Friday, September 28, 2012

the Altered Brush Project by Donna Downey

This project was so much fun. I never thought of altering a paint brush. On Donna Downey's blog you can see all the brushes hanging in the bathrooom. Thats right her bathroom.  She also has links to her other posts of altered brushes. Go take a look. You will be amazed at all the creativity. Not one is the same theme at all.  Amazing pieces of art!

Of course because I love Halloween Edgar Allen Poe was a perfect pick for a theme. 

I didn't have a frame for his photo so I made one out of modeling paste. It's not the greatest looking  but I think it fits the project.  I wanted to add more trees branches without making it look cluttered so after added distress stains to the handle I stamped more trees on it with archival ink.  
Here is a close up:
This was so much fun!
You can still join in!
Don't forget to go see the other brushes!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Wow, I love your altered art brush, what an amazing job! Edgar Allen Poe was an inspiration. I was thrilled to see all our brushes in the bathroom, lol
    PS: I took the She Art Workshop too, absolutely love love love Christy's classes.

  2. Thanks so much for the comment-love on my blog. Acutally the class was really worth it, each instructor has such a different technique. I know, Anna's work is amazing! I have 3 favourites out of 5 so far, lol. I think thats pretty darn good :-)

  3. I watch Donna's blog and check out the brushes. I just wanted to say - I love your halloween brush! great work!

  4. This is so cool, I LOVE it! You did an amazing job my friend!!!

  5. oh my goodness- you are a born assemblage artist. This is my favorite project on your blog and you have lots of fantastic stuff to choose from. Gorgeous.


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