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November 11, 2018

Explosion Box/Ornament for ReneaBouquets


Hi everyone, today I'm up on the blog to share with you a project using the new Explosion Box/Ornaments that can be purchased at ReneaBouquets. These boxes are perfectly adorable without doing anything to them, but they are so much fun to decorate as well. The poinsettias above were highlighted with homemade snow... baking soda, white paint and white glue mixed together. 
I left the box in it's natural state and embellished it using Blue Fern's Vintage Christmas paper. Also adding some dark red microbeads to the carousel horse. 
With the addition of some deep red rhinestones to some of the beautiful board (from ReneaBouquets) decorative pieces. 

Here is a better photograph of the darling carousel horse and I added some Stickled embellished poinsettias from ReneaBouquets also to add that Christmas look. 
To finish it off I also added a T!m Holtz Lantern which will look so pretty on my Christmas tree. 
For your enjoyment I have included a video below so you can watch my creative process. Listed on the video is also all the products and their websites for ReneaBouquets goodies. xoxo Toni


October 31, 2018

Enjoy The Ride Journal Page


Happy Halloween all, today I have a journal page for Art Anthology and it's inspired by this month's moodboard. 

 Mixed media can sometimes be intimidating to some and I hope this post encourages you "Don't be afraid of mixed media ... Enjoy the Ride".
I find my art journal is a perfect place to play and experiment with new techniques. Allows me to make notes on my page of what works and what I'm not too fond of. 
This page I wanted to try Seth Aptners Baked Enamel on wet texture paste and I really like the results. 
I also wanted to see if Art Anthology's Sorbet-Glass paint could possibly be used as an adhesive for foiling and gilding flakes and it also worked nicely. Left my chipboard and nice high gloss with randomly areas of foil... Very organic.... Get yourself an art journal... or just gather some mixed media paper, watercolor paper or even cardstock and start playing..... but most of all "Enjoy that Ride" !



October 28, 2018

Altered Gift Boxes for ReneaBouquets Guest Design Team

What a fun time I have had as guest designer for ReneaBouquets this month. Having the opportunity to work with the gorgeous products from their store has been such a treat. Today I have my last guest design team project for this month and it's some cute little boxes I altered to put gifts in for some friends.
I purchased these little boxes at Michaels for $1.50 I believe and they are the perfect size to put a special little something in for a gift. With Christmas right around the corner I new I needed to grab a few of these and alter. 
I started off first by coloring each box with a different DI ink and then went to town on embellishing each one differently with ReneaBouquet Beautiful Boards and flowers. 
Each flower was dipped in melted UTEE to give a pretty glass-like appearance. 

A list of supplied used from ReneaBouquets is listed in my video below. I hope you take a moment and drop by the store, you will be amazed at her products. Wishing you days of creative bliss !


October 23, 2018

Halloween Wreath/Guest Design Team Project for ReneaBouquets

 Hi everyone, today I have a Guest Design Team Project I created featuring ReneaBouquets items.
It's Halloween here in the USA and I have refurbished an old spring wreath that was headed for the trash. Spray painted it black here and there and then decorated it with some gorgeous ReneaBouquets  items from their store. 
ReneaBouquets's Beautiful Board takes paints, sprays and embossing beautifully. The flowers are exquisite and really need no altering. 
This BB Haunted House and Gothic Border where given some texture a bit and then the house was backed by alcohol inked acetate for the windows. 
The cobweb clock was embossed with black and gold UTEE for a shiny surface. The black doily lace was touched with a bit of Art Alchemy Wax for a subtle glimmer. 
These Ivy Leaves were also embossed with black UTEE and the roses just added that pop of color to the image and frame where needed. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and for your pleasure I have included a process video below. Be sure to drop by ReneaBouquets store to see her gorgeous items. 

This project entered into the following challenges:
Frilly and Funky / Haunted Halloween 

October 21, 2018

Shaker Canvas for ReneaBouquets Canvas Swap

Hi everyone, Toni here with a new project for ReneaBouquets canvas swap.
ReneaBouquets has so many fun embellishments, lace, butterflies etc. to create with and I wasn't really sure what to start with so I just went with it. My partner had told me she enjoys  shaker creations so I wanted to include this on her canvas. 
The shaker is filled with shard glitter glass, glass microbeads and tiny beautiful bit hearts from ReneaBouquets store.  My muse for this first of all is the fall textures and colors that surround me at this time of year which I adore. 
The Beautiful Board here used is Quilling and it takes paints and spray awesome ! These mulberry flowers are the Honey Curly Roses and there are so many more flowers to choose from in the store. 
Hope you were inspired and that you will drop by ReneaBouquets to take a look at all the spectacular goodies ! Wishing you a month full of creativity ! xoxo Toni 

Entering this is the following challenges. 

