July 24, 2016

Butterfly Kisses

Good morning everyone... hope you are having a beautiful Sunday. Today I have a multiple canvas mixed media piece for Art Anthology.
Using multiple canvases really gives you so many opportunities with your creativity... I was inspired by all the pretty butterflies in my yard recently and thought this would be a fun piece to work on. 

Combined with texture, glitters and gorgeous Art Anthology paints, this canvas came to life. 
I first cut back my top canvas to create an eye. The eyeball was created by using an acrylic piece and painting the under side, then came some stenciling on the canvases using my Mud Texture Paste. Paints and sprays were applied for the base colors. 
The metal pieces were gesso'd and then painted with some pretty Gemstone colors and then lots of seed beads, German glass glitter and sequins were added here and there. 

Get out some canvases and give this technique a shot... so many creative things you can do with them. And while your at it drop by Art Anthology's blog and store for more gorgeous inspiration and products. Below I have provided a Snapguide tutorial for your viewing of my creative process for this project..... Creatively yours, Toni 

July 9, 2016

A Beautiful Day

Hi everyone, it's time to get messy with our Art Anthology paints and art products. It's been extremely hot where I am in Southern California and I needed to work on a project that reminded me of the cool weather, so I chose this photo I took of my daughter in Central Park, New York last winter.
Using AA's gorgeous stencils and applying the Dimensional Velvet paints and adding gold embossing powder really enhances my background paper. Once the stenciled paint was dry I applied Coloration Sprays for shadows and depth. 
I also then embossed my chipboard pieces, portions of the butterflys and matting paper to enhance the layout. 

Layers always add interest to your layouts and you can achieve this simply by adding recycled cardboard to the backs of your photos which provide space underneath to add tags, embellishments, chipboard etc. Distressing the edges of your photos also provides a more vintage worn look. 
Scrapbooking allows you to take a very simple photo and create a wonderful story behind the picture. I hope this has provided some inspiration for your next layout. 
Wishing you a beautiful day and please be sure to drop by Art Anthology's blog with some unbelievable art. Creatively yours, Toni
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.