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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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 create a starry night light using Deflecto frames

Deflecto starry night light

Hello everyone and surprise πŸ™‚ I’m guest designing for Deflecto Crafts throughout the months of September and October and I couldn’t wait to share my first project with you! I love their craft storage! It’s unique and genius! Have you seen the Stackable Caddy Organizer (or here on the Deflecto page) with the Stack’n Go Caddy Wheel Base? I have 4 of the organizer and just got the Wheel Base!!! Love it. In case you missed the video from the January Creativation, I won one of the Caddy Organizer at their booth πŸ˜› Anyway, today I’m sharing a project using …

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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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How to use Emerald Creek embossing powder and Distress Oxide for a mixed media tag

Emerald Creek embossing powder and Distress Oxide on a mixed media tag

I have some exciting news for you: I’m now part of the Emerald Creek design team πŸ˜€ I’m super excited about that! The first time I heard about Emerald Creek was at Creativation when I took a quick class at their booth. I was stoked and I just had to ask her for a guest design opportunity. Since then I joined her for two guest posts and when a spot opened up at the design team, Kim asked me to join her. And here I am πŸ™‚ The great thing is that you can benefit from this as well. Emerald …

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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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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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