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Artist Tip Taking care of artist brushes
Artist Tips by Ron Gribble
Last post we discussed brush-cleaning devise that I use,
This post I want to stay with brushes.
Generally speaking, good oil painting brushes are not
expensive, but it takes only a minute to prolong their useful life.
I try to remember after each painting session (not so easy
when I am on location) to clean my brushes with clean soapy warm water, as
Wipe the brush across a wet piece of soap until a good
quantity of the soap is worked into the bristles.
Grip the ends of the bristles with one hand and with the
other hand move the brush so that the bristles are splayed out and the soap can
work right up to the ferrule.
Now Place the brush into a sink, and squeeze the soap back
out by pressing the ferrule end of the bristle against the hard surface until
you squeeze out the dirty soapy water. Rinse with warm water
Repeat this until the soapy water that you squeeze out is no
Lastly repeat step one only, then gently mould the bristles
nice and straight leaving a good amount of soap in the bristles. The flat can
have a chisel edge moulded by squeezing gently between thumb and first finger.
Leave to dry, with the soap "training" and
protecting the bristles. You will be able to transport these now without them
bending over if they press against anything. The soap, when dry, can be broken
out again, when you want to use the brush.
In Conclusion, think of your brushes as the instruments of
your trade. Would a surgeon use a dirty scalpel? You must be confident of the
brush mark that will get from a particular brush. If it has dry paint up the
ferrule, You will not get what you expect, ant the result is loss of control,
on the canvas.
Thick Paint How to thicken School Tempera Paint with school paints Here is a quick recipe to thicken a water based school tempera poster paint. This takes about 10 minutes to cook and has a great thick smooth texture that is ideal for finger painting. Depending on the amount of paint you need - increase or decrease the quantities of this recipe. Learn how easy it is to paint a butterfly with mirror painting. What You Need: 4 x spoons of Corn-starch, 3 cups water, small sealable containers. Recipe for thickening Temper Poster Paint : 1. Add 4 x level teaspoons of corn-starch with 3 x cups of water in a pot, mixing until all combined. 2. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring it until the corn-starch dissolves and is smooth and thick. 3. Allow the mixture to cool. 4. Add the thickener to your tempera in a slow pour, stirring the paint until you get the viscosity desired. Don't add too much at once, as you will have to add a m
What is Tempera Poster Paint? www.schoolpaints.com The Tempera paint that is used in the school classroom is simply a ‘Temporary’ paint. A colourful paint that is water-soluble allowing it to be washed from surfaces quickly and easily making ideal for educational use or where groups of children are painting. There is a lot of confusion between traditional "Egg Tempera" and todays Tempera Poster paint. Some parents that have children with allergies google 'Tempera Paint' and find 'egg tempera' and the confusion starts. Egg Tempera: Egg Tempera is one of the oldest mediums for fine art painting, dating back to Roman Egypt and used by most of the Great Masters of the Renaissance. It is made with egg yolk and is a permanent fast-drying paint. It is very hard to find today as few brands make it. One of the most popular brands in the artist paint world Daler-Rowney in the UK do still make this for artists. It is designed for artist use and n
Face painting is great fun to do and so easy to learn. Anyone can enjoy face painting you don’t need to be an artist. Before you start, have a good understanding of face painting safety. Painting people is very different from just painting paper. Health and safety is everything!! Selecting healthy face paint is critical. There are so many brands and types of face paint on the market. TYPES OF FACE PAINT: There are two main types of face paint: Normal Face Paint Normal: This is a liquid paint like normal paint. This is best suited for the schools, fun days, fairs, sport events. You get more for your money and it goes a long way. Make up compound Make-Up: This is not paint at all but more like a make-up compound. The make-up type is easier to apply but is very expensive and you normally get very little for your money. WARNING: You are about to paint onto the skin of children and maybe leaving the paint on the skin for sometimes ho