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FAQs

What is a tint?
Tint is a gradation of a color made by adding white to it to lessen its saturation.
What is opaque color?
Opaque is color that covers the surface sufficiently so that you cannot see through it.
What is translucent color?
Translucent color is semi-transparent. It has been thinned with medium or water, but is milky, frosted or foggy and can only be seen through partially.
What are round brushes and how are they used?
Round brushes have longer hairs and are put in a round ferrule. They are used for base painting, floating color and for a multitude of stroke formations.
What are scrollers or script brushes and how are they used?
Scrollers are liner brushes with longer hair. Liner, scroller, or script brushes are fine, round, pointed brushes used for detail work. Liners have shorter hairs than scroller or script brushes. All of these come in several sizes.
What is a shader brush and how is it used?
Shader brushes are flat brushes with fine chiseled edges and shorter hair than regular flat brushes. They are used for base painting areas, for certain types of strokes, and for floating color. They come in a wide range of sizes. One or more in small, medium and large sizes are generally needed.
What brushes are important to One Stroke® Painting?
Two of the most used Brush Types are Flat Brushes and Scruffy Brushes. These brushes, when combined with the paint, instructions and worksheets, make painting fun and easy!

• One Stroke Flat Brushes have longer bristles and less thickness than other flat brushes, so they have a much sharper chisel edge. A sharp chisel edge is essential as strokes start and end on the chisel edge. Flat brushes are used for painting roses, flowers, leaves, and ribbons.

For the beginning painter, it’s easier to work with larger brushes, for example a ¾” or #12 Flat, than smaller brushes. Dampen the brush in water and pat dry.

Technique Tip: Double Loading is an easy way to mix two colors of paint together on a palette to create a variety of color within a single brush stroke.

1. Dip a corner of the brush into each of two colors, allowing the paint to meet in the middle of the bristles.
2. On the palette, stroke the brush back and forth, spreading the paint out and also pulling more paint into the brush.
3. Re-dip each corner with the same color paint, and get ready to paint!

To clean Flat Brushes, rake the bristles gently across the bottom of the Brush Caddy, or wash with warm soapy water. Pat dry.

• One Stroke Scruffy Brushes are a lot of fun to use. Remove the brush from the package and gently pull the bristles into an oval shape. Then, twist the bristles gently in the palm of your hand, while maintaining the oval shape.

Technique Tip: This brush is not used with water. To clean after painting is finished, gently pounce the bristles in the Brush Caddy - don’t rake them, as the bristles can break. Allow brush to dry completely before using again.

Loading the Scruffy Brush: follow the same instructions as double loading the flat brush, but, instead of stroking the brush back and forth, pounce the Scruffy Brush up and down to spread out and pull in more paint – and push hard!

When painting your project, be careful not to pounce too hard, so that colors remain separate – not muddy.
What is FolkArt® One Stroke™?
The One Stroke Painting Method was created by Donna Dewberry as an easy and fast way of decorative painting. One Stroke Painting involves blending, shading and highlighting – all in one easy stroke!

Through Learn to Paint Packs, Worksheets, Brushes, Books and DVDs, Donna demonstrates the beginning to the advanced painter how to paint flowers, greenery, landscapes and still lifes with brushes and tools made just for the One Stroke program.
How do I cure glass or ceramics painted with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Apple Barrel Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
How do I cure glass or ceramics painted with Delta Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint?
There are two types of curing methods that can be used with Delta Ceramcoat Select Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint: baking and air drying. NOTE: Please use the bake method for items you intend to wash in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Bake Method:
  1. Allow painted item to dry for 24 hours to be sure all layers of paint have dried.
  2. Place project in a cool oven, as the glass must heat gradually with the oven to avoid breakage; do not place glass in a hot oven.
  3. Set oven temperature to 350ºF.
  4. Once temperature has reached 350ºF, allow the project to bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let glass cool down completely before removing from the oven.
  6. Do not use for 72 hours.
Air Dry Method: Paint is cured to the surface after 21 days; however, the air-dried projects are NOT suitable for use in the top rack of your dishwasher. 

Learn more about how to cure your painted glass projects.
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