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April 17, 2016

Mini Arts For Special Friends

Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend and that you can possibly get some time to be creative today. My next project for Art Anthology are some note cards I created. I will be making some spa baskets for some girl friends and wanted to attach a sweet little note to each friend, so this is what I came up with.
I started on plain white cardstock and I ran it through a texture fade and then started applying my gorgeous Art Anthology paints. One by one, each color created a wonderful backdrop for my cards. 

Making these little cards for friends and family are a fun way to share a very personal part of yourself as well because they are like little pieces of art. 
 For added texture I used cheesecloth and fishnet a very inexpensive way to get a very impressive look.
 Seed beads and sea shells of course to bring the whole seaside feel to these cards and my starfish (above) was enhanced by adding AA Mud Texture Paste and then sprayed with assorted colors of AA's Coloration Sprays (see tutorial below for material list).

 I love the fact that each card can look so totally different but is evident that it is from the same collection.
To finish off each card I used different color cardstock for the matting and now they are ready to sign seal and deliver. I hope this has intrigued you to create some mini masterpieces. I know these will add that finishing touch to my spa baskets for my special friends. Happy creating and for your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial for your viewing below. Please don't forget to stop by Art Anthology's blog for so much more wonderful inspiration from all the other talented designers... Peace 
Check out How to Create Mixed Media Note Cards by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

April 10, 2016

Making your Textures Pop With Art Anthology Paints

Hi to all my artsy friends... It's my turn on Art Anthology's blog today to hopefully inspire you to create something with beautiful texture. I love using textures in all my projects... layouts, mixed media, art journaling and altered projects. 

Today I altered a pair of wooden scissors that I have had for a long time. Purchased them at Hobby Lobby, they cost next to nothing... 
I wanted to decorate some wall space in my to craft area of my home and thought this would work perfectly. Using my Art Anthology products was so easy to achieve this look. The Mud Texture Paste with a little bit of craft sand added in and used with my AA stencils is great !!!
The Sorbets and Velvets with the addition of some mica powders provided that beautiful color on my flowers and chipboard pieces. 
I also added some crackle varnish on top of my Coloration Sprays for that "aged to perfection" look. 
I hope you have enjoyed these photos and that you will grab something that you have been hoarding and give it some alterations... Have a spectacular day !!! Don't forget to stop by Art Anthology's blog for beautiful inspiration from all the designers Here and follow us on Facebook and  Pinterest




Check out How to Make Your Textures Pop With Art Anthology by Toni by Art Anthology on Snapguide.
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.