Swap Spotlight: Altered Paintbrushes

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Every now and then a swap pops up that’s really fun and different. Such is the case with the Altered Paintbrush Swap, hosted by downtownmonsters. Each participant altered a 2″ wooden paintbrush for their partners by adding items, painting, or any other method of choice. It’s amazing how wonderful and varied all the paintbrushes are! I wish I could feature all of them, but I’m posting a few of them in hopes you’ll stop by their gallery and see the rest! (Hint: if you don’t want to read all the chatter, click the “Show Images Only” button at the top of the first post to just view all the photos.) 

Be careful going into the ocean! erica_tattoos transformed her paintbrush into a brightly colored giant squid. Looks like he’s caught a fish dinner.

The handle of this paintbrush by cyndy225 became the tongue of a frightful demon. I love his horns and his pierced ear!
You can tell this Cheshire cat by artista83 is every bit as crazy an the original from Alice in Wonderland.
teag used polymer clay to create this fanciful blue bird. 

 

quaggy was really thinking outside of the box when she created this gnome house, complete with a stone walkway up to the door and leafy foliage.

Participating in swaps is a great way to kick-start your creativity. There are several great swaps in the signup stage now, and new swaps are begun all the time. If you haven’t yet joined an organized swap, what are you waiting for? Join in the fun and discover what sort of creative things you can come up with.

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One Comment

  1. cackle says:

    Fabulous brushes! Good article!

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