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Decorative Painting Brushes

Answers to the Quick Quiz Brush Up (Part 1)

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.

(Note: The actual fiber that the bristles are made from would be a separate variable to consider when choosing decorative painting 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, controlled strokes.
When the bristles are longer than the width of the ferrule, the brush is known both as a shader or as a flat. The extra paint that the shader can hold makes this brush well suited to floating techniques, applying washes, blocking in colors, and side- or double-loading techniques.

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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Wash

Flat and/or Shader

Bright and/or Chisel and/or Chisel-Blender

Flat and/or Shader

One Stroke

P.S. The first little *trick* here is that flats and shaders are the same type of brush, and there are two photos (#2 and #4) of that one type, so the answers are interchangeable. The second little *trick* is that 3 different names (bright, chisel, and chisel-blender) all refer to the same picture (#3).

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ANSWER #1: Wash 

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ANSWER #2: Flat and/or Shader 

(Either answer is correct.) More information about flats and shader brushes.

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ANSWER #3: Bright and/or Chisel and/or Chisel Blender

More information about brights.

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ANSWER #4: Shader and/or Flat 

(Either answer is correct.) More information about decorative painting shaders and flats.

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ANSWER #5: One Stroke

More information about one stroke brushes.

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