DIY: Roses Hairbrush


I don’t know how many of you remember my Henna Hairbrush tutorial which I did quite a while back now, but this is a variation of that tutorial and using almost the exact same tools/methods. I had this spare hairbrush lying around in one of my draws, and decided I couldn’t stand seeing the back plain anymore.

Believe me, it’s not as hard as it looks. It’s all about layering

If you’re not confident enough drawing free hand then you can use some tracing paper, which is what I’ll be showing you how to do with one of the roses.


Draw out the pattern you want on the tracing paper, and then turn the paper over and draw over the lines on the other side. After that hold the paper over the brush and draw over the whole outline.

You need to have drawn on both sides of the wax paper so that the outline can transfer onto the brush 

The lead on the back of the paper will transfer onto the hairbrush, and you’ll be left with an outline you can work with.I added in the extra two roses freehand, but feel free to use the previous technique again if you’re not comfortable drawing freehand.

Filled In

After that I used a few promakers and some dup-promarkers to fill in the rose. The base colour was a fleshy pink, the outlines a bright red and then everything was blended together using the original fleshy pink.

You can use any felt-tip makers or even gel pens if you don’t have pro-markers 

Of course you could just use an arylic paint too, or even nail varnish if you have a steady hand and that’s all you have. Don’t feel like you have to use what I do. Feel free to improvise.

What I UsedOutline VarnishFinished

Over the petals I highlighted with a white acrylic and a gold felt tip pen dotted over the leaves. To finish off I applied two coats of varnish to protect  what I had done and waited a few hours for it to dry. That’s pretty much all there is to making this! Of course you could do other patterns, and maybe I’ll do a few more like this, but for the moment I hope you like this one :)

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  1. Tia says

    OMG! Very pretty. Will there be a tutorial on how to do this? If so, I would love to see how you did it. I love how you added a lot of details and the design looks beautiful. Anyhoo, good luck with your other projects! Love from the USA, Tia :) ♡ ☆ ♧

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