Painting by Rachel Harries

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I would have used one of my old ruined paint brushes but sadly I couldn't find one so brought a pack of cheap brushes to play with and its probably a good job as having done a search for altered paintbrushes on Pinterest I think there will be a few more projects featuring paintbrushes. If you get the chance have a look at the wonderful inspiration that's out there.

I started with a Chunkie Surface which is a fabulous alternative to a canvas and much sturdier to add 3d elements to, I can also stand independently which I like. I start by assembling the Chunkie.



I then added some pieces of torn pages to add texture and interest to the finished piece.


I then use a stencil and some texture paste, when I'm using my stencil I take a bit of time to think about how to position it to get the elements I want in spots where they will be seen.


I then start adding my elements including the paintbrush, I used some pieces of cardboard behind my paintbrush to raise it a little. The elements I add are a mixture of resin, greyboard and air dry clay, I also add some paper flowers.


I give everything a good coat of gesso and make sure it is dry.


I then start adding layers of acrylic paint using a water spray bottle to disperse the paint as I dab it in places, I dry between layers.






I then add some waxes in places, at this point you could leave it but I wanted to add some extra detail.


I added some glitter paint to the bottom of the brush and some of the area beside it, the photo doesn't really show off the glitter, I am going to add more glitter to this as I feel it could do with more because you know sometimes there just isn't enough sparkle.


I hope you like this project.

Thats Crafty! Surfaces MDF Chunkies
Thats Crafty! White Gesso
Thats Crafty! Surfaces Bits n Pieces Greyboard Cogs
Finnabair Cogs and Wings Mould
Air Dry Clay
Prima Redesign Keyhole Mould
Finnabair Stars and Moon Mould
Finnabair Mechanica Mould
Resin
Finnabair Stencil

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8 comments

  1. hi xx
    this is a lovely piece of work Rachel
    do you sell them ?

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  2. Absolutely love this Rachel ❤️
    Love
    Amanda x

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  3. Absolutely stunning artwork Rachel. The dimension from all the layers is amazing.
    Fliss xx

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  4. Wow Rachel its soo lovely๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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