Brushes - Wich Are Ok?

Decorating By nikki72905 Updated 31 Mar 2009 , 5:46pm by imamommy1205

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nikki72905 Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 9:00am
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Hi!
I need to get some brushes so that I can "paint, use luter dusts" What brands are the best and where can you get them?

I have used the Wilton ones (and they put brissles all over my stuff) I used a med. brand at AC Moore and it did the same thing, what am I doing wrong, what do I have to do, and where can I get them.

Thanks!

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bakingatthebeach Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 11:09am
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I went to the painting section of Michaels. They had a large variety of brushes (12 or 16) for 4.99. They worked great for me and the brush tips are a variety of sizes.

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kakeladi Posted 30 Mar 2009 , 2:51pm
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Yah, just any good selection from the art dept at Michael's or such.

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chelleb1974 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:34pm
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I'll echo what the last two posters said, I just went to the art department at Michaels and bought some decent quality brushes and use them only for my petal and luster dusts.

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jlh Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 3:47pm
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Look at Michaels art section for brushes. The better quality brushes are usually sold separately (not in a pack). The combo packs are attractive cost-wise, but watch the quality. A good brush's bristles will be soft to the touch, but will be compact (ie. more per square inch). I find the softer and thinner the bristle, the better. I think brushes are definitely one of those things ..."you get what you pay for". Good luck. Save your 40% coupons. thumbs_up.gif

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imamommy1205 Posted 31 Mar 2009 , 5:46pm
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I got mine at Walmart and they very well may be the same ones they sell at Michaels (I have found many of the same art/craft/cake decorating products at both places).

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