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Song of Ice and Fire with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here and I welcome you to my last post as Art Anthology Design Team member.

It was a great year with Art Anthology, but even good things finally end and we move to another adventures.

So today I am going to share an art page made as my tribute to the most known  TV show- Game of Thrones.

Actually I am more book lover than TV lover, so I made it as a ” Song of Ice and Fire” page with the dragon as the main image. Also I added some film strips around, but it was to add some interest and depth to the page with more layers added to main embellishments cluster.

As you can see that background was made over the Mixed Media cardstock with two Art Anthology stencils and texture paste.

Then two embossing glitters were added over the wet paste and heat embossed to get this distressed look of the glittered paste.

As always I have a full step by step tutorial made with Snapguide HERE :
Check out How to Make Dragon Mixed Media Art Page by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And again, as always, here is a full Art Anthology products list:

Lagoon Velvet paint

Mermaid Sorbet paint

Black Jacket Leather Sorbet

Mardi Gras Velvet

Siesta Key Colorations spray

Plush Colorations Spray

Wimea Bay Colorations spray

Wild Orchid Colorations Spray

Chevron Stencil 6*9

Industrial stencil 6*9

So see you on the web and maybe in person some day when I come to CHA. In the meantime- enjoy your crafting with Art Anthology as much I do.

 

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De-light-ed : a scrapbooking layout by Valerie

Hello crafty people !

I have a new layout to share with you today, with a design inspired by the subject of the picture I choose… When I was in Istanbul, I stopped by a lamp merchant in the Grand Bazaar. He sold beautiful lamps made of colored glass, and I did not resist to take a picture…

I built this layout like a mosaic, mixing classic designs and modern color blocks, as Istanbul appears to me, a mix of ancient history and appetite for modernity. Take a look at the result :

On a green paper, I started to built the background with brown ink and stamps, with the chain stamp and flourish designs looking like chandeliers.

Keyhole stencil and Copper Metal Effect medium added some dimensions to the page.

The color blocks were created with ink and heavy white cardstock. The color are : Colorations spray Indigo (blue), Colorations spray Patience (pink) and Radience Minx Shimmering ink (orange).

I also spray Sandcastle Colorations over the background before adhering the blocks.

If you want to learn more about how I created this layout, watch the video here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy this new project as much as I enjoyed creating it for you !

See you soon for another whatever-I-wil-make !

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How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox !!

Ellie Knol here again, yes, sadly for the last time now, as I step down from the design team after being here for a year..

…but don’t be sad, there are very talented new design team members already here now!

Thanks Stayce for having me, I really had fun working (playing) with your beautiful product! They will stay in my stash and I am sure I will USE them!

This time I chose to alter a book into a bookbox. It was a looooooot of work!

I gave myself some homework: and I must say: mission accomplished…

I wanted to know whether I like to work on a white or black surface better?! I still don’t know the answer.. I like them both.

 

 I chose to use the colors from the current moodboard:
For a step-by-step of the process: SNAPGUIDE!!

Check out How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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Some photo’s of the project: I had fun!

 

     

 

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

HAVE FUN!!

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:

Lattice Stencil 6×9

Blue Topaz Dimensional Gemstones

Baby Blue Eyes Sorbet

Fiji Velvet

Aloha Velvet

Mermaid Sorbet

Honolulu Sorbet

Mayan Gold Velvet

Tango Velvet

Ferrari Sorbet

 

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Dragonfly canvas by Marleen.

Hi everybody , Marleen here with a canvas inspired by the new October moodboard! Sign up for the newsletter, you will  see a moodbaord there every month.

I was also inspired with something I saw on Facebook. Making molds from stamps and make you own embellishments from paperclay. That is so much fun!

So I took an old handcarved stamp and made a mold.

The rest you see in the Snapguide tutorial, I hope you get inspired!

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

Some detail photos:

Materials:

Colorations: Timeless, Ink Spot, Indigo
Sorbet: Honolulu, Pixi, Vegas Gold
Velvet: Reef, Tuxedo
Fairy Dust: Gilded Gold
Stencil: Luna

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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Steampunk tag with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends !
Irit is here today and  I welcome to my new Mixed Media tag project.
As you already know I am a big fan of all things Steampunk and grungy and this tag is this kind of a project.

I didn’t add the title or saying to this tag  as it’s just for art made tag, not anything to really give away or to use for a purpose.
So as you can see the background was made with Art Anthology stencils and different Art Anthology paints, sprays and mediums.
I added a lot of chipboards, mostly from Creative Embellishments with some silk and paper flowers, old lace fabric and a vintage style broach.

 

Here are some close- ups to this tag mostly to show you the background.

 

 

And as always – here is a full step by step tutorial  for you to follow and to make the very similar project:

Check out How to Make a Steampunk Mixed Media Tag by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here is the full  products list for this project:

Copper Metal effects 

Black Leather Jacket Sorbet

Terracotta – retired paint

Pipe dream stencil

Amber dimensional gemstones

Mermaid Sorbet

Waimea Bay Colorations Spray

Fiji Velvet

Glorious Colorations spray

Vegas Gold Sorbet

I hope that you like my Mixed Media tag and would try to do the similar one with gorgeous Art Anthology products.

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Just play in your Art Journal !

