Saturday, 8 July 2017


My project is basically another experiment using more of my mixed media goodies decorating a painting brush.

Stamping my stamp from Stampotique onto tissue paper,
then adding onto my brush with water and glue to blend into the paint.
The word 'dream' is also a stamp, unknown, as I have had it for years.
My flowers were stamped from Altenew stamp set, onto background paper
made with 'smooshing' DI, fussy cut then adhered onto my brush.
A few extra elements to make my brush 'girly/feminine' were also added.
Gesso and acrylic paint was used to paint my brush. 
Sparkle medium was also applied.

I have finally completed converting all of my block stamps to ones
I can now use in the misti by using EZ mounting foam.

Fashionable Stamping....feminine
Scr@p-Cards....things with wings
Happy LIttle Stampers....mixed media


Laurel Kerr said...

This looks so Beautiful and girly Annie..loz

Glennis said...

Very creative Annie, good on you for converting your stamps, I am still on the fence with this one, as I would need to sort a different storage solution

Elborgi said...

This is so gorgeous!

chrissie said...

Stunning alteration Annie. I have always wanted to alter a paintbrush and never fitted it in. Good idea to change the stamps as well but that will be a very big job for you with so many stamps

Love Chrissie xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Valerie

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hi Annie,
eine verrückte aber geniale kreative Idee einen Pinsel zu dekorieren. Das ist dir super gelungen. Ich bin begeistert.
Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende. Hugs Silvi

Debra K. said...

Absolutely blown away with this Annie! Such a beautifully feminine brush. So many gorgeous details. I love all your stamping, the little ballet shoes, the butterfly, the colours and finally all the sparkle :). Love this! Debra x

Shirley Chillman said...

Love this Annie especially the pretty girlie stamp ... (beauty is in the eye of the beholder, lol). Might have to have a go at altering a paint brush, thanks for the inspiration.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Margreet said... are so versatile!
xxx Margreet

Shirley Young said...

What a great idea Annie, it looks so pretty xx

brenda said...

Experimenting is good and such fun Annie, such pretty girly colours.

B x

Dortesjs said...

This is so gorgeous i have seen some like them very creative i love it. your colour choice i love very much ;O)

Doreen said...

Wow a gorgeous

Maxine D said...

What an amazing project Annie - this is absolutely beautiful - love it!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Annie you are so creative and love your 'makeover' really are good in experimenting with textures and colours...


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is gorgeous love it

Marjan Küppers said...

Great idea and wonderful result!! So very creative!

Carol L said...

I never could have imagined giving a paintbrush some artsy decor, but you've done it amazingly! WOW!

Sarah said...

What a brilliant idea Annie and so beautifully done xx

cuilliesocks said...

Wow Annie how fabulous, I absolutely love this, who would have thought of altering a paint brush, gorgeous images and colours, Kate x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This looks AMAZING ! I so like the sparkle here! Extraordinary BEAUTIFUL and feminine - with a touch of fun and fanciness!

Scraptastisch said...

What a wonderful idea Annie and so many gorgeous details!
I love the colors and sparkling, thank you very much for playing with the
Scr@p-Cards Challenge! Have a nice weekend!
xx Gerie en DT

Chris said...

Love this idea Annie, would never have thought of altering a paint brush it looks amazing!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is amazing!! I love how you've re-purposed the paintbrush!! It's a work of art!! Gorgeous colors and design!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Chrissy said...

Who would have thought an old paint brush could make such a girly and gorgeous everything about this project Annie..brilliant.


crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous transformation Annie -we are so on the same wavelength at the moment -been looking at these on Pinterest for inspiration lol-love the stamps,colour and sparkle very girly love the little ballet shoes too
Carol x

Meggymay said...

Oh wow, I might take to painting walls if all the brushes looked as fantastic as this. But, I wouldn't dream of using one that has had a fabulous alteration like yours.
Yvonne xx

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Great project. Thank you for sharing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Greeting Carola

Fiki said...

its stunnng!
love it!

martine said...

What a super nice creation aNNie,
with that beautiful butterfly out processed
Cosy that you will join with our challenge at scrap-cards thanks for that love DT Martine

Carol said...

A wonderful transformation Annie, so pretty. Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Annie
This is a super cool paint brush. Looks amazing.
Have a good week.
Ang x

Brenda's Card Corner said...



Lisa Lynn said...

Annie, this is so adorable. Love all the sparkle.

Barb said...

What an amazing transformation. Your brush looks fantastic Annie. I love your girl stamps and gorgeous colours and sparkle. Barbxx

Irene said...

Super creative and wonderful experiment Annie, thanks for joining our Scr@pCardsChallenge again!

xx Irene - DT