October 19, 2015

Create Altered Art - Finn Team

Hello dear friends! 
Today I'm sharing my first post on Finnabair Creative Team and I'm very excited to be working with such amazing and talented ladies!
For my first post I decided to alter an old paintbrush. I found this beauty in a basement and it was love at first sight. :)
Here's how an old, dusty and long forgotten paintbrush turned out when I attacked it with Finnabair's Art Basicsand Art Ingredients.

The front:

And the back:

I wanted to make both sides of the paint brush look interesting, so I used two Plated Labels from the Mechanical set 'ART' and 'CREATE' with some mini brads.
I really love that they look as if they were screwed on the brush - in fact, they aren't, I just glued them with 3D Gloss Gel.
I also used a few more Mechanicals to embellish the brush, again with the 3D Gloss Gel.

In order to change the color of the brush, I made a custom paint with Soft Matte Gel and Rust Mica Powder. This combination makes a waterproof paint which will stay on your surface no matter what - I just love it!
I also made two more custom paints with Soft Matte Gel and Mica Powders: 'Peach Opal Magic' and 'Blue Opal Magic'. These opal powders are really magical. They have beautiful sparkle and shine, which will be perfect to add unique luminous look to any craft project. I love how they look on my paintbrush!

I also used two Art Extravagance line Texture Pastes 'Platinum Crackle' and 'Graphite' on several spots.

I like textures on my projects and these two are so different each other. The effect they create is so unique.

After all media were dry, I added on desired spots five different Art Ingredients to give more texture and create beautiful look: copper micro beads, pitch black glass glitter, copper glass glitter, gold glass glitter and mulberry mica flakes.

I used quite a lot of Finnabair Art Basics and Ingredients and had so much fun playing with all these media.
Here is my video so you can see the whole process step by step...

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I hope you find my first Finn Team project inspiring!
Maybe you also have some old paintbrushes that are just waiting there to get a new altered life? ;)




  1. Amazingly beautiful. Your work is so inspirational to me .. thank you for that.

  2. Εχω μείνει άφωνη, ειναι εξαιρετικό! Τοσο καλοδουλεμένο και διαφορετικό απο ολα τα altered paintbrushes που έχουμε δει κατα καιρούς! Πανέμορφο!

  3. oh my goodness this is one of the most gorgeous piecesI have ever seen on Finn's blog....I knew you were going to be so amazing on her team!!!!!! thanks so much for making a video too! you are soooooo talented :)

  4. Fantastique!!!!! C'est tellement beau!

  5. Fantastic, you are so inspirational ❤️


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