Make a wish – art journal page with creepy paper dolls and Art Anthology

Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology and Tim Holtz

I’m back at the Art Anthology blog, today with a “make a wish” art journal page. This was one of those pages where I just started and at first didn’t know where it will go. But when I realized that I added quite a few stars to it, I knew what I had to do πŸ™‚ I just recently bought a package of these burlap stars over at Blitsy and had to incorporate one of them. And I think that the ticket and the creepy paper doll finished the page up really nicely. When I first saw them, I didn’t …

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Video: How to create a wooden wall hanger with Art Anthology

American Flag

Hi everyone, today I want to share a home decor project with you. I created a wooden wall hanger showing the Statue of Liberty and the American flag. It’s super easy to create and it looks great on your wall, not only on July 4 πŸ™‚ I used a piece of birch wood, primed it and then stamped the Statue of Liberty on top. My little drawing knowledge helped me while adding the flag and the Art Anthology paints did the rest. I think I picked the perfect colors for this patriotic art piece πŸ˜‰ This step-by-step video shows you …

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My first project for the Swedish House Crafts guest designer team

Swedish House Craft Guest Designer

Wowza, this is one of those months again πŸ˜› One amazing announcement after another… phew. It never gets boring. I’m super excited to share my first project for the Swedish House Crafts guest designer team with you. Swedish House Crafts is an online store based in the UK and they carry some very unique stamps and papers! I’m a fan of Scandinavian designs and they have so many of them. The paper? The stamps? Gorgeous!!! And if you’re not lving in Europe, but in the US, shipping to the US is not too bad either. But now on to my …

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Video: 3D birds nest canvas with Art Anthology

Art Anthology birds nest

I’m back with a new project for Art Anthology, woohoo! This time I created a 3D project, well it’s 3D elements on a wood panel πŸ˜› I found this bird and the birds nest in the home decor section, next to plastic flowers and just had to take it home with me. My idea was to pop it up on a canvas. My thoughts went from cutting a hole into a canvas, to adhering at the bottom of the canvas and so on. At the end I decided to risk it and cut the nest in half. Unfortunately, my husband …

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Video: floral mixed media canvas with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide

Hi everyone, I’m up on the So Suzy Stamps blog today and I just had to use Olesya’s beautiful flower stamps again. I’m kind of in a mixed media mood lately, so I created a small floral canvas mixed media canvas with So Suzy Stamps and Distress Oxide. It was actually rather simple and quick, but still a lot of fun to create! I hope you feel inspired and try something like that on your own πŸ˜€ But how about a tutorial video first? Wow, you have no idea how much I enjoyed this project! Do you know that feeling …

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Video: mixed media cards with Art Anthology and Gel Press

Mixed Media cards with Art Anthology and Gel Press

Eeeek, I’m super excited to share a new project with you using Art Anthology paints and stencils. I’m now part of the design team and can’t wait to tell you everything about these amazing products. For my first project I created a couple of cards. I wanted to try how these paints work with the Gel Press. Do you want to know how it turned out? Good, because I prepared a video for you πŸ˜‰ So, what do you think? Nice, right? And so versatile. I can’t wait to create even more πŸ˜› If you want to check them out, …

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Father’s Day photo frame – life is not always black and white

Father's Day photo frame with Emerald Creek and Art Anthology

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! For today I created a Father’s Day photo frame and the theme is “life is not always black and white”. The idea came to me after seeing the two cat stamps from Emerald Creek. I found the photo frame at Michael’s for $1 and it was the perfect “canvas” for my idea. The black and white gemstones and my new Art Anthology paint were the perfect match. So I grabbed some stencils and got started. And of course, I filmed the process for you πŸ˜‰ I think that the black and …

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Video: How to decorate your Deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

How to decorate your deflecto Caddy Organizer with Gel Press prints

Happy Monday everyone! Over the weekend I decided to do a little spring cleaning in my craft room. I reorganized a few things and added some stamps to my destash site. One of the items that got a new purpose was my Deflecto Caddy Organizer. Before, I used them for some of my tools which meant that I couldn’t close the lids entirely. Now I have all of my cheap Distress Paints and the Finnabair Metallic and Opal paints in there. These fit perfectly and while I was moving them into their new space, I thought that the caddy needs …

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Taking time out of my busy days for a new art journal page

Art Journal page with Stencilgirl and TCW stencils, Liquitex and Dylusions paint

Sometimes life is really busy. For me it is right now, phew. The last week was just full of work, but I still managed to do something for 5 minutes everyday. It just helps me to close out the day and calm me down, at least a little πŸ˜› This art journal page is rather simple and basically every of the progress pictures was made on a different day, lol. But it’s the result that’s important, not the time needed to finish. I started with an Art Anthology stencil and some Dina paint. I love applying heavy body acrylics with …

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Throw on a Crown for Snark Madness

So Suzy Stamps on a wood panel Close Up

Hello, is it me you’re looking for *sing* πŸ˜› LMAO, I love my snarky mood swings. Welcome to Snark Madness, aka a new snarky project, this time a mixed media piece on a wood panel. I was at a local art store not too long ago and picked some of them up. I started by applying two layers of clear Gesso to the wood panel and picking my colors for the background. I decided to go with a yellow, orange, red theme, so I applied a thick layer of yellow paint first. While the yellow was still somewhat wet, I …

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