Painting Script or Fonts

I know there has already been a question about what type of paintbrushes to paint with, but in particular I would like to get some input or suggestions on types of brushes to use when painting fonts or scripts on cookies. I have been working with this recently and find that my brushes seem to bend too much. I have fairly short and thin brushes I am using. Maybe a part of the question ought to be about technique. Am I holding the brush too hard, or pushing too hard? Should I be using the tip more? Is my food color gel not thinned properly? If anyone can provide some insight on what they do, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Bitsized Beginner - Kimberlie

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hi kimberlie    i'm not an expert      i mess up       i've purchased brushes and only a few were worth buying      my fine  tip brushes   flay out    bristles separate    hence i mess up    partly because i'm not accustomed to the technique and terrible brushes    both most likely    i have trouble seeing the touch down    so maybe the flaying is caused by me     

some have mentioned they bought brushes from a nail salon store   a fine arts store    an arts store   online    michaels             i've purchased from michaels   and i bought from sally's beauty supply      i got two at sally's    one flayed    the other  is sitting in my brush cup    lol      i was pissed      anyway    i went back to michaels and bought another script brush    #0       one of my problems in finding a brush is i don't know what type brush to purchase   sable   goat hair   etc       i can honesty say that the brushes i've purchased were not inexpensive (not bragging)     and honestly say    i'm at wits end for the money put into buying and   not knowing   so yes  i've wasted money

alright   i know lucy/honeycat cookies       kat rutledge    dolce sentire post info on brushes they use to do certain things      their posts are here   i'm sure there are others that should be cited but i cannot remember their names    

i think under forums      you can find links for troubleshooting      

hopefully others will contribute to your inquiry    

Originally Posted by mintlemonade(cookie crumbs):

Hi Kimberlie! I can't draw well with a paintbrush. I'm not sure it's not so difficult if I use a good paintbrush, but anyway I found it's easier to use a nib to write/paint letters on iced cookies, especially when I draw very thin lines.

 

 

 

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mint   what is a nib ?

Kimberlie,    I know one brush pack that I bought is a double sided nail art brush.   at one end it is angled which enables you to see what you are doing - supposedly in very fine detail and the other end has a teeny ball on it that enables dotting and marbeling.  I haven't used it yet.  It sits there in the brush cup.  (The other brush as I mentioned flayed out.)

Hi Donna,
 
I mean a dip pen/nib pen.
 
 
Dip a nib into a mix of food colour and a little bit of Vodca and write. Actually I don't dip, I apply the mix to the nib with a paintbrush so that I don't have to prepare a lot of colour.
It's not as easy as using a nib with normal ink on paper, but in Japan fine tip markers are not available, so this is a good way for me to write fine lines.
 
 
Noriko
 
 
 
Originally Posted by donaharrisburg:
Originally Posted by mintlemonade(cookie crumbs):

Hi Kimberlie! I can't draw well with a paintbrush. I'm not sure it's not so difficult if I use a good paintbrush, but anyway I found it's easier to use a nib to write/paint letters on iced cookies, especially when I draw very thin lines.

 

 

 

IMG_0501

mint   what is a nib ?

 

Originally Posted by mintlemonade(cookie crumbs):
Hi Donna,
 
I mean a dip pen/nib pen.
 
 
Dip a nib into a mix of food colour and a little bit of Vodca and write. Actually I don't dip, I apply the mix to the nib with a paintbrush so that I don't have to prepare a lot of colour.
It's not as easy as using a nib with normal ink on paper, but in Japan fine tip markers are not available, so this is a good way for me to write fine lines.
 
 
Noriko
 
 
 
Originally Posted by donaharrisburg:
Originally Posted by mintlemonade(cookie crumbs):

Hi Kimberlie! I can't draw well with a paintbrush. I'm not sure it's not so difficult if I use a good paintbrush, but anyway I found it's easier to use a nib to write/paint letters on iced cookies, especially when I draw very thin lines.

 

 

 

IMG_0501

mint   what is a nib ?

 

Norika (?)   may I use your first name ?     big smile     e-wavingggggg    love your work     the link is broken   i'll google nib pen   my first thought was the pen that is dipped into an ink well       old school style   (yeah yeah i'm old   lol)  hahahaa

Yes, please call me Noriko!
 
Originally Posted by donaharrisburg:
Originally Posted by mintlemonade(cookie crumbs):
Hi Donna,
 
I mean a dip pen/nib pen.
 
 
Dip a nib into a mix of food colour and a little bit of Vodca and write. Actually I don't dip, I apply the mix to the nib with a paintbrush so that I don't have to prepare a lot of colour.
It's not as easy as using a nib with normal ink on paper, but in Japan fine tip markers are not available, so this is a good way for me to write fine lines.
 
 
Noriko
 
 
 
Originally Posted by donaharrisburg:
Originally Posted by mintlemonade(cookie crumbs):

Hi Kimberlie! I can't draw well with a paintbrush. I'm not sure it's not so difficult if I use a good paintbrush, but anyway I found it's easier to use a nib to write/paint letters on iced cookies, especially when I draw very thin lines.

 

 

 

IMG_0501

mint   what is a nib ?

 

Norika (?)   may I use your first name ?     big smile     e-wavingggggg    love your work     the link is broken   i'll google nib pen   my first thought was the pen that is dipped into an ink well       old school style   (yeah yeah i'm old   lol)  hahahaa

 

I use all kind of brushes.  They have diferent pourposes.  I am working with the wather brushes for  watercolors, they came in 3 diferent sizes, I found them very helpful in wafer paper using edible dust or gel colors, only we need to control the brush does not drop wather because then it does not work, the brush must drop only by pressure.

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