Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Brushing up for Spring....
Nothing says Spring to me more than tulips!! Today I am sharing a project I did that I found last October online. Can't remember the site, but they were a HUGE inspiration for me. These are USED, old paint brushes. Really! I have a friend who was a customer's of ours when I worked for my dad and he supplied me with a huge amount of old paint brushes. Some have paint caked on them, some are actually brand new. These two were used and in pretty ok condition really.
I colored the "brush" area using acrylic paint then added a few different Washi tapes around the top of the brush. I used some Pure Luxury Layering Weight White and a Martha Stewart punch to create a "fence" around the brush. My tulips were from Melanie Muenchinger's, "A Year of Flowers", one of my all-time FAVORITE Melanie sets! I colored them with my Copic markers and cut them out and mounted them behind the fence. A little ribbon and a few Tim Holtz elements finished off my brushes. I painted he handle with more acrylic paint.
I actually made these for my dad to hang in his newly built garage.... his 2nd home. LOL He loves tulips and whenever possible I send a few his way. Even sending him some real bulbs as gifts from time to time.
We are getting a heat wave the next few days.. 50 degree weather so I KNOW I will be having Spring Fever but sadly it won't last long as there is the "white stuff" scheduled for next week. Ugh. I hope wherever you are you are keeping warm.
I'm hoping to get a bit of running done today if hubby is doing well. My MIL is here so hoping she will make it easier for us to get to a few things or at least a chance for me to run and maybe even do some creating.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!! *HUGS*
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