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Altered art with Art Anthology?!

A little gift .. .as a thank you to a friend.
The feathers are from chickens from this friend.
I made this during our holiday… with found feathers at our accomodation.
I scored the bread board and the pebbles during one of our outings to thrift stores. 

Easy to do .. on any surface or any substrate. 

I (Ellie), would love it if you would take the time to have a look at the step-by-step just for you AA fans in the Snapguide!

Check out How to Do an Easy Altered Art Project With Found Objects by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

…  and be inspired of course!

Please show us what you’ve made on our
 Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art  Facebook page!!
Please tag me and I’ll come visit!

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The project in an early stage:
(LOVE these stencils!)

AND a close-up of the finished project:

AND a few pictures of the finished project on the wall.

Enjoy!

I made a lot of different pictures, because I knew I was not going to be able to photograph this at home. Here a funny one: the project with a lot of glass pebbles and tissue wrap, to get you in the mood! (grin)

Enjoy your day, and happy crafting until next time!!

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If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Steampunk girl canvas

Hello there !

Valerie today to present you a steampunk canvas made with Art Anthology face stencil, mediums and inks !

The base is a canvas panel, covered with black gesso and pieces of patterned paper. Gel medium over Mechanical stencil were used with Colorations sprays in Sandcastle and Juicy.

The metal gears were covered with black gesso and Tango Velvet, Portobello Velvet and Shamrock Velvet Dimensional mediums to create a rusty look.

This eye is painted in Shamrock Velvet too ! The face is drawn with a Let’s Face It stencil.

Under the gears you can spot some chipboards also covered in black gesso, painted with the same colors than the gears.

As usual, the complete video tutorial will be available also on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope this project will inspire you to use your AA products more !

See you around…

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Playing with Minx Shimmering Inks – no 6

Remember these posts from me, Ellie?

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4

Remember that, on an old table: using a bucket of water and paper, and of course … Minx,
I created a whole bunch of backgrounds?? I did a second post about that too:

Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

Today’s post features the beautiful vibrancy of the Minx Shimmering Inks. 


The background on canvas paper.. still wet but drying in the sun!
Later on, I discovered that I must have dropped some water on it by mistake, as it had more drops than showing on this photo… that’s part of the fun!
I had to be everywhere, because the robot lawnmower wanted to mow over my backgrounds sometimes, hehe.


I wanted to enhance the drops, so I did not cover it up, but overstamped and used the background as part of the images.

Don’t forget.. there is a Snapguide at the end of this post, showing the steps to achieve the finished card.


A close-up: watch the droplet… with the inks all pushed to the edges of it. I think that’s magic… I couldn’t have painted it that way!

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Now for the second background:  very different paper, but a beauty too!


I cut it to size…

… and created this:
  

I sponged these tiny dots from the Lotus Stencil around the edge.

…for step-by-steps of this second card too, please see the Snapguide.

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Check out How to Make Cards From Minx Shimmery Backgrounds by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

Art Anthology Products Used:

Radiance Minx - Art AnthologyRadiance Minx

 Panache Minx - Art Anthology
Panache Minx

Stargazer Minx - Art AnthologyStargazer Minx

Lotus Stencil 6x9Lotus Stencil 6×9

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Playing with Colorations Inks

Ellie Knol again today,
showing a way to play with Colorations Shimmering Inks. 

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By misting the Colorations on an acrylic block and ‘stamping’ that onto your cardstock….

….you get beautiful washes on your background.
TIP… Leave the block on the cardstock for a few minutes for it to be able to absorb the moisture.

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Stamp with a colored ink.

Color the image with Colorations Shimmering inks
and splatter some ink as well. Stamps a script with a matching colored ink. 


Sponge over a stencil with distress inks.
Finish it off with a script and white heat embossing.

….for more pictures and step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you!

Check out How to Create Backgrounds With Colorations Shimmering Ink by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

SEE you next time! 

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology

on Pinterest and YouTube

You can shop for everything used in this tutorial at Art Anthology’s online store.

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Art Anthology Products Used:

Barbie Colorations Color Spray
Barbie Colorations Color Spray - Art Anthology

 Blocked StencilBlocked Stencil - Art Anthology

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Canvas made by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans, Marleen here with a canvas inspired by some new colors!!

I love those purple/pink colors!!

And I always like to use one of the stencils from the new collection:

And of course I made a Snapguide tutorial for you 😉

Check out How to Create This Canvas. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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!

 

Hugs,

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Invitation in a snap with Art Anthology !

Hello from Valerie !

Summer is not over, and we all have a pool party in mind, right ? So my project for today is creating quick and fun invitations for a party ! Let’s take a look at the four cards I made, you we will see the tutorial at the end :

You will need four 4’x6′ white cards and four 3′ 6/8” x 5′ 6/8” white cardstock panels the Twilight stencil with gel medium, some Minx and the Mayan Gold Velvet dimensional medium

The pink is made with Enchanting Minx, the blue with Panache Minx

This gorgeous purple was create with Majestic Minx and water. The sentiment (white cardstock die) is painted with Mayan Gold Velvet Dimensional Medium.

This luxious green came from the Bankroll Minx. The stars have been outlined with a gold gel pen and the edges of the card painted with the Mayan Gold medium.

Here is my video tutorial so you can see the creating process of these cards :

You will find more tutorials on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, but don’t forget Pinterest or our Facebook group page for more inspiration !

Thank you for stopping by today, see you soon for another tutorial !

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Bee Happy door hanger

Hello my dear crafty friends!

Irit is here with my new Mixed Media tutorial and this time we are going to make a Happy door hanger or as you can see it is ” Bee Happy” one.

As you can see I made it in bee’s yellow and just black and white and used tons of Art Anthology products.

The main images and the sentiment were stamped and heat embossed. My tip for you: if you wish to use mists over stamped images first heat emboss them! So easy and keeps the images untouched even with the heavy spraying.

So here are some close- ups for you to see and then there is a full step by step Snapguide tutorial as always.

 

 

Here is our Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Make Altered Door Hanger With Art Anthology by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Art Anthology products list is HERE:

Sunshine Sorbet

Beehive Stencil

Dazzle Clear Coat

Dot matrix stencil

Lava Stone effects

Steel colorations

Raider Colorations

Black Leather Jacket Sorbet

Glorious Colorations

I hope that you liked my project and the tutorial.

See you soon!

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She : A mixed media scrapbooking layout

Hello !

Valerie with you today to showcase my last layout using lots of stencils and mediums from Art Anthology ! Will you recognize the featured products…?

You can spot some of the AA stencils and mediums : Dot Matrix with Leaf Sorbet Dimensional medium and 6×9 Scales with Mayan Gold Velvet.

Granny Smith, Clover and Sandcastle Colorations sprays to color the laces and Mayan Gold Velvet to paint the acrylic letters.

The flower die cuts and the leaves were sprayed with Avocado Colorations spray to match the layout.

As usual, I have a video tutorial ready for you if you want to know how I created this layout. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope this project will inspire you to use your AA products !

See you soon for another video !

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Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 5

Ellie Knol again here today.

I decided to make backgrounds with Minx Shimmering Inks, on all types of paper.

It is really easy, and relaxing to do while enjoying the sun…

As promised, this time I’ll show the ones that had some white heat embossing, gesso and acrylic paint on it before coloring with Minx. Also some on canvas paper.
See the blogpost called
Playing with Minx shimmering inks – no 4 for more info !


For more information please see the Snapguide tutorial I created ..
Check out How to Make Backgrounds With Minx Shimmering Inks – 5 by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I hope that I have inspired you to create something pretty today and play even when you’re on vacation. You can add the final touches when back home.