I just went and purchased a set of inexpensive brushes (30 of them), it cost
me about $35, and I only use them for encaustic. At the end of each day, I
have a couple of my most responsible students, "iron" them between sheets of
newspaper to iron out the wax. You must keep moving them around on the
newspaper, to a clean section, so the wax is absorbed from the brushes. You
can get about 90% of the wax off the brushes. I only use these brushes for
wax and nothing else. Q-tips sound fine, although I have never tried that.
From: krista hagan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 26, 2001 1:56 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
I'm sorry, I know I asked about encaustic a while back, but I got the
melting trays, and I'm ready to go. I just wanted to know how any of you
have applied the wax. My students will be creating an abstract painting.
I was thinking of using Q-tips, since I don't want to ruin my brushes.
If I use brushes, is there a quick, easy way to clean them? Help!!!