Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Altered Paint Brushes

Have you seen Donna Downey's website featuring altered paint brushes?  It is quite amazing how many different ideas there are when it comes to altering a paint brush.  I tried my hand at two recently.  One for a swap and another for my sister in California.  Here is what I came up with.
This is the one I did for the swap.  It has a little book of watercolor paper glued to where the bristles used to be.  The pages were sprayed with Dylusions and stamped with Dina Wakley's new stamps.

This is the brush I made for my sister who has always wanted to go to Tahiti.  Both of the brushes are 4" paint brushes purchased from the hardware store.  Both were painted with acrylic paints.  A lot of glue was involved in the form of glue dots, Glossy Accents and of course, Red Line tape.  The only limits are your imagination.


  1. Beautiful brushes! Great idea!

  2. Paintalicious!!!! Both are gorgeous! I'm super impressed you removed the bristles and added the pad...creative genius!!!

  3. I love these! A new way to inspire, how fun~
    Gorgeous colors-your Sis is going to love hers! So fun...

  4. Wow! Love both of these.... that first one with the bristles swapped out for paper pad is so unusual and funky... I love the way you wrapped the handle too. Reminds me of ballet slippers. Bet your sister loves hers, too!

  5. I love these brushes, Renee. The watercolor pages one is so fun looking. I, too, sent in a brush to DD Studios. That was fun to create. You can see it here: