Sunday, March 3, 2013

cute girl hairbrushes–coloring on wood

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!Claudia_Rosa_Brushes_6_PM
They look simple Smile 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.

hugs Claudia


  1. Hello Claudia,

    Whoo This looks amazing wonderful creations you have make.

    Hugs Marrie

  2. Oh, sooo beatiful hairbrushes Claudia! never seen anything like this....just like a dream! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs Lillemor

  3. What a wonderful hairbrushes Claudia.They're so gorgeous and so sweet.What a great idea of you.

    lot of hugs Ju@nita

  4. In one word........BRILLIANT!!!!!!

  5. Oh My God Claudia!!!!! This is really stunning and awesome!!! I have never seen this before! Hugs, Chantal

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  7. Wow - they're beautiful Claudia!! Could you please tell me what kind of paint you used on the brushes? Thanks, Marie x

  8. CLAUDIA I truly want to shout DIBBS but I see they've been taken :( This is tooooooo beautiful and a perfect pressie for a girl that takes care of her things. I have one of those and she would love this. Maybe one day I'll make time but I'm not so sure ....I'm scared it won't come out as pretty as yours. You hand drew some of the elements???WOW! You are amazing Claudia and I always look for your blog for inspiration. Thank you girlie for sharing <3