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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Patti J said...

Wish I had a quarter for every paintbrush I've thrown away over the years! Tina, this is such a fun idea! Melanie's tulips are colored beautifully, and love the embellies! Great job :) Hope you and DH are getting some rest. Hugs...

Susan Sieracki said...

What a FANTASTIC gift for a man's garage...spruces it up without being too feminine. I love it!


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