Scripting a fine line has become a priority now that I’m customizing dolls. I setup a project for myself, testing various combinations of paint with flow-aid additive and four scripting brushes of various lengths and size.
- Orange no brand name: #1 (Hobby Lobby)
- Master’s Touch: 20/0 (Hobby Lobby)
- Royal: 20/0 (Michael’s)
- Artist’s Loft: 6/0 (Michael’s)
- (A) Liquitex acrylic: ivory black
- (B) Artists’s Loft: lamp black
- (C) Schmincke Horadam gouache: ivory black
Liquitex flow-aid for polymer emulsion
The hypothesis: I think the Artist’s Loft paint will appear runny/watercolor like because it’s cheapest. I think Liquitex will flow better than Gouache. I think Gouache will be thick and purest/darkest.
- Adding water while rinsing decreases purity quickly.
- Problems with globbing.
- Short strokes.
I started a second test with the Liquitex, I thought I added too much Flow Aid. This paint is just unsatisfactory all around.
- Wow, can’t believe how pure the color is.
- Strokes flowing much longer/softer than Liquitex.
- Beautiful, absolutely worth the price.
- Pure color.
- Really surprised the cheapest brush 6/0, nylon bristles, was one of my favorites.
- 20/0 Master’s Touch ex. liner was totally worth it, now to build the confidence for straighter lines.
- The no name #1 was, as suspected, least favorite for wispy lines.
- The Royal 20/0 detail liner doesn’t produce what I hoped for.
I was surprised to find Artist’s Loft (Michael’s brand) brush was amazing, and their paints were better than Liquitex for coverage. The gouache I’m completely pleased with. At $12 a tube, this will probably last a few months for the jobs I’m doing. Ending, the 6/0 nylon brush was my favorite paired with the Schmincke gouache. I can’t believe the Liquitex results when viewing the price differences. Most expect cheap paints to be less quality, here’s the proof that’s not true!