I hosted round 4 of the Short and Sweet on the CMB for the month of April. Our challenge of the month was to alter a paint brush. I was partnered with a fellow grunge lover and friend. I felt it kind of liberating that I could just create and not hold back. My style isn't for everyone and that is okay :)
I went to town on this brush using all kinds of materials and techniques. I absolutely love how it came out.
I started off by opening up the side of the metal on the brush where it is crimped. I pulled out the bristle block and re-crimped the metal. I painted the handle and metal part with two coats of gesso. Once dry, I painted with two coats of iron paint followed by two coats of rust activator. Once fully dry, I stamped with a script stamp and fine black embossing powder. I punched holes on the sides and one in the front. I mixed teal paint with water and dripped down the side.