Amylee’s Top 15 Amazing Brushes

Because I mainly use the right side of my brain, and I sometimes compare things around me, here are some amazing brushes that I have recently discovered. The studio takes a humorous note with this new Top 15!

15/ X-Brush

X Brush

  • Name: Chiqueteur 3 Wicks Brush
  • Description: Pointed tips set in a black long sleeve.
  • Use: marbling, used in decoration
  • Brand: LEONARD
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14/ Curse Brush

Curse Brush

  • NameGilding Brush with round Tibetan goat hair tips and short, unvarnished wood handles, ideal for laying gold leaf.
  • Description: Round square tip. Short handle in transparent plastic (like a quill) maintained by 2 brass links.
  • Use: Used to apply gold leaf and remove air bubbles.
  • Brand: LÉONARD
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13/ Sun Brush

Sun brush

  • Name: Galaxy Fan Brush
  • Description: Made with flexible, gold, synthetic fibres with nickel plated ferrules and transparent, short handles. The brushes also have a grey rubber sleeve for a comfortable grip whilst painting.
  • Use: A quality brush range featuring diverse forms for oil and acrylic work. Perfect for achieving alternative effects like fades …
  • Brand: MANET
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12/ Vlad Brush

Vlad Brush

·         Name: Screen Printing Wire Brush

  • Description: Head topped with tufts of synthetic strands forming shapes and solids, and a handle for gripping and handling.
  • Use: Painting technique called “projection”
  • Brand: Old toothbrush
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11/  Light-Up Brush

Light up brush

  • NameLiner Brush
  • Description: With flat, bevelled squirrel hair bristles, brass ferrules and short, varnished cedar wood handles.
  • Use: Ideal for achieving lines and details when painting wood effects
  • Brand: LEONARD
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10/ Whale Tail Brush

What tail

  • NameWhale Tail Brush, Galaxy Serie
  • Description: Made with flexible, gold, synthetic fibres with nickel plated ferrules and transparent, short handles. The brushes also have a grey rubber sleeve for comfortable grip whilst painting.
  • Use: The special shaped tip is ideal for painting flowers and decorative painting. A quality brush range featuring diverse forms for oil and acrylic work.
  • Brand: MANET
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09/ Bart Brush

Bart Brush

  • Name: Trident brush
  • Description: Grey synthetic fibre both soft and firm. Grey ferrule with silver aluminum handle.
  • Use: For school children and hobby painting, suitable for both acrylic to watercolor, gouache, painting on silk, porcelain or glass.
  • Brand:LEONARD
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08/ Fantasia Brush

Fantasia Brush

  • Name: Martin Thomas Octopus Brush
  • Description: These brushes are handmade and are particularly suitable for use with acrylic and oil paint.
  • Use: To create effects in oil and acrylic on paper, canvas or wood. Even children can express their creativity with incredible results. Newly developed, highly original size 20 brush for abstract painting and impressionism.
  • Brand: LINEO
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07/ Unicorn Brush

Unicorn Brush

·         Name: Script Liner Brush

  • Description: Made from Kolinsky sable hair with an extra-long, fine tip, and wide body for good colour holding,  seamless nickel plated ferrule with a short blue varnished handle.
  • Use:  Allows precision work and a large colour reserve, ideal for watercolour.
  • Brand: DA VINCI
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06/ Pixel Brush

Pixel brush

  • NameNotched Filbert Brush, Galaxy Serie
  • Description: Made with flexible, gold, synthetic fibres with nickel plated ferrules and transparent, short handles. The brushes also have a grey rubber sleeve for comfortable grip whilst painting.
  • Use: Produces interesting effects and can also be useful when glazing. A quality brush range featuring diverse forms for oil and acrylic work.
  • Brand: MANET
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05/ Wide Comb

wide comb

  • Name:  Comb Spalter
  • Description: 3.5mm in diameter, with flat, wooden handles and triple brush heads with round tips
  • Use: Ideal for marbling and decoration.
  • Brand: LEONARD
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04/ Needle Brush

Needle brush

  • Description: High quality refillable calligraphy brushes made from fine natural hair.  The fine goat hair gives good ink receptivity. The brush tip is shaped in the traditional Japanese calligraphy brush shape and the long plastic handle has an integral ink tank.
  • Use: These brushes are suitable for line work, brush drawings and as writing brushes. They are a good alternative to traditional calligraphy brushes. They are particularly suitable for training purposes as work can flow without the need to keep dipping into an inkwell. It can be filled with Chinese ink, classic ink, or even water (for cleaning).
  • Brand: LEONARD

03/  Mini Paddle Brush

 

paddle brush

  • Name:   Silicone Brush Blades
  • Description: Flexible silicone blade is brush and spatula in one and attached to a sturdy painted beechwood handle. The silicone blades are detachable from the handles for direct painting and for ease of cleaning.
  • Use: Ideal for painting, scraping and modelling techniques. This new creative tool, not quite a brush and not quite a spatula, allows unique forms of expression. They are ideally suited for oil and acrylic painting but can also be used for ceramics, encaustic work, baking, and food decoration. The silicone is heat and solvent resistant, dishwasher safe and easy to clean with soap and water. Dried paint can simply be peeled off.
  • Brand: CATALYST
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02/ Bald Brush

bald brush

  • Name: Colour Shaper
  • Description: Durable silicone rubber tip, black lacquered handles and seamless ferrules
  • Use: Choice of 5 formats, each with their own specific application. Perfect for blending, defining, smudging and creating surface effects. This colour shaper is available with both a softer tip (ideal for thinner paints and pastels) or a hard tip (for thicker paints),
  • Brand: DALER ROWNEY
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01/ Magical Brush

magical brush

  • Name: Ebrush
  • Description:  Touchscreen Brush  with conductive synthetic fibres and stylus tip. Metal handle.
  • Use: Can paint and interact on all touch screens Smartphones and Tablets. With great dexterity and precision, this brush works under implementation drawing / painting offered via Android or Apple. Apply it on the screen to draw. The rubber stylus tip can be used with all the functions of the digital tablet.
  • Brand: LEONARD
  • Click here to find out more.

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