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Brush belt yes or no?

Post by Jantien's Art on Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:38 pm

A quick question...
Can anyone tell me the pro's and cons of a brushbelt?
Thanks!
Take care, love Jantien
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Post by Noella on Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:17 pm

I use brush belts - when I have to be mobile or am on set (not for facepainting sitting). I find that when I sit the brush bristles get bent against my body (not sanitary). I have 3 that I do use, and I got rid of one style completely that I dislike. The style I got rid of is the long one that holds a few dozen brushes in open slots with large sections. The styles I kept include one that is open (but only holds 8 brushes or so so it doesn't have the bending issue as I keep it on my hip) and two that have a flap to cover and protect brushes (and keep whatever I'm storing in there safe).

I think brush belts are a love or hate based on individuals - depends on your body type, if you like something around your waist, if you move in ways it doesn't interfere with, and if you like looking down at your brushes. I know more people that hate them than love them.... I only use them because it keeps my hands free....
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:27 pm

I have an apron style belt thingy. Canvas strap adjustable belt and panels that slide on that you can mix and match with various configurations of pockets, flap and slots.

Bought it 14 years ago... it is in a drawer.


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Post by Ester K-D on Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:41 pm

I have used a wrist brush holder for the specialty brushes I want at hand but don't regularly use. I took an old velcro strapped sewing pin magnetic wrist band. Removed the magnets and sewed on a bit of fabric as a top patch and through both wrist band and fabric patch, rows of side pockets to hold the brushes. I strap the band on my left wrist (I am right handed) The brushes fit in with ends towards my fingers and bristles towards my elbow. It has worked very well for me.

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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:12 pm

I tried one & found I couldn't find the brushes I wanted... My... ummm... boobs got in the way Embarassed
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Post by Jantien's Art on Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:55 am

Hmmm. stil have to make up my mind... this past weekend, again one big mess on my 'fatty' stll thinking about the belt... Bus then also it will be getting one big mess i guess.., probebly i have to try one out... and see how it works! thank you all for your input!!
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Post by Tineke on Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:45 pm

Psalmbook wrote:I tried one & found I couldn't find the brushes I wanted... My... ummm... boobs got in the way Embarassed

I have the same problem...
I do have a beautility belt, because it's handy and has small bags for my cell phone, money
, business cards..... i just don't use the brush part, because i can't see what i'm doing...
At a bodypaint job i do use the brush section, because i'm not staying near the table at all times...
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Post by Jantien's Art on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:08 pm

Another Question... could you all show your brush belt? I'm just curious...
Still not decided...

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Post by martha on Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:45 pm

What about a brush sleeve like Ester K-D mentioned? There are a couple commercially available? I'm kinda intrigued by those but not sure if I would love it or hate it.
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Post by Tineke on Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:20 pm

I don't have a pic of mine, but if you google 'beautility belt' you'll find it.
Mine is black with silver, and i have the cash pocket, iphone pocket, brush pocket, towel and business card pocket attached to it.
It also has a skirt that kan be attached, the skirt is black with silver thread woven in it
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Post by Lynnie on Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:22 pm

I have a Beautility belt with a brush attachment. I always detach it and use it to transport my brushes but I never wear it. I couldn't see them past my boobs and it poke me when I sat. Hated it.
It's a nice brush protector when traveling though.
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Post by Tineke on Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:25 am

THe brush section was free of charge when I bought my beautility belt, but I don't use it for my facepainting brushes, as I've made a brilliant brush holder myself (if I say so myself :p)
I have too many brushes to fit in any regular brushholder, so I've sewed two black towels together at the long end, then sewn upwards until halfway through the short ends, and then sewed sections in for different sized brushes....
I know it's ridiculous to be proud of that, but since I can't sew at all, it's a bloody good brush bag, and many painters have copied it since I made my first Very Happy
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Post by PaintedFaces on Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:26 am

I have the beautility belt too, but I'm afraid I just use the brush holder for brush storage in my kit. It's great for that! I could never find the brush I wanted quickly enough when it was round my hips. I should have the washcloth attachment for the belt though, I'm always wiping my hands on my jeans when I'm painting! Razz
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