Saturday, June 11, 2011

Small Paint Brushes

Sometimes it is hard to find brushes tiny enough for painting features on a small scale doll. Look in your local hobby and art supply stores for Ultra Mini brushes. There are on-line source too; try Jerry's Artarama, Dick Blick Art Supplies and Micro-Mart. I'm sure there are others too.

We have found that synthetic filament works as well as natural hair with both acrylic and heat-set paint.

Not familiar with brush sizes? Ultra Mini sizes are labeled 10/0, 12/0 down to 20/0 (one of the smallest is 20/0 and is very hard to find).

Some shapes to look for are Filbert, Round, Spotter, and Liner.

Want to know more about art brushes? http://www.misterart.com/store/browse/001/cat_id/8/Art-Supplies-Brushes.htm   Scroll down the page to read more about brushes.

Prices vary considerably from supplier to supplier. Shop around!

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