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As an art student, buying my own brushes is expensive so I decided to make my own out of objects I had around my house.
Drill a hole into the object you are making your handle. In this case, I am using an old set of chopsticks. The hole needs to be big enough to fit t...
Once you have the hole drilled, use an exacto-knife to create a cross pattern in the area you just drilled. The picture will explain it better then ...
Select the amount of hair you want to use for the bristles. (I didn't want to cut too much off my head so I opted for a smaller finer brush.) Use a ru...
Glue the end of the bristles and place in the hole you drilled. Gently remove the rubber band after a few minutes. For my bigger grass brush and pen b...
Use string to tighten the opening of the brush and to keep the bristles in. glue the end of the string to keep it from unraveling.
Trim the bristles of the brush to the desired shape. There you have it. Your very own brush.
I have re-modified a pen into a paintbrush using my husbands hair. Below is the chopstick brush with my hair. Finally my grass and twig brush. Have f...
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Posted:Apr 6, 2011
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