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I got 99 problems, and most of them are flat brushes...

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I got 99 problems, and most of them are flat brushes...

Post by JennyNixe on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:03 am

I have too many flat brushes and hardly any angled ones! Is there any reason I can't soak these babies in hair gel, let 'em dry, and cut them at an angle? Will they work the same as the ones that start out angled?
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Post by martha on Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:47 am

You could try BUT you may wind up with brushes that have uneven thickness at the ends that way. Think that Denise did a youtube on turning them into rake brushes.
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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:03 am

You can make shaped brushes, yes. Mini butterfly wings, chevrons, etc.

Depends on the quality of the fibres and the thickness of the loofe how well they will turn out.

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Post by amylady222 on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:45 am

make sure you take pictures---I would love to see if this works or not!
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Post by Denise Cold on Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:44 am

I tried to make a long bristled 1" wash shorter and it was a big mess. They do something cool to taper the ends to a point so when I cut it, it looked like it got a bad bowl hair cut. I wonder if I could take a hair cutting razor to one. I just got some new blades. Hmmm.
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Post by martha on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:01 am

Yeah Denise, you hit on what I was referring to. I tried to shorten one about a year ago but lost the taper on the end as well.
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Post by PrairiePainter on Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:11 am

Well I've got no advise to offer but I do love the title of this thread... That is all.
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Post by ninaschau on Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:34 pm

you can, I used to do it with my brushes for canvas and murals, just lay your scissors at an angle two ways, if that makes sense, and they have to be super sharp, I used my haircutting scissors. you can also use a razor blade, be very careful, I would practice on a throw away brush first. you should also hold the fibers very steady and tight, good luck
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Post by Schminkerlitzchen on Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:27 am

I made double Filberts from my small flats. Also made a Filbert with three in a brush. Work well.
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Post by JennyNixe on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:21 am

Thanks, everyone! I'm going to give it a try, and I'll post my results.
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Post by A New Face on Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:26 am

I am very interested in how this ends, please do post results. It feels like a science experiment!!!
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Post by Schminkerlitzchen on Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:38 am



It was the first try of cutting brushes. The brushes are very cheap ones, but it turns out good, I think.



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Post by A New Face on Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:26 am

Wow. I have a double Gilbert I love, I may have to dig in my old brushes to find one suitable to try to make a triple.
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Post by nana4ever on Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:10 am

@sminkerlitzchen  thx for posting you brushes. after seeing them I may give it a try.

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Post by nikkili26 on Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:25 pm

Wow, gotta try this! Could totally make a tiara for a toddler in only 20 seconds with 3 tear drops at once.

Also, you could do a real quick checker board with  that.
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Post by saloner on Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:04 pm

I am a hairdresser; if you just cut a flat brush, it will never be precise because the  bristles are too thick, even with sharp sharp shears. I like the idea that the others gave you
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