Art Playground / Muse  (My muse are the fall colors and textures)
Creative Artiste #43 - mixed media shaker canvas

Apothecary of Creativity

Happy spooky month everyone, I have a DT project for Art Anthology and also a process video for you to enjoy. I decided to recycle some empty paint containers into a Halloween decoration to set on my table.
The outside of the container was textured with Rust and Patine Paste Set from Art Anthology ,  The paper used inside the container was from an old Recollections Halloween collection (I'm sorry I don't know the name of it.) Assorted Ideology Boneyard, Skulls, Typography & Word Bands were used.  
A fun technique you can try with adding texture from stencils on this rounded containers, you can view the process in my video below. Art Alchemy Waxes were added for a bit of shimmer. 
A bit of embossing was also done here and there with Seth Aptner's Patina Baked Enamel. Hope you enjoyed and try giving some of those empty bottles a facelift !

Entering this in the following wonderful challenges: 
Try It On Tuesday/Trick or Treat 

October 10, 2018

ReneaBouquets Guest Design Team 12x12 Layout


Hi everyone, so excited to share with you my first guest design team for ReneaBouquets. If you haven't stopped by the store, please do HERE... lots of wonderful goodies. 
I started with Blue Fern Apricot and Amber paper as my back drop and of course added some mixed media using stencil, texture paste and mica paints. 

ReneaBouquets has these beautiful butterflies and dragonflies that are handmade and ever so lightly kissed with glitters. 
I used several different flower bouquets from her store  and I have listed all them below. 
Now I am a huge lover of chipboard because I just love the dimension it adds to your projects, well ReneaBouquets offers their version of chipboard which is called Beautiful Board. It is much thicker than standard chipboard and holds mediums wonderfully. 
Wishing you a month filled with creativity and for your enjoyment I have also include a video of my creative process. On the video it shows all the web links to all products for ReneaBouquets that I used. Thank you for stopping by .... xoxo

This layout is entered into the following wonderful challenges:
Creative Artiste - #43 Mixed Media 
A Inkymess-#24 Mixed Media 


October 6, 2018

Vintage Jack - O - Lantern

Happy October all, I have a new DT project for Art Anthology and it is a fun decor piece to put out for Halloween.
I started with a paper mache cone and ball and covered it beginning with T!m's 2018 Halloween paper stash and then did some collaging with coffee stained tissue paper that was also stenciled with AA's Sorbet in Imperial. 
Mud Paste and Terracotta from Rust Set was applied to the head for some wonderful textures. The fringe was made dying some crepe paper. 
For your pleasure I have included a video below so you can sit back and enjoy my creative process. Wishing you a spook-tacular month and happy creating !

September 24, 2018

Steampunk Hat Gift Box

Happy Monday everyone, today I have a project inspired by Art Anthology's mood board for September.
I decided to make a gift box to hold a present for a friend that loves steampunk. I started by altering a papermache box and lid for the top of the hat. 
Art Anthology paints were added to 3D Texture Fade Mechanicals to start the foundation of the hat box. Hot glue was added around the brim and seams of the hat to mimic rivets. 
Art Anthology's Coloration Sprays were used to color the flowers then steampunk metal embellishments as well as feathers were added to finish off the project. 
This was a very easy project and hope you enjoyed. For your pleasure I have included a YOUTUBE video of my creative process. Thank you for stopping by and have a beautiful day !

Entering this project in the following wonderful challenges; 
Crop Stop #43-3DTexture Fade Mechanicals and Prima Finnabair Mechanicals
Creative Artiste #42-Anything Mixed Media Goes 
Art Playground  Oh Blessed Mistake

September 5, 2018

Mixed Media Acetate Tag


Hi everyone, today I have a new mixed media project for you on an acetate tag.  Inspired by Art Anthology's Moodboard this month (above). 
I was so excited to create with these beautiful autumn colors. A combination of sprays and paints as well as stamped images and stenciling. 
Seed beads, mica flakes, lace, moss and rusty items helped add that special touch to the tag. 
For your pleasure I have included a YOUTUBE video to sit back and watch my creative process. I hope you enjoy and were inspired !  xoxo Toni 
 This project will be entered into the following wonderful challenges: 
We Love to Create#12-Anything Mixed Media 
A Inky Mess # 23-Anything Goes Mixed Media 

August 27, 2018

Steampunk Wooden Case To Hold Embellishments

I love having fun containers to house my art goodies and I really needed a new case for my steampunk trinkets. I found this box on clearance for $5.00 and thought it would be perfect for all my goodies. 
The top is glass so on the underside I added alcohol inks and then random steampunk stamps were applied. The "Mister" image is actually underneath the glass, so I used alcohol blending solution to move the inks around so the image would show through. 
The inside I left completely alone and filled with wonderfulness for my next projects !
The Steampunk title was burnt into the wood using Walnut Hollow wood burning kit. 

Frame was painted black and then enhance with Art Alchemy Waxes.  I have a video for your viewing pleasure. Hope you take a moment to view. I am new with YOUTUBE so would love for you to subscribe to my channel if you have enjoyed this video. Thank you for stopping by. 

This project to be entered in the following challenges:
AInkyMess#23-Anything Goes Mixed Media
 Mixed Media Art-Inspired by the colors and the old used brushes. 
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Alter Something 
Love to Create #11 - Mixed Media 
Creative Artiste #41Mixed Media 
SanDee & Amelies Steampunk - Summer Special 2018

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.