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Pet Memorial Brushes - Honoring Our Four Legged Friends

Pet Memorial Brushes - Honoring Our Four Legged Friends

Elizabeth shares her experience making pet memorial paintbrushes for clients that have lost a cherished family pet.

 

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How To Clean A Feather Paintbrush

Artist Tools & Paintbrushes

How To Clean A Feather Paintbrush

In this blog post, Elizabeth discusses how to properly care for a natural feather paintbrush. She also shares a video of the process.

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How To Work With Carbon Black Encaustic Paint

How To Work With Carbon Black Encaustic Paint

For those working on a heated palette (Roland HOTBOX, R&F Hot Palette, etc.) creating encaustic monotypes, adding carbon black encaustic paint can be a game-changer. It is an extremely versatile paint that can be used alone (as in the example above), or with colored paints such as R&F, Evans Encaustic, or Enkaustikos paints. **The print above was painted with 4", 6" and 10.5" Silicone Micro-Line Blades** Carbon Powder + Clear Encaustic Medium = Carbon Encaustic Paint   Of course it is a little more complicated than just combining carbon and wax, getting the right consistency matters. My Carbon Encaustic Paint...

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How To Select A Brush

Artist Tools & Paintbrushes Contemporary Sumi-e

How To Select A Brush

In this blog post Elizabeth provides a detailed overview of all the different varieties of brushes she offers for sale in her online store. She covers function, material, type and shape. Each is explained in order to help the artist choose the correct style/type of brush that will best meet their needs.

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Intersections - New Adventures In Montana

Intersections - New Adventures In Montana

Sunset View We recently moved from Dallas Texas to Bigfork Montana, a small town located adjacent to Flathead lake. It is an incredibly beautiful place, and we are so enjoying being here, living here! Over the past few years, I have been primarily working with Bamboo to make my brush handles. Bamboo is a fabulous material, it is beautiful, plentiful, and versatile. I really enjoy working with it, transforming it into something functional and beautiful. Now I find myself immersed in an environment where there are so many interesting new materials that I will be able to use, I see many...

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