Monday, September 17, 2018

How to decorate a chipboard frame with Art Anthology

Hello !

It's time for another project for the Art Anthology blog ! This time I decorate a chipboard frame using mediums, ink and stencil...


The base is a standing chipboard frame (BoBunny) that I covered with white gesso, then painted with Amber (from the Rust texture set).
Do you remember the flower tutorial I made a while ago ? I create roses with punches, but as you see in this project, you could make petunias too ! Take a look at the previous tutorial to make roses here. You will see how to make the petunias in the video of this frame project at the end of this post.


I use three different colors for the flowers : Azalea Shine, Grape Shine and Dragon Fruit Velvet mediums by Art Anthology.


The pink background was create with Bone Stone Effect medium, the Gothic stencil with gel medium and the Patience Colorations spray. Can you see the rich texture and dimensions this combo create ?


I added only few embellishments to this project beside the flowers : some clay ferns and a wood title, colored with Amber.

Take a look at my video tutorial to know more about this project here or on my YouTube channel BonjourScrapValerie :


Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this new project !
Have a wonderful day and see you soon...

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Faux leather book with Art anthology

Hello crafters !

Let's finish August with another mixed media project for the Art Anthology blog, one that will completely upgrade a very basic wooden box... I started with a plain book shaped case and ended with a faux leather book !


The technique I used in this project required simple things : a rubber stamp and texture paste, plus few paints.
I first cover the book box with gesso, then only the front cover with Mud Texture paste, that I let dry almost completely. Then I pressed the book cover stamp and remove it carefully. I used the Chocolate Sorbet and the Cocoa Shine mediums to color the cover.


Once dry, I added some metal embellishments, like corners, flowers, leaves and dots, painted with the Teal Velvet and the Copper Metallic from the Patina Texture set.


Using two different shades of brown make the imprint design really pop from the background and gives an antique look to the project.


Really love the Teal/copper combo to create this oxidized look on the metal embellishments...


If you want to re-create this look on your next project, you can watch my video tutorial here or on my channel BonjourScrapValerie :


Thank you for stopping by, I hope this project will inspire you to make something today !
See you soon...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Altered Chinese fan with Art Anthology

Hello everyone !

I know it's been a long time since my last mixed media project, but the waiting is over ! Here is my new one, an altered wood fan that I created for the Art Antology blog !


A lot of textures and dimensions in this one ! And a vintage vibe... This look totally make me think of the Chinese-like object from the 50's. With a shabby hint.


I used different mediums on it : Rose Velvet medium, Patina Texture set with metallic and stone texture, Mud Paste, white gesso... I also used two stencil : Cherry Blossom and Floral Tiles. All of that by Art Anthology.


If you want to know more about my creative process on this project, I made a video tutorial for you. You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel BonjourScrapValerie :


Thank you so much for stopping by today ! I hope you liked this new project and you will come back soon to see few more...
Have a great day !

Monday, August 13, 2018

Black and gold Thanks card

Hello everyone !

I'm back from France and will start soon to create again ! Meanwhile, let me show you a card I made with the Modern Metallic stack by DCWV :


I just played with the papers, cut out few flowers and assembled it to create a Thank You card...
By the way, Thanks for visiting my blog after this Summer break !

I will be pretty busy with back-to-school stuffs for few more days, but I promise I will return with new projects very soon... Meanwhile, you can take a look at the other cards I made with this stack : Hello card or You&Me card.

So have a great day, and see you soon !

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mixed media Art Journal pages : Fish for love

Hello everyone !

I'm back with a new project for the Art anthology blog : an art journal spread !


 The background was created with Siesta Key Colorations spray and green distress ink, followed by brown distress ink over the Lattice stencil by Art Anthology. I added two types of bubbles, one with the Messy Bubbles stencil and the Mermaid Sorbet medium, the other with a Deep Red droplets stamp and green ink. Some more brown distress ink on the edges of the journal added the final touch to the background.


To create the heart, I painted a cardstock with different mediums and colors, using also stencils to add dimension.


Once I was happy with it, I cut hearts by hand and glued them on my pages. I added some journaling on white paper, used a black pen to outline the hearts, journaling, and drawn the fishing lines.


If you want to know more about this creative process, I made a video tutorial for you :


Thank you for stopping by today ! I hope you enjoy your summer so far. Mine is super hot and I can't wait to go back to a cooler weather... which I will not have in a while because I live in Texas ! Never mind, I will stay in my craft room and create until Fall... See you soon !

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Pay it Forward Video Hop winner !

Hello everyone and Happy Bastille day ! 

The winner have been announce in the details informations of my video ! It's meluvchris418  ! Congratulations to you ! Send me a message using the contact form on the left column or by YouTube with your contact information and I will send you your prize :



If you haven't seen the tutorial, you could see it here or on my YouTube channel


Thanks to all for your participation in this video hop ! I will participate in another one in few months...

See you soon and have a great day !

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Ink resist layout in blue

Hello !

I'm still in France for my summer vacation, so my blog is running a little low, but I have a layout to share with you today, with a good summery vibe !


It's a picture of me and my daughter in one of my favorite place, in the Alps, having fun and being sassy with our sunglasses...
The base of the layout is a Color Magic paper by Heidi Swapp (discontinued but still loved) sprayed with Waimea Bay Colorations spray by Art Anthology. I stamped in several place with Take Note stamp set by BoBunny.


I used several materials as embellishments, some of them are recycled... First cheese cloth sprayed with the same color than the layout, tissue tape (Tim Holtz), crocheted white lace, glass beads, elements from old shoes (!) painted with Kona Velvet and Gold Metal Effect medium (Art Anthology), flowers and paper clay embellishments (Martha Stewart and Prima).


I re-used the same medium colors to add touches with a small brush on the embellishments.

Think about saving metal embellishments if you want to trash old shoes or clothes. You can even save laces or beads from clothes !

Thank you for stopping by today ! Remember you still have few days to participate in my giveaway for the Pay It Forward video hop ! You have until the end of the 13rd of July to watch and comment on my video (following my channel is optional but very appreciated !), and hop to the next video... Details in the description of my tutorial. You could win 3 sets of Tim Holtz stamps !

Have a wonderful day and see you soon !


P.S. : here is some affiliate links to products I used in this layout...