Your new favorite brush! The Finnabair Art Basics Mixed Media Silicone Brush is great for applying pastes, paints, gesso and gels. The package includes one brush that measures approximately 1" wide, the perfect size for almost any project.
Saw this on a tutorial video an decided o give it a try. So far I have only used it to put gesso on projects and it is wonderful. It spreads so smoothly and you use all the paint. It's easier to clean than a brush also.
i was happy with how this item works. it spreads paint and gel easily , the handle is comfortable to hold. BUT I found that my gel stuck to the silicone blade more than i expected, and when trying to wipe it off with a damp rag it started to pull the silicone head sideways out of the metal ferrule. I was afraid it was going to tear the silicone where the nails go through the metal so I stopped. and thus render this tool unusable in future.
I bought three of these in the same size as their price was good, but i noticed that two of the blades looked like they were cut slightly askew and one had a flaw in it's front surface. I was concerned that it would affect how well or smoothly the blade would apply any mediums. It wasn't noticeable but i wasn't aiming for super smooth at that time. I think this tool is ok for scooping product out of containers but for smoothing large areas i would choose another tool .
I scrapbook and art journal. I use my silicone brush for art journaling. It's great for spreading mixed media. So far I only used for gesso and gel medium. I think it should be good for texture paste also especially with stenciling on scrapbook lo.
I bought the larger and smaller silicone brushes and I am thrilled! I make a lot of home made journals and books, so I use a lot of glue. I had been using a small sponge paint brush and throwing it away each time. These brushes spread the glue smoothly, and even if the glue dries before I wash them, it rolls right off!
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