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Dreamer of Dreams by Farrel Tailor

Happy New Year Everyone!!!! Farrel here to share with you all an altered frame I created using lots of Art Anthology mixed media goodies!!!

Dreamer of Dreams Frame by Farrel Tailor

I stared by painting my Dusty Attic chipboard frame with white gesso, then used Minx Shimmering Ink – Panche on the base and Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Vegas Gold on the top layer.

Next I tore a piece of paper from an old book and sprayed it with Colorations Sprays – Warm and Sandcastle. I then adhered this piece to the back of the chipboard frame.


I stamped a mixture of butterflies onto some white cardstock (prima stamps) and used Minx Shimmering Ink – Panche and Colorations sprays – Plush, Peacock Feathers and Siesta Keys to colour the butterflies.


I splattered with with some black gesso and adhere the chipboard frame to some black cardstock. I removed the glass from the my store bough frame before adhering my chipboard frame. I finished off by adding one of Tim Holtz Quote Chips to the center.

Dreamer of Dreams Frame by Farrel Tailor

Products Used

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Keys, Plush, Warm, Sandcastle, Peacock Feathers

Minx Shimmering Inks – Panche

Sorbet Dimensional Paint – Vegas Gold


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Paradise Found Mixed Media Layout by Farrel Tailor

Hi there AA fans, Farrel here today to share my newest project. I used a mixture of Colorations Sprays, Minx Shimmering Inks, Velvet Dimensional Paint and stencils. I also have a process video which will be located at the end of the blog. So sit back, relax and let me show you how I created my layout xx.

  1. To begin with I applied a thin coat of clear gesso to my patterned paper. Why do I do this you may ask? It is to seal the paper so that I can add my mediums to the paper without it buckling. Once dry I then using AA’s stencil Keyhole and Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie.

2. After drying the stenciled area with my heat tool, I then applied some clear crackle medium and dried again. I then sprayed the crackled area with water and using a paint brush I applied Siesta Key and Granny Smith Colorations Sprays.

3. I sprayed my flowers with water and then sprayed Colorations Spray – Sandcastle. I used my heat tool to dry the flowers.

4. I painted the flowers with Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent using a paint brush. I also painted my chipboard title with the same ink.

5. I then adhered all my pieces to the layout along with mini prillz and art stones. And finished the layout off with some stamping.

I used these products on my project:

Stencil – Keyhole

Colorations Sprays – Siesta Key, Granny Smith, Sandcastle

Minx Shimmering Ink – Decadent

Velvet Dimensional Paint – Brownie

I hope you enjoyed my art journal page with  Art Anthology products!  For more ideas visit us on Pinterest and also join our Facebook group, Art Anthology Adventures in Art!

Thanks for stopping by

Farrel xx



Steampunk Artist Trading Cards

Hi there Art Anthology lovers, Farrel here today to share with you my steampunk Artist Trading cards using Colorations Color Sprays.

Steampunk ATC's

For those who aren’t aware Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are trading cards you create with a theme and swap them with others every month. I find these cards are a great way to get the creative juices flowing so here is how I created mine.

  1. I cut my card stock at 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches and used Darkroom Door’s Measuring Tape stamp with black archival ink. I used Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide Ink pad for the background and sealed it using a fixative spray.








2. Next I sprayed Colorations Color Spray in Sandcastle all over the cards and used my heat gun to dry.

3. Then I sprayed Colorations Spray Siesta Key and again dried with a heat gun. Once the cards were dry, I then sprayed with Colorations Spray Indigo.

4. Then I sprayed my craft mat with water to reactive the left over sprays from my cards and smooshed the cards over the sprays….no wasting lol.

5. I then added some washi tape to the cards and stamped my steampunk stamps onto cardstock and cut them out and adhered everything including the sentiments to the cards.

And just like that you have a set of ATC’s to swap.

This is the list of products that I used:

Colorations: Sandcastle, Siesta Key, Indigo

Thanks for dropping and can’t wait to share my next project with you all soon xx

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Create Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!!! Farrel here to share my very first design team member creation. Today I have created a double art journal page using Metal Effects Medium, Colorations Sprays and some stencils.

  1. To start I covered my pages with white gesso and then use Metal Effects – Dimensional Medium in the Silver with a stencil.

2. Once dry, I then sprayed my with some water and then sprayed Colorations Sprays in Siesta Keys, Peacock Feathers and Indigo in that order. The water helps the colours blend.

3. For my title, I stenciled “Create Art” using black archival ink and then cut the 2 pieces out and mounted onto black cardstock.

4. I wanted to colour the stamped butterflies so I used the same sprays for my background and used an aqua pen (water pen) to create a watercolour effect.

Here is some more pictures of the finished page

Art Anthology Products Used

Metal Effects – Silver

Colorations Spray – Siesta Key, Peacock Feathers, Indigo

Stencils – Diamond Grunge, Soliloquy

Please feel free to watch the process video below and thank you for dropping by, I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal book with Art Anthology products.

Farrel xx

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Just play in your Art Journal !

Me, Ellie Knol, again. showing you some fun ways to create an art journal spread with Colorations Sprays and stencils.

PLEASE NOTE : for more pictures and a step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you (end of the post!)!


Apply gesso over the pages and stamp in it with a script. When it’s dry, Color it with Colorations Sprays.

Use the Chevron stencil to color with Barbie Colorations spray.

The bookpage the flowers were diecut from; a cleanup page from paints on the Gothic stencil.

A close-up.

Flowers make me blooming happy.


….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Just Play in Your Art Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

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

Art Anthology Products Used: 

Granny Smith Colorations Color Spray

Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Barbie Colorations Color Spray

Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray

Chevron Stencil 6×9

Gothic Stencil


Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 2 !

