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post #1 of Old 01-29-2018, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Making Paintbrushes

Ok. I honestly have no idea if this is where I should put this.
This is going to be a weird post. Definitely not for those of you who are easily weirded out.
I'm cutting my hair off soon, but it won't be long enough to donate. So I got a wild idea- it holds water like no one's business, why not make a paintbrush! I looked into it and apparently it's not completely unheard of, though beard hair seems to be more popular because of the textures it can create.
So I've found tutorials on how to make various round and wider flat brushes, but I have one brush I'd really like to own. As a broke university student, I take very good care of my brushes because I can't particularly afford the costs of 5 to 10 bucks for one paintbrush. I want to make a fan brush, as the one I have is far too large to texture the small (1 by 2 inch) watercolors I do regularly. Anyone got any ideas of how to get this shape? Anyone made one before?

TLDR: How would one make a fan brush?
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post #2 of Old 01-31-2018, 02:32 PM
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I would think it would be easy to do. Fill the ferrule with hair and glue, smash the end flat with a hammer and the hairs should splay out. Then trim the hair and start painting.

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