I love browsing in bargain book stores – stationary and books must be two things that I just love to buy guilt free….its “educational”.
I spotted these two in the bargain book store (The Works)- a brush drying tool for 99p and the brush washer for £1.99:
It’s like getting a flat pack!:
Read on!You basically click the bits together – very easy. I have a lot of make up brushes and it drives me insane when I wash them. This stand is a great way to keep them neat and tidy, off the counter etc.
Although you must remember to get rid of all the excess. Infact you can even let the brush dry out a little bit first then stick it in the holder. You don’t want water seeping into the ferrule of the brush – it will loosen the glue and make the hairs fall out:
This holds 49 brushes so I bought two. It won’t fit big brushes though.
This is the brush washer:
I tend to use Isopropyl Alcohol when cleaning my brushes quickly (if you do then you can pretty much stick it into the drying rack after you have squeezed the excess off, as Alcohol dries quickly – but you may still want to air it a little).
If using Alcohol you need something that will stand up to it (like thick plastic or glass). Certain materials melt under the Alcohol (its drying to the skin and its not ideal to get it on yourself but its not lethal. Nevertheless you don’t want this around kids or pets, you don’t want it in cuts or your eyes or other…mucous membranes).
This has various sections to wash your brushes in, holders around the edges and a well (for mixing paints – remember this is a painters kit!). I am forever looking for a jar when I wash my brushes so this is ideal:
Hurrah for arts and crafts!
Have you got any art store beauty tips?