TOP 5 BRUSHES
There are so many makes, sizes and shapes of brushes, it can sometimes be hard to know what to buy, especially when first starting out. Here are my top five favourite brushes:
Jestpaint ‘Bolt’ brushes. These little yellow handled pieces of genius have a particularly bulbous brush so make perfect thin to thick lines. They take some getting used to but once mastered they produce quick and effective tiger stripes or butterfly wings. They come in a variety of sizes. I like the number 3,4 and 5.
Any flora/petal brush is essential in my kit as I add flowers to pretty much every design. The bigger the better, I love a big squooshy flower.
The good old Face Painting Shop pink tip ¾ inch angled brush for one-strokes designs, butterfly wings and fancy flowers. Haven’t come across a better one yet.
Any Lowell-Cornell round but especially number 5 for loading up with creamy white paint and doing perfect dots of different sizes on princess and mermaid crowns. Great for bubbles, pearls and falling flower blossom.
TFPS pink tip script liner brush. I hadn’t really tried script liners until a few years ago because the shape used to scare me – how would I control something that long? But loaded correctly, swiped around in a pool of paint, they add the most delicate wisps to eye designs, are perfect for starbursts and make a stick-thin spider leg too.
What brushes have I missed off the list? What are your favourites? And what designs have you done with them? Please post and comment!