I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season. Mine has been busy, but just starting to slow down. I'll be picking up production again after Christmas and looking forward to working on some new designs for bowls, boxes and tiles.
I'm even working on some artwork for a little children's book that my husband is authoring. Just a little something more to keep me busy....
What I really wanted to share with you all is this new blending brush I found. I have been vegan for almost 11 years now. I am always finding new ways to organize my life around my vegan values and I realized that I have been using and promoting animal hair brushes for many years. Well, I did some research and found a company from England that makes a really fabulous substitute for the Badger hair blending brush.
It was rather inexpensive, even including shipping to the US, so I ordered one and crossed my fingers. It is a 3" wide brush, the same as my old badger brush, but the bristles look and feel to the touch substantially different. However, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that it handled the enamels and blending/softening very well. The bristles seem much stiffer and I thought that would be a problem, but it wasn't at all. I have been using it exclusively since I got it a few months ago and wish I had gotten it from the start.
I am not a paid promoter of this product or the company, but when I found a brush that works just like the animal product I knew I needed to share it. I hope some of you will consider this as an option instead of the badger brush for your painting/enameling/blending purposes.
Here is a link to the company --
Jackson's Art Supplies
1 Farleigh Place
+44 (0)207 254 0077