torsdag 10. juli 2014

Mixed Media Paint Brush

One of the great things with crafting, is that it has given me friends all over the world. Some times these friends give me challenges from time to time. This time, Laurie D Moore challenged me to create something from a Paint Brush. I have seen these paint brushes before - but never thought of alter one - but a challenge is a challenge.

I started with the largest paint brush I could find. The handle was blue plastic and really ugly. Paint will not stick to plastic - I have tried that before, and everything peals off. I have found that the best way to decorate plastic is to use decoupage or Modge Podge, and cover it with paper serviettes or with paper. I covered it with papers from Prima and Modge Podge. I then painted with Gesso and sprayed a thin mist of black dylusions spray.

I have used different bits from computers, typewriters and gears from an old clock. I also sacrificed one of my old paintbrushes. The metal has been coloured with different paints and stains. 

Do pop over to Lauries D Moore's Challenge to follow the work shown there. Great challenge - that also challenge you to use some of your old unused crafting stuff.

4 kommentarer:

  1. This is absolutely amazing Kirsten. WWho would have thought of getting something sooo decorative out of a paintbrush? I sure didn´t, but it looks fantastic.

  2. Utrolig flott! Det kribler av lyst til å prøve noe slikt.. :) Får se om jeg tør.
    Ha en flott sommer videre1 Klem fra varmere strøk her nord :)

  3. Dette var helt utrolig fint! Har ikke tenkt tanken på å jobbe med en malekost! Nydelig løsning på utfordringen din :)


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