Friday, April 20, 2007

I've been working on more charms for a found object charm swap hosted by Belinda. When I hear the words "found object" rusted grung comes to mind and I had intentions of doing that but my muse had other ideas...

I started with a budget pack of kid's plastic paint brushes and cut most of the handle off, I then wrapped what was left with deli paper painted and stamped with Color Mists and gel medium once dried I then stamped with some gold Krylon leafing paint and sealed them with Crystal Lacquer. Once they were completely cured I drilled holes in the tops and wrapped them with copper wire and beads.

Paint Brush Charms

Below is yet another piece I did using one of my alcohol ink backgrounds...I know you all are probably getting tired of these but I've promised myself to try and use up all the samples I made so here you go:

alcohol ink background with glow in the dark star wall stickers from the dollar store, stamping with krylon gold leafing paint and black Staz-on ink and vintage image. I have to tell you I had forgotten the stickers glowed until I walked in last night and saw my piece glowing in the dark, what a kick to see it glowing! LOL

14 comments:

  1. Oh Aileen, the paintbrush charms are fantastic! Very clever idea!

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  2. I love these charms. Got an extra one? hee hee hee

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  3. LOVE your charms Aileen!!! Im also in this swap :)) Such a great idea that you have come up with

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  4. Oh my ... am I jealous of these charms or what? hee hee

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  5. Aileen, the charms are a delight. And, by the way, I will never get tired of seeing your backgrounds and what you do with them. Dare I mention it doesn't look like it's her hands she has the whole world in?
    Joanne

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  6. How adorable!!! You never cease to amaze me..... I just love those paintbrush charms of yours... and btw... never sick of any technique... LOL Remember me?? I'm the COLOR MIST LADY!! I even brought the one I NAMED to work to show my co-workers..... LOL Of course, they think I'm nuts anyway....

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  7. Your charms are wonderful!! as always you give us such wonderful inspiration!! i have been using my color mists with the varnish technique and adore them- especially the Platinum Pearl. you should be gettin more orders from several of my art friends!!!!

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  8. Oh the charms are splendid and love the collage (of course love alcohol ink backgrounds too!!) but love the charms they are just a brilliant idea!!! thanks for sharing!! Hugs Linda

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  9. As always, Aileen, your art is fun, colorful, creative, and inspirational!! I just LOVE checking out your new posts! :)
    xoxooxoxoo
    Susan Chong
    beegsmachine@yahoo.com
    The Artful Mama

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  10. Hi Aileen! I am new to blog land so I have been going crazy catching up! Love your blog! And the charms are great inspiration because I just joined a charm swap, Thanks for sharing! xxooxx Astrid

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  11. Love your paint brush charms. Are these for Angela's charm swap in June? I can dream can't I?
    ~k~

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  12. Aileen, these charms are FABULOUS! So creative!!! Fran

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  13. Your charms totally rock, Aileen!

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