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Inspire the Arts – Altered Paintbrush

Hello creative gang, happy to back for another DT post. For today’s project I created a “grungy rainbow” altered paintbrush using Velvet dimensional paints and the Metal Effects – copper and gold. These are so thick and dimensional, you can literally hold an open bottle upside down and nothing will come out, a little goes a very long way. When lightly applied they are somewhat transparent, which easily allows you to slowly build and control the amount of color needed, especially when using a variety of colors on a small project, like I did here.

I love learning new products as it is always a fun way for me to expand my mind and hopefully find new ways to be creative. Glad you could stop by, be sure to check out the video tutorial posted below.

Quote ~ “The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” – Ananda Coomaraswamy

Enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Art Journal page, life is better with friends.

Hi AA fans,  Marleen here with a very messy Art Journal page.

This time I had no specific idea what to do…. the only thing i knew was that I wanted to use my new Art Journal and some new dies.
Of course I wanted to use 1 of my new stencils. I used the 8×12 Keyhole stencil.

Watch the video tutorial.

Here some detail photos:

Materials:

Keyhole Stencil 8×12

Colorations Sprays, Timeless, Juicy, Sandcastle, Salmon

Minx ~ Shimmering Inks, Immaculate, Panache

Velvet Dimensional MediumShamrock, Fiji

Sorbet Dimensional Medium, Cayman

Stone Effects, Bone

Gesso

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!

I hope you all like my messy flow!? Enjoy your creative day 😉

Hugs,

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Altered dreamcatcher

Hi you !

Valerie there to present you an unusual altered project, a dreamcatcher ! The one I had was all black and needed some improvement, so I grabbed my AA mediums and a stencil and get to work…

What’s interesting in this project is that I painted different materials : fabric, metal, string, feathers, plastic and clay !

Center and metal part were painted with Poppy Sorbet Dimensional Medium, circle with Fiji Velvet., and embellishments with Sunshine Sorbet.

This close-up shows you how the Twilight stencil with Poppy Sorbet Dimensional Medium looks on feather ! This feather was painted with Sunshine Sorbet first.

Video tutorial is available on Art Anthology YouTube channel too :

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

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Live Life Tag Board

Hi everyone, happy to be back with another DT post . For this project I used some of the Art Anthology dimensional paints… Metal Effects, Velvet’s and Sorbet. These paints are quite different than most paints I’ve used, they are translucent yet dimensional, so the heavier the application, the more dimensional and opaque they become. The Velvet’s have a beautiful matt, smooth finish, the Sorbet’s have high gloss and a tinge of glitter, I used the combination of both for the leaves.

As for the Metal Effects, I love using them over black gesso by applying the copper first and highlighting with the gold, which makes the copper look more like a rusty background…love this technique, will definitely be using it on another project. On this project I also used it on the face mold to give it an aged, distressed look, hard to see the end result in the video, but you can see it in the close up photo.

Hope you’re feeling inspired!

Enjoy

 

 

 

Have a great day!!!

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Altered bottle with new stencils and paints

Hi there, it’s Valerie !

Are you ready for another altered object ? This time I choose to alter… a soy sauce bottle ! Of course you can alter a soy sauce bottle ! Any kind of bottle, right ?

So what kind of products did I use this time ? You can spot the Gothic stencil with Lava Stone effect paint

And the Diamond Grunge stencil with 50 shades grey Velvet dimensional paint too…

The altered bottle was sprayed with Sky Colorations spray before adhering the embellishments.

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology You Tube channel or just watch it there :

Thank you for stopping by ! Don’t forget to check the AA Facebook page more inspiration and see you soon !

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Art Journal tutorial

Bonjour !

Valerie today to present you a new tutorial : a mixed media Art Journal !

I love create scrapbook pages, but sometimes I just want to put some colors on paper, add a little stamp or two, nothing fancy but satisfying for my creating cravings… Using paints, inks, stencils and stamps on a journal spread is perfect for this kind of mood ! And as I wanted some sunshine (that I didn’t have outside), my pages are very sunny…

Starting with Glorious Colorations spray and Allure Minx, I built the background with the Retro and Blocked stencils and the Juicy Colorations spray and Tango Velvet Dimensional medium.

Few stamps colored with Patience Colorations spray and Red Velvet Sorbet Dimensional medium, some alpha stickers and a black pen and you’re done!

As usual, you will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel or just watch it from here :

Thank you for stopping by the AA blog today, see you soon for my next project…

 

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Spring mixed media egg panel

Hello crafters !

If you haven’t decorate your house for Spring or Easter, I have an idea of project for you… an egg panel, filled with flowers, mixed media techniques and Art Anthology products of course ! It even matches our AA moodboard !

Take a look at the finished project :

The background of this egg panel was built with the Retro stencil and Colorations sprays in Waimea Bay and Sandcastle. The border was painted with Bronze Metal Effect dimensional paint, and the chipboards with Aloha Velvet paint.

Another close-up to see the beautiful effect created with the stencil :

You find will the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today !

I hope I gave you some inspiration to create something of your own. See you soon for another project…

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Shabby Altered Box

Hello crafters !

Valerie here, back with a new mixed media project !

Soft colors of Spring, butterflies and flowers were my inspiration for today… I’m came up with this shabby altered box :

I use two Colorations sprays on this box, Avocado and Wild Orchid, and in two ways, by spraying (box and embellishments) and by painting (the cameo and the frame).

Here another close-up on the clay frame and cameo, painted with the Colorations sprays with a brush…

You will find the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology You Tube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today, and see you in two weeks…

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Mixed media brushes canvas

Hello !

It’s too cold and gloomy outside… I needed warm colors so I choose some into my Art anthology stash and put them on a canvas !

Some crackle paste and three Colorations sprays with a stencil to create this canvas ! You will find the list with links of Art Anthology products at the end of this post.

Love the effect of Colorations sprays sinking into the crackles !

I added some butterflies because Art makes my heart flutters…

You will find the complete video tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel :

Thank you for stopping by today ! I will see you in two weeks for another project…

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Steampunk heart canvas

Hello !

Valerie here with a new mixed media project using AA paints, inks and stencil ! I called it “La fabrique a bonheur” (hapiness manufacture).

 

Layering the different mediums was the key to obtain this rusty look. I used two Velvet in Tango and Portobello, and three Colorations sprays, in Juicy, French Toast and Siesta Key.

Texture is created with special powder and heat, dimension by layering cardboard gears and grunge board strips.

You can watch the complete tutorial on the Art Anthology YouTube channel, as well as other tutorials…

Thank you for reading this post today. See you next month for another tutorial…

Here is the list of AA products to create this canvas :

 

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