January 29, 2017

Love Always

Happy Sonday to everyone, I'm up on the design team blog today for Art Anthology with an altered frame I purchased at my local dollar store.
Don't you just love the dollar stores, lots of wonderful items you can take and customize to your own likeing. And if you don't like them you haven't really invested a whole lot of money in the product so no worries. I've had this photo of my daughter for quite awhile and means Valentines Day is coming up thought this would be a fun project to work on. 
Lots of textures using crackle medium and paste, along with cheesecloth and chipboard pieces that were grunged up a bit. The flowers were altered with different shades of pinks and reds and highlighted with gold metallic paint. For a full list of Art Anthology products used, please visit the blog HERE. 

The key was created with a mold I made using Amazing Mold Putty, you can view a Snapguide tutorial HERE that I created to check out the process. I of course added more texture paste to the key and different shades of paint to provide that old vintage look, then finished it off with wrapping some gold wire around it. 
And to add a bit of bling I alcohol inked some crystal rhinestones to add here and there to the frame. I hope this has inspired you to get creative with your mediums, have fun and enjoy the journey.
Love Always, Toni

For your pleasure I have provided you with a Snapguide tutorial to view the process of my creation. 

January 22, 2017

Happy 2017 !

Hi everyone, it's my turn up on the blog for Art Anthology and I'm here to share with you an art journal page I created. Now I don't do New Years resolutions because I can't ever keep them, so I always try to choose a word that will motivate me to be a better "me" for that year. This year I chose "CONFIDENCE", I tend to be a perfectionist and that sometimes allow my failures to hinder my dreams. So I'm focused on trusting my abilities knowing full well that I'm a work in progress and only through trials and errors do we grow and excel in all aspects of a human being.
Using some yummy texture with modeling paste provided my foundation. I decided to go with a cool color palette and created my main focal butterfly as a 3D layered piece. 
With the use of acrylic sheets I stamped my floral images and adhered with Glossy accents to the page. 
To add more bling I used Metal Effects paint in Gold along with German Glass Glitters in coordinating colors through the page. For a full list of Art Anthology products used please visit Art Anthology's blog here. 
Wishing you a year filled with "Confidence", try something new, think out of your box to expand your horizons, and above all, embrace your imperfections. For your pleasure sit back and enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below. xoxo 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.