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Art Tip: Rescue Your Brushes!

Today I want to share an art tip with you!

I'm usually super good about washing out my paintbrushes.  They may sit in a jar of water for a week, but I try very hard to never let paint or glue harden in them.  After all, that's how a perfectly nice brush becomes a stick.

That said, I recently discovered that one of my favorite brushes had not been thoroughly washed after I taught a class.  I had assumed it was okay and stuck it in my brush bucket when I got home.  When I took it out to use it, it was as hard as a rock.


I vaguely remembered someone telling me that soaking your brushes in Murphy's Oil Soap would bring them back from the dead.  I was skeptical, but I figured it couldn't hurt.

I filled a container with Murphy's Oil Soap and placed the brush in it.  The Murphy's Oil Soap only needs to cover the bristle portion of the brush.

Several hours later I removed the brush and rinsed it out.  And do you know what?

The bristles were soft and pliable again!

What?!  So magical!

If you've got brushes that need a bit of rescue-ing, I highly recommend a bit of Murphy's Oil Soap to save the day!

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S. Don't forget to tune into HSN today (either on your TV or online) at 6pm EST!  I'll be on some time between 6pm and 7pm demoing the ScanNCut!