Good day to you, Ellie Knol here!

Today I am featuring the Minx shimmering inks again, as promised in the post Playing with Minx shimmering inks on the 26th of November 2016.
After today I hope to do even some more in near future! I have a few more up my sleeve right now.

I’ve used the same colors for all the techniques on 3 projects.

For step-by-steps of all 6 techniques,
please see the Snapguide at the end of this post!


These inks are so versatile, for making backgrounds,
but also for using with bleach,

use with heat embossing as a resist,

coloring images,
to stamp with,
and splattering.

in short, just PLAY with them!

Check out How to Use Minx Inks to Color and Create Backgrounds- No2 by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

That’s it for today, thank you so much for stopping by again!
I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty !

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!

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

Art Anthology Products Used:


Art Postcards With Yupo Paper and Minx

Hi creative peeps! Kathy Adams here to share my project using Minx Shimmering Inks.  Yupo is synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It has a non-absorbent surface, is waterproof, stain-resistant, and extremely strong and durable.  I tried a few techniques and learned a few things along the way. Yupo and Minx Art Postcards11

You can see my process here:
Check out How to Create With Minx and Yupo Paper by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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I love the idea of an art postcard to share with the world.  Since the Yupo paper is quite thin, I mounted the finished cards onto white card stock and stamped the back to make them post card ready.  Yupo and Minx Art Postcards1

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Make Your Own Pattered Paper by Kathy Adams


Kathy Adams here today.  Where I live in South Carolina, it rained for about 9 days straight between the end of September and the beginning of October.  This does not happen!  Maybe a day here and there, but never this long!  So I got an idea.  I put some watercolor paper outside and added Colorations Spray and waited.  Find out what happened in the Snapguide.
Check out How to Make Handmade Patterned Paper by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



I had lots of handmade patterned paper left and made a few cards.




So go make your own paper! You can’t make a mistake and it’s so much fun!

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Christmas Canvas and Stamping

Hi, Veronica here today and Christmas is around the corner.  I decided to make a pretty Christmas Canvas using my Stampendous stamps.  I also wanted to try out some new product that Art Anthology gave us to play with.  The new product is a paste and I mixed it with my sorbet paint and my colorations spray.

So first I prepare my canvas with Art Anthology’s awesome gesso.  Below I posted my steps:




Now I am ready to move on with the design.  Above you can see that I added the new dot embedibles to the gesso while wet and let it dry.  I then added a Lagoon Velvet and Studio Blue colorations layer.

Next I used the Stampendous clear stamps “Christmas Diamonds (SSC1210)” to stamp on watercolor paper.  I cut out the images and colored them in with colorations studio blue and some copics




I wanted to try some new Art Anthology paste.  There are two kinds, the smooth and the rough.  You can add your paints and colorations to mix it in for color.

First the Smooth mixed in with sorbet:



Now the rough paste mixed in with colorations:



Using another one of Art Anthology’s new product “stencils” I used the bubble stencil with both the smooth and the  rough paste


Then the embellishments.  Some sparkle, some Dimensional Crystal …




I really liked the way my canvas turned out it is a bit shabby and a bit whimsical.  The finishing touches were the leaves and flowers.


Thank you for stopping by today, and I wish you Happy Holidays


Art Anthology Product Used:  Sorbet: Big Dip ‘O Ruby; Velvet: Lagoon; Colorations: Studio Blue, Patience, Dimensional Crystal: Mermaid; Paste: Smooth, Rough; Gesso, Tools: matt




Stencils, Stamping and Albums with AA

Hi Veronica here to share with you my latest mini Album and to make a personal confession.

I LOVE to create, it makes me sane, calm and a whole lot nicer.

Even though I dance around from project to project I always tend to go towards making mini albums in the end. So that is what I am sharing with you today.  I just love how I can put all my love and inspiration into a mini and not have it take me a month to make.  I also tend to be just a tiny bit impatient and the barest little bit ADD.  So making mini albums for me is kind of like instant gratification.


I am new to Art Anthology and truly am so excited about that.  I already own some Art Anthology but its limited while I wait for my design team goody box.  So when making my mini I came into it knowing that I was going to use the “Black Leather Jacket” Sorbet and the “Raider” coloration spray because that is what I already have. Which is my segue into my personal process for creating anything and the inspiration that I receive.

For me its COLOR.  I start with color then go on from there.  So with this mini album that I created I had black.  Since black can be vintage but its a little harsh I wanted to soften up the color with light.  I chose soft pink and yellow.


I also added a little colorations “FERN LEAF” on some of pages – since the pages were dark to begin with the fern rather than coming out a sage green turned out more grey which was good because I was going for the whole vintage look.


The one rule that I tend to go by when making mini albums is the continuity of the pages.  I had limited colors to work with but I knew that the sorbet I was using has a lot of flexibility in the methods you can use it.  I decided to stencil.


and I also decided to use the “Black Leather” sorbet with stamping.  I grabbed my brayer and rolled it on a blob of sorbet on my plate and just rolled it on to my stamp image and pressed.



When I was finished creating my entire album.  I went back from beginning to end and sprayed the album with colorations “Raider.”  The reason I did that was because I could judge where I could spray without over powering the entire color scheme with black.

I can’t wait to get my Art Anthology supplies so next time my work is featured on AA it will be either a canvas or a journal page.


Thank you for stopping by, so excited to be a part of this team with all these amazing artist.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Sorbet: Black Leather Jacket, Colorations: Raider, Fern LeafFacebooktwitterpinterestmail