I know that my hand made brushes will react differently to different media and the type of paper I use. Yesterday I used simple newsprint to experiment on and I painted with black India ink and green and gold acrylic ink.
Most of the brushes produced very thin lines but the simplest brush with the larger buds produced the bigger marks. I’m planning on trying this again using acrylic paint to see if the more viscous media leaves more dramatic marks. Maybe I’ll try watercolours as well but I suspect they will react the same way that the inks did. These papers will come in handy for collage work that I’m planning on creating for the next show.