Guides & Tips with Craft-Ease
At Craft-Ease™ , we support art therapy by offering high quality tools, as well as a detailed paintbrush guide to help you make the most of our kits.
While there are many types of paint brushes and different paint brush sizes, we’ll cover the most popular, explain what each one is used for, and how to choose the right paintbrush.
What Paintbrush to Use and For What?
It can be daunting to see many types of paintbrush at a local craft store or included in the paintbrush kit. Paintbrushes are instrumental to render particular painting effects - so they are excellent tools for you to create your own style of painting! In this guide, we present the most popular paintbrushes and what they are used for.
Anatomy of a Paintbrush
This paintbrush can help create thick-to-thin strokes as well as watercolor wash effects. Simply apply pressure from one point and drag lightly to render desired effect. Depending on the brush sizes and the applied pressure, it can help with detail work or filling large areas.
Fine point and long length – liner brush is perfect for details, thin lines and precision, outlining or decorative designs. To make it easier to flow from the brush, it is best to thin out the paint to reach a more liquid consistency. Liner is a good tool to paint continuous curved or straight lines; simply apply pressure to adjust thickness.
Use shader to do chisel works - to create sharp, square shape and crisp edges. It is often used to color in blocks, shade, blend and highlight. Can be double-loaded, side-loaded to float or walk color and to create gradient effects.
Angular Shader/Angle Flat Brush
Angular shader / angle flat is used for tight shading, curved strokes and stroke work. It can be double-loaded and side-loaded and good for painting or blending in small areas and corners. Popular tool to create rose petals.
Wash / glaze with large broad bristles are ideal for washes, base-coating, applying glazes, finishes and sweeping strokes of large areas.
Filbert / oval is of rounded shape that helps create strokes with soft edges. It is also often used to fill circular areas, float color and blend forming a more natural shape for flower petals, leaves, and feathers.
Tips for Personalizing Your Paint by Numbers
Paint by number is a good way to start painting. We know how a blank canvas can be daunting! Here are some excellent paint by numbers tips to take you beyond the basic steps. Paint by numbers gives you the building blocks to start your art journey so that you can unleash your creativity in a stress-free setting.
Best Paint by Numbers Kits
All Craft-Ease™ kits come in a gift box - the first and only in the industry – so it’ll be a real treat when you receive yours! Since many customers order to deliver thoughtful paint by numbers gifts directly to their loved ones.
Craft-Ease: Art Therapy
At Craft-Ease™, we actively promote art therapy in the form of complete craft kits so that everyone can achieve therapeutic and joyful experience through art from the comfort of their home.