Author Archives: Brandy Johnson

Mini Mixed Media Tag Album with Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans! I’m here to share a very fun project! Yes, it’s a mini album, but it also folds out to be a pretty decoration you can add a few pictures to.

I used a few AA stencils and a couple AA paints to create the one of a kind background for each tag page. A couple of pieces of chipboard and some ribbon later, and you have yourself a pretty little mini album. 🙂

As usual, I’ve made a Snapguide Tutorial for this project! Come give it a try!
Check out How to Make a Tag Mini Album With Art Anthology Products by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank so much for stopping by today!! Happy Crafting!


Altered Reverse Canvas with Brandy

Hello again!! Brandy here today with a new project. This was so fun! It took me a while to figure just how I would do it, but I wanted it to be just right. I’ve been wanting to try decorating on the reverse side of a canvas for some time. It can be kind of like a shadow box, but the wood frame gives you a bigger area to create on that faces forward.

As usual, I’ve created a tutorial over at Snapguide, so you can give this project a try yourself!!

Check out How to Create a Decorative Reverse Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by….Happy Crafting!!


Altered Cigar Box With Brandy

Hello Art Anthology fans! Brandy here today, to show you an altered cigar box I was challenged to finally do! I’ve had this baby in my stash for at least a year, just begging to be decorated. It’s an awesome real wood box, in mint condition, so I certainly didn’t want to screw it up, right?
It was so much fun though!
Couple coats of gesso and I was on my way. 🙂

For this project, I choose to try out a technique that Phyllis used on a previous layout she created, beinging with blocks and strips of paper for texture. Good way to use up some scraps or even use up those papers you thought looked so much better on the shelf!
Maybe it’s the colors I chose or the Art Anthology Such A Drip Stencil I used, but sometimes when I look at the finished box, it looks like a map. 🙂

Like, maybe it’s not an item that was created one afternoon.  Maybe it’s treasured heirloom that’s seen many years and many travels.  🙂
Give my tutorial a try and see what your box says to you!!
Check out How to Alter a Wood Box Using Art Anthology Sprays by Art Anthology on Snapguide.//

Thanks for stopping by!


Mixed Media Tag Set with Brandy

Hi all! Brandy here today to show you some tags I made. Pretty easy and so full of color. Tags are a great way to try out new colors and techniques. 🙂                                                                        If you have a heat tool to dry in between color changes they can be super fast to make, too! 

I used the fussy cut butterflies for inspiration.

A little rustic, a lot of pretty! I love how they turned out!

I created a Snapguide tutorial if you’d like to give these a try!

Check out How to Create a Set of Beautiful Tags by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are the Art Anthology goodies used in this project!


Butterflies and Blooms Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Art Anthology fans! Today I’m here to share a pretty mixed media canvas I made,  just waiting to be adorned with a pretty picture!
Can you believe just one scrap of paper can be so inspiring?? Pick out paper or an embellishment you love, and let your imagination and  some AA products do the rest!

Put on chipboard pieces or metal accents, Metal Effects can give the perfect effect!

Isn’t it pretty!? Head on over to the Snapguide tutorial and let’s have some fun!!
Check out How to Make a Pretty Mixed Media Canvas by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are the Art Anthology Products used:


Beautiful Mixed Media Canvas with Brandy

Hello, Brandy here to share my new canvas! I just love the colors, don’t you!!?? My color inspiration for this project was from our Moodboard Color Challenge going on over at the
Art Anthology Adventures in Art  Facebook group!! AA member Jenn, came up with a beautiful color scheme to challenge and inspire! Stop by and take a peek!

All this Aqua and teal and gold! It’s a magical combination. 

I also love how the tiny white paint splatters bring everything together!

Here’s a link to the tutorial I made on Snapguide!! Come on over! 🙂
Check out How to Alter a Canvas With a Bird Theme by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thanks for stopping by! Go be crafty!!! 🙂


Mixed Media Mini Album with Brandy

Hi There!!! I’m here to show you my latest Art Anthology project, that just happens to be one of the things I like to craft the most… A mini album! I’m loving the rustic nature of effects on this little gem. 🙂


And with the few steps to do on each page,  it’s a really great way to practice your technique!

I made a Snapguide tutorial…come give it a try! 🙂
Check out How to Make a Unique Pocket Mini Album by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Here are the Art Anthology products used in my project today!
Thank you for stopping by!!


Altered Bottles with Brandy

Hi everyone! Today I have two altered bottles to show you. I bought these at my local Target store store, but you could use/recycle just about any bottle you have around! 🙂
I love how they came out. I found the perfect place for these little fairies I’ve been hoarding for a bit!

I created a Snapguide tutorial for these so you can give a try!
Check out How to Alter a Set of Glass Bottles With a Fairy Theme by Art Anthology on Snapguide.



Here’s a list of products used in this project!
Thanks for stopping by!!!



Chest Altered In Lovely Autumn Colors

Hello, Brandy here with today’s post!
As soon as I saw this little chest at my local dollar store, I new I would have the best time altering it! I love this time of year… When those reds and oranges and yellow colors are all ablaze.

With a few Art Anthology paints I changed this little chest into a little autumn splendor!


These paints look amazing, don’t they??

Here’s the Snapguide tutorial I made to help you make your own!!

Check out How to Alter a Mini Chest With Art Anthology Products! by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!!!


Halloween is in the air!


Brandy here to share a Halloween project I made.  It’s an altered clipboard, and it’s just as cute as it is spooky!
I’m in love with these fall colors!


The texture of the Stone Effects paint on the gravestone is amazing. 🙂

Head on over to see the tutorial I made for this project!
Check out How to Create a Halloween Picture Holder by Art Anthology on Snapguide.


Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!!


Here are the products used in the project!!