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What might be the best brush(es) for this?
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What might be the best brush(es) for this? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hello all I'm wanting to get some really clean edges in an acrylic painting I'm working on right now - but the brushes I have are just not cutting it. I have a few flat "chisel" type brushes that have nice, firm bristles - but they've lost their edge. I'm thinking maybe I need to look for a different brand that might hold it's shape better?

For now, I'm experimenting with what I've got - but I'd love some advice - especially for the future
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Re: What might be the best brush(es) for this? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
I'm not great with brushes. I work on fabric and string mainly so it ruins all my brushes so for me it doesn't much matter. Are you able to use masking tape to get your straight edge? I used to use low tack tape (ie it doesn't stick too much) for special paint effects when I was hand painting people's kitchen units etc.
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Re: What might be the best brush(es) for this? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
well, masking tape would work if I was working in blocks or "straight-lined" shapes, but my paintings are usually curvy and weird ha ha...

But you have gotten me to thinking about the possibility of creating some sortof "mask" either using cardboard cutouts or even somehow cutting wide masking tape.

art plus innovation - woohoo
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Re: What might be the best brush(es) for this? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
Also jennizart, low tack masking tape is very stretchy. I think you could pull it on one side and 'curve' it.
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Re: What might be the best brush(es) for this? 8 Years, 11 Months ago  
For finer lines, even using acrylics, I use a rigger brush.
The head is about 25mm long and very very fine - and strong. They are available in most art shops and though
a bit expensive, are well worth purchasing.
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ANNE D'ALTON.
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