For some, the glitter paint is a familiar sight.
For others, it’s just something that is too shiny to care about.
The paint has a glittery sheen to it that is so unique to antique brushes that it can be difficult to spot, according to a new report from the Canadian Museum of History.
“It’s a very unique, unique look,” said Tim Dutton, a curator of decorative arts at the museum who was not involved in the study.
“I can’t really see it in the same way, but it’s very distinct.”
The brush cleaners and their glittery, shiny finish have a long history of being sold in the U.S. for $1,500 to $2,000.
But that’s starting to change, as craft stores are expanding their offerings and the art market is booming.
In a recent survey by the Art Institute of Canada, more than 70 per cent of Canadians said they have bought a brush cleaner in the past year.
“You can see it from a distance,” Dutton said.
“There’s a really distinctive look to it.
You can see the shiny, it has a sheen that’s a little bit different from other things, so you can see there’s a bit of a difference.
You’ve got a lot of attention to detail in it.”
The paint’s sheen is very different to the glitter in most paint brands.
And the difference in color doesn’t help the brush cleaners distinguish themselves.
The researchers wanted to know if the glitter looked different to other paint brands or if the different color was simply a reflection of the paint.
The team used a computer model of the brush cleaner and the model was run through a series of computer simulations.
The model was then used to simulate the way the glitter was transferred into the brush cleaning and the transfer of the glitter onto the surface.
“We found that, in fact, the shimmering that you see in the model actually occurs because the model is very accurate,” Denton said.
The study found that the paint was more reflective in the simulations when the model simulated the color of the liquid.
The findings are a new twist on the idea of what makes a brush cleaning so unique.
It suggests that a brush that has a different color could actually make it more unique.
“That means it could be more reflective of the metal itself, or it could reflect the glass,” Dickson said.
Dutton said there’s still much to learn about the differences between the paint, the liquid used to wash it and the glitter it creates.
He said the study will be interesting to see how other paint types look in the future.
“If we can get a handle on the different colors of the different types of paint, that would allow us to look at different types,” he said.
But he said the findings are more than just a new insight.
“The results of the study are pretty important because it opens up a lot more questions to researchers,” he added.
The report is being published in the latest issue of the Journal of Modern Art.