Friday, 7 October 2016

Altered Paintbrush - Joanne Bain


Joanne here with you today my altered paintbrush. For this one I was so inspired by this months Dusty moodboard colours again. Honestly with this one I just allowed my creative freedom to flow. I am a very fussy scrapper and am not happy with my projects until I feel everything is in place and I can honestly say now I think it

So this is my paintbrush...


Buckets loads of Dusty dimension, just the way I like it!

I water distressed and pulled apart the layers of some of the chipboard, while with others I left totally natural. Most of the chipboard was given a really good inking with dark brown ink.

To create the gorgeous shimmery blue and brown I used some of the gorgeuos Finnabair Mica Powders mixed with gel medium.

To add extra texture I added lots of neutral coloured cotton thread and then added just a touch of lovely vibrant blue thread to tie it all in. I added a little frayed cheesecloth to the background as well.

I topped the brush off by layering some Finnabair Grungy Butterflies and then added a Dusty title which I left in its natural state.

To finish my brush off I added a sprinkling of micro beads and some of the super cute Dusty Mini Butterflies.

Dusty Attic
Materials List
DA0893 Mini Butterfly #2
DA03920 Vintage Keys
DA1104 Seagrass Small
DA0615a Feathers
DA0750 Mini Scroll #2
DA1001 Lavander
DA1453 Elegant Chain
DA1170 Live Beautifully Title
Wings #1

Other - #8910087 Dark Bark Chalk Edger, #962845 Art Ingredient Mica Powder - Deep Water, #962543 Art Ingredient Mica Powder - Rust, #961435 Soft Gloss Gel, #962586 Micro Beads - Bronze, #963408 Mechanicals Grungy Butterflies, Cotton Thread.

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  1. Well I sure hope that you hang this beauty in your scrap area or some where in your home, Joanne. It's beautiful!

  2. Unique piece!! Totally all the textured elements you have added