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Decorative Painting Brushes

Answers to the Quick Quiz Brush Up (Part 2)

Round Ferrule Decorative Painting Brushes

Brushes with round ferrules vary according to the length of bristles, roundness of the body, and shape of the point. (What's a ferrule?)

(Note: The actual fiber that the bristles are made from would be a separate variable to consider when choosing decorative painting brushes.) 

Rounds have a full belly shape that holds much paint, and is perfect for stroke-work such as comma-, crescent-, or S-strokes, or other long flowing strokes. Rounds also come to a fine point, suitable for detail work.

Other brushes with round ferrules, like the ones below, have a straighter, less full, brush shape. 

Detail brushes and spotters have a few short bristles that come to a tiny point. The shorter hairs bend very little, and so provide great control when painting small details. 

The long bristles of liners and even longer bristles of script liners hold more paint but bend more, so they are more suited to painting continuous fluid lines. When the tip of a liner brush or script liner is drawn across a surface, a thin paint simply flows down the bristles like a pen. The longer the bristles, the longer the line that can be painted. The shorter the bristles, the greater the control.

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Spotter and/or Detail

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Liner

Script Liner

Spotter and/or Detail

P.S. The little *trick* here is that 2 of the decorative brush types listed are really referring to the same kind of brush.

Go to the top of the page to read the information about these decorative painting brushes. 

Test yourself on the next 5 decorative painting brushes.

 


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ANSWER #6: Spotter and/or Detail (either answer is correct)

More information about spotters.

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ANSWER #7: Round

More information about round decorative painting brushes.

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ANSWER #8: Liner

More information about liner brushes.

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ANSWER #9: Script Liner

More information about script liners.

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ANSWER #10: Detail and/or Spotter (either answer is correct)

More information about decorative painting detail brushes.

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