are preparing a flip chart, place a piece of scrap paper behind the area
you are lettering to prevent the marker from bleeding through to the
next page on the chart.
d. Brush Lettering. This is another flexible form of lettering
that requires practice to obtain and maintain proficiency. As an
1/4inch to 10 feet or more in size. All brushes have three major
components: (1) hairs, (2) ferrule, and (3) handle. There are three
different shaped brushes you use for lettering: (1) round, (2) bright,
and (3) flat (figure 165).
Figure 165. Lettering brushes
(1) Round brush. The hairs of this brush come to either a blunt
or sharp point. The type of tip and the pressure exerted on the brush
while applying the paint determines the different types of lettering for
which you may use the brush. To use this brush to produce Gothic
lettering, it must have a blunt, round point and you must apply even
pressure while lettering. If this brush has a round tip, and you vary
the pressure, you can create cursive lettering.
When using this brush to produce lettering, you can control the size of
the line by controlling the amount of pressure applied on the brush.
The more pressure you apply, the wider or broader the lines; conversely,
the less pressure you apply, the finer the lines. A high quality round
brush presents a fullness of the hairs when wet; whereas a poor quality
brush looks concave at the sides and ragged.