Thursday, 26 March 2015

Ruined Brushes - Acrylic use

From time to time we all end up with a ruined brush, when the bristles dry solid and won't move. This often occurs when using Acrylic paints as they dry quick or when using masking fluid,
we forget to rinse the brush out properly.

Don't throw the brush away though, it can still have a use.

For example when you want to do some stippling...they are perfect for the job.  Just 'disturb' the bristles a little with your fingers, but don't worry if they won't move greatly, you can still use it.

Perfect for those distant tree lines and hedgerows in a painting.
The ruined brush is now a useful brush,
not only for using with acrylic paint but also for oils and watercolours.


Judy said...

Useful tip!

ann hyde said...

Thanks Judy :-)

robin cox walsh said...

Always such useful little tips, Thanks! :)

ann hyde said...

Thanks Robin, it's nice to know :-)

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