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Post by Jobena1 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:09 pm

I was down to the AC Moore aka "I spend more store" I have been seeing these sets of brushes with clear acrylic handles...they looked really nice and all I am thinking about it...darn...they aint gonna chip the paint off the handles...I wonder if their any good??? They were on sale for 11.99 for each set Filberts....Flats..rounds...anywhere from 8-10 brushes per pack...I bought the flats and Filberts....I got them home and thought if I can't use them my daughter paints she can use them...Well I gotta say they work really well all of them....little did I pay attention SF sells this brand...does anyone use these? Whats your thoughts?? They look sooo nice and all clean....I also noticed L-C is strating to use smokey acrylic handles on some of their brushes....well outta my price range brushes.....14.39 for one #6 round brush...
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Post by PaolaSunglow on Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:56 pm

I am not an expert, i heard a lot of artists saying that you must find the brush that suits you best. A brush that works for one might not work the same way for another artist. Marcella said that too at her workshop. Brenda from the forum here, bought a set in AC Moore or Michaels can't remember which and it was to paint decorations on cakes she said they work great they are called Wilton brushes . I have not yet tried them.
I think it was in you tube somebody said that the yellow brush you can buy at AC Moore from Snazaroo are the best for tears drops. I bought them but for me it does not work as good.
Try your brush they might be just great for you.sunny
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Post by CreateFaces on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:12 pm

I'm a sucker for Royal Majectic brushes. Black plastic handles, not painted, but agree, it's totally subjective and it took a lot of trials before I found what I liked.
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Post by A New Face on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:18 pm

I love LC 7000 series, I can do most of my work with a 4 or 6, love the LC 1/2 in angle and the Paradise 3/4 flat it is perfect for a quickie rainbow on a small face. Wilton cake brushes are also good for tear drops and flowers on a budget.
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Post by Jobena1 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:27 pm

I have been playing with them for a few hours....I like them they remind me of Paradise Chisel brush #816...nice and smooth..I just been trying to find some new brushes....I have mentioned before I heard thru naughty word Blick art Store representative...L-Cornell is going to do away with the Gold & White Handle brushes in the near future...the new expensive ones are trying to replace them I am talking the black handle green or red stripe.some have a smokey gray acrylic handle...so if you are in the PA Pocono area there are no size 1, 3, 4, 6 gold handled L-C brushes in the stores I bought them....sorry.. Very Happy
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Post by a face painting mom on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:25 am

I have the smokey lucite handle LC brushes, got them through Sarasota Art frames, I think, and they were not that expensive. Love paradise too, the shorter brisltles work for me on the one stroke brushes. Snazaroo's red brush is worth trying too, just wish that the handle were not wood, much, much prefer a plastic handle.
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Post by Jobena1 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:56 pm

I have lots of brushes but really trying to downsize myself....I really love the lucite handles, as wood ones no matter if sealed or not with start to split the handles....water seeps thru the ferrel into the handle eventually. I have an artist freind who has her dad take lucite dowels and he refits her brushes with a new handle...pretty cool idea. So far they(Aqualon) havent failed the one stroke testing...I still miss Dewberry's brushes (who ever started manufacturing the ones she has out now aren't as good as the ones from a few years ago) IMO. I know the Paradise Chisel 816 is one of my fav brushhes and my #10 Filbert I have LC American Painter makes great tear drops.
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Post by Kammy on Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:23 am

I like all sorts (particularly the LC7000 like others, also a couple of other brands), but I have to say:

LC are discontinuing the 795 range????????? Surprised They can't! I'll cry! They're perfect for tribal stuff, even better (for that one thing) than the 7000s in my opinion!! WAHHH!

A Bereft Kammy x
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