March 27, 2016

It's A Perfect Moment

Happy Easter everyone... it's time for a new layout I created for Art Anthology. Not too long ago I was at the beach and was able to capture these photos and thought they would make a fun layout. My background was inspired by the colors in the pictures. 
Utilizing AA sorbets and velvet paints allowed me to achieve an organic natural look .  I used Mud texture paste through a stencil for added texture. 
My chipboard pieces were painted with the velvets and also copper Metal Effects for that rusty look. Using the Mudd I also added sea shells on top to bring the entire layout together. 
I hope this has inspired you get out some fun photos and create a beautiful layout. For more inspiration please visit Art Anthology's blog and to view my step x step process enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below. 
Check out How to Use Art Anthology Paints on Your Layout by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

March 20, 2016

Fresh Start Mixed Media Canvas for Art Anthology

Happy Springtime everyone... I love this time of year, it's a fresh start to the new year... I excited to share my first design team project for Art Anthology. I used a burlap canvas and weathered it down with beautiful AA paints. 
For some added texture, I added some grass wire that I purchased at the craft store in the Easter section  and then topped the canvas with paper flowers that were transformed using the wonderful Sorbet & Velvet paints from AA. These products are so versatile and apply to so many different surfaces. 
Viewed here is my Melissa Frances Applique which is metal and the paints gave it that really pretty aged look. I hope you drop by the blog and view much more gorgeous inspiration from the other design team members, and for a complete list and link to the products I used go HERE. 
 If you would like to check out my step x step process here is my Snapguide tutorial on this project. Wishing you a glorious day and "Happy Springtime" ! xoxo Toni 

Check out How to Create Spring Canvas Using Art Anthology Paints by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

March 1, 2016

Journal Time

Happy March everyone... it's time for a new project with Rhedds Creative Spirit... Today I've got an art journal page that I created utilizing several different art mediums and collage technique.

Using an old coloring book that I've had laying around forever I cut out the birds and applied them to my pages. Then ripping tissue paper randomly I then adhered them to my pages for added texture. The title letters "Thank You" were are just cut out of cardstock and put aside and colored using gelatos. I then took out my Distressed Ink pads and using several of the cool colors, swiped them over the top of the pages and then spritzed with water to allow for blending. The birds were colored with charcoal and gelatos. The title was then applied to the page and I finished it off with highlights of Inka Gold. I hope you enjoyed and give art journaling a try. There is no right or wrong, it's a perfect way to try out some of your products. Stop by Rhedds Creative Spirit and  link your mixed media or altered art project to our blog. Have a wonderfully creative day !!!

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.