 Art Anthology Coloration sprays on this canvas!  I have a snapguide tutorial at the end of this post so you can see the process!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope I’ve inspired you to Embrace Imperfection and create something beautiful!

Here is a product list from Art Anthology


Here is a SnapGuide Tutorial

Check out How to Create Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mixed Media ATC’s Ustream Live Class with Phyllis

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Hi Crafty Friends Phyllis here to share my latest DT project,  I created 9 ATC’s  (Artist Trading Cards),  each card measures 2.5×3.5,  super tiny and fun to create using lots of Art Anthology!

I will hosting on Ustream Live with Art Anthology,  hope you can join me while I walk you thru the process of creating ATC’s .

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 I had alot of fun creating these tiny pieces and hope you are inspired to get messy with mixed media!

Ustream Live Class December 13th,  2016

5:00PST 6:00MST 7:00CST 8:00EST

We would love to see you in class here is the link for Art Anthology Ustream Live:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/art-anthology

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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Mixed Media Canvas Ustream Live Class with Phyllis

Hey Crafty Friends Phyllis here to share my Mixed Media Canvas pictures and also inform  you  I will be Hosting a Ustream Live Free Class recreating my Mixed media canvas using lots of YUMMY Art Anthology products!

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I hope you will join me while I recreate this Mixed Media Canvas!

This class is FREE!!!

This Thursday October 27th @2:00PST 5:00EST

Here is the link to the event:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/art-anthology

Art Anthology Product list:


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