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Dreamer of Dreams Canvas by Toni

Hi artsy friends, it’s Toni here and I have for you a fun and funky canvas today, taking me back to my old macrame days in the 70’s thought I would create a fun dream catcher. Let’s get started.  We have some wonderful new stencils available in our store and today I used Twinkle Lights to create my background using Mud. Then sprayed with Colorations in Siesta Key and Glorious. Minx Shimmering Inks in Panache and Allure added some pretty shimmer. Shine paints in Canary, Teal and Onyx altered up my clay feathers.

I had fun revisiting my “hippie” era…lol and making this very simple dreamcatcher from an old plastic lid, twine and some beads.Hope you have enjoyed this and for your pleasure I have included for you a Snapguide tutorial below…… Peace

AA products used are :

Colorations – Siesta Key, Glorious

Minx- Panache, Allure

Shine – Onyx, Teal, Canary

Mud Paste

Stencil- Twinkle Lights

 

 Check out How to Create a Funky Canvas by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Land Of The Free Journal Page by Toni

Hi everyone, it’s a new month and a new mood board here at Art Anthology and my design team inspiration was from the beautiful blues, reds and grays.

I created a two page journal layout. Sit back as I walk you through this fun process. Using painters tape, create strips across your pages. Using the Twilight stencil and Mud paste I added my stars to the corner of my journal page. Take your spatula and in waves add your texture paste to the uncovered portion of the strips. This will give the appearance of movement in your flag.  Allow your paste to dry completely.  I knew sprayng my strips would be easier but I didn’t have a vivid red so I took the Shine in Ruby and added it to a spray bottle with a little water and shook real good and sprayed away. Gorgeous color and coverage. Now I sprayed my stars with Indigo Colorations Spray.  Heat set all your sprays. Remove your painters tape and reveal your white strips. Taking a fine point Sharpie I wrote the lyrics to Oh Beautiful. Last but not least I used the Metal Effects in Silver with my finger and ran it over all the high parts of the Mud paste on the stars and strips. Then added my title “Land Of the Free Home of the Brave” . Hoping you are inspired by my pages and don’t forget to play along with us and create using our mood board and post it to our Facebook HERE. 

Here is a list of the products used for my journal pages.

Stencils- Twilight 

Shine- Ruby 

Colorations- Indigo 

Metal Effects – Silver 

Mud Texture Paste 

 

 

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Sun Kissed by Toni

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project inspired by our pretty moodboard for summer.  I’m calling it  “Sun Kissed”.

The flowers, bright colors and ocean gave me some wonderful inspiration to alter a wooden tag that I had purchased on sale at Michaels. Lots of fussy cutting with the addition of seed beads and prills for texture to the flowers. Art Anthology has fantastic mixed media products that are so user friendly….. please don’t be afraid to dig into these mediums. Combined with Mudd paste, our stencils and a combination of different Colorations sprays the backdrop for my pretty summer piece came together. 

I hope this has inspired you a bit how to use our moodboard to get those creative juices flowing. I’m wishing you a Sunkissed Summer season.  xoxoxo

Below are Art Anthology products that have been used on this piece.

Indigo Blue Indigo Colorations Color Spray Ink Spot Ink Spot Colorations Color Spray - Art AnthologyWaimea Bay Waimea Bay Colorations Color Spray - Art AnthologyTimeless Timeless Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

Shine –Sunrise Shine ~ Sunrise Orange

Velvet-Portobello Portobello Velvet - Art Anthology Kona Kona Velvet - Art Anthology

Stencil Bubbles Bubbles Stencil - Art Anthology Morse Code Morse Code Stencil - Art Anthology

Mud Paste  Mud Texture Paste - Art Anthology Check out How to Create a Fun Summer Project by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Mixed Media Card Set by Toni

Hi everyone… Toni here today with a fun project. I love making ATC’s and they are the perfect little pieces of art to place on the front of a card. I decided I wanted to make a set of “All Occasion” cards for a friend of mine so here we go. I created my ATC’s with chipboard and started by adding tissue tape, stamped old book pages and used a pretty stencils from Art Anthology with Sorbet Glass. Then started applying my pretty Colorations in Wild Orchid, Plush, Timeless and Glorious…. gorgeous color combo. Added some more texture using another AA stencil and running black modeling paste through it. 

