Monday, January 10, 2011

Paint Brush Box Altered

For my birthday in November I got a boxed set of very nice 'faux sable" paint brushes which came with a set of small acrylic paints in tubes and a few other items like pencils, a stylus and eraser.  Since the paints were not of superior quality I just played with all the colors one day, on some copy paper and used them up to get dispose of them.
 Look, I know that sounds funny but often the manufacturers just throw in a set of paints to make it look fuller and then the color palette they use can't even mix up a decent spectrum of colors.  But if they were Golden, Liquitex or some other fine brand I would have kept them.  But as I look at this side where the paints were stored I saw potential for storing other paints and supplies.  So, I did what any artistic crafter would do, I altered the box to my needs.
I removed the plastic tray that held the paints and lined the inside of that side of the box with fabric.  I do adore black houndstooth.  Then I added some strips of foam core to run along the inside edges and sit low enough to allow a piece of matte board to rest on top to form a lid.  I cut it just snug enough to make it stay in place and cut a notch along the side for easy removing of the lid.  
Now,  I have the perfect travel case for my set of fine brushes and I can add my own supplies as needed and of course some stamps to take along.  

  I think it turned out to be rather clever, if I do say so myself.  Now, I am quite ready to take this nifty little art case some place fabulous this new year.   



  1. That is right up my alley, Autumn.. love it.. great idea!!! Hope you're enjoying this snow.

  2. Wow! This is so cool!
    Such a Brilliant Idea!
    I am such a horder, I wish I could just use things up!


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