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Post by aussiemarie on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:40 pm

I am looking at purchasing a few paintbrushes for face painting. I usually use Snazeroo paint. I have heard that a #4 Round is the best bet. Well, what brands to you recommend? Should they be nylon bristles or red sable? Or something Taldek? I fould some in an Art Jerry catolog.
Any ideas? I am usually painting children.
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Post by hunting4helen on Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:22 am

Go check out Silly Farm http://www.sillyfarm.com/store/index.php?p=catalog&parent=516&pg=1 Look at the 7000C, Mark Reid, or Gold grip.... I would get at least a #2 and a #4 maybe even a #5 or #6
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Post by Lady Jayde on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:12 am

I would look for the Loew Cornell 7000 series brushes at your art store. I was able to find them for a better deal at DickBlick and Jerry's. I love the synthetic snap of them. #2, 4, and 6 are awesome. Also, pick up a filbert (#8 or 10) for dry blending while you're at it. For natural fiber brushes, I like the Windsor Newton Artist Water Colour sable brushes (same sizes) because of the way they hold paint, handle lines and their ergonormic handles...they aren't cheap though unless you can buy them on the auction site like I did. If I'd bought my brushes in the stores, they would've cost me well over $700, but as a result of my bulk bargain shopping, I've only spent about $100 on them...(a #4 sable is like $18-$25 here).
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Post by SuzySparkles on Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:27 pm

Metina sells the Mark Reid brushes in her store. Click on the face paint forum shop at the top there.
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Post by Clayton on Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:43 pm

Lady Jayde wrote:I would look for the Loew Cornell 7000 series brushes at your art store. I was able to find them for a better deal at DickBlick and Jerry's. I love the synthetic snap of them. #2, 4, and 6 are awesome. Also, pick up a filbert (#8 or 10) for dry blending while you're at it. For natural fiber brushes, I like the Windsor Newton Artist Water Colour sable brushes (same sizes) because of the way they hold paint, handle lines and their ergonormic handles...they aren't cheap though unless you can buy them on the auction site like I did. If I'd bought my brushes in the stores, they would've cost me well over $700, but as a result of my bulk bargain shopping, I've only spent about $100 on them...(a #4 sable is like $18-$25 here).

You should try the princeton syntethics if you are going to blicks. I really like them. They are pretty firm, and last a long time.
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Post by Mirandas on Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:10 am

Clayton...Princeton has several series right? Bought 2 short handled ones a #2 and 2/0 for fine lines.Their handle is dark green, they also have a marble looking green. Which ones do u use?
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Post by Clayton on Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:22 am

Shoot.... I'm on vacation right now so I can't get to them. I want to say the 7500 series... they are like a hunter green, long handles, white bristles. I use the #2 for markings (teardrops and swirls) And for my really fine stuff, and for lining the eyes I just tried out these brushes at Michaels that I REALLY like. I think they are called simply simmons. They have white handles... I'll check when I get home. I was supposed to come back on Sunday, but I just booked for 3 more nights. Got a great deal for a luxury suite at another hotel, 70% off!
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Post by Mirandas on Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:41 pm

Clayton, I have seen those long handled with white bristles. I always though the handle were too long , but I guess you can cut them. Those Simply Simmons are good..bought couple of them just to try and I love them..too bad that can't never find a # 2.. you should share where you booked your hotels..70% off for a luxury suite WOW..lol Well, Enjoy your vacation to the max!!! Wink
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Post by Clayton on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:11 pm

Yup, I cut them down. Unfortunately that makes the paint come off quicker.
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Post by Rosenberg-Cox on Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:05 am

I get my brushes at Michaels craft store. Every week I get a 40% off coupon, so the brushes end up really cheap. I prefer the plastic handle one just because I leave the brushes to soak and the wood handle split after a while. They have synthetic and natural bristle choices plus sizes galore. Some of mine even have a cushon around the handle near the top - so comfy!
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Post by Bec on Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:24 am

I love the brushes from Michaels. The synthetic ones with Purple handles? And for smaller rounds they have a natural hair one with a white and black handle. I can get a ton of them because they don't cost a fortune, and I haven't seen a difference between them and the expensive ones I do have.
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