Colour Shaper Brushes for Glass Painting.
One of the first things I read on this site was The guide about “Basic painting skills”.
There I saw a picture of “Solid brushes” I had never come across them before so I read with interest as I would never have dreamt of using them for glass painting.
While in my local art / craft shop my memory was jogged about the brushes I had read about on here so I decided to get one to try.
I chose a Royal Sovereign Taper Point ~ Soft ~ Colour Shaper no.2.
I looked at it a bit puzzled – It had a silicone tip and wondered how it would be to use.
I couldn’t wait to get home to try it out.
Daler Rowney Flexible Colour Shapers.
Honsell Soft Brush Sets.
It was really nice to use. I used it with solvent based paints purely because I prefer to use them but should imagine they would work just as well with waterbased paints ( I’ll find out when I let my daughter try them).
It did feel a bit strange to use at first but I very soon got used to it – I was hooked on them.
It was so easy and so much better to use than a bristled brush and very easy to clean all it took was a quick wipe with a wet wipe then you could move on to your next colour with no worries.
While using the brush I was able to go right in to the corners and up to the edges with the paint without managing to go over on to the outliner which had sometimes happened while using a bristle brush.
It was very easy to “move the paint around” and I didn’t get any air bubbles with using it either, I think that was more due to the brush rather than luck.
I would certainly recommend trying them if you don’t already use them.
I was so impressed with them I went back to the shop to buy a couple more in different sizes.
This is Janets article she wrote for us on Colour Shaper Brushes. It is getting a little old now but I hasten to add I still use my colour shaper brushes in all my glass painting. Not only that but I haven’t had to replace them once. Yet!