Jest Paint have worked hard to design an ideal set of face painting brushes – from choosing the right handle size to the length and material of the bristles – and created Bolt Brushes.
This 3/4 inch Angular Brush from Jest Paint has short bristles and flat top for maximum control and smooth strokes. The golden taklon bristles have been made to imitate sable to give you an excellent point for fine details, crisp edge for fine lines and spring-back. The regular (not extra firm) bristles are soft and flowing. They are great for artists with gentle touch.
The handles of Bolt Brushes are coated in a glossy, non-toxic UV-reactive orange paint so that you can easily find your brushes while working at Black Light parties. The bright handle also makes them easy to spot if dropped in the grass or on the ground. The bright orange colour may over time fade to a different shade of orange or yellow from exposure to direct sunlight.
Angular brushes are good for:
- precise strokes
- one-stroke designs – especially roses
- base-coats – laying in large areas of colour
- tight shading and highlighting
- painting sharply defined edges
As with a regular flat brush, you can use it to paint thin or thick lines, do one-strokes and fill areas of colour. An angled brush is particularly handy for using the tip to put a finer point on your one-stroke designs and getting into the nooks and crannies of a face.
Some professional face painters love angular brushes for painting leaves, and it’s especially favoured by artists who love to paint roses. Check out this demo on YouTube of painting one-stroke roses and leaves with Angular Shader brushes. You could get the same effect using a one-stroke cake like Rose or Cupcake.
Features of this brush:
- Brand: Bolt by Jest Paint
- Brush Range: Bolt Brushes
- Brush Shape: angled flat
- Brush Size:
- Bristle Width: 3/4 inch
- Bristle Length: up to 14 mm
- Handle length: short
- Total brush length: approx. 18 cm
- Bristles: synthetic sable (golden taklon with excellent spring-back just like natural sable – except vegan!)
- Handle: wood coated in neon orange paint
This Brush has the newer pointed tip, which makes it easier to insert into your brush wallets.
Bolt Brushes are assembled in the USA using components from Thailand.
As the bristles are synthetic, no animals were harmed for the production of these brushes.
The wood for Bolt brush handles comes from managed national wood reforestation programs, and the manufacturer is involved with non-profit organizations that fight to protect endangered species, as well as organizations that provide free school materials to kids in need.
Bolt Brushes are handmade and all measurements are approximate. The actual width may vary a little, but you, as the artist are in control of the width of your strokes by the amount of pressure you put on the bristles while painting.
Please Note: Photos of this brush may show the whole brush along with a close-up shot, and may show this brush alongside other brushes to compare it to others in the range. The listing is for one brush unless stated otherwise.