Altered Cherub Paint Brush

Hi everyone! I have had two weeks of LOTS of errands and not much crafting time. Last week would have been perfect crafting weather since every day had consisted of rain whether only a passing shower off and on or the all day, stay in your pjs type of day. 

 So today I want to share an altered paint brush I created for ClearSnap. I have always wanted to try my hand at altering a paint brush and I finally got my chance with this old paint brush I had laying round.

I started by spraying a small amount of Splash Smooch Spritz into a plastic bowl and add a little water.  Place paint brush in Color Catcher and with a rag wipe the paint down with the watered down Splash Smooch Spritz. To speed up the process dry the brush with a heat gun. Spritz the following Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum and Citrus Tickle randomly all over the brush and dry with the heat gun.

To seal the colors on the brush apply Antique Mod Podge. To get a cool “bubbling effect” use the heat gun to the brush. I sprayed the doily, Border Diecut, Butterfly Wings, Flower and Cherub with Platinum Smooch Spritz. Side note before spraying the flower deconstruct so you will have three each layers and I let dry. Spray the Cherub with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz and rub excess off. 

Mod Podge doily around the side of the brush and let dry. 

Also run cording and gold thread through the Border Diecut and adhere along with the Butterfly Wings and flowers.  

Before adding the cherub to the butterfly wings mod podge to seal.

I added one deconstructed flower next to the cherub and the other flower to the top of the paint brush handle to finish off.  As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Supplies Used:

  1. ClearSnap Smooch Spritz: Log Cabin, Platinum, Citrus Tickle, Splash
  2. ClearSnap Color Catcher
  3. Paint Brush
  4. Antique Mod Podge
  5. Beacon Adhesive Mix Media Adhesive
  6. Gold Thread
  7. Cording
  8. Paper Flower
  9. Doily
  10. Eileen Hull/Sizzix: Buttons, Border and Trim Diecut (Retired)
  11. Mat Board
  12. Chipboard Butterfly
  13. Heat Gun
  14. Cherub Figurine 
  15. Rag

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is wonderful and enjoy creating!


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