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Monday, 21 April 2014

Altered Paintbrush and Mousetraps

Hey guys I am back again....how was your Easter? I hope you all didn't eat too much chocolate!!

Today I am back with a couple of really quick projects.  Yes I am still using the Botanical Tea papers from Graphic 45, But I thought with Mothers Day coming up this could make some really unique gift ideas.

First I have for you a couple of Altered Mousetraps that I have turned into Shabby Chic fridge magnets.....

I completely pulled the mousetraps apart and gave them a couple of coats of gesso.


Then I set about covering them with just some leftovers and some scraps from my previous projects and on each of them I have used some of the 2.5cm Curly Roses. As they are so small they were completed really quickly.  Which meant I could move onto altering this paintbrush.


I managed to find some paintbrushes that come with raw wooden handles....the only downside of them is that the largest size I can get is 3inches, but that is not too bad as I have found that I can get a lot onto that small piece of real estate!!



I have used satin flowers, a piece of an old doily, lace, some scraps from the Botanical Tea - "Fauna" which I layered with "Sweet Chamomile"


 I have added an Elise Satin Bloom to a piece from an old cotton doily.
 I fussy cut a butterfly from the papers and added a thin coat of glossy accents for durability.

 The final touches were some snippets of bling from my stash, a seam binding hanger and one of those gorgeous resin birds.


Here is the finished project....something a little different and avery unique gift giving idea... You can also see this project over on youtube http://youtu.be/1eECcZYrcVg


Well I hope you have enjoyed my  Mad About Scrappin share for this week...
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

1 comment:

  1. I thought I had seen this but I was wrong. I think you have altered mousetraps before and I was as surprised then as I am today. We just don't come across them in the UK so wouldn't even enter my mind to alter one, lol... Of course now I will be keeping an eye out if they are small enough for fridge magnets. Beautiful pprs used (I am cutting back on buying G45 until I get around to using what I have - hmmm, could be some time?)... "Unique" idea indeed! :))

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