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Newborn wall hanger…

Ellie Knol here today…
and I created a wall hanger for you…

Making this project took me over a week… trial and error… starting, not being satisfied, and changing details all the time.. it was a bit frustrating, but I am happy with it now.

I started with a tiny blue t-shirt, with text on it that I wanted covered. I was happy with the outcome of the shirt straight away.. just added some white highlights later on.

But the base… grrrr… If you look at the step-by-step in the Snapguide tutorial, you’ll see what I mean.

I like this detail in the background!

The finished project…


…hope this little newborn boy will see it later on in his life and be happy with it! His mommy will, anyway!

I’ve created a Snapguide tutorial for you:

Check out How to Create a Wall Hanger for a Newborn Baby by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

I hope that I have inspired you to think out of the box.. and keep trying when it doesn’t turn out as you imagined it.

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 Journal page, life is better with friends.

Hi AA fans,  Marleen here with a very messy Art Journal page.

This time I had no specific idea what to do…. the only thing i knew was that I wanted to use my new Art Journal and some new dies.
Of course I wanted to use 1 of my new stencils. I used the 8×12 Keyhole stencil.

Watch the video tutorial.

Here some detail photos:


Keyhole Stencil 8×12

Colorations Sprays, Timeless, Juicy, Sandcastle, Salmon

Minx ~ Shimmering Inks, Immaculate, Panache

Velvet Dimensional MediumShamrock, Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Cayman

Stone Effects, Bone


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

I hope you all like my messy flow!? Enjoy your creative day 😉



Nautical shadow box

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first May Art Anthology project.

I am a big fan of cheap $ store products that can be altered and embellished.

So with Art Anthology great paints, colorations and stencils I made this Nautical shadow box and as you can see it looks fabulous!


I decided not to cover the inside of the shadow part with paint and the white space makes the inside stencilled piece to shine.

Here are some close – ups to this piece:




You can see the full step by step tutorial here on a Snapguide:

Check out How to Make Nautical Shdow Box by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

All products are listed in the Snapguide and I made a full Art Anthology products list here in this post too:

 Take Flight stencil

 Blocked stencil

Sorbet- Chocolate, Leaf,Limeaid,Dazzle, Baby Blue Eyes

Velvet- Reef, Lagoon

Stone effects- Sandstone

Colorations- Ink Spot,Siesta Key

Hope you like my project and see you soon again with a totally different Mixed Media creation.




Fairy door scene tutorial

Hello my dear crafty friends !

 Irit is here and I welcome to my second December post for Art Anthology.


This time I made a totally different project: altered Fairy door  chipboard set from Tando Creative.


I used chipboards and Art Anthology products only with the small add- on of Makin’s Clay molded fairies added to the finished project.

As always I made a small tutorial for you. I even made my own paint tool from the old (or new) tooth brush.


Each chipboard piece was painted in the different way to get a different effect. There are stone effect, wood effect, painted  leaves and a mushroom, ” metal” hinges and pastel fairies. And each effect was made just with Art Anthology paints and sprays.

Here is a piece of the project with ” metal” hinges, painted fairy, 3d mushroom and some leaves. You can also see the wooden door and it really looks like an old, peeled wood.


Here is another look at the fairy, leaves, wood and stone effect that was made with paints only.



It was so much fun to make this project and to see the final result!

You can see the full tutorial HERE:

Check out How to Make a Chipboard Fairy Door by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And as always- here is a full supply list :

Thanks for visiting own blog and I really hope that you like my  Fairy project.

See you soon again!



Canvas “Sea”

Hello everyone. It’s Anna here with my newest inspiration. I want to show You today a mixed media canvas with sand, waves and blue sky. It’s this kind of project that You create just for fun. Full of experiments, playing with colors and mediums.

I also prepared a process video for You.



I used 8*8 canvas as a base. I was inspired by the beautiful blue Velvet and Sorbets. Last time I showed You layout created with them. This time I thought that they will look awesome as a shades of sea surface.


I created two different parts on one canvas – heavy, full of textures sea and soft, watercolor sky. I love how many possibilities You have with many kind od mediums such as mists or dimensional paints.

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I was finally able to use my Prima reisins that I bought ages ago. I painted them with a brush. Thanks to that the blended perfectly in my canvas.


And here is my video:

Thank You for stopping by.




Merry Christmas! Tags

Good morning everyone! I have a set of three Christmas tags with matching Library Pockets to share with you today. I loved making these and they really got me into the holiday mood.
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I’ve created a Snapguide that takes you through each step needed to create these tags and matching pockets. Please take a look:Check out How to Create Merry Christmas! Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are a few closeups of a couple of the tags and pockets:
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These are quick, easy, and fun to make and will have you in the holiday mood in no time!
Until later………..
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3D Christmas Card

Hello, today I would like to show you, how to create a nice 3D Christmas Card with our paints.


And some close up’s…


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Check out How to Paint 3D Chipboard Christmas Card by Marta De by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you for stopping by, and see you next time 🙂

Marta De



Wild Things Journal Spread

Good morning everyone. I wanted to use some of our newest colors to create a really colorful journal spread. I think I accomplished that!

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Take a look at my Snapguide to see how it was done:
Check out How to "Wild Things" Journal Page by Marilyn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some closeups:
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Thank you for stopping by today!
Until later……………..
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Decorate Art Journal Binder

Good morning everyone! This month we are concentrating on layering and I decided that would work well on the Basically Bare Art Journal Binder I have been using to hold my Art Anthology stencils. I used lots of layering to give the cover depth and texture.

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If you would like to see how this was created, please check out my Snapquide:
Check out How to Decorate an Art Journal Binder by Marilyn by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are some closeups:
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And a few other shots:
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Hope you enjoy this! I had a blast adding all the layers and using as many of our stencils and paints as I possibly could!
Until later……
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You’ve Got To Have Faith

Good morning everyone! Our theme this month is new techniques. I racked my brain trying to come up with something and finally settled on something.

Art Anthology paints are wonderful. One of the things that’s so great about them is you can embed items in the paint and they will stay. But what if you are using a thin coat of paint and your item is heavy? Well, I added glue. Yes, clear drying glue (my favorite is Weldbond).

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Here’s how I created this simple wall hanging:
Check out How to Create a Simple Wall Hanging Trio of Plaques by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

A few closeups:
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I need to make a correction. The beads I used were not microbeads. Microbeads would not have needed the extra hold adding glue gave me. I used the larger glass beads that are heavier and need a stronger hold.

These were handled a lot since I added the glass beads across the top and bottom while my paint was still wet (the purpose of adding the glue). Out of all the beads I added, I think I knocked three or four off. This was with heavy, heavy handling, so I was quite happy with the holding power of the paint/glue mixture.

This little wall hanging is now gracing my studio where I can see it. I’m pretty happy with the way it finally turned out.

Until later…….