April 29, 2017

Mechanical Love

Happy Saturday everyone, today I'm up on the blog with some mechanical love my next design team project for Art Anthology. Inspired by the wonderful mood board this month.
My 12 x 12 layout features my father back in the early 60's on his job as a metal pourer. 

This layout has layers of different textured papers as well as rusty elements with the cogs and light fixtures. 

Chipboard pieces were altered with Art Anthology paints mixed with craft sand, heated with heat gun to a bubbly goodness. 

Addition of washi tape as well as muslin for the matting under the photo creates a more masculine look. 
Grab yourself some of your old photos and create beautiful layouts adding layers and textures. For your pleasure please enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below and also drop by Art Anthology blog for some unbelievable inspiration and techniques for using our products. 
Entering in the following inspirational challenges: 
Sandee & Amelie's Steampunk-Anything Goes, Steampunk / Industrial
Eclectic Ellapu- Vintage or Shabby Chic

April 9, 2017

Creating Rusty Effects.

We have a beautiful mood board to provide the creative inspiration this month at Art Anthology, The deep rich tones of patina'd items with the wonderful textures of rust opens a plethora of ideas for creativity.
My design team project for Art Anthology is an egg crate that I found in the trash and decided to alter it for an Easter project. The thing that really captured me with this egg crate is all texture on the material the crate was made from. 
I primed the surface first with gesso and then began to transform this item into a pretty spring piece. 
Filled with textures the once egg crate became a Easter decor piece.
The cross was created from air dry clay and then altered with crackle paste then painted with Art Anthology's paints for the antique effect. 
With the use of floral fillers and assorted flowers, the piece came together right in time for the Easter season. 
For a step x step tutorial on my process with this piece, please feel free to check out my Snapguide tutorial below. Also for a full list of Art Anthology products used and much more inspiration from our design team using our mood board, please jump over to our blog HERE.

I will be entering this piece in the following wonderful challenges: 
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes 
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge-Whats' Your Superpower.... My Faith 
Try It On Tuesday - Botanical
Rhedds Creative Spirit-Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes 

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.