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Double Loading without a split cake

Post by SweetnArtsy on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:26 am

Hello! Very Happy I would like to learn how to double load my brush in face painting without a split cake. Is it possible just to use the cakes or would I need a liquid face paint?

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Re: Double Loading without a split cake

Post by Kris5115 on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:48 am

Yes you can double load without split cakes. There are 2 ways I have done it:
1) For loading a round brush to make flowers: load brush with first color (often I would use white) until the brush is thoroughly loaded. Load just the tip of the brush with a different color.
2) For loading a flat brush: Load left side of the brush with one color by holding half of the brush outside the cake. Then load the right side of the brush with another color by only swiping the right side of the brush on that color.
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Re: Double Loading without a split cake

Post by SweetnArtsy on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:08 am

Perfect! Thank you for confirming that I can do it with regular cakes! Very Happy
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Re: Double Loading without a split cake

Post by Forest-Fairy on Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:56 pm

As Kris says there is the double load method using a round brush. I have even triple loaded a brush this way for multicolored press petals.

As for the 2nd way, the only real way to do it is by loading the flat brush on and angle on one side with one color then angle on the other side with the other. Kinda like loading 'from the corner' of the brush so to speak. It makes a sort of looking V. I usually do it for colors that i don't have a split of.

So yes it's possible but it's not without it's down sides.

1. You are limited to 2 colors.
This sucks because you can't get blends where a 3rd color is really needed, so it's hard to get that transition look from one color to the next.

2. It doesn't last as long.
Unlike with a split cake which you can load up to the ferrule of the brush and use for a bit before having to reload - the non-split cake double load is meant for quick and smaller things. You just can't get near enough paint on the brush using this method to allow for the larger design techniques of using a split cake. Sad
You just have to keep constantly going back to reload, and loading the brush this way takes a bit more effort then a split cake, and thus slows you down some overall.

3. Reload can be tricky.
Depending on what your colors are reloading can be tricky just like with a double load on a round brush. If you are using red and white for example, you start with your white and last load with your red, but if you need to reload you risk smearing read in your white. :/
So you have to wash out the brush and start over if you don't want that. Which brings me to the last point.

4. It takes longer do do.
When time is of the essence you may not want to take any longer then is needed. Loading this way in finicky to say the least, paying attention to which color to load first, making sure it's loaded evenly or the way you want. Having to reload often because it doesn't last long enough on the brush, and finally having to rinse and repeat if you don't want to contaminate certain colors.

So yeah there are lots of reasons that I only use this method for small and quick things. The only plus side i see to it is that it's a nice trick if you don't want to make an entirely new rainbow cake or an army of split cakes for every color combo there is.

In the end I would still recommend investing in some split cakes, or making some of your own. They are just WIN all around.
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Re: Double Loading without a split cake

Post by SweetnArtsy on Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:02 am

Thank you Forest-Fairy!
I ordered a neon rainbow.
I am contemplating splitting up my diamond fx palette.
I wonder if it is worth it since I don't need much more than green combo, fire combo and a girly one.
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Re: Double Loading without a split cake

Post by Forest-Fairy on Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:58 pm

The neon rainbow base blender is always a popular choice. The neon one stroke sucks though. Neon paints seem to like to be sponged on, not brushed.
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