Saturday, September 15, 2012

Paintbrushes...Not Just For Painting! (Part 1)

Warning: New Addiction Alert! I'm participating in an Altered Paintbrush Swap, and this crazy winged and geared girl will now belong to Gloria Alexander, who should receive her today. Lots of Wendy's Art Parts and Tim's Idea-ology helped me put her together. 
Trouble is, now I want to alter all the tools in the garage!!! Even screwdrivers are really turning my creative juices on! Yikes!!! We use these tools everyday to make and alter things, but now we can use the tool itself as the project. It's opened up a whole new genre of Art for me. When you Google paintbrush art, all sorts of things pop up of people making Art out of common tools, and have been for years.  Aside from painted saw blades, I never knew or even thought about altering tools. The world of Craft Blogging has really OPENED up my eyes to the world of Art. There are so many talented and creative people out there...inspiration abounds!
Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow, when I show you the Paintbrush Art Girl I made for myself.
 
 
Supplies:
From My Stash- metal wings, Bead Landing Gears & Glass Capsules

I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



28 comments:

  1. Where do I start? This is just AMAZING! The level of detail and the arrangement of the various parts works SO well. People seem to be altering everything these days (my dog needs to watch out!!!) Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Buttons x

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  2. I have seen a number of these - wasn't sure at first but loved Marjie's one. Now this one: totally amazing and I have to say that THIS one would certainly have to be my #1. I'm amazed at all the elements you have used AND the manner in which they've been put together. She is fabulous.
    Juliax

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  3. You have been having a lot of fun by the looks of things! I first saw altered paint brushes on Cloth Paper Scissors but they had been turned into note pads.

    Sally

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  4. Wowzers Anita! I have been keeping an eye on Donna Downey's project with brushes but I think you have taken it to another level in creativeness. This is just amazing, love your use of art parts and my favourite bit is the heart with the lock on it. Love the face with the mask, in fact, I just love it all! Brilliant. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  5. Wow wonderful idea. It is so beautiful.

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  6. Ahhhhh-mazing! Looka those teeny tiny colored fingernails!!!

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  7. Totally cool! You are so amazingly clever. LOVE the steampunk heart with the click key and the key hole!

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  8. So cool! Love this altered brush! I really like the mix of steampunk with victorian. Stunning! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. I love your whimsical Steampunk altered art paint brush lady. The detailing is incredible. Blessings!

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  10. I'm open-mouthed... just staring in wonder! What an extraordinary work of art. Every element is utterly lovely - I love the delicate pastel colours with the quirky steampunk look - am highly envious of Gloria!! Wow, Anita... just - wow!
    Alison x

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  11. Anita, she is amazing!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!

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  12. OMG, Anita, this is INSANE!!!!
    I love it.

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  13. She's fabulous, Anita! Love the clothing you made for her... those stamped shirtsleeves really rock and the hearts is wonderful not to mention all the gears. My favorite touch though is the nail polish... no detail left undone!

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  14. Wow, the details on this Anita, are just amazing!!! Love, love, love what you did with the head...fabulous!

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  15. A gorgeous piece of artwork Anita...love how you've used the materials! Love it...

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  16. Anita, she is a real work of art! just gorgeous - every detail!

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  17. Anita, she is a real work of art! just gorgeous - every detail!

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  18. Another fabulous inspirational piece Mrs Houston !!!! This is jaw dropping gorgeous. Looking forward to part 2 .


    Crafty hugs Annie x

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  19. Hello Anita
    You continue to extend yourself to areas that I would not dare to dream about. This piece of Art work is very Avant-garde; most would say unorthodox, but whatever the term you want to label it with the bottom line is that it is an exceptional piece of work, well done it looks amazing.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  20. Oh Yes, my new treasure! She is just stunning folks, just stunning. Photos don't do her justice!!! Her and I are now getting to know each other and she will be displayed proudly in my Art Studio. Her name is name "Createss".
    Anita, from the bottom of my heart, I truly want you to know how much I enjoy your friendship and appreciate you making me such a beautiful piece of Artwork!! Hugs!

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  21. This is crazy amazing! I love her right down to her shiny little fingernails. Unbelievable. Love the hardware and the seam binding, the stamping and the combination of art parts...holy cow! You are a genious :)

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  22. Well now I'm just going to pass out from over exposure to awesomeness!

    Just step over me....
    :D

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