Hello, thank you for seeing me today!
I would like to show you a few hairbrushes I colored last week. Lucas my older son has a big project to work on for school and since I still have to share the computer with the boys, there is not much space on the craft table for all the books he needs for research AND my crafting tools I need when making a card. He did need me tough to sit with him to get the work finished otherwise he would be just distracted of all sorts of things so I decided to work on some hairbrushes I had sitting for quite a while. I want to show you first the larger kind (it was a bit tricky to get good photos of all 3 of them) and than next time I will show you 3 smaller kinds (stamped and one with a hand drawn design.
Here they are all 3 girls hairbrushes. I like how they turned out!
They look simple but don’t be fooled… it took quite a while to get them nicely stamped and colored it. I had to sand the wood quite a few times until I was happy either where the image was located or to get the full image onto the wood. I had to draw the crown of the center girl by hand.
here is a brush I am going to sent to Janice from Sir Stampalot for her show room. I used the new cute and sassy ballarina Tilda from the new Easter Collection, I also stamped some bumble bees around Tilda and onto the handle
The middle one I will keep for myself. I want to hang this brush in my craft room. Not too happy how the pleads turned out but that was the brush I had to sand the most down and I could tell that that made a big difference how I was able to paint on the wood.
the stamp I used is Tilda with crown, the sentiment is by Amuse Artstamps
The brush to the left is for my sweet friend Tammi. She has 2 beautiful granddaughters and I thought… if she does not like the brush because it is too frilly or girly she might be able to use the brush on one of the girls. I hand drew some stars cascading down the handle to the star wand to fill up the empty space. I love how the pleads turned out on the fairy Tilda”s dress. This was the second brush I colored in after my “tester” brush.
I did get really nice quality brushes. The kind I use for my own boys. I have seen some brushed made with a wood handle in the dollar store – they might be good for decoration purposes but I would not want to use this kind of brush on a daily basis on my kids hair.
on this shot you see how I decorated the handle of the brushes…. first one I sketched out a little sentiment to go with my image, the center one has a crown stamped and embellished with a gem and the last one has Magnolia’s star wand stamped.
I stamped all images with Stazon onto the sanded wood and painted the images with a thin brush in, added some Stickles and some liquid pearls and than coated the brushes with a wood sealer so they are completely usable.