The copper brush tip is a collection of crimped copper wires that behaves like a brush or marker pen. These are straight fibers and preferred by some encaustic painters to the braided wire brush tip. It is great for painting and covering areas with molten wax colour. Bunches of the wires can easily be bent aside to create much thinner and finer brush forms. To avoid crumpling the fine wires too much try resting the heel of the metal stem against the wax so that the melting wax floods down onto the fibers. The copper fibers will bend during use, so with a tissue pad just gently bend them back into the form you want. It is threaded to fit the encaustic art Stylus Pro wax graphics tool. It is an ideal tip for a more classic “painting” with wax approach.