August 20, 2017

Moody Blues by Toni

Hi everyone, hope you are having a creatively wonderful month. We have a new mood board over at Art Anthology and it's plump full of pretty inspiration.
Inspired by the different hues of blue, the circles, as well as the motif on the panel and the wood grain on the door. Here is what I came up with. 
I had this photo of my daughter in black and white and I recopied it in ombre effect blues to create this layout. The background was textured using texture paste, paints ran through a stencil. 

Splatters of the paints here and there as well as dipped my lids in the paint for more effect. 
The title were little pieces of wood that I used my crop-a-dial to make a whole, distressed with black soot DI and then spritz with water to provide a grungy effect. Added some brads and adhered to the layout. 
The addition of ribbons, flowers and chunky pieces of wood wrapped with wire added to the interest of the layout. 
Always believing that "it is in the details" I added crystal seed beads to my flowers as well as Stickles glitter glue to my butterfly. To the layout I also included Sterling German glass glitter to enhance the metallic in the photo. 
The wings I had in my stash, believe I purchased them from Michaels Arts & Crafts awhile back.  Hope you will be inspired by our mood board as I was in so many ways. For your enjoyment I have included a Snapguide tutorial below.  Creatively yours xoxo

August 12, 2017

Be Authentic

Happy Saturday everyone, I'm up on the blog today with an Art Anthology Design Team post with a cracking technique that I use often..... very fun and very easy. 

I used an old piece of packaging for my tag foundation and applied kraft glassine paper all wrinkled up and adhered down, Then the addition of some pretty Art Anthology Sorbet in Chocolate, ran it across the high points to give it a leather appeal. 
Using my stencil and texture paste provided more texture to the backdrop. The photo was embossed 3 times with UTEE clear and then put in the freezer for a bit and then removed and bent back and forth to provide the wonderful cracks you see above.  

Hot glue was applied around the tag in dots and then painted with my homemade rusting mixture to give the appearance of rivets. Assorted chipboard and wood pieces were then added.
Some addition of feathers and ephemera formed my mat for the photo, and the key was textured also using my rusting mixture. 
It all came together quite nicely and I love the old antique look the cracks provided for my photo. Hope this has inspired you with another technique to use on your project. 
For a step x step process check out my Snapguide tutorial below.... Happy creating !
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.