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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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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Let’s address the elephant in the room – an art journal page with StencilGirl

Let's address the elephant in the room - an art journal page with StencilGirl

Yay for a new art journal page. I recently ordered a couple of StencilGirl stencils and had to try a few of them. For this art journal page I used two of Nathalie Kalbach’s stencil. (Supplies are listed at the bottom of the article πŸ˜‰ ) I started with a mono printed page. I used a red and green Paper Artsy paint, spread them out on my Gel Press and cut it a little smaller, so it fits into my art journal. Then I used the elephant mask to cover an area and added paint through a second stencil. Next …

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Video: Stencilgirl Club meets Gel Press Petite plates

StencilGirl meets Gel Press Petite plates

Hi everyone, let’s start this week with a little fun. Thanks to a tip from Kymona, I recently signed up for the StencilGirl club and received my first set of stencils. In addition, Kymona and I are giving away 2 sets of Gel Press Petite plates EACH, so 4 people will win… Woohoo!!! For a chance to win Kymona’s set, hop on over to her blog. She has instructions listed there. For a chance to win one of my sets, follow my Instagram account and on the give away post let me know what you would do with the Petite …

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Bonjour – French art journal page with Julie Nutting and Paper Artsy

French art journal page with Julie Nutting and Paper Artsy

Bonjour everyone. It’s incredibly warm at the moment and I don’t want to move at all πŸ˜› So I decided to create some Julie Nutting dolls while sitting on the couch. Minimal movement, but I’m didn’t waste a day. After I was done cutting and adhering some of the dolls, I had an idea for a french art journal page. Thankfully, I just received my order of Paper Artsy paints, so I had the idea and the perfect color palette ready. I started with adhering that scrap piece of paper onto my page and covering the page in two layers …

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How to create a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide & Emerald Creek

Colorful art journal page with shiny hearts using Distress Oxide and Emerald Creek embossing powder

Yesterday’s prompt over at Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventure challenge was shiny and instead of finding anything shiny at home, I created a shiny art journal page using Distress Oxide for the background and Emerald Creek embossing powder for the shiny hearts. I started with adhering pieces of an old German book onto my page. Then I added a layer of clear gesso. Next I used my Clarity stencil brushes to blend 4 of the Distress Oxide colors together… …and added some water splashes to add more interest to the background. Then I added the bigger umbrella girl silhouette by blending …

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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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Video: How to Create an Art Journal Page Full of Bubbles – Wanderlust 2017

Dylusions Art Journal page

Hi everyone, it was about time for an art journal page again πŸ˜› As you might know, I’m joining the Wanderlust 2017 online classes. This page was inspired by one of the latest classes and because this is one of the pages that I really liked, I wanted to share it with you. Wanderlust is amazing! It’s just so different then all the YouTube people I usually follow. Not that they are bad or anything, don’t get me wrong! I love all of them. But this is just so different. The artists that are showing their work and techniques are …

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Stencilgirl Products on Gel Press Left Over Pages

Stencilgirl on gel press left over pages

Do you know that feeling? Your just sitting in front of your journal and all of the sudden the page is done and you don’t know really what you did to get there? This was one of those art journal pages that came together just like that. I remember that I wanted to test my new stencilgirl products and that’s about it πŸ˜› Basically, I was using my clean off page from my last gel press session for the background. You know the ones were you’re sitting hours creating one gorgeous mono print after another and the one that you …

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How to use Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps in your Art Journal

So Suzy Stamps art journal page made with Distress Oxide and a little imagination

Oooooh, I had a little fun with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps this weekend. I was in a play mood and came up with this colorful Spring page. After I picked up the Distress Oxides in my local craft store, I just had to break them open and create some beautiful backgrounds. I smooshed the ink onto my craft mat, spritzed some water on top and then dragged several tags through it. After they were dry, I repeated these steps till I had the texture I wanted. When I was done with the tags, I spotted my art journal …

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