Thank you, Yvonne! What I do is try to find out what the paper does best rather than try to make it do just anything. I enjoy trying to destroy it, lol. That tells me what limits it has and what might work or won’t.
@sandra-strait Yes, I agree Sandra. It can also be an individual thing for some I’m sure, but it never hurts to observe how others hold theirs and try it for one’s self. Typically, I avoid touching the metal ferrule or (binding material on quills).
There are also techniques that work better if you hold the brush farther up the handle, or at right angles to the paper or almost parallel to the page. Knowing when to use a different grip can make it so much easier to get the effect you want.
@sandra-strait Oh for sure, Sandra! I used the side hold, with a very dry brush, to apply most of the blushes of pink on the rose petals. It’s a very effective method for areas where you want to “skip” the paint across the surface.
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