Tag Archives: stencils

This is what family looks like, by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

Art Anthology got NEW Colors!!
I’ve used 2 of them

Velvet: Beyond the Reef, Sorbet: Walnut. And the third color is the Colorations Sedona which we already have but matches perfectly with the Walnut.

A perfect combination to create something aged looking.

Then we also have NEW stencils!! I used this one:


*click the image to see more stencils*

So I started in my Art Journal but after finishing I saw that the video wasn’t good! 🙁

So a short description of what I did:
*Add pieces of old bookpaper to the page with gelmedium.
*wash the page with a little gesso and water.
*Add with the stencil Velvet Beyond the Reef and cotton(blend together).
*After drying put the stencil in the same spot and brush over the Sorbet Walnut.
* Take of the stencil and water the Sorbet, the pigments will spread.
*Sponge down all the edges with Sedona.
*The tag is done with the same stencil and Sedona.
*Spray(everything except the photo) with Fairy Dust Gilded Gold.
*Add splashes Minx Stargazer and Decadent.
* Finish it with splashes gesso.

Some detail pics:

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10 Simple Mixed Media Background Techniques

Hi everyone, Toni here today with a design team project hoping to inspire that mixed media artist within you. I have alot of people tell me they love the look and idea of mixed media, but are just too afraid to try it. Well I’m here today to share with you some very simple techniques that can enhance your scrapbook layouts, greeting cards, art journal pages, ATC’s etc.  Let’s get started. I decided to use Eileen Hull’s passport die for the mini album which would be perfect for a travel or vacation album. The album was held together with jute which was braided and then assorted beads were added. I altered this wooden box to hold the mini album in and because there are so many pages to this book I didn’t photograph them, but I’m hoping you will take a moment to view my process video below to see each technique individually and more photos of the finished pages.

Hoping you give some of these techniques a try.  I encourage you to embrace the imperfections of mixed media and just have fun ! 

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Valentine’s altered heart box

Hi there !

Valentine’s day is around the corner and you’re so not ready ? I have a new project for you, an heart altered box :

It is a fun mixed media project to create for your Valentine, and you can filled it with chocolates, candies or lingerie if you want !

I started with a cardboard box and the Lotus stencil with Mud Paste (you can use heavy gesso or texture paste too). Once dried, I added some lace clay embellishments I prepared in advance (but you can you chipboard or wood ones) and covered everything with white gesso.

The box was then painted with Rose Velvet medium and set aside to dry… Meanwhile, I did covered all my embellishments with white gesso (paper flowers, metal leaves and flowers, clay flowers and letters).

They were then painted with Portobello Velvet medium or Rose Velvet medium, with touches of Kona Velvet or Fiesta Velvet.

The last part was to to create clusters and place the letters on the box ! A matching lace on the edge was the perfect final touch.

To help you create this box, I made a video tutorial that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time. Hope to see you soon on our blog !

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Today’s moments… by Marleen

Hello Art Anthology Fans,

Marleen here with a new project. At the photo you see my hubby’s great grandma. I love her friendly eyes.
I’m into scrapbook right now and mixing it with techniques with Art Anthology products. It’s me making a mess again in a video tutorial 😀

Some detail pictures:

Materials:
Colorations: Sedona, Raider
Sorbet: Kenyan Copper. Cayman
Minx Shimmering ink: Midnight, Panache, Radiance.
Stencils: Wheel, Inspired.
Texture set: Patina
Stone effects: Sandstone

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 creative day 😉

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Scrap tags by Marleen.

Hi Peeps, Marleen here with some Scrapbook tags. I took some old craft scrapbook papers and die-cut some tags and flowers and made 2 nice tags. I loved working with those papers. With Scrapbook I started my crafty life 🙂

I made a video tutorial for you all , enjoy!!

Detail pictures:

 

Materials:
Colorations: Clover, Barbie, Warm, Plush.
Sorbet: Red Velvet, Imperial, Leaf.
Minx Shimmering ink: Bankroll, Enchanting, Indulgence.
Stencils: Wheel, Inspired.

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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How to make snow with Mud…

Hello everyone !

We are all in full Winter mode, so why not try to create a Winter project with cold color and snow ? That’s what I did in this layout :

After inking the edges of my background paper with Warm Colorations spray and water, I applied Mud paste over the Gothic stencil, and on the edges too. I did the same with a bunch of coordinate tags.

You know my love for fussy cutting… So I did cut out those branches and snowflakes as my embellishments…

The title of my layout was made with the Expressions stencil and Silver Metal Effect medium :

As usual, you will be able to follow my complete creative process in this video, available as the other DT videos on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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Poppy layout by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

I don’t know if I’m still allowed to say Happy New Year!!!! This is my first post in 2019 so I guess I am.

Because I’m done with the winter, I made a happy colored layout for you all with, I hope, some techniques that make you all happy to play with!

I made a video tutorial for you:

Some extra detail pics:

Materials:

Velvet medium: Desire, Tango , Taxi Cap Yellow, Cotton Candy, Cotton
Colorations: Warm
Minx Shimmering Inks: Allure, Decadent, Enchanting, Radiance, Gold Dust
Stencil: Poppy

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Have a creative day 😉

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Happy 2019 !

Happy New Year y’all !

I hope you started this new journey with creativity ! If not I have the perfect project for you (and you can check the “send new year card” box of your to do list…) !

On white cardstock, I first sprayed Sterling Fairy Dust before embossing it with a folder.

The gray stars are made with the Twilight stencil and the Silver Metal Effect medium. I also made splatters of Stargazer Minx to add a little of blue on my background.

The tiny wood stars were colored with Honolulu Blue Sorbet. I also colored white twine with Sterling Fairy Dust and Stargazer Minx to put under the stamped and embossed paper stars.

You can re-create this card by following my steps on this tutorial video (also available on the Art Anthology YouTube channel) :

Thank you for your time, I’m glad to see you again in the beginning of this new year. I will see you soon for another project…

Have a great day !

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Christmas layout

Hello there !

It’s Christmas soon, and you will have plenty of pictures to scrap ! Or, if you are like me, you have tons of pictures you should have scrap already… So let’s add another page to your Christmas scrapbook that you can made with our lovely Art Anthology products !

Let’s start with the background… The poinsettias are draw with a stencil and paint withe Ruby Red Shine. You can also see the Dot Matrix and the Chevron stencil in use.

In the AA products range, I used Colorations sprays in Warm and Raider, as well as Indulgence Minx.

I love using stencils, they are so versatile ! I think one of my favorite way to use stencil is to help me draw design with a fine pen. But it’s fun with an ink pad, or paste or medium too !

Another technique I like is the ink resist. My brown paper was ink resist, so I played with the Ruby Red Shine, and it works well too !

If you want to learn how I create this layout, watch my video tutorial on the Art Anthology channel or there :

Thank you for your time, have a wonderful Holidays time, and see you soon !

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A little inspiration for you, from Daniëlle

Hi everyone!

Daniëlle here, just popping in, to give you some extra inspiration!

I created these two tags:

In the background I used a combination of colorations sprays (Sandcastle, Siësta Key and Sedona) with Minx shimmering inks (Decadent, Panache) over a layer of Mud and stencils.

To give them a vintage, aged look, I used the texture sets Rust and Patina. I love these sets to add texture and color to elements like the die-cuts on my tags.

All you have to do now is add a beautiful stamp and a text and you’re all done! I hope to inspire you with my project and please show us what you create!

Bye Bye!

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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