April 26, 2018 at 9:34 am #139615
Hi all! A friend is just starting to get into watercolor and asked me what brushes I use — so many people have asked me that actually. I guess it’s like our handshake right? 🙂
Anyhow, I finally got around to writing up a blog post about my brushes and would love any of feedback!
Here’s my unicorn brushes!
April 26, 2018 at 7:45 pm #139673Sandra StraitParticipant@sandra-strait
- This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by Lisa Spangler.
Great review! I’ve got some brushes on my wishlist!April 28, 2018 at 7:55 pm #139859
Thanks, @sandra-strait! I was a bit nervous putting my list out there but then I thought why not!? 🙂April 28, 2018 at 8:04 pm #139860Sandra StraitParticipant@sandra-strait
I think it all helps. There are so many choices and people have such a wide difference in taste. The more you learn about what people like, and why they like that particular thing, the easier it is to understand what you like yourself.May 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm #142316Kristen DeemParticipant@kristen
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Hi Lisa, i really appreciated your thoughtful review since I am a beginner. I bought myself a size 6 Isabey brush for my birthday but i have been frustrated with it because unless it’s sopping wet, it won’t hold a point. The top frays open. I’m not sure if its me because I’m new/learning and may be doing things wrong or if i somehow got a bad brush. Your review made me think it should hold its point very well, even if slightly dry? Have you had this problem? Thanks!</p>May 29, 2018 at 11:06 pm #142324
When my brushes start misbehaving the first thing I do is wash them with a brush cleaner — I use Master’s Brush Cleaner. I think of it as them having a bad hair day! Also sometimes when they are new brushes have sizing in them to help keep them together during shipping and that can make them misbehave as well — so they get a good cleaning with Master’s again. For really stubborn brushes I will load them up with the Master’s brush cleaner and shape them into a point, then let them dry overnight and rinse them out really well in the morning.
Also, when brushes are really sopping wet I usually flick them hard in the air to shake some of the water off and then they snap to a point.
Hope that helps!May 29, 2018 at 11:59 pm #142325Kristen DeemParticipant@kristen
Thank you, Lisa! I will give it a try.
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