Tag Archives: Texture Paste in Mud and Stucco

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



Let’s Get Artsy With “Confidence”

Happy 2017 everyone, well I’ve never been one for New Years Resolutions because I usually can’t keep them…lol so I have always tried to pick a word to motivate me as a better person. This year my word is “Confidence”.  I hadn’t worked in my art journal book for a while so I new this would be my foundation for my piece.

AA’s Mud Texture Paste is probably one item in my stash I can not be without. I adore texture and I have added inks, seed beads, sand, paint, well you name it I’ve probably added it to this wonderful medium to create with and it never fails me. I used it on this piece to run through a script stencil.

Another one of my favorite art items is my Coloration Sprays, whether I’m spraying, dripping, puddling, splattering, or using them as a watercolor, they are vibrant and have gorgeous highlights. 

Ok and what about the paints, probably my favs are the Metal Effects and Gemstones because of their metallic  properties. All in all Art Anthology’s product definitely allow you to create with confidence. Wishing you a wonderfully creative year, enjoy the journey and process, and embrace your imperfections.

Here is a Snapguide tutorial for your pleasure
Check out How to Create an Art Journal Page With a Personal Touch by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Fairy Mixed Media Canvas

Hey Crafty Friends Phyllis here today to share with you my latest Mixed Media Canvas!

I wanted to use pastel colors this time with some fun Art Anthology products!

Most of my projects aren’t planned and I really don’t have any idea how it’s going to turn out.  I usually start out with figuring out a color combo and then go from there!

Art Anthology dimensional paints and sprays are so much fun to create with,  I love the texture of the dimensional paints and of course love the glitter for a touch of sparkle!

I used Art Anthology’s Such a Drip Stencil for interest and texture using MUD texture paste!

I hope you are inspired to try some Amazing Art Anthology products!  They are so fun to create with!

I also have a Snapguide tutorial below so you can see how I created the background for this Mixed Media Canvas!

Art Anthology Product list:

Here’s my Snapguide tutorial

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


Canvas “Awesome” by Anna Komenda

Hello everyone. It’s my turn again to inspire You with Art Atnology based project.  This time I created a boyish canvas with my cute nephew.

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I played with my favourite colors to create background. I used some dimmensional paints like Velvets and Sorbets and I added a lot of water to use them like a watercolors.


I love how versatile those paints are. I can create textures with them, paint like a painter, color with them and use them with stencils.


I added few boyish embellishments and project was ready in less than an hour (not counting drying all the layers and media).


Really fun and simple project to do and my sister will be happy to have (another) picture of her son framed 😀

There is also a video tutorial, as always. I hope You will enjoy watching it.

This post is also a little bit sad because it’s my last post for Art Anthology. It was wonderful six months packed with amazing products, talented team and great boss. Thank You Stayce for having me in this team. My adventure with Art Anthology DT is coming to an end but it’s definetelly not the end of my adventure with Art Anthology great products.

Thank You for stopping by and I hope we will meet somewhere on line from time to time.





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.




Live, Laugh, Love Tag Set

Hello Art Anthology friends!  Debbie with you today sharing a mixed media  tag set I created with Art Anthology Colorations, Minx, Sorbet and Stone Effects.  I gave these tags lots of color, dimension and texture!  all of these techniques are so easily accomplished with Art Anthology products! If you love layering color Art Anthology products are for you.  They dry fast and you can move the color around for beautiful blending!


I love adding splatters to most of my projects and Art Anthology Colorations and Minx makes this technique easy!


Add a few flowers and embellishments and your projects will pop with color!

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If you’d like to see the process to create these tags visit Snapguide for a step by step process guide.  The link is below.

Check out How to Create Tag Set by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by the Art Anthology Blog today and be sure to stop by the Art Anthology Store for all your mixed media products!




Stars & Poppies Art Journaling Using Art Anthology by Jax Scraps

Hello!  Jacalyn here from Jax Scraps! This is very exciting, this is my first blog post EVER!!
Hope you enjoy it!
 Today I wanted to share a fun art journal page that I created using a mix of Art Anthology Products.
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Mixed Media Art Journaling

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Stars And Poppies Art Journal Tutorial Jax Scraps
Mixed Media Art Journaling Snapguide tutorial…

Now you can check out my Snapguide to see how I created my page….
Check out How to Make Stars & Poppies Art Journaling Using Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
I hope that I have inspired you to create in your Art Journal today!
But if you need more inspiration make sure you are following us on Pinterest and don’t forget to join our Facebook group Art Anthology Adventures in Art! 


Christmas Book

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Art Anthology.

Happy Christmas Eve.  I hope all your decorating is done, the gifts are wrapped and you are ready for Christmas day.  Today I’m going to share a Christmas Book I created using a chipboard book and Art Anthology paints.

Check out How to Create a Christmas Book by Steph Ackerman by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are several photos of my Christmas Book.




Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by today.



To See the World in a Grain of Sand

Kathy here today to share a canvas I created for a friend who is very ill.  It’s hard to know what to do when you know their immediate needs are being met by the family and you don’t want to intrude.  This is where your art becomes really important.


One thing I know about this friend is that she collects sand from the many beaches she has visited around the world, and displays it in various glass bottles.  It is amazing to see the different kinds of sand!  So I created a small canvas for her using sand, and added a beautiful poem, “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake :


Yea, I know, it’s deep.  And to be honest, I had to do a bit of research to see what the experts said about this poem. And like a great song, the interpretation depends on the person reading it. But it’s main meaning is this:  Blake wants us to open our eyes and observe the small things around us so we may see the bigger picture. We need to use what precious time we have here on earth to care for each other, respect the beauty of nature, protect the rights of animals, treasure and teach our children, and help those who are disadvantaged.  I think my friend has done all of those things.

Check out How to Create a Beach Canvas by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Don’t think you have to make a masterpiece for a gift.  This canvas is certainly not my best art. But I am okay with that because while I was making it, I thought about the person I was making it for and I know they will appreciate it.

During this holiday season, enjoy the small treasures in your life.  Stop.  Breathe.  Go outside. Create some art. Give it away.  I know you don’t have time, but do it anyway.  You won’t be sorry.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!  Kathy


Visit Kathy’s blog at: http://kathyadamsmixedupart.blogspot.com/

See Kathy’s art work on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/katluvsdogs/my-art/





Always Believe

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Art Anthology.

Fall is fully set here in New York and the colors are gorgeous.  With the change in seasons come new possibilities.   So when, I saw this stamp, I knew it would be perfect for a fall inspired canvas.

Check out How to Create a Fall Inspired Canvas by Steph Ackerman by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are a few close ups of some of the details.

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Thanks for stopping by today.