Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Altered Paint Brush

Good afternoon everyone!

Hope you all are enjoying a wonderful summer!

I haven't done much creating this summer but I am slowly trying to ease my way back into it.

A card here,
a tag there...

Today I want to show you a first for me,
I altered a paint brush!

I've painted quite a few walls in my time but never a paint brush! 

Here it is.....

Not being one who plans out her projects I decided that I would with this one...

so pulled out a couple of wooden diecuts...

a house, a tree and the letters to spell HOME.

Do you see them? 



Oops, here they are...
 laying here on my desk!

So much for having a plan!


I gesso'd the brush, 
added a crackle look with texture paint and a stencil,
sprayed it all over with several different sprays,
then after a few different lace placements, 
embellishment placements, 
flower placements
and the elimination of the original idea...
I finally finished my piece!

Here are a couple of close ups.....

The flowers I used are from Prima.
I tucked a few pieces of bead trim in here and there between them.

The brown gem spray coming out of the bottom of the flowers is one that I've had for a while.
I've tried to add it to a few other projects and it never quite fit in...must have been waiting for this!
What do you think?

I used my bow-it-all to make the bow using a piece of lace and a piece of seam binding.

The dangling gems I've had for ages!
I think they worked quite nicely here!

Below is another look at the finished piece!

I'm entering this in the
Moore Art from the Heart - Altered Paint Brush challenge HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

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