Are you looking for some new art materials? Maybe you are itching to explore new techniques.
Fluid brushes change how you work with even familiar materials. And, they are super convenient to use. They just make so much sense. You can also find them called aqua brushes, H20 or water brushes.
Our design team has tested these Pro Hart Swagger fluid brushes with a whole range of mediums. Acrylic ink, alcohol ink, flow paint and isopropyl. They all work a treat.
This is a full set of lovely brushes by Pro Hart Swagger. Six brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes. Small, medium and large brushes. Paint with either round or flat brushes. There is enough options here to cover many styles and uses.
Filling these babies is dead simple. Unscrew the paint brush top to open the barrel of the brush and fill with the medium of your choice. There’s also a cap for each brush. The bristles stay protected and any dampness on the brushes is well contained.
A gentle squeeze on the lower part of the barrel will let the liquid flow out into the bristles. You will quickly get the feel for how much to squeeze to release the right amount of liquid.
Neatly packed in a PVC wallet, this set is ready to go wherever you desire. Take them travelling with you, or out in the urban environment. Compact and perfect to throw into your bag or art box.
Like to paint outdoors? These fluid brushes make plein air painting a breeze. Work with a small watercolour palette without the need for any separate water container. The wet brush will activate the dry paint in your palette.
Urban sketchers, you are going to find these a brilliant addition to your kit. Imagine the possibilities. Introduce some soft washes or lively brushstrokes over your ink, or pen work. Or, load up the brushes directly with some drawing ink for a change.
You can also experiment with drawing in gel pens first. Then, paint over with a wet brush. Some of the ink will soften into a wash, but the line detail will not be lost.
Do you attend life or portrait drawing sessions? Fluid brushes and a watercolour palette make a great alternative to charcoal or pencils.
In the studio, you can also work with watercolour paints or alcohol inks. These look amazing on some Yupo synthetic paper.
Grab one of the large brushes and smoothly create a background wash. Simple creation of gradient washes is definitely a strength of these brushes. Then consider working over the piece using a water-resistant fine liner or gel pen.
When working with watercolour pencils a fluid brush is exactly the right brush to pick. All your pencil marks will be instantly transformed into watercolour. Also try placing a wet brush directly against a watercolour pencil or any water-soluble crayon to pick up colour.
Clean-up is as straight-forward as it gets. Simply wipe the brush against a soft cloth or paper towel to remove the colour. Let a little water flow, and keep wiping until the bristles are completely free of colour.
Children love these fluid brushes. They are fun and magical to use. Plus, no water jar to be knocked over. They are a lot less messy as well.