Altered paint brush

Hello everyone, today I’m sharing another mixed media project with you. 
This time I’ve altered a paint brush.

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I bought a cheap paint brush, it’s about 23 cm tall. 
The first thing I did was to cover it with 2 layers of white gesso.

Altered paint brush 2

Then I choose my embellishments, like metal flowers, some brads, chipboards and 
arranged them on the brush

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Before gluing on the embellishments I glued on some lace and wrapped a piece of cheesecloth around the handle of the brush. I also added lightweight art stones for more texture. 
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I covered all the pieces with gesso and let it dry overnight.
Then I used CrafTangles art sprays vibrant violet, bamboo brown and a bit of 
carbon black to color the brush.

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You just keep adding the colors and water to the project until you are pleased with how it looks.
Between the color layers I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process.
Finally I’ve added a few gems and rubbed gold and iridescent violet art waxes to 
highlight the embellishments. 
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This last step makes all the difference to the project.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! 
Hugs, Henriette.
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