…no really!!! Well, my art work is! I participated in Donna’s amazing Altered Brush Project! What has her bathroom got to do with you ask?! Well, at Donna Downey Studios, Donna wanted her bathroom walls to look as amazing as her gallery walls…thus was born the Altered Brush Project. To find out more about it visit her blog SIMPLY ME. My brush is on her blog post today, Pinterest and in her bathroom!!!
The photo of my son is a black and white copy that I transfered with multi-medium to sticky-back canvas.
I painted the raw wood of the brush handle with black gesso and did some sanding in areas. I then layered on top of the sanded gesso with acrylic paint and randomly placed rub-on letters.
I rusted the metal band around the brush, painted dash lines and added twill. I altered the chipboard frame by applying seed beeds and clear gems. I painted the gems with acrylic paint. I really am happy with the looked I achieved with the painted gems. They look like they have lost some of their shine over the years and I think that works with the piece.
Thank you so much Donna Downey for this opportunity!!! I really enjoyed creating this piece and I am so thrilled to be a part of this project!
Please leave any questions about how I made this altered brush in the comments and I will leave a reply ASAP. As always, thank you so much for stopping by and I do(!!) appreciate all the lovely comments!!!