Author Archives: Brandy Johnson

Grungy Sweet Altered Paintbrush w/ Brandy!

Hi there Art fans!! Brandy here today to share a cute little grunge project! Just a cheap 4 inch paintbrush can turn into a beautiful work of art with just a couple Art Anthology products and some other embellishments from your stash!

I used two Coloration Sprays, Salmon and Warm,  and the Panache Minx Shimmering Ink. That’s it!
You can find these and many awesome paints, sprays, stencils and more a the Art Anthology online store!

Here’s a process tutorial video!

I’m so glad you stopped by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty with some Art Anthology goodness!
Stop by our Facebook group page Adventures in Art to share your projects with us! We’d love to hear from you!

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#SummerVibes Inspiration Challenge Canvas with Brandy

Hi there Art fans! Brandy here today to share a canvas I made for our #SummerVibes Challenge on the our Facebook Fan page, Adventures in art!
Don’t forget…All members that post and share their #summervibe project will be put into a drawing for one of Marleen van Meerendonk‘s new stencils!!!
Here is our inspiration for you! Any project any style…just use some Art Anthology product on it!!

I decided to make a canvas for my project.  Of course I let those blue skies and water and all that lavender inspire me!

I have created many very subtle textures in the background of my canvas by using my Hurricane, Bubbles, and Take Flight stencils! It wasn’t easy but I tried really hard to keep my coloring to a minimum…so the color that was there would stand out !

Just three simple products were used… my Sky Colorations Spray, and my Orchid and Reef Velvet paints! I built up my Sky color, by adding a few layers of sprays and and watered down my Velvet’s to use them more as watercolors.

I hunted around on the internet to find a title to work with and found a poem by Roald Dahl….LOL, gives me a #SummerVibe, how about you!!??

Here is a tutorial/process video if you’d like to see how I made it!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to create a summer project to come and share with us!!!

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SpringTime Altered Frame w/ Brandy


Happy May Day, Art Anthology Fans!
Brandy here with a spring project just right for a pretty spring picture!

A nice handful of AA products has this creation looking good! I found this frame for super cheap at my local dollar store….. I loved those flat front and side panels…just perfect for altering!


I added some old paintbrushes…and flowers….



Products used on this project and many more can  be found at the Art Anthology online store!
Products used today are
Lotus Stencil
Granny Smith, Timeless, Salmon Colorations Sprays
And
Tango, Shamrock and Mayan Gold Velvet Paints

Here is video tutorial…why not try one for yourself!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab a stencil and some paints and create your own keepsake!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Rusty ATC’s w/ Brandy

Hi there Art Anthology Fans!! Boy, this month is flying by, isn’t it??
Though my project today is tiny, what it lacks in size, it makes up for in WOW!

I’m so impressed with these new collections! They are just so easy to use.

 I like to apply a base coat color and put the other two color mediums mostly on the textured areas. Let them dry between coats…but you can use your heat tool for speed. 🙂

Find this Rust Collection Texture Set ans so many more awesome products in the ART Anthology online store!!

Here is a video of my process!

I hope I’ve inspired you to grab yourself some plain and boring and rust it up!!


Thanks for stopping by today!!

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Springy Altered Journal Cover w/ Brandy

Hello there Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share a pretty Altered Journal! It does feel like spring here in the Rockies yet, but a girl can dream, right? 🙂
I’m loving this color mix!

I used several Coloration Sprays to for this project, but didn’t even spray most of them!
I just took the sprayers off and dipped my paintbrush right in!

Here is a process video…. give it a try yourself! 🙂

Here are the Art Anthology products used in today’s creation!
Diamond Grunge Stencil
Dot Matrix Stencil
Seafoam Stone Effects Paint (from the Patina Collection)
Coloration Sprays…
Warm
Patience
Salmon
Clover 
Avocado
Sky

You can find these and so many more awesome products in the Art Anthology online store!
Visit our group on Facebook for more inspiration…or to share your own projects!!
We’d LOVE to see!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

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CREATE Rust Altered Sign W/ Brandy


Hi Fans!
My latest project features the yummy texture and colors from Art Anthology Rust Collection Set.
Though I’m not sure if the Rusty gears part really goes with an embroidery hoop, it sure fits my style!


It’s a super easy project with a striking finished product!

Get your own set!
Rust Texture Collection Set

Also used for this project…
Retro Stencil
Mud

Here’s a video tutorial with the process!

I hope I’ve my project has inspired you to grab some Art Anthology products and get a little messy! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!

 

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The Long Lost Treasure Chest w/ Brandy

Or is it???
Hello there ART Anthology fans!! Brandy here today to share a totally cool old recipe box I altered with the Art Anthology’s Patina Texture Set!

I used my Lattice Stencil and Mud to create a base texture. The rest is pure Art Anthology stone texture! I love how it turned out…looking like a lost chest from the deep. This three step collection truly makes it easy to create your own aged look.

Get a set Of the Patina Texture Collection for yourself at our online store!
Find the Lattice Stencil and Mud and many many other awesome products while your there! 🙂

Here’s a video tutorial!

Thanks for stopping today! I hope I’ve inspired you to make a treasure of your own!!

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Cute ATC Trio w/ Brandy!


Hello Art Anthology Fans! For my second project his month, I thought I’d have a little fun with some ATC’s! The tiny beauties on each card are bits of clipart I bought and cut out. I had so much fun deciding what body to put with each head and legs, etc! Since they are quite busy little beings, I thought I better make a fairly simple background to let them shine!


I love how they turned out, don’t you!?



Thanks for stopping by today! Come visit us on our Facebook Group Page, Adventures in Art!

Here is a Snapguide tutorial, give them a try!!
Check out How to Create a Cute ATC Trio W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Products used today…
Bubbles Stencil
S
almon Colorations Spray
Patience Colorations Spray
S
iesta Key Colorations Spray
Raider Colorations Spray
Cotton Velvet Medium 

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Art Journal Page w/ Brandy

Happy Ferbruary Art Anthology fans!
Brandy here to share an art journal page I created. I been trying to do more “practicing” in my journal! It’s the perfect way to try out a new color, work on new technique, create with limited time, or maybe even just artfully document that moments mood! 🙂

I’m a fan of browns, so my Warm and Sedona Colorations Sprays were the perfect choice. Accents with Copper Metals Effects Medium brought it all together!

Background textures were made using the Blocked and Coffee Stain Stencils. I really like how it turned out!

Check out the process video below…I hope it inspires you to get your journal out!! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today!
Check out our Facebook Fan Page Adventures in Art for more inspiration!!

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Altered Mini Clipboard Calendar w/ Brandy

Hi Art Anthology Fans! Brandy here to share a cut Altered Clipboard with you. Not only is it a little piece of art, it’s a calendar!

I used the bubble Stencil and a few Colorations sprays to color the background and the super-cool new Oxidized Silver Texture Set for the hardware and a few more accents.

Here is a Snapguide Tutorial! I hope you find it useful!
Check out How to Make a Mini Clipboard Calendar W/ Brandy by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Stop by our Facebook Group Page
Adventures in Art to share your own projects or to just sit back and be inspired!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

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