I decided instead of spending a pretty penny for a brush cleaner/mat, I would make one. So for around $5 I made the below:
All you need is a clip board ( colored or clear) or a heavy plastic cutting board, a glue gun and glue sticks for the glue gun, and an ability to make swirlies, bumps and waves!
As you can see I bought a clear one. This works incredibly well, and with the texture added by the hot glue, it makes cleaning my brushes faster and is great for deep cleaning.