How to Use a Liner Brush

Welcome to another installment of ASK PLAIDIE LADDIE.

Plaidie LaddiePlaidie Laddie, loyal Plaid pooch and one of our blog contributors, wants to answer your most burning painting questions. Every week he’ll pick a question out of his virtual mailbag and answer it (with a little help from me, since he only has paws).

“Dear Plaidie Laddie, I’m seeing some great projects with details that have been added with a script liner. I’m used to flat and round brushes, how should I use the script liner?”  Kate from Kansas

That’s a great question! Script liners are easy to use, but they aren’t used the same way bigger paint brushes are.

First, hold the brush the way you would a pencil.When you put your brush on your surface, don’t use a lot of pressure. Then pull the brush, the paint will follow. Be sure to keep it on the tip, barely exerting any pressure.

Pull the script liner.
If you need help keeping your hand steady, use your little finger for balance.

Use your little finger to steady yourself.
It is best to use this brush with thin, “inky” paint so that it really flows as you pull the brush. The best way to achieve an inky consistency is to add FolkArt Floating Medium to your paint. This will thin the paint without compromising the quality, durability or appearance of the paint.

Have fun!

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