Stamped and cut out the butterflies and using the Colorations I applied them with a water brush to give a watercolor effect. Added some dew drops and upholstery thread for interesting  texture.To bring out the colors in the shadows of the butterflies I then added Sorbets in Vegas Gold, Sunshine and Purple Rain. Then cut a mat for each ATC and adhered to the white card stock. Stamped different sentiments on each card and now we have a pretty gift card set to give. The seam binding was sprayed also with Plush and Wild Orchid. For your enjoyment I have provided a Snapguide tutorial of my process. Be sure to follow us on Facebook HERE and download your beautiful projects for all of us to be inspired by as well.  Also stop by and subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel for process videos from the designers. Wishing you a wonderful day ! xoxo Toni

 

Products used:

Sorbets-Sunshine Sunshine SorbetVegas Gold Vegas Gold Sorbet  Purple Rain NEW Purple Rain  Glass

Colorations – Plush Plush Colorations Color Spray Timeless  Timeless Colorations Color Spray Wild Orchid Wild Orchid Colorations Color Spray  Glorious Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Stencils- Chasing Butterflies Chasing Butterflies Stencil - Art Anthology    Dottie      Dottie Stencil - Art Anthology  Lattice Lattice Stencil 8x12Check out How to Use Mixed Media ATC’s to Decorate Your Cards by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Altered Box For Home Decor by Toni

Toni here today to share with you an altered project I created to hold my essential oils I use to diffuse at home.Started with this paper mache box I purchased awhile back at Michaels. Starting off with AA’s Mud Paste run through a couple of a gorgeous stencils (listed below) for texture to the box. Then the addition of a few metal pieces. Then I took some white mulberry flowers and painted them in the colors above and dipped them in melted UTEE to give them a porcelain effect. Before adhering to the box I spritzed Colorations Sedona & Granny Smith on the top for shadows and a pretty shimmer.

Pictured above the pretty texture provided by the stencils. Florals were added to the top and my title to the front of the box and now my essential oils have a new home. Hope this has provided some inspiration to decorate your containers for your home. Put that special “YOU” touch on your items.

Below is a list of AA products used and also a Snapguide tutorial for your pleasure….. Peace

Mud Paste

Metal Effects-Copper

Colorations – Sedona, Granny Smith

Velvet-Rose, Taxi Cab, Orchid, Reef

Stencils-Blocked, Keyhole

Check out How to Alter Box Using Art Anthology Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Playing With AA’s Products & Beeswax

Hi everyone… I know life is busy but hope you all are able to fit a little bit of creativity in your week. Today I’m here to share a couple different mixed media techniques. They’re not new but sometimes it’s fun to revisit old processes.  Let’s play with texture paste, paints and beeswax. Using a T!m Holtz mini clipboard let’s begin to alter this by mixing a bit of craft sand in Mud Texture Paste and then I ran it through 3 different stencils (listed below). After dry, I prepped the surface with white gesso . Then a coat of AA’s Lava added to the entire piece and wait till it’s almost dry but still a bit tacky and using a paper towel press here and there and it removes chunks of the paint to provide a chipped paint effect. Then using AA’s Rust Texture Set sprinkled in with some craft sand for more texture , The Rust set definitely has some grit already I just wanted a bit more chunkiness. Start adding that to your foundation spritzing it with water to cause running and blending. You can see the sand texture in the above photo.  Next up using Metal Effects Silver, using my finger I brushed it here and there over the high parts of the foundation to bring out a look of metal. Then gather your ephemera, metal pieces, film strip, title and apply to the surface. Don’t forget to distress the edges of your collage items as it’s always in the details (I always say grungier the better).  Then last, let’s melt some beeswax and give about 3 coats to the surface. The look of the wax causing a subtle matt vintage look which I adore. I would love for you to join me with a tutorial on my step x step process of this piece below.  Thank you for looking and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook so you can share your creativity with us as well. Have a spectacular week and hoping you “Find joy in the ordinary”.

The following AA products were used :

Mud Texture Paste

Stencils- Got Your Number, Mechanical, Tick Tock

Rust Texture Set 

Metal Effects –Silver

Stone Effect – Lava Check out How to Alter a Piece Using AA and Beeswax by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Tainted Love by Toni

Well sweetheart month is almost over but it’s not too late for some love filled creativity, mine is just a bit tainted. (lol) We’re going to create something off the wall…….. for your wall. 

I puchased this paper mache heart quite awhile back and I got these awesome black feathered wings on sale after Halloween and new I was going to merge the two together somehow and this is what I came up with. 

I love pairing up odd items and try to come up with something new and this project was a lot of fun. With the help of Art Anthology’s stencils, Mud Paste, sprays and paints and a pile of flowers and metal pieces I think it came together pretty well. 

Applying the Mud paste through the stencil for some great texture and then adding the paints to the embellishments and the sprays for the highlights was really easy. 

