May 22, 2016

Vintage Style Mixed Media Tags by Toni

Hi everyone... it's messy time with our mixed media products today and I have a couple vintage inspired tags to share with you. I used my Art Anthology paints, sprays & texture paste to achieve this look.
I used T!m Holtz's #8 Manila Tag and collaged some old pattern paper to the background. Then custom colored my Mud Texture Paste for some texture. Once dried, I did some gessoing, stamping, sewing and added some lace trim. Mixed media is a wonderful way to apply layers of textures on your piece. 
The image I used in the frame is from Oxford Impressions stamp set "The Dressmaker". The wood pieces (dressform & frame) were simply aged with archival ink and Art Anthology paints. 

Here's wishing you a wonderfully creative day and hope this has inspired you get some tags out and create some mini masterpieces... For your pleasure I have created a step x step Snapguide tutorial below and please visit Art Anthology's blog for a complete list of products used and link up to our store. Creatively yours, Toni xoxo

Check out How to Give a Vintage Look Using Mixed Media Products by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

May 15, 2016

Creating "Hippie Chic" with Art Anthology

Hi's my turn today to inspire you with a fun "hippie chic" piece created using Art Anthology paints... I just love the vibrant colors and free spirited feel about bohemian decor.  Even though the "boho" look is warm earthy colors as well as metallics, such as browns, terra cotta, gold etc, jewel tones are very popular like purples, oranges, electric blue & magentas are very popular in decor and accesories, and that is the road I decided to take today.
I started off with this ceramic elephant that I found in a thrift store for only $1.00 and I knew immediately he was going to be adorned in bright pretty colors. 

Art Anthology has an array of gorgeous colors and textures of the paints allow you to get some amazing results. 

I decided to create my own collage papers by painting tissue paper and then applying it using Mod Podge to my to pot... 
The flowers were also handmade and sprayed with gorgeous jewel tone colors to accents my piece. And to finish off, I added assorted sequins and pom pom trim . Fun project to create, and I got some messy time with my paints which is always rewarding. 

 For a full product list, please visit my post on Art Anthology blog and for a step x step tutorial sit back, grab yourself some chai tea and enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below...

Check out How to Alter Container With Hippie Chic Vibe by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.
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.