Friday, November 17, 2017

Tutorial for OTR - an altered paint brush

I have discovered the art of altering paint brushes ... my new favorite thing to alter.


For this altered brush I started out with a 4" (new) paint brush from Lowe's.

 I covered the brush handle and bristles with a couple light coats of white Gesso.


 Next I gathered my supplies from my stash of things I thought I might use.


 Then I painted the handle and metal band with several layers of paint.


I coated the wood handle with a light coat of Mod  Podge and added the tissue paper to the handle.


My favorite part was adding the embellishments.  For me it's a process of finding balance, proportion, variety and harmony.