Handyman’s Holiday Hop

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A few weeks ago I happened to mention that I would be participating in a Handyman’s Holiday Blog Hop.  The challenge behind this was to take a 2inch paint brush and alter the brush for one of the fall holidays. I was a bit nervous at first, I am quite good at following directions and recreating something, but not so good at creating my own unique look.  While we were free to choose from any fall holiday, I, of course, had to pick Christmas it is my favorite holiday after all. While my paintbrush is not as elaborate as some of the others, I am good with it because I usually try to keep my work simple, with a clean look to it. I am also quite happy with this project as I used stuff I already had on hand.  Besides the paint brush, I didn’t have to purchase anything.

P1030459 I started with a basic 2-inch paint brush.  The package I purchased came with 2 brushes.  I am thinking that I might try my hand at a graduation paint brush.  Shhhh that will be a secret (here is hoping that my daughters don’t read my blog). I was trying to decide what color to paint my brush when I remembered that I had some alcohol inks left over from a project several years ago and haven’t used them since.  I used both a red and a green for the brush, I am quite happy with the finished look of the wood after using the inks. I need to remember to play with the alcohol inks more often.

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P1030462I found a couple of ribbons that I thought would be fun and add to the Christmasy feel.

Next step was a few snowflake stickers to go with the snowflake ribbon and the Christmas/Winter feeling.

I continued adding embellishments and stickers that would complement the Christmas theme.

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The finished front side of the brush and below is the finished back side.

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Thank you for joining us on the Handyman’s Holiday Hop. Make the rounds and be inspired. The next stop is D’s Paper Studio with guest blogger Beth Williams. Anytime you get lost a list of blogs is on D’s Paper Studio at http://debbysdares.blogspot.com

Our “Be Inspired Giftaway is featured at D’s Paper Studio. Check out Debby’s blog for details. Four winners will be chosen from comments on all the blog posts in the Handyman’s Holiday Hop.

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