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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

August 25, 2018

Create Your Own Paradise-Journal Page

Hi everyone, I am here with a journal page today inspired by Art Anthology's pretty mood bard this month. 
Using a combination of Mud Paste run through a stencil and also Sizzix 3D embossing folder to add texture to cardstock that I collaged on the page, provided the foundation for my journal page.
I used several Art Anthology products including, Velvets, Sorbets and Colorations. 

 With the use of charcoal pencil and Distress Crayons, it provided that grungy look I love.
I hope you enjoyed and for your pleasure have included a YOUTUBE video of my creative process. I am very new at YouTube and would love for you to drop by my website and Subscribe HERE Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Toni

Entering this page in the following wonderful challenges: 
InkyMess #23-Anything Goes Mixed Media 
 Mixed Media Place- Inspired by the colors, bubbles and flowers 
We Love 2 Create #11-Anything Goes Mixed Media
Creative Artiste #41-Anything Goes Mixed Media 

August 16, 2018

Mixed Media ATC With Galaxy Background

Hi everyone, Toni here with a fun new technique to use your Art Anthology Coloration sprays with. I am involved in Renea Bouquet Fabulous Fairy ATC Swap and decided to make an interactive ATC for my swap partner. 
The background on the ATC's was super fun and easy using sprays this time, I have in the past always used distress inks but AA sprays worked beautifully for this effect. 

The stars on the background were achieved by embossing with Stardust EP which gave them a twinkling effect. 
These tiny little Beautiful Board chipboard pieces were perfect for my ATC's. You can purchase them HERE at Renea Bouquet store. 
The products I used by Art Anthology can be purchased HERE at there store. Hope you were inspired by a new technique and for your pleasure I have included a YouTube below. Have a wonderful day and get creative !

August 11, 2018

"Live In The Moment" Mixed Media Canvas

Hi everyone... hope you all are having a nice August month and trying to stay cool. Here in California it's been unbearable in triple digits. When I saw this months Art Anthology mood board I fell in love because it brought a coolness to me and was super excited to create with it. 

For my Art Anthology design team project I purchased an inexpensive frame from the dollar store and wanted to alter it. I began by adding texture using Mud Texture Paste and art stones mixed together. Then the colors I used to play with were AA's Colorations in Siesta Key and Patience. 

Painted and embossed using Seth Aptner's Baked Enamels on my chipboard pieces and some pretty flowers enhanced with seed beads and mini sequins add that bit of glam that I love. 

T!m's paper dolls and quote chips always lend for some fun and interest and they completed my frame perfectly I believe. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed this project. For your pleasure I have included a YOUTUBE to watch my process. I am brand new to YOUTUBE so I would love for you to SUBSCRIBE to my channel  HERE ! Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful month !

Entering this project in the following wonderful challenges: 
CropStop #42 - Anything Goes
More Than Words-Yesterday/Vintage (One of my favorite memories as a little girl is my dad making me a kite to fly.
 
Love to Create #11-Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste #41-Anything Goes

July 27, 2018

Christmas In July Part II

Hi everyone, Toni here with some more Christmas cards. Trying to get ahead of my holiday crafting projects and I made a few more cards I would love to share with you.

I had so much fun utilizing many of T!m's goodies and I hope you enjoy the cards. 

The first cards I used the Sizzlets Mini Snowflake Rosette and also the regular size Snowflake Rosette. Distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Glossy Accents sprinkled with Diamond Dust provided the glisten to the card. 
Titles on all 3 of my cards were cut out using T!ms Thinlits Holiday Greetings. 
The next card I used the 3D Embossing Folder Lumber and distressed with Gathered Twigs. I cut out Sizzix Layered Holiday Wreath 3 times in different colored green cardstock and layed on top of each other for thickness. 

Cut two sets of the bows in order to layer out of red velvet cardstock. Applied Diamond Dust with Glossy Accents for some shine. Used Stickles in Rhubard for holly berries. 