The ruffles on the right side of the heart are made with paper spritzed with water to break down the fibers and make the paper pliable. The rivets are made from hot glue . Hope you enjoyed and take a few moments if you will and check out my Snapguide tutorial below.

Sending XOXOXOXOX’s Toni

The following AA products were used:

Stencil-Dottie Dottie Stencil - Art Anthology Got Your Number Got your number Stencil - Art Anthology MechanicaMechanical Stencil - Art Anthology

Colorations: Barbie  Barbie Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology  Patience Patience Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

Sorbet :  Mi Bella Mi Bella Sorbet Red Velvet Red Velvet Sorbet Cameo NEW Cameo Sorbet Vegas Gold Vegas Gold Sorbet

Mud Texture Paste 

 

 Check out How to Create Mixed Media on Paper Mache by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

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My 2018 Power Word “Serenity” by Toni

Happy 2018 to everyone. For my first design team project for Art Anthology I wanted to do a layout featuring my chosen power word for this year “Serenity”. Inspired also by our beautiful mood board this month….Art Anthology has the most vivid gorgeous colors to accomplish my layout. 

I began  by altering my background by sponging on Velvet Tuxedo through our Meridian Stencil and then added lovely texture with our Chevron stencil and using the gold paint from the Rust Texture Set. If you don’t have this set you can also use Sorbet-Vegas Gold, but I encourage you to get our rust set as it is so much fun to work with. Flowers were sprayed and painted with our Colorations Sprays and Sorbet and Velvet paints.Seed beads were added to enhance the stamens and centers of the flowers. Wishing you a New Year filled with love, hope and joy and that your new beginnings will provide opportunities to make a difference in the world. xoxo Toni 

Don’t forget to join us on Facebook where you can also download your projects to inspire us and others https://www.facebook.com/groups/741057632686564/

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Colorations Spray -Juicy, Plush, Wild Orchid

Sorbet- Poppy

Velvet – Mardi Gras,Tuxedo

Rust Texture Paste (Gold)

Chevron Stencil  

Meridian Stencil

For your enjoyment

 

 Check out How to Enhance Embellishments With AA Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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“Always Believe” by Toni

What a magical time of year Christmas is, filled with hope, joy and love. But for many it is a difficult time because of loss of loved ones, jobs, health and other events that happen in life.  My prayer is that my canvas today can bring  merriment to your day and inspire you. Being inspired by our December mood board was not difficult, such pretty vibrant colors. 

I started by adhering different laces to my canvas and giving it a nice coat of gesso to prep for my paint and sprays. Using 2″x 2″ canvases to create my Christmas tree, I first applied scrapbook papers and then for texture and interest used our Twilight stencil to add stars to the top.  Christmas sprigs and pods were added to the sides and prepped with gesso then sprayed with gorgeous Colorations Sprays in Peacock Feathers and Sky.

Homemade snow was made by mixing equal parts of Sorbet Linen, baking soda and school glue, while still wet Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled on top. Christmas berries were glued into place, a red bow was placed on top of the tree and my title was edged with Peacock Feather spray. More Linen was dabbed here and there and then Diamond Dust glitter was added for a holiday sparkle. Wishing you a time of Peace and Comfort…. xoxo Toni

The following Art Anthology products were used:

Coloration Sprays – Peacock Feathers, Sky 

Sorbet  – Linen

Stencil –Twilight

Mud Texture Paste 

For your pleasure enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below.Check out How to Create Christmas Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Peace On Earth by Toni

Toni here with a Christmas decor piece. I wanted to alter up this clock and I had this snowy, magical scene floating in my head, so let’s get started.  Now Art Anthology has just come out with a new product to create with and it’s  called Oxidized Silver Paste Set , and it transformed my clock perfectly.

I first started off with T!m Holtz assemblage clock and decided to add lots of wonderful Art Anthology Mud Paste to add texture . The oxidized silver product really brings the clock to life.  A complete tutorial is below on how I created this lighted wintery scene.

The snow for the inside of the clock was created with Velvet – Cotton, baking soda, and school glue. This photo is without the inside light on. Bottle brush trees were bleached out and covered with diamond dust glitter for a magical look. Hot glue was dripped and allowed to dry to create icicles. Hope this has provided some ideas for using our new oxidized silver products. Be sure to create something and post it on our Facebook page . Wishing you a Christmas filled with peace and joy  xoxo Toni

AA products  used for this project: 

Mud Texture Paste

Oxidized Silver Paste

Velvet – Cotton

Check out How to Create Lighted Winter Clock by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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