May 29, 2018

Summer Vibes

Hi everyone... It's almost summertime and Art Anthology's mood board is Summer Vibes and is so pretty. I decided to create a fun tag with lots of orchid, ocean blues, mossy greens and yummy texture.
Here is the Mood board filled with nice inspiration for summer. And here is my take on the inspiration. 

My tag was formed on a piece of chipboard cut 4.5"x 9" and then prepped with gesso. The chipboard embellishments were textured using texture paste mixed with craft sand which was also ran through a stencil on the base of the tag. 
Art Stones in assorted sizes were also added for additional texture. 

Hope you enjoyed my creation and be sure to play along with us at Art Anthology and post your creations using our moodboard for "Summer Vibe" for a chance to win one of our brand new stencils. xoxo Toni 

I am entering this creation in the following inspiring challenges: 
Mixed Media & Art inspired by the blues, orchids and gold. 
Mixed Media World  Inspired by the blues, orchids, textures of the rocks. 

May 25, 2018

Sun Kissed Mixed Media Wooden Tag by Toni

Happy day to all and I am up on the blog today with a project inspired by Art Anthology's Mood Board for Summer Vibes. 

Inspired by the flowers, vibrant colors and ocean I created this altered wooden tag. 
The base was started by adding some Mud Paste through a stencil to give it some yummy texture. While drying I started on my fussy cutting of my images from G45 Sun Kissed Collection. 

For added interest seed beads and prills were added to some of the flower centers. 
Stamens were also added to some of the flowers. After cutting out my images I gave them a coat of matt medium and allowed to dry. This provided some more strength to the paper fibers for durability. 
Craft Sand was also added to the texture paste for added grit. Then the beautiful sprays were applied to color the backdrop. Dew Drops as well as Floral Glass Fillers were adhered with glossy accents to give the illusion of bubbles. 
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, and wishing you a summer filled with creativity. xoxo Toni

May 16, 2018

Message In A Bottle-Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Hi everyone, hope your having a wonderful month of May. Today I'm up on the blog for an Art Anthology Design Team project with a "Message In A Bottle". Loaded with lots of mixed media textures.
Using an old bottle that I had laying around the house and I added a cork to the top, I then began to add beautiful new paints from Art Anthology "Shine". They are dimensional paints with a high gloss, no sparkle and semi-transparent. 

I first prepared my message and adhered in to the inside of the bottle as well as added sand, seashells and Diamond Dust glitter, which provided a pretty water effect. 
Then primed all of the bottle except the front where I wanted to be able to message the message with clear gesso, just to prepare the glass surface for my paint and spray mediums. 

Then it was time to add the Shine Mediums. I used Ocean, Kelly and a bit of Sunrise to the back of the bottle. 
Then floral moss, sea shells, twigs and assorted art stones were added for interest. 

The art stones as well as the moss was sprayed with Minx Shimmering Inks for a gorgeous color. 

Hoping this has brought some new inspiration for your creativity and be sure to get your hands on these new Art Anthology paints. There are so many vibrant colors to choose from. You can go to our store to purchase these HERE

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.