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Topic: ALTERED PAINTBRUSH SWAP (signup 05/17/13-06/01/13 ; mail by 06/30/13) GALLERY  (Read 10121 times)
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« Reply #60 on: June 30, 2013 10:04:18 AM »

my partner recieved her huge package from the alice and wonderland swap, here is the altered chechire cat paint brush, she took the photo! the inside of ears have pink but it didn't show up in the pic.
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« Reply #61 on: June 30, 2013 12:43:35 PM »

those are awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love the cat! love the queen! what does the base look like under the dress? is it the handle with a polymer leg to make it stand up?

I cut a half circle from the vinegar jug. then curled it into a cone. I ended up punching holes and lacing up the sides to keep it together. Then the paintbrush handle just dropped in from the point of the cone (with a bit more cutting). I drilled a hole through the cone top and the paintbrush and laced some more. The ruff is also cut from the vinegar bottle and covered in lace. I also drilled through the front bottom of the ruff and laced it to the paint brush. The arms are thin dowels with the hands glued to the ends and wired on, padded and covered with fabric. It was fun trying to figure it all out and make it work. Used up alot of little lace and fabric scraps.
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« Reply #62 on: July 01, 2013 03:37:08 AM »

I love the grin - what a great idea!
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« Reply #63 on: July 01, 2013 07:40:40 AM »

Scrapkat--awww--that cat brush is just the cutest!

cmarion3--wow wow wow--the Queen of Hearts is just fantastic!  I also saw birds in the brushes...glad someone made a bird! Grin...it is also very textural...love it!
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« Reply #64 on: July 01, 2013 09:24:25 AM »

Glad you like it and yes its a pin cousion lol
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« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2013 03:17:46 PM »

I received from smaarrt Today as soon as I opened it I was smiling- I swear it's based on a tiny top hat I made for another swap


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« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2013 04:05:14 PM »

Why, yes it is! I couldn't resist - one of my favorite things you have made (next to my awesome bird brush!). I did try a polymer clay hat but yeah, no way was I going to match your skill.

Glad you liked it!
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« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2013 08:02:52 PM »

Oh the little top hat brush is adorable!!!

Guess who also received today from Smmarrt!  Unfortunately, I packed my camera for my trip!  I think I can get at it fairly easily, so I will take pics tomorrow before I go!  I love your artistic style...the brush is just gorgeous and fits with my love of gardening!
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« Reply #68 on: July 02, 2013 05:31:56 PM »

I received my first altered paintbrush from moniqueramsey and she is such a diva (the brush that is, well moniqueramsey is too). All dressed in red and feathers and ready to go. The details are wonderful. And a great little beaded hanger. I can't wait to hang her in my craft room. Thank you so much.

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« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2013 03:18:06 AM »

Even more awesome paintbrushes! Would defo do this swap again!
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