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This is what family looks like, by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

Art Anthology got NEW Colors!!
I’ve used 2 of them

Velvet: Beyond the Reef, Sorbet: Walnut. And the third color is the Colorations Sedona which we already have but matches perfectly with the Walnut.

A perfect combination to create something aged looking.

Then we also have NEW stencils!! I used this one:


*click the image to see more stencils*

So I started in my Art Journal but after finishing I saw that the video wasn’t good! ūüôĀ

So a short description of what I did:
*Add pieces of old bookpaper to the page with gelmedium.
*wash the page with a little gesso and water.
*Add with the stencil Velvet Beyond the Reef and cotton(blend together).
*After drying put the stencil in the same spot and brush over the Sorbet Walnut.
* Take of the stencil and water the Sorbet, the pigments will spread.
*Sponge down all the edges with Sedona.
*The tag is done with the same stencil and Sedona.
*Spray(everything except the photo) with Fairy Dust Gilded Gold.
*Add splashes Minx Stargazer and Decadent.
* Finish it with splashes gesso.

Some detail pics:

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Shine Brightly – 3D mixed media painting with Dani√ęlle

Hi guys!

Dani√ęlle here, as promised, with a new project! I was really excited to use the new products so that’s what I did! I used new Velvets, one of the new stencils and combined this with Art Anthology’s colorations, fairy dust, minx inks, stone effects and clear coats. Hopefully this will inspire you to start creating yourself!

If you want to create such a painting yourself you can follow my Snapguide tutorial if you like:

Check out How to Create a 3D Mixed Media Painting With Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Below are some close ups:

List of products that I used:

Colorations: Indigo, Plush

Velvet: Beyond the reef, Boysenberry

Minx inks: Stargazer, Majestic

Stone effects: Bone

Stencil: Multi Damask

Fairy Dust: Sterling

Texture set: rust

Clear coat: Dazzle, Splashed

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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10 Simple Mixed Media Background Techniques

Hi everyone, Toni here today with a design team project hoping to inspire that mixed media artist within you. I have alot of people tell me they love the look and idea of mixed media, but are just too afraid to try it. Well I’m here today to share with you some very simple techniques that can enhance your scrapbook layouts, greeting cards, art journal pages, ATC’s etc.¬† Let’s get started.¬†I decided to use Eileen Hull’s passport die for the mini album which would be perfect for a travel or vacation album.¬†The album was held together with jute which was braided and then assorted beads were added.¬†I altered this wooden box to hold the mini album in and because there are so many pages to this book I didn’t photograph them, but I’m hoping you will take a moment to view my process video below to see each technique individually and more photos of the finished pages.

Hoping you give some of these techniques a try.  I encourage you to embrace the imperfections of mixed media and just have fun ! 

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Valentine’s altered heart box

Hi there !

Valentine’s day is around the corner and you’re so not ready ? I have a new project for you, an heart altered box :

It is a fun mixed media project to create for your Valentine, and you can filled it with chocolates, candies or lingerie if you want !

I started with a cardboard box and the Lotus stencil with Mud Paste (you can use heavy gesso or texture paste too). Once dried, I added some lace clay embellishments I prepared in advance (but you can you chipboard or wood ones) and covered everything with white gesso.

The box was then painted with Rose Velvet medium and set aside to dry… Meanwhile, I did covered all my embellishments with white gesso (paper flowers, metal leaves and flowers, clay flowers and letters).

They were then painted with Portobello Velvet medium or Rose Velvet medium, with touches of Kona Velvet or Fiesta Velvet.

The last part was to to create clusters and place the letters on the box ! A matching lace on the edge was the perfect final touch.

To help you create this box, I made a video tutorial that you can watch here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for your time. Hope to see you soon on our blog !

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Creating a layout in your art journal with Dani√ęlle

Hi there!

You all probably know by now my number one art love is art journaling… So I decided to challenge myself and create a mixed media layout in my big art journal.

You can follow my step in the snapguide tutorial I created for you:

Check out How to Create a Layout in Your Art Journal by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

And here are some close-up pictures of my project:

List of products I used:

Colorations: Glorious, Barbie, Juicy, Plush

Stencils: Moroccan, Hazards, Messy bubbles

Velvet: Taxi cab

Texture paste: Mud

Sorbet: Mi Bella

Stone effects: Bone

Fairy Dust: Ice

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Poppy layout by Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology Fans,

I don’t know if I’m still allowed to say Happy New Year!!!! This is my first post in 2019 so I guess I am.

Because I’m done with the winter, I made a happy colored layout for you all with, I hope, some techniques that make you all happy to play with!

I made a video tutorial for you:

Some extra detail pics:

Materials:

Velvet medium: Desire, Tango , Taxi Cap Yellow, Cotton Candy, Cotton
Colorations: Warm
Minx Shimmering Inks: Allure, Decadent, Enchanting, Radiance, Gold Dust
Stencil: Poppy

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.

Have a creative day ūüėČ

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Be in the moment – art journaling with Dani√ęlle

Hi there!

Dani√ęlle here with another art journal page for you to see. My art journaling always exists of many layers. This one is not different to that.

If you would like to create a page like this, check out my Snapguide tutorial:

Check out How to Create ‘Be in the Moment’ Journal Page W. Dani√ęlle by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

I used the patina texture set this time to create some more interesting details:

And here are some extra close ups for you:

These are all the products I used:

Colorations: Siesta Key, Warm, Sedona.

Minx shimmering inks: Decadent, Panache

Stencils: Industrial, Keyhole

Velvet: Kona

Texture set: Patina

If you need more inspiration check out Art Anthology on Pinterest and YouTube.
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Fall meet Winter canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with something different from what I’m usually creating… it’s a canvas, to show you that you can paint with gel mediums as well as if it’s was acrylic, even if like me you’re not a painter !

After covering my canvas with white gesso, I started by applying grey (I used 50 shades but you can use Pewter) and Silver Metal Effect all over the canvas, then adding touches of red Desire Velvet with a small brush, using something water to dilute the color.

Then I added touches of Gold Metal Effect, Tango Velvet and Portobello Velvet to create different shades of leaves.

The trees are drawn with Tuxedo Velvet medium, with brushes of Onyx Shine. Few more brushes of Cotton Velvet to powder the landscape and I was done.

You should give it a try, it’s fun to create a canvas without pressure (we are not looking to create a masterpiece after all), and I have a little video tutorial to help you start with blank canvas by showing you how I did this one :

Thank you for your time, I hope this post will give give you some inspiration to create a canvas of your own.

See you soon with another project !

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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.
Join our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art, where you can share your creations.

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 ūüėČ

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