Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Some swaps

I joined a few swaps on one of my Yahoo groups, here's what I've completed so far.
These first ones are for an altered paintbrush swap. We were supposed to buy two 3" chip brushes and alter them in any way we wanted. This first one is actually a 2.5" brush that I started to play around with:
 I covered it with a mixture of pearl powder and mod podge that I made for another project. I had to layer it pretty heavily to get a good cover. I then added the metal piece and blue 'jewels' in a couple of the holes. I really love this.
This picture is the beginning of one for the swap:
 I ended up painting the brush orange and gluing the gear and compass piece on it, there's also a grey 'jewel' in the middle of the compass. I'm having a hard time figuring out what to put on the back. I'm thinking of some smaller gears, but I really don't have a lot of those.
This is my second one for the swap, this picture is the finished piece:
 I covered it with dictionary pages (my new favorite way to cover things), and then wrapped a piece of vintage trim over the metal part.
This next piece is an ATC for a swap that got cancelled:
It was for a rainbow swap, we were to use the seven colors of the rainbow or one for each card.

I also joined a ticket swap, which I am having the hardest time decorating, and a flowers swap, I can't get inspired for that one.

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