Me, Ellie Knol, again. showing you some fun ways to create an art journal spread with Colorations Sprays and stencils.

PLEASE NOTE : for more pictures and a step-by-step please have a look at the Snapguide tutorial I’ve created for you (end of the post!)!

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Apply gesso over the pages and stamp in it with a script. When it’s dry, Color it with Colorations Sprays.

Use the Chevron stencil to color with Barbie Colorations spray.

The bookpage the flowers were diecut from; a cleanup page from paints on the Gothic stencil.

A close-up.

Flowers make me blooming happy.

  

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

Check out How to Just Play in Your Art Journal 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: 

Granny Smith Colorations Color Spray

Glorious Colorations Color Spray

Barbie Colorations Color Spray

Peacock Feathers Colorations Color Spray

Chevron Stencil 6×9

Gothic Stencil

 

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Art book by Valerie

Hi there !

The project I will show you today is a perfect example of what you can do with Art anthology products in a mixed media project… You will see (yes there is a video tutorial) different uses for Sorbet, Velvet, Colorations sprays, Minx, and stencils ! So grab a cup of something and relax, because it’s gonna be a long post…

Let’s first take a look at the complete project :

Some of the inside pages :

I love the peek between pages created by cutting the paper at different sizes…

This is the back cover, with Cotton Velvet, Limeaid Velvet, Imperial Sorbet, Cotton Candy Velvet mediums and Dottie, Inspired Grunge and Expressions stencils :

Here are close-ups of the pages :

Lots of Colorations sprays, stencils and mediums !

Stamps and white gel pen were used to add more dimensions to the pages.

And drops of water created a great look !

So many different textures too !

Here is the list of products I used for this project :

Colorations Sprays : Avocado, Barbie, Glorious, Sky, Patience, Plush, Salmon, TImeless, Waimea Bay, Wild Orchid.

Minx Shimmering inks : Gold Dust, Indulgence, Majestic, Stagazer.

Sorbet Dimensional mediums : Baby blue eyes, Imperial, Mi Bella, Wisteria, Sunshine.

Velvet Dimensional mediums : Cotton candy, Cotton, Lagoon, Limeaid.

Stencils : Blocked, Chasing butterflies, Dottie, Inspired grunge, Retro, Chevron, Lotus, Scales, Expressions.

I made a tutorial for you to explain how I did each pages so you can create one of your own !

Thank you for stopping by today and for taking some of your time to review this project !

Don’t forget to check the other Art Anthology social medias for more inspiration while waiting for my next post ! 😉

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Gelatine prints and how to use them in your art

Hallo, a good day to all of you!
Ellie Knol here today,
showing you what to do with all these beautiful papers
lying around in your studio, gathering dust!

When making monoprints (or gelliprints),  you end up with a lot of beautiful papers! Colorful, shiny, textural happy paper… 

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..even the papers you’ve used to cleanup your brayer, are very useful to collage with, or use them as backgrounds. 

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I’ve used this one to create an art journal page… and went through stages, changing plans,
(I had to, as a full cup of coffee went over the project; I was not happy with that person, you might guess ! He said afterwards that he only added some depth to it 🙂 )

and ended up with a colorful page with stenciling and layers  of stamping and colors. 

 For al the stages it went through, please see the SNAPGUIDE:

Check out How to Use Your Gelliprints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

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And while making monoprints, you sometimes have paint on a stamp, after making marks with it on the gelliplate?

Use it to make a one-of-a-kind background!!

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

SEE you next time! Happy creating!

PAPER-STAMPS-COLOR

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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The bliss of Sorbets and Velvets!

Ellie here today, with FUN!

An easy but so versatile technique: use your acrylic blok to stamp (or smoosh) paint onto paper,
or any other surface for that matter. 

… AND you can actually stamp in the wet paint too! With a script stamp for example!

It’s an all shimmery yummy textural happy background!

The first finished card!

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The second one:

Only difference with the previous one (except for the color) : I misted the paint ánd the cardstock with water before smoooooooshing.

Lazy days of summer are nearly over!

For more info on the technique itself, please see the Snapguide tutorial I created JUST for you!  

Check out How to Smoosh Sorbet and Velvet Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

  

Guess which one of these two is my favorite?!

 

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:

Parakeet Sorbet

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Fragile!

Hi all Art Anthology fans,
Ellie Knol here today!
…  with a project I’ve started during my vacation… dried stems and flowers to make some home-decor with. They’ve been waiting, together with the gesso-primed MDF in a droplet-like shape.

It took a lot of steps and time to get to the finished project..

.. but I am happy with the end result..

…although looking through the pictures I’ve made, I sometimes thought I had to maybe stop at that step, hehe

But on the other hand.. I’ve learned a lot by just going with the flow and go through trial and error…  (of course there is not really any error in Mixed Media) … adding another layer of color…

.. or white acrylic paint to cover it up, LOL !

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Coloring the stems and seedheads with Decadent Minx Shimmering inks is just one of the steps in the Snapguide I’ve created for you:

Check out How to Make Some Fragile Home Decor by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Have a play and show it 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:

Cracked Stencil

 Fiji Velvet

Chocolate Sorbet

Decadent Minx

NEW Sedona Colorations Spray

NEW Clover Colorations Spray

NEW Steel Colorations Spray

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