Friends of Happy Wen!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Altered upcycle!

So hubby picked up some of my fave perfume for me and the container just screamed "i'm a paintbrush holder"!

 So... that's what i did - it's perfect! Rummaged through my stash and found some fun Foofala paper, fashioned a cheesecloth flower for the top, distressed every edge with Tim Holtz distress inks and it happily sits in a corner of my workspace. I want to learn how to use the distress inks for watercoloring, hence the need for paintbrushes - then to my delight I see where Tim Holtz has come out with a marker set of distress inks - I HAVE TO HAVE THESE  once they arrive at OOZAK! (i'm on the "notify list":)
Have a lovely Valentine's Day, Friends!



sallysbitz said...

This is a brilliant idea. Good way of recycling x

hugs sally x

Tammy Ortiz said...

Great idea it is funny we see creative in everything lol
Hugs Tammy

Candy C said...

Hi Wendy. Your paintbrush holder is a stroke of genius! It's's creative and it has a useful purpose! Love that combination! Thanks for sharing your idea with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Amanda said...

Hi wendy, love your brush holder, i have got to make myself some of those cheesecloth flowers. I too have the distress markers on pre order I went for the full set, its no good trying to decide which colours, and I can't wait till they arrive in the next week or so (hopefully)
Love Amanda x

Tracy said...

Now that's one fine paint brush holder! :-) I've been eyeing those markers too. I'm wondering how they'll compare to the paintbrush and DI method. Gorgeous project Wendy!

Darlene Lyons said...

Oh boy another thing to collect! I love what they do! Rusty is great over at OOzak. I found you in the looking for followers discussion over at the outlawz. I hope you will stop by to visit me @