Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page

Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page

Hi everyone, today I’m challenging myself with a new type of layout for my art journal page. I got inspired by the amazing MixedMedia Jenn aka Jenn Engle and wanted to create a page with white space. Shocking, I know πŸ˜› I started by adding some texture to the background. I really like how that beehive stencil turned out. With all that buzzing around I needed an insect – a bee was nowhere to be found, so a dragonfly it was. You can see the step by step tutorial in my video here: What do you think? Does it look …

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Monoprinting techniques for quick & easy tags – featuring Visible Image

Monoprinting techniques for quick and easy tags - featuring Visible Image

And woops, Thanksgiving is over and we are one holiday closer to Christmas and the end of the year… I hope you enjoyed Turkey day (if you’re in the US). Today I’m sharing my first project for the Visible Image design team and I’m showing you a few monoprinting techniques. Of course I’ll also finish the tags up πŸ™‚ Visible Image is a great company. If you haven’t seen them yet, you have to check them out. It’s exactly my style and I’m in love with all the silhouette stamps and fun sentiments. It’s super easy to create stunning mixed …

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Using Colorations Sprays from Art Anthology to create a camo canvas

Hi everyone, I’m up on the Art Anthology blog again and this time I’m sharing a small camo canvas. I thought that you needed a little break from my art journal pages πŸ˜‰ The last weeks were so busy. My job got busier and busier (which I love), so I didn’t have a chance to truly play. That’s why I love the Art Anthology posts, because their products allow me to truly let loose. As you can imagine, that’s what I did . I played with the Colorations Sprays and acrylic paints. But see for yourself. My step by step …

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Not a flower for everyone’s garden – a project with n*studio

Colorful flower

Last month’s theme over at Nathalie’s blog was Colors are my Friend and I created a floral page for my art journal using her foam stamps. Colors are my friends, definitely! My favorite one depends on my mood, but usually I tend to pick orange or green tones. Today I wanted to use my favorite color combination though, which is orange and blue. These are complimentary colors, which means they naturally work well together. Since days I have something with flowers in my head, so I wanted to use the new circle foam stamps to create a flower in my …

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Be in love with your life – Art journal page

You know I love letting loose in my art journal and this page is one of those πŸ™‚ Life is great at the moment, so – be in love with your life – seems to be a good theme. I used some green and blue tones for the background and then decorated the page using some Art Anthology stencils and other embellishments. You can follow my process here: This time the video has music for the background. I’m sorry about that, but I was in a hurry (other life’s work…) and didn’t want to leave you without my tutorial πŸ˜‰ …

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The world is my playground art journal page

The world is my playground art journal page with Art Anthology

The world is my playground. Sometimes this is the best way to approach an empty page. Probably everyone had a moment in their crafty life where they were sitting in front of their art journal and then…. nothing. I definitely had those situations and here is what I do: I grab several shades from the same color (for example a few blue shades) and then just dunk my brush into the jar and start painting. The moment I do that, the ideas start flowing. Sometimes the pages end up very bold, sometimes with just a few layers. No matter how …

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Ooozing eyeballs on a Halloween canvas with Art Anthology

Halloween canvas with Art Anthology

How about a mixed media Halloween canvas with oozing eyeballs and poison paste? Art Anthology products are perfect for drippy backgrounds and thick texture alike. And it’s still enough time to create some more spooky things – despite all the Christmas decoration that is already up in my grocery store. I’m a fan of these smaller, card sized projects and love to decorate a canvas like that. The smaller area makes it easier to get started, but also challenges you to “organize” your space better. So let me show you what I did with this little canvas. And? Oozing enough? …

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How to create a mixed media underwater scene with Art Anthology

How to create a mixed media underwater scene with Art Anthology

Finally, my little mermaid has a home. I put the Julie Nutting doll together weeks ago and was always thinking about an underwater scene that would be worthy. Today’s project is showing you how I created the ocean scene using Art Anthology products. The trick was to start with a black background, so I gessoed my page with black Gesso. I was not careful at all and the page turned out quite messy. Not that I’m worried about that πŸ˜‰ My tutorial video shows you how I put the page together, so you can see exactly what layers I added. …

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How to create quick and easy backgrounds for spooky Halloween cards

Sppoky Halloween Cards with Art Anthology and Sizzix

It’s about time for spooky Halloween cards and today I’m using my Art Anthology Colorations sprays and Velvet paints to create a couple of them. These cards are great, if you need to create several of them at the same time. You can just use the sprays to color the backgrounds and when you’re finished with that step, the first background is already dry and you can continue with step 2. Brilliant πŸ˜‰ At the end you just need to add some spooky Halloween shapes, like the new Tim Holtz ones. If you want to see all the steps for …

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How to use color sprays in a different way with Art Anthology

How to use color sprays differently

I felt experimental today and was wondering if you can use color sprays for other techniques than just spraying ink on something. Not that my findings from today’s project are revolutionary, but it was definitely fun to try something different πŸ™‚ The cards I created a rather simple, but I love the effects the color sprays created and didn’t want to cover them up too much. I like that it was a quick and simple process, so this can definitely be used to create cards in bulk. You know what is also amazing? That the Art Anthology pastes, like the …

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