Sunday, 3 March 2013

Altered Paintbrush

This morning while driving with Nate in his truck I spotted this paintbrush sitting in the console between us. It was still wrapped pretty in its paper and waiting for Nate to use it to paint another shadow box mind started thinking it could be pretty as an altered piece. Thus....I hurried up and snuck it in the pocket of my jacket before Nate would notice and I carried on as if I had not just committed a crime. I did eventually tell him that I stole something from his truck. I didn't tell him what I had stolen though. Needless to say when he did see the project his first comment was, "I needed that!". Well Nate, Obviously I did too! Its a paint brush. Get over it. :)
I gesso'ed the paintbrush handle and painted it bright yellow. I applied a layer of crackle and then instead of putting another color on top I just used brown ink to get into all the cracks and crevices. I painted the metal strip with green paint and made some pink flowers to add here and there. I painted a canvas butterfly and stamped some script on him. I added lots of bling and a cute little sentiment that says "make your own path". A few Liquid Pearls finished off this silly project of the day.

The flowers were all cut from a sheet of double sided paper and scrunched up or distressed with a gem added to the middle.

Its always nice to do something you wouldn't normally do and break free from the comfort zone!