Monday, 11 July 2016

Altered Paint Brush

At the weekend Martin scoured the shed for some unloved paintbrushes. After base coating them a couple of times with black gesso I then gave them both a layer of black media paint, followed by a coat of dazzling metallic black shimmer. The right one I loosely tickled with gold media paint and the left one I coated quite thickly with media clear crackle.

Once it had dried I used my finger to smudge in gold media paint, I used a baby wipe to wipe it back so the paint stayed in the cracks.

I also painted some of the bristles with the gold too.

Now this ended up nothing like what I actually set out to do, but I decided that I didn't want to cover up too much of that lovely crackle.

I'd decided on a steampunky theme, but ended up making a face out of the parts.

The white on the brush above the eye is just where the glue is still wet. I gave him a dickie bow too.

His nose is a small screw with a watch part over the top, with a spring over the top of both.

Another head shot. Eyes are gears and watch parts, the tash is a brad and the mouth is a copper coil. Hair is from a stainless steel scourer (a new un-used one!!)

And finally a close up of the middle part which I just couldn't cover up as it's so decorative.

I've made this for a swap we are having over on the Mini Marvels FB group.

All products are from the DecoArt range.


Helen said...

your paintbrush is fabulous Sam; no wonder you couldn't cover that gorgeous gold crackle!

chrissie said...

What a terrific idea Sam--the crackling is amazing

Love Chrissie xx

hazel said...

A fabulous and fun project Sam, I love him.
xxx Hazel.

craftytrog said...

He's fab Sam! Love that crackle! xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Great idea !
Corrie x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous idea, he is so cute!! xx

craftimamma said...

He's really fun Sam! Love how you created his face from all the elements and that crackle is something else! Wow!!!

Lesley Xx

Sandy said...

Oh what fun - absolutely delightful!!
Sandy xx

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