Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mixed Media Art Brush with Silk Foam Flower for Scrap & Craft

Welcome to my creative space!

I've been seeing so many gorgeous mixed media altered paint brushes, that I just had to create one for myself. This started with an inexpensive 3-inch brush with a wooden handle. The handcrafted flowers is my first with Silk Foam from the Scrap & Craft Store. The gorgeous chipboard pieces are also from the store. If you haven't tried one of these art brushes yet, I hope you'll be inspired to give one a try! Scroll down for close-ups and all the details

Tips and Techniques
This handcrafted flower is created with Silk Foam, shaped with the Metal Ball Tool Set, and colored with Distress Oxide inks. The white Mini Stamen are also from the store. 

I don't think I'll be using Distress Oxides to color Foamiran or Silk Foam again even though I adore the colors. Since it is a more permanent ink, my hands were stained for days. :D 

The Anemone Fabian Ornaments Chipboard and Artistiko Cog from the Scrap & Craft store are heat embossed with pale gold embossing powder.

The wings are created with Prima Paper Clay in the Prima Wings & Locket Mould, set aside overnight to dry, then brushed with Finnabair's Sparks paint and Wax. Finnabair's metal "Art" piece is also brushed with Sparks Paint and wax. The brush has several layers of Finnabair's Impasto Paints and Sparks Paints along with gesso then finished off with a light brushing of her gold wax.

I used Bambino Glue from the store to adhere Finnabair's Regular and Mini Art Stones around the cluster. I thinned some of the Sparks Paint to brush over the Art Stones, then a light brushing with the gold wax to highlight the texture.

 This gorgeous Misz Masz Chipboard Butterfly is brushed with Sparks Paint and the edges with gold art wax. Bambino Glue is a great way to adhere microbeads for a textured body.

The handle of the brush is stenciled with Finnabair's Light Paste. The decorative metal piece is painted and waxed like the rest of the brush and centered with a coordinating rhinestone from my stash.

Scrap & Craft Products
Silk Foam ~ White
White Mini Stamens ~ 1 mm
Metal Ball Tool set , 4 pcs
Anemone ~ Fabian Ornaments
Misz Masz ~ Butterfly Die Cut Chipboard
Artistiko ~ Cogs Set   
Bambino Glue ~ 45 Gram Tube

Other Products
Prima ~ Finnabair - Mechanicals: Rustic Washers
Prima ~ Finnabair - Mechanicals: Rustic Gears
Prima ~ Finnabair - Mechanicals: Plates and Labels
Prima ~ Finnabair - Vintage Trinkets: Mini Brads - Screws
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Ingredients - Art Stones: Regular, Mini
Darice ~ 3" Bristle Paint Brush
Martha Stewart ~ Microbeads - Amethyst
Stamen ~ Teal - Stash
Rhinestone ~ Stash
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics: Gesso, Heavy White
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Basics: Light Paste
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy: Impasto Paint - Snow White; Cobalt Blue; Bottle Green
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Sparks Acrylic Paint: Mermaid Sparkle; Iris Potion
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Metallique Wax: Vintage Gold; White Gold
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Antique Brilliance Wax: Amethyst Magic
Prima ~ Finnabair - Art Alchemy - Opal Magic Wax: Vintage Silk
Ranger ~ Ditress Oxide Ink: Wilted Violet; Peacock Feathers
Ranger ~ Embossing Powder - Pale Gold
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Prima ~ Silicone Mould - Wing & Locket
Prima ~ Iron Orchid Designs - Paper Clay
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Gabrielle Pollacco - Mini She Said Yes Stencil
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, White
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun
Mini Glue Gun

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