BLOG BUDDIES

June 14, 2018

Le'ts get creative with Gelli Plate


Hi everyone, it's time to get messy and have fun with a gelli plate. I was able to get three projects out of my monoprint created by the plate. Let's get started, below is a complete Snapguide tutorial on the journal page process. 
When applying the paints to the gelli plate I printed out the pattern on white cardstock, tissue paper, manila tags and kraft paper. So first up is my journal page that I used the tissue paper print. 

Randomly ripping it and then collaged to the journal page started my background. 
Next up I created a card for Father's Day. 
Using the white cardstock I was able to receive a crisp beautiful background. 
The chipboard was embossed with Gold UTEE, 
The last project was a layout for my antique album. 
I used the kraft paper for the base on this one. 
By the time I used the kraft paper on the gelli print there wasn't much left of the paint but it was just the look I was going for. 
I ripped a tag in half and used it in my layout as well. 
Hope you enjoyed this post and you will give this technique a try. No one print is the same that's the fun of it. Happy Creating xoxo Toni

June 12, 2018

Father's Day Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone, hope you've been able to play with your art this month and get those fingers messy. Today I have a project I created for my dad for this Father's Day. Inspired by Art Anthology's mood board this month I made a canvas utilizing the blues, burgandys, greys, and textures from the photo below.
I started with a small canvas and stenciled through it using AA's dimensional Shine paints. 
Then I cut up a pair of old jeans and saturated them with Sculpture Medium. The denim flowers were cut with Tattered Floral diecut and also saturated with Sculpture Medium. 

Red flowers were white and I painted them with the same paint used with the stencil and then added silver seed beads. 
And there you have it a gift keepsake for my daddy. Hope he likes it and that you enjoyed my canvas. For your pleasure I have included a Snapguide tutorial below for step x step process. 

June 9, 2018

Land of the Free Journal Page



It's art journal time and Art Anthology has a pretty mood board to inspire your projects. 
My journal page is two pages and I started by using painters tape to create the strips.  
Then using  Twilight stencil from Art Anthology I ran some Mud texture paste through the stencil for my stars.  
Next step was to add some texture to the strips and I added the paste in waves to give the strips a look of movement. 
Allow all paste to dry and then add your sprays. 
  
I decided to write out the lyrics to Oh Beautiful on the strips. 
Remove the painters tape once the sprays are dry and add Metal Effects Silver to the high parts of the strips and stars for highlight. 
And for the final touch I used T!m Holtz chit chat stickers for my title Land of the Free Home of the Brave. 
Hope you have enjoyed this art journal page and thank you for stopping by and viewing. 

May 29, 2018

Summer Vibes


Hi everyone... It's almost summertime and Art Anthology's mood board is Summer Vibes and is so pretty. I decided to create a fun tag with lots of orchid, ocean blues, mossy greens and yummy texture.
Here is the Mood board filled with nice inspiration for summer. And here is my take on the inspiration. 

My tag was formed on a piece of chipboard cut 4.5"x 9" and then prepped with gesso. The chipboard embellishments were textured using texture paste mixed with craft sand which was also ran through a stencil on the base of the tag. 
Art Stones in assorted sizes were also added for additional texture. 

Hope you enjoyed my creation and be sure to play along with us at Art Anthology and post your creations using our moodboard for "Summer Vibe" for a chance to win one of our brand new stencils. xoxo Toni 

I am entering this creation in the following inspiring challenges: 
Mixed Media & Art inspired by the blues, orchids and gold. 
Mixed Media World  Inspired by the blues, orchids, textures of the rocks. 


May 25, 2018

Sun Kissed Mixed Media Wooden Tag by Toni

Happy day to all and I am up on the blog today with a project inspired by Art Anthology's Mood Board for Summer Vibes. 


Inspired by the flowers, vibrant colors and ocean I created this altered wooden tag. 
The base was started by adding some Mud Paste through a stencil to give it some yummy texture. While drying I started on my fussy cutting of my images from G45 Sun Kissed Collection. 

For added interest seed beads and prills were added to some of the flower centers. 
Stamens were also added to some of the flowers. After cutting out my images I gave them a coat of matt medium and allowed to dry. This provided some more strength to the paper fibers for durability. 
Craft Sand was also added to the texture paste for added grit. Then the beautiful sprays were applied to color the backdrop. Dew Drops as well as Floral Glass Fillers were adhered with glossy accents to give the illusion of bubbles. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, and wishing you a summer filled with creativity. xoxo Toni

May 16, 2018

Message In A Bottle-Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Hi everyone, hope your having a wonderful month of May. Today I'm up on the blog for an Art Anthology Design Team project with a "Message In A Bottle". Loaded with lots of mixed media textures.
Using an old bottle that I had laying around the house and I added a cork to the top, I then began to add beautiful new paints from Art Anthology "Shine". They are dimensional paints with a high gloss, no sparkle and semi-transparent. 

I first prepared my message and adhered in to the inside of the bottle as well as added sand, seashells and Diamond Dust glitter, which provided a pretty water effect. 
Then primed all of the bottle except the front where I wanted to be able to message the message with clear gesso, just to prepare the glass surface for my paint and spray mediums. 

Then it was time to add the Shine Mediums. I used Ocean, Kelly and a bit of Sunrise to the back of the bottle. 
Then floral moss, sea shells, twigs and assorted art stones were added for interest. 

The art stones as well as the moss was sprayed with Minx Shimmering Inks for a gorgeous color. 

Hoping this has brought some new inspiration for your creativity and be sure to get your hands on these new Art Anthology paints. There are so many vibrant colors to choose from. You can go to our store to purchase these HERE

April 28, 2018

Mixed Media ATC's To Decorate Your Cards

Happy Saturday everyone... I'm up on Art Anthology's blog today to provide some inspiration with ATC's.
Atc's are a great way to add a little bit of your art to a card to give away.... let's get started. 
I created the ATC's first by cutting chipboard and then adding textures with tissue tape, old book pages, and modeling paste through stencils. 
I also added some texture stamping and then began to include my sprays and paints. Below is a complete step x step process for the ATC's. 
Butterfly images were stamped and then water colored with my sprays and cut out to be placed on the ATC's. Then matted with a coordinating cardstock. 

My sentiments were stamped on the white card  and ATC's were adhered to the front. This is a nice little gift you can give someone for note cards or all occasion cards. 
I hope I have provided you some inspiration for your ATC's creating. Get out those little canvases and give this a try. Happy creating !

This project is entered into the following creative challenges. 
Mixed Media Monthly-Color Wheel (I used Purple and Yellow -Complimentary)
Image may contain: text
For a complete list of Art Anthology products used, please visit our AA blog HERE
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.