Decorative Painting Brushes
Flat Ferrule Decorative Painting Brushes
Decorative painting brushes with flat ferrules vary according to the length of their bristles, and the shape of the tip of the brush. The ones below all have squared tips. Part 3 of this quiz has other types of flat ferrule brushes.
The shorter the bristles, the less they will bend, providing a more precise control. The shorter bristles also stand up better with heavier paint mediums. On the other hand, longer bristles are more flexible, but hold more paint. They are used for longer and more fluid strokes.
When the length of the bristles is the same as the width
of the ferrule, the brush is known as a bright. (What's
a ferrule?) These are also called chisels and chisel
blenders. They are used for precise blending and for clean,
One type of wash brush is simply a shader or flat with softer or fuller bristles that are more suitable for painting soft washes of paint.
One stroke brushes are simply extra long flats/shaders. The extra long bristles hold a substantial amount of inky consistency paint, making these brushes suitable for painting long stripes the width of the brush, or for lettering. They work the same way that liners and script liners do, which also have longer bristles. (NOTE: In this case, the term "one stroke" has no connection with the brand-name that uses the term for various kinds of brushes.)
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ANSWER #1: Wash
ANSWER #2: Flat and/or Shader
(Either answer is correct.) More information about flats and shader brushes.
ANSWER #3: Bright and/or Chisel and/or Chisel Blender
ANSWER #4: Shader and/or Flat
(Either answer is correct.) More information about decorative painting shaders and flats.
ANSWER #5: One Stroke
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