Sunday, March 3, 2013

cute girl hairbrushes–coloring on wood

Hello, thank you for seeing me today!

I would like to show you a few hairbrushes I colored last week. Lucas my older son has a big project to work on for school and since I still have to share the computer with the boys, there is not much space on the craft table for all the books he needs for research AND my crafting tools I need when making a card. He did need me tough to sit with him to get the work finished otherwise he would be just distracted of all sorts of things so I decided to work on some hairbrushes I had sitting for quite a while. I want to show you first the larger kind (it was a bit tricky to get good photos of all 3 of them) and than next time I will show you 3 smaller kinds (stamped and one with a hand drawn design.

Here they are all 3 girls hairbrushes. I like how they turned out!Claudia_Rosa_Brushes_6_PM
They look simple Smile but don’t be fooled… it took quite a while to get them nicely stamped and colored it. I had to sand the wood quite a few times until I was happy either where the image was located or to get the full image onto the wood. I had to draw the crown of the center girl by hand.

here is a brush I am going to sent to Janice from Sir Stampalot for her show room. I used the new cute and sassy ballarina Tilda from the new Easter Collection, I also stamped some bumble bees around Tilda and onto the handle


The middle one I will keep for myself. I want to hang this brush in my craft room. Not too happy how the pleads turned out but that was the brush I had to sand the most down and I could tell that that made a big difference how I was able to paint on the wood.
the stamp I used is Tilda with crown, the sentiment is by Amuse Artstamps


The brush to the left is for my sweet friend Tammi. She has 2 beautiful granddaughters and I thought… if she does not like the brush because it is too frilly or girly she might be able to use the brush on one of the girls. I hand drew some stars cascading down the handle to the star wand to fill up the empty space. I love how the pleads turned out on the fairy Tilda”s dress. This was the second brush I colored in after my “tester” brush.


I did get really nice quality brushes. The kind I use for my own boys. I have seen some brushed made with a wood handle in the dollar store – they might be good for decoration purposes but I would not want to use this kind of brush on a daily basis on my kids hair.


  on this shot you see how I decorated the handle of the brushes…. first one I sketched out a little sentiment to go with my image, the center one has a crown stamped and embellished with a gem and the last one has Magnolia’s star wand stamped.


I stamped all images with Stazon onto the sanded wood and painted the images with a thin brush in, added some Stickles and some liquid pearls and than coated the brushes with a wood sealer so they are completely usable.

hugs Claudia


Annie said...

These are gorgeous, such a fabulous idea! Hugs Ann xxx

Sol said...

Fantastic... These look Amazing.. Great Coloring.. And what a Fantastic idea.. Beautiful Details in the paint.. and they all look Gorgeous!!!! :o)
Have A Great Sunday!!! :o)

Juls said...

Wow this is stunning!! What an amazing idea, would you mind if I "borrow" it sometime? So inspirational!! Always admire your work! Hugs Juls

Kim said...

So cute! Stunning!

Hugs Kim

Danielle Champagne said...

lovely idea Claudia! always a wonderful coloring. Hugs.

Teresa said...

Oh Wow! These are superb, really love them. xx

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Claudia!!! Wow, these are amazing! They look fantastic and what great gifts these would make!

You really did a great job coloring these too!

Hugs, my friend!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh they are just wonderful, stunning colouring!! beautiful projects.
Love, Mel. xxx

Irene said...

Phantastisch was dir so alles einfaellt Claudia..einfach super wie toll die geworden sind!!

xx Irene

Sinikka said...

WOW, Tammi will love this!!!!
THis looks great and I think it is so beautiful and also a fab gift for a little baby.
But with what did you color??????
Hugs Sinikka

Sinikka said...

WOW, Tammi will love this!!!!
THis looks great and I think it is so beautiful and also a fab gift for a little baby.
But with what did you color??????
Hugs Sinikka

Sinikka said...

WOW, Tammi will love this!!!!
THis looks great and I think it is so beautiful and also a fab gift for a little baby.
But with what did you color??????
Hugs Sinikka

Sinikka said...

WOW, Tammi will love this!!!!
THis looks great and I think it is so beautiful and also a fab gift for a little baby.
But with what did you color??????
Hugs Sinikka

Sue from Oregon said...

Sure to be a treasure to whomever gets one!!!

Marie-Anne said...

How, they look stunning!


Debbie said...

Absolutely adorable dearie.Such a fab idea.Beautiful gift too.Sorry I've not had much time to comment lately.Beautiful creations as always.Hugs Debbie x

hellerlittle said...

oh what a great idea !! They look soooooooo amazing, your coloring is such beautyfull *OMG
hugs hellerlittle

Kelly said...

Claudia these are amazing!! I love what you did and those little extra stars, bees and embellishments are gorgeous. Who would not want one of these, they are perfect for any age.
Hugs Kelly

Sandra H said...

Claudia, What great ideas you come up with and these are amazing x

Blankina said...

They look absolutely fantastic Claudia!! How are you?
Hope fine..
Hugs Blankina

Romaine said...
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Romaine said...

Claudia, LOVE! so pretty- the ribbon and charms on the handles are such a pretty touch!

Tracey said...

WOW!! These are absolutely INCREDIBLE Claudia!!! WOW!!

Teri said...

So gorgeous and creative, Claudia! They will be treasured by whomever receives them, I'm sure!!!!

Gina K said...

Wow, that's a lot of work but these are gorgeous!!!!

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Laura Love said...

I love these! I have never seen stamping on the back of wooden brushes! They turned out so adorable! I bet they took quite awhile to do, but they did turn out so beautiful! Stunning job Claudia!

Elena F said...

Fantastic all 3; incredible colours. They will be a very very special presents.

Sara said...

Fantastic idea to decorate some plain brushes in this way, your colouring is amazing as always no matter what you paint on it`s always gorgeous, hugs Sara xx

Jane said...

OMG Claudia what a genious you are!!! WOW! I love this idea and I love all three brushes you made. My daughter would love one of these, I'll have to look around for some wooden brushes now. What paint did you use? acrylic? hugs, Jane xxx

Angie said...

Such a great project Claudia! Only you could think of something like this and execute it so perfectly xoxo

annemarie said...

what a great idea. They are really awesome. they are coloreed so perfectly. just love them.

hugs annemarie

Henrikke said...

That is so cute Claduia! I love the colors you have used, they are as girly as they can be! So cute :-)

Anneke said...

Wow Claudia, these are really amazing!! Hugs Anneke

Unknown said...

This is the most amazing project Claudia! The hairbrushes are so darling and to paint the magnolias right onto them is genius. Beautiful and so clever! A wonderful gift! hugs, Angela

Knerten said...

I am so impressed, Claudia, these hairbrushes are so truly sweet :-) Fabulous job, and awesome colouring, too :-)
Enjoy the rest of this weekend.