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Japanese style bookmarks

Hello crafters !

Valerie again with a project inspired by my recent visit to a bookstore, where I bought two Japanese books. I have a soft spot for the beauty and elegance of Japanese culture, and it inspire me to create these bookmarks :

I choose colors reminding me of the Land of the Rising Sun : Timeless, Juicy and Barbie for the Colorations sprays, and Coral for the Sorbet Dimensional paint.

I choose the Blocked stencil as a reminder of the square design in the stamp, and the Retro one because it looks like colorful sun on the bookmark.

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel.

Thank you for reading this post and see you soon for another project !







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.
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!

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:


Mixed media bookmarks

Hello there !

Valerie here today to wish you an happy new year and to show you my new project with Art Anthology products !

Reading has always been important in my life, and I’m trying to pass the love of reading to my daughters. That’s what inspired me for my project : the love of reading !

mixed media bookmarks

Did you ever try the Art Anthology stencils ? I used one on this project, the Such A Drip stencil, with Velvet Dimensional paint in Mardi Gras color. Look at the incredible texture it makes !

The colorations sprays were handy too to create the background or color the heart stamp.

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You will find the complete tutorial to create these bookmarks on the Art Anthology channel as well as other great projects :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope this project will give you some inspiration to create something on your own.

Here is the list of Anthology products I used in that project :

See you soon for another project !

mixed media journal cover 2

Mixed media journal cover

Hello AA lovers !

Valerie again with a new mixed media project ! I altered an odd journal to create a giftable journal…

mixed media journal cover

This journal had a black cover with a silver bunny head on it, so I just applied gesso all over it, back and front, to start working on it. Some Waimea Bay spray for the background, stencil with Metallic gold effects paint and Brick stone effects paint to add dimension, plus some stamping, and the book was ready to be embellished…


Few flowers, microbeads and thread and a stamped title painted with Aloha and Desire Velvet paints… You will find the list of Art Anthology products I used at the bottom of this post.


You can watch the complete video tutorial on Art Anthology You Tube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today on our blog. I hope this project will inspire you to upcycling your old journal… Don’t forget to check Art Anthology You Tube channel, Facebook page and Pinterest account for more inspiration !

Halloween cat frame

Halloween cat mixed media frame

Hello everyone !

Valerie Andrieux here to share with you my first post as an Art Anthologye DT member ! It is very exciting and I’m very happy to show you my new mixed media project : an Halloween frame ! happy-haunting-b

  I use Dimensional paints in Velvet, Sorbet and Stones effects, plus stencil from Art Anthology.

Let’s take a closer look to see the Retro stencil’s pattern with Velvet Mardi Gras :

Halloween frame

Here you can see the Blocked stencil with Velvet Tango :

Halloween frame vine

Did you ever try a Stone effect paint ? I use the Bone one to color the moon and the texture is incredible ! The Sorbet Black Keather Jacket combine with Gemstones Blue Topaz and Sorbet Frost create a beautiful night sky !

Halloween cat and moonYou can find a complete tutorial on how create this Halloween in a YouTube video, used products are listed at the bottom of this post :

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you like this first DT project. If you are looking for more inspiration, you will find other tutorial videos on Art Anthology YouTube channel, or inspiration on Pinterest and Facebook !

Hope to see you soon for another project !

valerie andrieux AA DT


“Mechanical meadow” art journal page

Hello, today I would like to show you my art journal page.


Some close ups…


Beautiful Minx Shimmer on the chipboards…


Some more Minx in splashes..


Doodling in black and white…


Texture with Off the Grid Stencil and gesso.


Lagoon Pipe Dream on the background…


Tick Tock stencil with gel medium and stamping on the top. I like this smooth effect with cotton velvet on the background.


Here you can see almost all textures together..


I prepared a short tutorial on snapguide :
Check out How to Create Mechanical Meadow Art Journal Page With AA by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used:

Thank you for stopping by, Marta De.