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Altered wooden Christmas tree.

Hi everyone, Marleen here with a Christmas home deco project .

I love to alter and this time a wooden Christmas tree. I found it at the Garden Center Christmas marked here in the Netherlands.
View the snapguide tutorial for instructions:
Check out How to Create This Wooden Christmas Tree. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Materials:
Velvet: Fiji, Reef
Colorations: Ink spot, Waimea Bay
Fairy Dust: Ice
Texture set: Rust – Sorbet Amber
Stencil: Twilight
Mud

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Stencil layering in your Art Journal by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with some stencil inspiration.

We have a challenge to use some stencil techniques. Well I use them always, but I want to show you not to be afraid to use more then 1 stencil!

 I just love this stencil!!

Here are my steps in the Snapguide:
Check out How to Layer With Stencils, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Velvet medium: Rose, Cotton
Colorations: Salmon, Patience
Stencils: Floral Tile, Dot Matrix, Inspired Grunge, Tick Tock
Stone Effects: Bone, Lava
Gesso

Have a creative day 😉

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Dimensional mediums and stencils to build an art journal spread

Hello !

You will notice that this month AA designers had fun with the gorgeous stencils available on the shop… I made no exception and used two of them in my project :

 

After building the background with Colorations sprays in Timeless and Warm, and a stamp, I finally used the gold accent washi tapes lost in my stash…

I added then some splash of colors with Gold Metal Effect, Poppy Sorbet and Leaf Sorbet. I also use the Leaf Sorbet on the acrylic accent for my journaling, and with the Bits of Grunge stencil. The second stencil I used was the Blocked stencil with Kenyan Copper Sorbet. Use the Sorbet mediums over stencils gives the paint more texture and dimension.

You will find plenty of stencils to play with on the store, and several projects from the DT during November with them…

If you want to learn more about my creative process, you can either watch my new video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time and see you soon for another project…

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Build a layout’s background with Colorations sprays

Hello everyone !

Valerie from Texas here ! We don’t feel Fall like others in our state… 90° so far with a lot of humidity and only pecan trees have falling leaves… I miss the coolness and colors of Fall so I decided to create a layout around it :

I started by building the background with stamps that I colored with Colorations sprays in Timeless, Avocado, Rustic and French Toast (you can switch those two for Sandcastle and Warm).

I use the inks in two ways : mixed with water to color the stamped images and add splash of light color on the paper, and splattered over the layout.

This way, you can make any paper match your picture or your embellishments. And if you are using white flowers, you can also spray or paint them with the ink too !

As always, I made a video tutorial so you can watch my creative process here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! See you soon for another project…

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Day of the Dead pumpkin

Hi there !

Valerie today to show you a project where you can have fun with mediums ! You don’t have to be an artist (and I am sure not one when it’s about fine painting…) to play with paints, just the desire to have a good time. Here is the result of my playtime with mediums :

I use a pencil to draw the Day of the Dead design on my plastic pumpkin and then fill it with Shine mediums in Ocean Blue, Canary Yellow, Ruby Red, Azalea Pink, Teal Blue and Sunrise Orange.

I outlined the colored design with Onyx Black to make it pop.

I made a video tutorial to show how create it (I love accelerated videos, it looks like like I know exactly what I’m doing…) :

Thank you for your time, see you soon for another project…

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Autumn canvas by Marleen.

Hello everybody, Marleen here with an Autumn project. I just love the rusty Autumn colors.
So I took aan mdf canvas board and did my thing. 😀

Detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Clover, Timeless, Juicy
Velvet: Shamrock, Tuxedo
Rust Texture set 
Stencil: Messy Bubbles

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Enjoy your day 😉

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Normal is so boring, by Marleen

Hello everyone, Marleen here with a new Art Journal page!

I wanted to do something messy with the Luna stencil, I just love that one. Every time I work in my Art Journal I work with the Velvet mediums, I like them the most!

And I wanted to work in my Art Journal. So my technique is just to start with an idea and just go with the flow! Watch the snapguide tutorial!

Check out How to Create This Messy Art Journal Page, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Some detail pics:

Material:

Velvet: Lagoon, Fiji, Shamrock, Reef.
Colorations: Waimea Bay, Ink Spot.
Clear Coat: Spashed.
Stencil: Luna.
Minx ink: Midnight .

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Hope you enjoyed my blogpost!?

Hugs,

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Art journaling with Hexi stencil stack

Hello !

Have you ever tried to use all the stencils from the same stack at once ? That’s what my project is all about today ! Let’s see how I used the Hexi stencil stack

It’s not THE way of using it, just A way to do so, because you could use them separately or together, aligned or not… I decided to align them for this project, each one with a different medium. I started with the medium Hexi and Glorious Colorations spray, followed by the hollowed Hexi and Tango Velvet, and then the larger Hexi with Dazzle Clear Coat.

Once each coat was dried, I added some Waimea Bay Colorations spray and wipe the excess from the Hexi pattern. You can see that the blue did not go on the Hexi pattern thanks to the clear coat.

A bit of chevron stamp, black alpha stickers, some black on the edges and my journal pages were done !

You can follow my creative process through my video tutorial here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel (as many of our DT videos…) :

Thank you for your time, I hope this tutorial will help you use the stencil stacks more often !

Have a great day…

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Chipboard frame with the September moodboard

Hi everyone !

The beautiful moodboard inspire me this month to decorate a chipboard frame with the deep and luxurious colors of this board :

I kept the petunias in mind to create my flowers and the amber look of the leather jacket. Here is the result :

The base is a blank chipboard frame that I decorated with AA mediums, Colorations spray and stencil… I created the flowers with 7 big flower punches and the Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and DragonFruit Velvet.

I applied Bone Stone Effect medium on the centerpiece, then gel medium over Gothic stencil, and Patience Colorations spray.

The stems were created with air dry clay, and brushed with some Amber Gemstones medium (you can find it in the Rust texture set) and Glass Sorbet.

The top frame and the title were painted with Amber (Rust Texture set).

You can learn how to create the flowers and the general process of this project in my new tutorial here or on the Art Anthology channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I did inspired you to create more with your AA products !

See you soon…

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Alter a mirror frame, by Marleen.

Hello peeps, Marleen here again with a Summer project. In the Netherlands we have a long hot Summer so it was the most logical thing to create.
I used a small classic mirror frame.

 

And I wanted to use this stencil.

I so enjoyed designing this stencil but didn’t know yet how to use it. It fits perfectly with this project.

 

 

Follow my creative process with the Snapguide:

Check out How to Alter This Mirror Frame, by Marleen. by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Details:

Materials:
Colorations: Sant Castle, Timeless, Sky, Waimea Bay
Minx inks: Gold Dust , Panache
Stone effects: Bone
Stencil: Twinkle Lights
Rusty Texture Set

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 creative day 😉

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