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Post by sal2125 on Sat May 03, 2014 12:51 am

Can anyone please let me know based on experience what are the best round brushes for line work and tear drops.

Also recommendation for the other types of brushes.

What sizes do you use the most and could not do without.

I am new to this only had my paints for a week.

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Post by fesspenter on Sat May 03, 2014 5:05 am

Welcome to the Forum!
If you go into your Profile, above, and type in your general location, it will be easier to give you local specific advice. If I tell you that Curry's is having a brush sale, that would mean nothing to you, unless you are from Canada.
Having said that... I like the yellow handled rounds in sizes 2 up to 6. I also love the Loew & Cornelle 7000C series. They are available for a competitive price from the FacePaintForumShop (the colourful rectangle in the column header above).
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Post by anniel on Sat May 03, 2014 1:29 pm

Hi Sal,

Yes welcome-- I agree with Fess, I like the L&C she recommends, as I get them with acrylic handles & they never peel...
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Post by Flourishing Faces on Sun May 04, 2014 7:29 am

I'm a big fan of the Loew Cornell yellow handle brushes like Anniel and Fesspenter. I also like the Mark Reid rounds for line work and doing tribal. I use the fine tipped brushes that are used for nail painting when painting eyes on unicorns and dolphins etc.
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Post by sal2125 on Mon May 05, 2014 7:04 am

Thanks ladies - I will get myself some LC brushes soon

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Post by fesspenter on Mon May 05, 2014 7:49 am

Also...we need our Australian face painters to jump in here and suggest places close to you where you may purchase those brushes!!
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Post by sal2125 on Tue May 06, 2014 8:28 am

What sizes do you recommend is the best for my kit. I want to get 1 for white, one for black and one for colours. In each size, So I only need to wash the colour one.

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Post by fesspenter on Tue May 06, 2014 10:12 am

Dear sal2125:
I am NOT a good person to take a recommendation for ONE brush for black, ONE for white, and ONE for other colours. I help run a face painting program at SickKids Hospital. I was trained by Infectious Disease Control on how to face paint in a hospital setting. I still use those guidelines on the job. I carry close to 100 brushes in my regular set up. I use one sponge per child, and every brush gets sanitized between children. When I buy new brushes...I immediately clear-coat the area around the ferrule and haft with clear nail polish (Thank you Shannon Fennell for this wise piece of advice). Then...after it dries, I put either black or white polka-dots on it to identify that brush to be used for those colours. For white colour only, I have about 10 or 11 round brushes in a variety of sizes (with the sizes 3, 4, 5 in the yellow handled brushes being my favourites). I have the same set up for the black colour. I have about 25 rounds in sizes 4-8 for all the other colours. I have about 15 flats in varying sizes for my one strokes. The rest are a few "whisper" brushes for fur techniques, filberts, and 7 petal brushes.

You asked "Which ONE?" I cannot give you the right answer...only my answer, which does not help you at all.

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Post by l!zzie on Tue May 06, 2014 11:19 am

Fessy... You are the brushfairy from rainbowsparkle-land!
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Post by PixiePaintrix on Tue May 06, 2014 12:14 pm

I TOTALLY needed that brush tip! Now I know how to keep my brush colors straight... being from Alberta I have to have a lot of brushes so that I can clean them and let the alcohol dry between kids. Simply brillant.

I love this forum!!!!!!
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Post by l!zzie on Tue May 06, 2014 1:10 pm

You love Fessy too?




 What a Face 
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Post by fesspenter on Tue May 06, 2014 4:56 pm

Going back to my box now...
eating some cookies!

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Post by PixiePaintrix on Tue May 06, 2014 5:45 pm

how can one NOT love Fessy??? Helpful, friendly and Canadian! I <3 her  I love you 
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Post by fesspenter on Tue May 06, 2014 6:35 pm

Bwahahaha!
You have not met me in person!!!
How do you know I am not a creepy 30 year old toilet paper salesman who is stalking all you face painters?

xoxo
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Post by JJJJJ on Tue May 06, 2014 6:58 pm

If you are, then so be it. Stay on here. Keep stalking!

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Post by PixiePaintrix on Tue May 06, 2014 7:39 pm

who doesn't need toilet paper Wink
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Post by fesspenter on Tue May 06, 2014 7:48 pm

Dear codegirl:
I noticed how you just skipped over the creepy stalker part, and went straight to the toilet paper.

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Post by fesspenter on Tue May 06, 2014 7:51 pm

Oh, CRAP!
I just caught myself hijacking the innocent thread regarding "Best Brushes". I feel I am giving a bad impression of our Forum to an innocent new member.

I am so sorry.

And now, we return to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Post by PixiePaintrix on Wed May 07, 2014 8:38 am

opps, thanks for pointing out the highjack

My favorate brushes are LaCornelle and Protege for flat.
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Post by sal2125 on Wed May 07, 2014 9:33 am

I order some yellow handle L&C and also some 7000c series to try. Thanks for the advise. They should arrive this week.

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Post by fesspenter on Wed May 07, 2014 9:40 am

Where is the best place to purchase brushes in Australia?
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Post by Forest-Fairy on Wed May 14, 2014 4:19 pm

Lowe Cornell Soft Grip rounds, the #4 is one of my work horses. And the Gold Grip set for sure, again the #4 ends up being my favorite.
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Post by Saskia D on Thu May 15, 2014 6:16 pm

When I went back to Australia recently I did an order from Always Wicked Art. www.alwayswickedart.com.au

Another I've seen mentioned on facebook is www.funtopia.com.au
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Post by Morninglory on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:00 am

fesspenter wrote:Bwahahaha!
You have not met me in person!!!
How do you know I am not a creepy 30 year old toilet paper salesman who is stalking all you face painters?

xoxo
It's the quiet stalkers you have to worry about.Very Happy

Bwahahaha
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Post by Annainohio on Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:15 am

Fessy: how did you find the infections disease training? I'd like to take one.

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