The last card I used the Sizzix Window die cut and cut out chipboard then white cardstock in order to make it 3D. The mat behind the window was used with Kraft cardstock and run through Lumber 3D embossing folder. I then cut out several of Thinlits Holiday Mini Greens in order to create a layered effect. Added Nuvo Drops in Berry Red for the holly. My homemade snow was created by mixing baking soda, glue, white paint and applied to the base of the window and on the greenery. While wet I sprinkled Diamond Dust. 
Hoping you enjoyed this little bit of Christmas In July and that it inspires you to get a head start on your Christmas cards. Happy Creating xoxo Toni

Entering this project in the following inspirational challenges: 
CropStop #41- Many Tim Holtz and Sizzix products
Simon Says-Christmas In July 



July 22, 2018

Christmas In July/Mixed Media Cards by Toni

Hello everyone, Toni here and today I have a fun project for Art Anthology design team. We have a mood board this month and the colors are HOT HOT HOT ! But they also reminded me of Christmas and I thought... that's perfect maybe creating something for the upcoming holidays will cool me off a bit. Well let's get started.

 
For the first card I decided to use my gelli plate and makes some prints with my paints and then use my die cut machine to make some poinsettias.
The foundation of the card I used AA's Floral Tile stencil and Mud texture paste and then finished it off with Nuvo drops for the centers. 
The prints from the gelli plate were the perfect blend of colors for the petals on my flowers. I used T!m's Poinsettia Die for the flowers. 
Using homemade snow (equal parts white paint, glue and baking soda) I added to the petals and while wet applied Diamond Dust Glitter. Also Seed beads to the centers. 
The 2nd card I achieved the background by using my AA paints and applying them to T!m's 3D  Botanical folder. 
I love this technique because when using the embossing folder with the paints, it blends them beautifully and the paint absorbs into the fibers of the papers seamlessly. 
I also embossed the Sizzix Wings and on the poinsettia I used AA's Amber paint on the 3D folder but only added it here and there so that not all of the embossing was covered with amber. 
A for my last card I did a gelli print and added the stencil "Twilight" to the plate and then applied my paper. Love the distressed uneven effect you get when using your gelli plate.
Cut out my Sizzix Nested Star and applied dimensional foam stickers to each star. All the titles for my cards were die cut from T!m's Greetings. I hope you enjoyed my cards and I appreciate you stopping by. Wishing you a beautiful day ! xoxo Toni

I am entering these cards in the following wonderful challenges:
Crop Stop #41- Used several T!m Holtz products. 
Simon Says-Add A Little Sparkle
Love 2 Create- Anything Goes Mixed Media 
An Inky Mess #22- Just For Fun 

July 14, 2018

Creating With Limited Art Supplies


Hi everyone, Toni here to share a quick a DT project for Art Anthology regarding making art and having limited supplies. As a crafter or artist we can spend a small fortune to have everything we want, but that is not necessary when your creative juices are flowing and you just have to get your hands messy. I find inspiration from photos that I see on the web many times and the colors in the photos inspired my project. 
I decided I wanted to rust some papers and metal stuff I had laying around the house. I gathered a bucket, distilled vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and salt. Mixed it well and then laid my items in the bucket. It took only about 10 minutes for the papers to rust and about 30 minutes to and hour for the metal to rust. I then laid everything out on paper towels in the sun for a few hours. 

Once they were done rusting I sprayed them with Mod Podge Matt Sealer just to stop the rusting process and seal my rusting metals. Adhered the rusted paper towel to the foundation of my journal page and did a small collage of some of my rusty tags, index cards and book pages. 

Did a bit of doodling and added some rusty metal pieces. Dry brushed the photo with white gesso to help blend with background and dripped some Wild Orchid Coloration spray from Art Anthology to bring out the colors that are in the photo. 
Hoping this has inspired you to not allow the amount of supplies you have to hinder your creativity. Use what you have, have fun with it. Mixed media is perfect for this because you have the freedom to create out of the box. xoxo Toni 

This page will be entered in the following inspiring challenges: 
Art Journal Journey - Art for Art's Sakes 
An Inky Mess- Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste #40 - Anything Mixed Media 
Mixed Media Place  (Inspired by the beautiful lavenders and rusts)
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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.