How to Make a Decorative Mixed Media Paint Brush with Dew Drops

Happy Saturday!  I am happy to show you how make this mixed media paint brush featuring dew drops.

Here are the ingredients you will use:

 

  • Paint brush of your choice
  •  Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Clear Gesso
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Delta Metallic Gleams – Metallic Bronze
  • Plaid Enterprises Liquid Leaf – Florentine Gold
  • Art Alchemy Waxes – Opal Magic and Rose Gold
  • Tim Holtz Stencil
  • Texturez Dimensional Paste Gold
  • Sandra Evertson Cathedral Window
  • Dew Drops in black and white (diamonds, dew drops, and tear drops)
  • White Thick Cotton Twine
Directions:
 
1.  Coat your paint brush  and embellishments with Gesso, as needed.  Allow to dry
2.  Paint your paint brush with acrylic paint.
  3.  Add gold texture paste to wooden part of brush through the stencil. Note that I also used vintage matte medium prior to stenciling.  This is totally optional and you don’t need to do it.  I also wrapped the brush with twine.  I found it helps hold the stencil in place.
4.  I painted the brush after the dimensional paste dried,  with the metallic bronze gleams.  Once that is dryBegin embellishing!  Sorry for the super messy photo normally I would not even show you this state of work!  Messy messy crafter!
Never be afraid to show your work in process!  I also glued the cathedral frame onto the upper brush next!
5.  This is the brush with all the embellishments glued with tacky glue to the brush.  Notice how the white gaps I had before are gone!  To do this is used the Florentine gold leaf.  It is super liquid and can cover all the little nooks and crannies!  Next I added paper flowers and a charm of Mary in the Cathedral window.
6. Finally I used royal robe and rose gold waxes on the Cathedral window and on other areas of the brush to add highlights.  I use my fingers to do this, but you can always use a make up sponge to apply and buff the wax.
Hope you enjoyed this project!  I’ll see you on the 18th for another fun project!
I really hope that you are weathering this difficult time well and having some time for creativity while you are social distancing.
~ Victoria
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