hi iam currently building a model of the clipper ship cutty sark, i would like to know how to paint the scroll work that is on the bow just
behind the witch , it looks like leaves in gold . what brush is used and what method is used. iam on artist as you can gather. best regards. colin richards.
Cheryl here from Your Decorative Painting Resource. Wow! It sounds like you have an awesome project on the go! Well, scroll work is an acquired skill. The brush to use is a Round Brush and for the smaller overlapping scrolls you'll need a liner. Size will depend on the scale you're working. I also note a blue medallion with a sun image. The Round and the Liner will be used here as well. The same brushes can be used for the leaves.
For more on learning to paint scrolls visit http://www.your-decorative-painting-resource.com/brush-stroke-basics.html
I hope this helps. Would love to feature photos of your work in progress! :o)