Hello everyone !

 

The trend in the Mixed Media world at the moment is to alter paintprushes. So I decided I would a) follow the trend, b) try new things and c) get out of my comfort zone.

I created this paintbrush for the challenge on the blog "Mixed Media World". The challenge of this month has a very nice moodboard with pretty colours in pinks and blue tones for inspiration. Follow the link

This has been a while I didn't participate to a challenge, and this is my first one with them, I am pretty excited ! I got inspired by the gate of the moodboard, the stones and the colours, obviously.

                                                                       

                                                                          MMW - CURRENT CHALLENGE

 

So I am gonna share with you today a very short pictures tutorial (this has been a while, right ?). Here it comes : 

First step : 

I assembled all my elements together and took a picture on how it was gonna look in order to glue everything in place.

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You will see that some elements are gonna disappear in the end. Which ones, in your opinion ?

 

Second step : 

I added some sand texture paste (Finnabair), glued everything (except the cabochons, because I needed to paint them) and painted everything with heavy black gesso from Finnabair. A few coats where necessary.

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Thirds step : 

I added some colour with Finnabair's wax Opal Magic in Turquoise satin. It was my first try with it, this is such a wonderful colour !

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Fourth step : 

I glued the painted cabochons.

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I painted them on top as well, with some "Ice Queen" acrylic paint by Finnabair (I added some on the brushes too) : 

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Fifth step, the extra-step that wasn't needed : 

I decided I would add glitter, so I first dipped my brush in Heavy gloss gel, then in glitter (pink and blue) and I added the glitter where I wanted. Wrong. It was waaaayyyyy too much.

What do you think ?

 

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Sixth step, the step to fix everything back : 

Because I thought the glitter was too much, I added (and this was my very first time with this product too, that's a lot of first times for a single project, right ?) some Prima Artisan Powder in Mesdames Merlot colour. I felt in love with this products. It adheres perfectly with the surface, and added kinda a rusty look to my embellishments...

Soooo...verdict time ? What do you guys think ? Don't hesitate to leave a comment !

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See you soon with another project !

Audrey