Upcycled Paintbrush

Hi there 🙂  It’s Sunday, which means that it’s my day for inspiration at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group!  Our theme for August is “Recycle” – it might sound hard at first, but it’s seriously easy….just reuse something….cardboard, tissue, jars, string, ribbon…..you get the hint 😉  I salvaged an old, used paintbrush for my wall hanging.  It was on the way to the bin, when I scooped it up, as I’d seen some paintbrush projects on Pinterest, and never had a brush.  I selected this image, available in the Circle Oriental Kimono Lady set.  After coloring the image with Copics, I set it aside while I went to work on the brush.  I randomly wrapped some cheesecloth and pearls around it, then added some yellow and blue seaweed-y type stuff.  I popped the image over this with some foam, then added a gold seahorse that I diecut with a Sizzix die 🙂  I had so much fun making this, I’m going to be on the lookout for more paintbrushes, so I can make more!!  Here’s some pics of different angles 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations – August – Use Your Favorite “current” stamp (I looooove Ching-Chou’s images, and these elegant kimono ladies are just so pretty)

Classic Design Team Open Challenge –  #8 August ATG

Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge – #08 ATG

Southern Girls Challenge – Stamp Your Mark On It with Team Lou

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #73 ATG


  1. What a lovely idea to pimp up the paintbrush. Beautiful made in lovely colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Stam[ing Sensations. Marlies

  2. What a great creation and an idea to decorate a paintbrush.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

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