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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.

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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.