I came up with this great idea for when I am working with my acrylic art paintbrushes.
Sometimes I have to stop in the middle of an acrylic painting, but maybe only for a while, possibly because something has called me away, or I may need to wait for some layers to dry or often just because I need to take a break and have a think about where I am going next with the painting. I hate the thought of having to wash out my brushes ( a job that I loathe ) just to start all over again a few hours later with the same colours.
Then I came up with a brainwave. Would my brushes still remain usable and not dry out if I wrapped them in aluminium foil? So I tried it and it’s amazing. It works a treat. The brushes remain as wet ready for me to continue where I left off.
All I do to preserve them this way is separate the brushes slightly and carefully lay them in a piece of aluminium foil.
Then clench the foil around them so that they stay fairly airtight. So quick and easy.
Such a simple idea. Why did I not think of it before?