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Rusty leaves layout by Valerie

Hello there !

I have a Fall layout to show you today. I know, we are in February, but between Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and soon to be Valentine’s day, I didn’t have the chance to scrap this Fall picture I like. So here it is, and thanks to that, I did use my rust texture set !

Beside the rust set, I also use the Diamond Grunge stencil with Leaf Sorbet on both sides of the paper. Bonus : the pattern matches the leaves !

To create this rusty effect, you will apply first the rust truffle, then touches of Terracotta, and a hint of Rust Amber for the finish.

On these two pictures, one leaf is painted, the other is a altered metal leaf…

Look how the Leaf Sorbet really pop and shine on this layout !

If you want to see how I make the leaves, you can watch the complete tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !

Stay tune for more projects from the DT, and see you soon…

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Mardi Gras mask by Valerie

Hello !

Valerie here today to show you a project for an Holiday you maybe are not familiar with, Mardi Gras ! Fat Tuesday is an old Middle Age tradition where peasants disguised themselves, feasted and burned a effigy of the king. It was something tolerate by the church to replace the older pagan custom for Spring. So, I will just stay with the disguise today with an altered mask !

Not far from where I live is the beautiful town of New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is a real deal Holiday ! The official colors for this are green and purple, so I choose the Mardi Gras Velvet and Emerald Dimensional Gemstones mediums for my project.

Between black gesso and those mediums, I  applied Dazzle Clear Coat to add some sparkle. Then I use Emerald Dimensional Gemstones medium and Mardi Gras Velvet medium.

And don’t forget a touch of gold with the Gold Metal Effect medium !

Can you see the little flakes of gold from the Dazzle ? And the Gold Metal Effect looks like gold powder !

I did a video tutorial for you to see the whole process. You can watch it here or on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thanks you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy seeing this project as much as I enjoyed create it ! See you soon for another project…

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Messy Heart canvas by Marleen.

Hello peeps, Marleen here with a Messy Heart canvas.

This time I made a small canvas and I wanted to use the new Patina set and create lots of texture. I went messy all over.

My process:

 

Materials:

Sorbet: Cayman, Vegas Gold, Kenyan Copper
Colorations: Sedona
Texture sets: Patina
Mud

I enjoyed creating this canvas a lot!
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!

Hugs,

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Mixed media canvas about Maths…

Happy New Year from Valerie !

There is no reason to create less than in 2017, right ? I hope you start this new year with alot of projects in mind, and I hope I will help you in your creativity with my new project inspired by the January moodboard…

That was a lot of work but I am so pleased with the result ! I wanted to create a canvas to celebrate Maths and found a quote from Albert Einstein : “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” I had my title !

I used three different stencils, two from the Off the Grid stack, and the Blocked stencil. You will also find some Mud texture paste and Plush Colorations spray.

And I did play with Velvet and Sorbet mediums : Orchid, Mayan gold, Purple Rain, Mardi Gras and Dragon Fruit.

Maths are so important in the progress of the human kind… In fact, they are present everywhere, especially in art ! I think this piece could be a perfect gift for a Maths teatcher… Never too early to think about end-of-the-school-year gift or even a dad’s day gift ?

You can watch my video tutorial to see my creative process right here :

And if you need another push to creativity, here is the moodboard to help you start with colors…

Once again happy new year, and see you soon for another mixed media project…

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Panoramic painting by Marleen.

Hello, Marleen here with my first post in 2018!

Wish you all the best for 2018!!

I was totally inspired by the  color moodboard for this month, what a beautiful colors!

These reminded me of the amazing sunset I had in California, Santa Barbara.

It was also in January in 2015. I went to the CHA and did some demos for Art Anthology. In Holland it was freezing and in Cali it was sunny nice and warm!

All good memories!

So I took one of these gorgeous photos and experienced these magic colors again!

 

Materials:
Velvet: Reef, Mardi Gras, Fiesta, Desire, Tango, Seafoam and Tuxedo.

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 everyone ! 😉

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Create Memories by Marleen.

Hi Peeps,

Sometimes it’s happening to us all, no inspiration!
What do you do??
Well  just take your Art Journal and start.

And finally you and up with a page you don’t like and you cover it all with gesso…..or
you end up with a page you like and inspires you to create the next one!!

See my process:

Some detail pics:

Materials:

Colorations: Raider, Juicy, Glorious, Granny Smith and Ink Spot.
Minx Shimmering inks: Enchanting and Allure
Stone Effects: Lava and Bone
Stencils: Soliloqui and Lotus 8×12

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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Altered wooden deer head

Hello everyone!

I swear I was gonna use the beautiful AA moodboard in my project ! But I don’t know what happened, the red turn into a more pinkish color and the turquoise transformed itself into mint! So instead of creating a more Christmas like project, I ended up with a Spring project. Am I early or what ? Anyway here is my mixed media project :

The base is a wooden deer head, decorated with air dry clay embellishments and flowers, then covered with gesso. Once dry I used some Art Anthology magic to make it more vivid…

We have two colors here, for two kinds of products. First the pink: it’s the Valentine Colorations spray. You can switch to Barbie Colorations as it’s not in the store anymore.

The green is another AA products, a Minx – Shimmering ink in Bankroll. Both are working very well together !

So OK it’s not a Christmas vibe, but I do love the result!

If you want to know more about the process of this project, you can watch the video tutorial here or on the AA YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you a fantastic Holidays season and a great end of the year. We will see each other in 2018!! But you will find projects from the DT on this blog before I return so come back soon !

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Winter Wonderland tag with Marleen.

Hi Art Anthology fans!!!

Marleen here with some winter inspiration.

In the Netherlands the Garden Centers always inspire me before Christmas.
I always buy crystals, stars and many embellishments that I can use for my mixed media projects.

This year I did it again 😀

Watch the video tutorial and see how this tag was created.

Some detail pictures:

Hope you are inspired for some wonderful winter projects 😉

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!

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Blue Christmas card

Hello crafters !

Valerie today to show you a Christmas card in blue tones…

First I used the Diamond Grunge stencil with blue ink for the background. Steel and Ink Colorations spray. Also Pewter Sorbet  and Linen Clear CoatFragments stencil with Mud texture paste

Few additions are clay embellishments, cheesecloth, stones and microbeads. And of course, papers !

As usual, I made a video tutorial to guide you to create this card :

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you soon here…

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Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page with Josefine

Hi everyone,

It’s Josefine and I’m back with a new art journal page for you. I love to try new things. This time it’s a new type of layout for me – leaving some white space (ooooph, I know right?). But I think that you have to challenge yourself every now and then, so I started with some texture for the background.

Then I covered the center of the page with Velvet and Sorbet paints and tried to blend these very well. I needed two layers of paint to get the effect I wanted. Even though I added some splatters here and there I kept the border of the page pretty white. Challenge accomplished 🙂

But see for yourself during my video tutorial:

What do you think? Do you like white spaces on an art journal page or do you prefer covering everything?

Supplies Used


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