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Monday, December 06, 2010

Painting a straight line

Hi folks,
Long time no post here - I'm giving out this tip once more, and thought to make sure everyone here has seen it too.

*** Are you painting your straight lines, freehand? ***

Please use this tip to not only have a better result but save yourself enormous amounts of time and sweating. The metal part of your paintbrush glides along the length of your ruler edge, safely raised above the page. In these photos I've drawn a line and modelling the brush, but you get the idea. Yes it does take a little bit of practicing, but believe me it is super quick and easy once you've got the hang of it!

Especially useful for perfect gilded straight lines and such-like.
Duchess Nerissa


Nerissa said...

Oh, and your left-hand knuckles are pushed solidly down against the table. Reverse hand positioning for left-handers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! /Elsa

Merlyn/fiona/Bridget said...

This tip is so going to come in handy very very soon - thanks for posting!