- I use synthetic brushes.Flat
- The top edge of the bristles of a flat brush is called a "chisel edge". The chisel must remain close tightly when the brush is filled with paint in order to form the points in flat brush strokes.Liner
- The liner is a round brush with longer bristles that taper to a very sharp point. It's used for a linework and details. The shorter liner is used for very tight curls and tendrils.Scruffy
- I use to paint the middle of flowers, wisteria, mosses, liliacs and shading textures. This brush is not used with water. Just form the bristles into an oval shape by gently pulling them, then twist the bristles in the palm of your hand until they are a nice oval shape.Paint and Medium
I use acrylic paint usually FolkArt, also DecoArt Americana, but I found that FolkArt is the best for one stroke painting.
The paint is non-toxic, water-based and come in wide variety of colors.
I use also FolkArt Floating Medium to help paint stay wetter. I just dip the tips of bristles in Medium after loading the paint on the brush, work in my palette two-three strokes and apply strokes directly on my project. Foam plate
- I use a foam plate, it's easy to hold, when I finish I either cover it with another plate and put it in a plastic zipper bag or throw it out if I don't need it any longer.Brush basin
- I never used it, I believe that it's quite useful but I always use a plastic glass for a water. Shame on me!Tracing paper
- for tracing patterns from pattern sheetTransfer paper
- for transferring patternsCotton Swabs
- These are used for dots, middles of the flowers. Look for swabs which are nicely rounded and not too fuzzy. For smaller areas use a pointed cotton cosmetic swab.Paper towels
- I use a soft absorbetont towels to blot water and excess paint from your brush