Creating this bow was half the fun ~ adding it to
the paint brush was the other half. I painted then sanded the handle making it look weathered, then gave the bristles a bit of paint to add to the charm. I really love the grey and pink colors together.
I created this art doll out of Polymer clay over a fabulous little paint brush that I bought at The Home Depot ~ that is where I buy all my paintbrushes. The plain wooden handles are perfect for the project and the bristles do not burn in the oven. The first time I put one in the oven, I cringed, thinking that I would have burned bristles or no bristles at all when it came out. But lo and behold, these wonderful brushes do very well in the oven. I have to say, they even do well after the bristles are painted. I wanted to add wings to this art doll after I had it finished, so back in the oven it went. I did have to use some fiberfill to prop the wings on each side as they were heavy and wanted to pull away from the body. Fiberfill is awesome for polymer clay baking. It will keep round beads round and prevent that little flat spot from appearing on your beads.