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Miniature Paint Brush Tutorial

Posted by Gothic Miniatures on January 2, 2018 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are the supplies that I used for the project:

1. paint color of your choice (for the handles) or stain or leave as is. I used my son's Crayola markers for the blue handle below.

2. mohair or synthetic doll hair

3. bead findings

4. glue

5. toothpicks or mini dowels

 

Tools:

1. Pliers

2. Scissors

3. Embry Board

 

PREPARING THE BRISTLES

1. Roll a section of hair until it is as thick as the tooth pick

2. Dip one end in glue

3. Roll it between your fingers until the end is coated in glue and the hairs stay together

4. Set aside to dry and wipe off your hands! 


ATTACHING FERRULE TO HANDLE

1. Dip the toothpick in glue and then push it on the ferrule.

2. Make sure that you leave at least ½ of the ferrule open for the bristles.

3. Set aside to dry


ATTACHING BRISTLES TO HANDLE

1. Take the now dry section of hair (from section Preparing the Bristles)

2. Trim the glued end, roll gentle with fingers to make round

3. Apply glue on the end of the hairs and stick into the ferrule

4. Set aside to dry

 

SHAPING THE HANDLE

1. Trim the handle to the length you want, scissors will work for this

2. Use sandpaper or an emery board to round the end

 

FINISHING

1. Stain, paint or leave the handle unfinished

2. Trim the bristles to the desired length

3. Gently flatten the ferrule next to the brushes (Note the bottom brush has had the ferrule flattened in the right picture)

All Hallow's Grim 2013 So Good, So Dark

Posted by Gothic Miniatures on October 5, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It's that time again! Another give-away!  Thanks Magaly for letting me participate!

Check it out:

http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/2013/09/all-hallows-grim-2013-so-good-so-dark.html

 

Witches in Fiction 2013....To The Bone Giveaway

Posted by Gothic Miniatures on March 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I was recently asked to provide a giveaway item for Witches in Fiction, I am honored to be a part of the party. Check out the blog at: http://pagan-culture.blogspot.com/

 

Here is a picture of the item I provided.

How to Obtain a Cracked Paint / Rustic Finish

Posted by Gothic Miniatures on March 24, 2012 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

I have tried multiple different techniques for obtaining a cracked paint finish for rustic or haunted looks. I have settled on the following as my favorite for old spooky cracking.

Step 1 - Apply a basecoat of Black paint and let dry

Step 2 - Apply a crackel coat paint and let dry, my favorite choice for this is FolkArt Crackle Medium by Plaid. This medium allows you to let the medium dry while others I have used require the medium to get tacky but not dry. When working on a lot of items (shingles for example) it can be extremely difficult to keep up with using an item that can't dry before step 3.

Step 3 - Apply a coat of Gray paint lightly over the surface and let dry. As the paint dries the cracking will appear.

 

 


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