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Doug Christie
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Artists brush and acrilyc .

Post by Doug Christie » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:22 pm

......I bought a HJ paint brush the other day. Here's a description of it. "Squirrel hairs are highly absorbent, with an excellent point for fine details. The lack of spring is made up for in the absorbance ability and soft fibres making these hairs suitable for wash brushes and mops.

Series 90 - Round"

Will this work for doing lettering?

Larry White
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Re: Artists brush and acrilyc .

Post by Larry White » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:41 am

I loved lettering with Liquitex Gray Squirrel Quills, but they don't make them anymore.
Lately I've been using Scharff Gray Squirrel Quills and find that I like them almost as much.

Check out their line of sign painting brushes here.

Scharff Sign Painting Brushes

Other boys swear by these...

Wrights of Lymm Brushes

Hope that helps.

Larry White
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Doug Christie
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Re: Artists brush and acrilyc .

Post by Doug Christie » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:59 am

Thanks Larry. The shape of the brush is round. Is that an issue? The ones you're liking are more flat.

Tony Segale
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Re: Artists brush and acrilyc .

Post by Tony Segale » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:55 pm

I'm puzzled by this... your topic is titled 'Artists brush and acrylic'

There are many different kinds of brushes in this world, my friend, those for acrylics and watercolors, and those for oils.
Which medium are you using? rounds are good for painting pictorials, not good for lettering. A chisled edge brush is the best for lettering, don't confuse this with a flat used by artists for painting pictorials, also.

Perhaps a better definition of your intentions is needed. What are you using the brush for and which paint medium?

I use several types for all paint mediums, from natural hair to synthetic.
Red sables you may use with any medium, but I would keep a set for oils and a set for water based paints.
Of course, proper cleaning and care will take care of any investment you make in quality brushes.

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and he took that golden hair and made a sweater for baby bear.

Doug Christie
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Re: Artists brush and acrilyc .

Post by Doug Christie » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:39 pm

You mean that sales person fibbed to me, that the brush I bought was magical and it won't be the "only brush I'll ever need!". Dang....... ! Seriously, thanks for the lesson in brushes. I knew this was too easy! :D I was just looking for a lettering brush. That has to be the most specialized brush in the lot, no? Just about forgot. I was going to use acrylic. Unless this taboo too.

Here you go. This is what I was inquiring about.

LINK: ... zOfYA&NR=1

Aaron Taylor
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Re: Artists brush and acrilyc .

Post by Aaron Taylor » Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:30 am

Doug I just picked up the mack 1962 flats from Mack they are squirrel and ox hair mixed. They hold acrylic very nice and have some snap. Mack also has a lettering quill with this same hair blend they are pretty sweet to 839 series. Call Mack they will help you with your brush needs.
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