Hi, my name is Lynn Deptula with Distinctive Brushstokes from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am here to demonstrate the 7300 series flat from LOEW CORNELL. I love this brush. You can stay at a nice sharp chisel edge. It has got a great pressure and great spring when you are doing stroke work and I will make a few examples. First of all, let us talk about loading the brush. Go to your finger close to the ferrules. I have got a little moisture in my brush. So, I picked up the paint and it is going to be a sheer load, fully loaded. Chisel edge of the brush, pressure it and slide right back to the chisel edge of the brush, nice and crisp. That is what I love about the 7300. Now you can do a multiple types of stroke work boarders if you slide on the chisel edge, apply pressure and back to the chisel edge. We will get a singular “S” stroke boarder here. We can intertwine this boarder. I am picking up little more paint, chisel edge of the brush again. Slide, pressure, release, back to the chisel edge, this time if you pick that stroke up in the middle and repeat, get a nice smooth stroke. Make it a little puffy on the edge. I have just touch one corner of the brush into the water, pick up a little extra moisture, reload with more paint, chisel edge of the brush, pressure, back to the chisel edge of the brush.
We can also paint taller boarders using the 7300. If you are on the chisel edge of the brush, you pressure, slide down. This brush you will find will last for a really long time without getting any fuzzy edges which makes it very durable for doing stroke work boarders on all of your projects. Chisel edge of the brush, pressure, back to the chisel edge. We can angle these strokes a little bit, look at a different version. If you slide for a while on your chisel edge then angle down and slide at the end a little more contemporary version of the “S” stroke boarder, slide on the chisel edge, pressure, and angle out of the bottom. Then there are leaves we can paint with the “S” stroke the “S” stroke, I mean with the 7300 also. Double on, dip into the dark and to your light, I like to over blend the brush really well so the colors melt together. Then if you take the chisel edge of the brush and apply pressure and release, you can go up, you can come down, you can go straight ahead. All creates different leaf shapes. I like to connect them. You can even use the chisel edge of the brush to connect to your leaf shapes, up, down and straight, chisel edge of the brush. If you would like to hold the leaves a little bit longer for another variety, pressure, stretch it out a little bit. You are not in a hurry to pull up on the brush but the bristles slowly come back to the chisel edge, gives a nice long stroke right to the middle with the chisel edge, touch, get from little dashes, nice sharp chisel edge, pressure, stretch it out, chisel edge pressure, stretch it out then you can make a nice long leaf stroke boarder.
And finally you can use the 7300 to paint flat strokes. You can create boarders in that fashion. Many times the girls are nervous about painting one stroke with a round brush but with the flat brush, it makes it really easy. And there are two varieties I would like to show you. If you start with a chisel edge of the brush and pull back with a long one stroke. I am varying the direction that I am pulling and then for a very patterned boarder, if you come back and fill in and in a consistent fashion, a stroke, a small stroke, next each long stroke, you get a very consistent pattern of boarder.
When we use to paint for our chosen lot we used to paint the irregular one stoke boarders. We would start in the same fashion. This is really fast to do. There is not measuring involved. So you have your basic stroke work skeleton there. Now you can choose to fill in with one stroke perhaps, maybe two, maybe we will do both on the outside. Maybe we will do three and have them all just a little different but it is all stroke work with the 7300 LOEW CORNELL. I hope you enjoyed this demo. Please check your website, the LOEW CORNELL website for more brush tips.