How to Pinch Your Kolinsky Brushes
Having trouble pinching or breaking in your beautiful new Kolinsky brush? Watch this video for a quick, simple, tutorial on how to achieve this!
Submerge your Kolinsky brush into your monomer thoroughly to release all air bubbles.
After your brush is soaked in the monomer, remove the liquid using a lint-free napkin. Immediately we can see that the bristles have softened while retaining its beautiful shape. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
Make sure your brush is in the exact shape you would like your bristles to go in by using a lint-free napkin
Cover your brush with a napkin and carefully use your pliers to pinch down on the metal tip of your brush. Don't use too much strength - you should be going back and forth from one side to the other to make sure you have an even surface
When you're happy with your shape, make sure to dip your brush back into the monomer and shape it as desired. Store your brush upright for 24 hours before use.