Friday, May 19, 2017

Dynasty's Stencil and Textured Stencil brushes

Spring is here and for a lot of artists that means it is time for exciting new projects! Maybe you are looking to freshen things up around the house or in your canvas painting? Stencils are a fun, quick, and easy way to add pattern, color, and texture to a project.

Dynasty Brush carries two type of stencil brushes: our standard Stencil brush and our Textured Stencil brush. Both lines of brushes are crafted with quality white bristles and solid lacquered handles and can be used with both stencil paints and acrylic paints.

There are two clear differences between the standard Stencil and the Textured Stencil brushes. One is obviously the color of the handles. This allows for easy identification. When you are in the moment, busy creating your masterpiece, you can easily reach for the right tool based on color. The second difference is the configuration of the bristles. The Textured Stencil line has a patented two tier bristle shape which helps contain color inside the stencil space. 

If you are a crafter, a decorative artist, a mixed media artist, a scenic artist, or an artist looking for new ways to incorporate text or patterns into your work, these brushes would be a fine addition to your studio. 

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Come see us in Daytona for Oceans of Color!

Dynasty Brush, along with our parent company FM Brush, is excited to be part of Oceans of Color: the 45th annual international conference and expo of the Society of Decorative Painters. This year's conference takes place May 16 through May 20 in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Ocean Center. Register for this year's event here

FM Brush will be located at booth 411 on the Expo Floor and will feature demonstrations by Dynasty Artists Deb Antonick, Jill Fitzhenry, Tracy Moreau, and Sandy Warner McTier

Conference artist Judy Westegaard-Jenkins will be teaching on opening day of the conference from 2:00 to 8:00pm.

Dynasty's own Tracy Weinzapfel will be teaching at the Dare 2 Create event on Thursday, May 18 along with artist Andy Skinner.

So join us in Florida for some sun and painting fun! You won't want to miss this!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Scenic Fitch XL in Action!

Just last month I introduced you to one of our newest brushes--the Dynasty Scenic Fitch XL. It is just like our other line of scenic fitch brushes--made with strong, triple boiled white bristles secured into an oval ferrule on a kiln-dried white birch handle--with one BIG difference. The XL part of its name stands for eXtra Long handle!

Some of these brushes are already in the hands of professional and apprentice scenic artists alike. I thought I would share some photos of these brushes in the hands of the people who use them most. 

Scenic Artist Taryn Pasco, photo appears courtesy of Kristian Perry.

In the photo above, Taryn Pascoe, a Scenic Art Apprentice at Point Park University's Pittsburgh Playhouse, paints a piece of scenery for the show Pinkalicious: The Musical. Under direction from Scenic Charge Artist Kristian Perry, Taryn applies paint following the artist's rendering provided by scenic designer Tucker Topel. 

Because scenic artists paint on such a large scale, the extended wooden handle allows the painter to work at a comfortable distance away from the scenery while still maintaining control. If you stand too closely to the large unit you are painting, you risk getting caught up in details that won't be seen by the audience or working too "tight". That is not good for the art you are creating and it hinders productivity. The Dynasty Scenic Fitch XL provides space needed to give the artist perspective to see the big picture--literally!

Do you have a photo of you or a fellow artist using our Scenic Fitch XLs or any other Dynasty brush? We'd love to see it! Share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

And as always, if you want to learn more about our vast array of quality artist tools please head over to our website