I was a little surprised you didn't get more
feedback about the brush so here is my two cents. Kerik turned me on to this
brush over a year ago and I've never used another brush since. I've purchased
multiple brushes to use with different processes: albumen, cyanotype, platinum,
The beauty of this brush is
1. It does NOT abrade the surface of your
paper, even with vigorous brushing. This allows you to work the chemistry into
the paper if that is your desire.
2. Puts down a very even coating of
chemistry. I'm not sure I totally understand the science, but the brush seems to
load well and allow you to coat lightly or heavily depending on your hand
pressure. NO brush marks are visible if you work your chemistry in from multiple
3. Doesn't soak up your chemistry. I have an
old table showing the number of drops of chemistry for pt/pd prints by size
using a glass rod -- which is said to be the most conservative use of chemistry.
I use this chart with the magic brush. Other brushes I've used will sometimes
soak up a significant amt of chemistry.
I use distilled water to soften the brush
before using and hang them to dry.
Thanks to Judy and Kerik for the information on metal ferrules and the
Richeson brush. I went ahead and ordered one. May this be the
answer to all my coating problems... .