March 29, 2017

Altered Antique Photo Album - Part 1

Hi everyone, it's my turn today up on Art Anthology's blog with a new design team project. I recently purchased this very old photo album at an antique store and had just the project in mind. I was able to photocopy some very old pictures that my mother had of relatives I have never actually met. They were from long long ago and I have always treasured the photos but had not done anything with them, so I knew this photo album would be a perfect place to preserve these memories.

The album was in pretty bad shape but I loved how sturdy it was and held together with metal fasteners.  I recently enrolled with the infamous Finnabair with her on line class "Art Transformations" and thought I would give it a go on this album cover. I'm not going to go in detail with my entire process, for that you will just have to sign up for the class HERE, Believe me you won't regret it, the class is filled with wonderful creative inspiration and insight from the precious Finnabair. 

What fun this was to give an old broken down album some new life. The inside pages are thin and discolored (yessss I loved that) but that post will be the next one when I fill the pages with my special photos. 
For now I am loving the way this turned out and I hope this inspired you to make someone elses junk your treasure. 
For now wishing you  wonderfully inspirational week, treat yourself to some fun antique stores that allow your imagination to go wild. And if your looking for some inspiration, don't hesitate to drop by Art Anthology's blog to see what the other designers are up to. Creatively yours, Toni

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below

March 12, 2017

Collect Beautiful Moments by Toni

Hi everyone, it's time for a new design team project for Art Anthology and it's springtime here in the U.S. so I decided to create a butterfly canvas with pretty cool colors. I recently purchased some Finnabair Sculpture Medium and created the wings using cheesecloth molded into shapes of wings. 

The Art Anthology products took very well to the textures. I also purchased some Prima Art Decor Moulds and created my own embellishments to enhance the canvas. 

There are lots of different techniques and products used on this piece and it provided for some wonderful messy fun !

Wishing you a creative month and hope you "Collect Beautiful Moments" along the way. 
For more gorgeous inspiration on how to use Art Anthology's products check out our blog HERE.

March 2, 2017

Learn, Love and Create

Oh my goodness I am so very excited to be taking this class hosted by the fabulous Finnabair. For all my mixed media, scrapbooking, art enthusiast friends, you might want to check this out.  Come on and let's get messy together. The class went live on 3/1/2017 and I can't wait to get started on my project this weekend !!! For class registration go here for Art Transformation 

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.