March 28, 2018

Altered Box for Essential Oils by Toni

Hi everyone, today I have an altered project I created to hold my essential oils. I love my diffuser and my assortment of oils is growing, so I needed a place to hold them.  
Purchased this paper mache box awhile back at Michaels and it was the perfect size for my bottles. 
To first alter it I added pretty texture with Mud Texture paste ran though a couple stencils and then a coat of gesso to prime the surface. 
The inside I kept very simple and just lined it with scrapbook paper. 
Title was from T!m Holtz quote chips and distressed with Metal Effect Gold paint from Art Anthology.   
Flowers were first painted different colors and then dipped in melted UTEE to provide a pretty glass look.  Such a fun project to make, hope you were inspired to create something with your personal touch. Enjoy your day ! xoxo Toni 

Below is a snapguide tutorial for your pleasure on my step x step process. 

March 24, 2018

Find Joy In The Ordinary by Toni

Hi everyone, I'm up on the blog today with a new post and project for Art Anthology's design team. Featuring their wonderful mediums with an addition of beeswax to finish of the piece. 
My foundation was T!m Holtz's mini clip board and I prepped the surface with Mud Paste run through several different stencils. Then a coat of gesso and Stone Effects Lava was painted. I waited for it to be tacky then dabbed a paper towel on the surface and it removed chunks of paint to provide a peeled paint effect. 
Rust Texture Set mixed with sand was added to the metal portions of the board. 
Fun ephemera and metal objects were added to the board for interest always remembering to distress everything. 
Once everything was in place, 3 coats of beeswax was applied for a wonderfully vintaged matt finish. Hope you were inspired by this piece. Would love you to take a moment to view my snapguide tutorial and follow me if you enjoyed my piece. xoxo Toni

March 3, 2018

Tainted Love by Toni

Hi everyone... it's time again for a fun new project for Art Anthology's Design Team. Today I have for you my "Tainted Love".... purchased this large paper mache heart a while back and this beautiful black feathered wings were a steal at an after Halloween sale.

Prepping the surface of the heart with many metal and wood embellishments as well as assorted florals. The right side ruffles were created with paper. 
After everything was prepped with black gesso I then started adding our pretty Art Anthology paints and sprays. 

Then to finish off, highlights of Vegas Gold .... fun fun fun project, and now I have some inspiration to hang on my craftroom wall. Hope you enjoyed and take a moment to check out my Snapguide tutorial as well. Happy creating !

Entering this piece in the following wonderful challenges: 
Creative Artiste-#36Anything Goes Mixed Media 
The Mixed Media Monthly-#46 Use A Stencil and 3 Mediums (used 3 different stencils and gesso, modeling paste, sprays and paints) 
Rhedds Creative Spirit - Altered Art (Halloween wings and paper mache heart)
Altered Eclectic - Anything Goes 

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.