Thursday 2 February 2017

January winner and "art" Altered Paintbrush Sanderijn de Bruin

Just before we drool over Sanderijn's creation yesterday I didn't announce the January 2017 winner of the $100 Dusty Attic voucher so without a further ado the winner is  .....

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Hi everybody!
So excited, my first post as a Dusty girl!

I have been wanting to alter a brush for quite some time now, and now I finally decided, let's do this!
I used one of my favorite chippies from The Dusty Attic, the Lacey Trims, which I love to use to create an elegant and balanced composition.

I started with Creative Script Stencil and modelling paste on my canvas.
Meanwhile I painted the chipboard and brush with white gesso. I painted the flower too.
When all was dry I glued them on my canvas with 3d gloss gel.
Then I used on the chipboard and brush Clear Crackle Varnish 
When this had dried for more than 24 hours I added another layer of white gesso on the whole canvas, chipboard and brush.
The mechanical metal embellishments didn't get such a tick layer, just a little bit of gesso.

I glued them at the end of the painting process on the brush and canvas.

When all was dry I sprayed the canvas with water and started dripping Lindy's Time Travel Teal with a brush on it.
I did that too with Magical powder Steampunk Sepia on some parts.
I do not have any rusty effect paste, but I did wanted to give some parts that rusty look, so I used Finnabair mica powder gold and art alchemy acrylic paint steampunk copper and ancient gold, to give the rusty parts more shine and depth. The lighter blue parts got a little extra paint, light patina.

I was inspired by the gorgeous brown, white, teal and rusty colors from the

Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn


  1. Sanderijn de Bruin, your work is splendid !!! I loved ... I loved ... I loved it !!!