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Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Flat Brush

Want to learn how to use a flat brush properly? Watch these in-depth videos and download our Flat Brush practice guide to master the basic flat brush strokes!

Brush Stroke Basics: How to Use a Flat Brush

Flat Brush Technique Videos

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 1, Straight & Chisel Strokes

Mastering the Straight Stroke and the Chisel Edge Stroke is the best place to begin learning proper brush pressure.

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Mastering the Straight Stroke and the Chisel Edge Stroke is the best place to begin learning proper brush pressure.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 2, Comma Stroke

This video introduces a decorative painting fundamental—the comma stroke—using a flat brush.

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This video introduces a decorative painting fundamental—the comma stroke—using a flat brush.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 3, S-Stroke

S-strokes are often used to enhance a surface with a decorative border. Learn how to properly use the chisel…

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S-strokes are often used to enhance a surface with a decorative border. Learn how to properly use the chisel edge of the brush as well as when to apply pressure to widen the brush stroke.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 4, U-Stroke

The U-stroke is a decorative painting basic beginner stroke that is both fun and easy to master.

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The U-stroke is a decorative painting basic beginner stroke that is both fun and easy to master.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 5, Half-Circle Stroke

Half-circle strokes are simple to do yet a decorative painting basic. Learn how to hold the flat brush and see…

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Half-circle strokes are simple to do yet a decorative painting basic. Learn how to hold the flat brush and see how quickly half-circle strokes can be painted.

Brush Stroke Basics: Flat Brush Techniques pt. 6, All Strokes

See how to combine a variety of flat brush decorative painting brush strokes into one easy-to-follow tutorial.

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See how to combine a variety of flat brush decorative painting brush strokes into one easy-to-follow tutorial.