This Altered Paint Brush Assemblage was one of those times.
WHAT I DID
Using modeling paste, I covered the entire paintbrush with a light coat, then created a great deal of texture with a variety of household items. A nose was created, hardware was sifted through to find pieces to create facial features, then the entire brush was painted with a metallic palette of mostly greens, oranges, and golds.
Wire was wrapped around the handle. A dangle was added---a copper spiral and a wire wrapped crystal point. The hair was colored and a picture hanger was placed on the back.
The wooden part of the brush received a thin coat of polyacrylic as a sealer.
And Volia! No longer a piece of trash but a fun piece of art to hang on the wall.
It is available at my Etsy Shop, if you are interested in adding this to your unique collection of artwork!