Hi there,
It’s Karen sharing a “You are my sun” Altered Brush that I created with the January HH Kit. I was able to use the beautiful “You are my sun…” sentiment stamp from the kit. I thought that it was perfect for this brush. This would be so sweet to add to a lovely gift bag for your special someone. I coordinated the stamp with shimmer powder, flowers, leaves, beaded pins, clear pebbles, gesso and dyed ribbon. Take a peek at my tutorial below.

I began this project by covering the paint brush with gesso. I added 2 coats to provide just that right base.

Next, I tapped on some shimmer powders (Solar Flame and Cherry Bomb) and sprayed water onto the brush to create a watercolor effect. I sat the brush aside to dry.


I then created a great inked sheet of cardstock by adding more water to the glass mat where loose shimmer powder appeared and laying white cardstock from the January kit on top of the ink. I heat set the cardstock to dry. Using black ink, I stamped the “You are my sun…” script and heat set to dry.

Next, I added some dyed ribbon and adhered flowers and leaves to the brush.


I cut the sentiment from the inked cardstock, distressed the edges with coordinating ink and adhered it to the brush. Lastly, I added clear pebbles, beaded pins and ribbon bows to the brush. I tapped on some gesso to enhance the overall design.

I hope that this project has inspired you.  Thanks for stopping by today.