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Colour Shapers are a revolutionary tool for painting, drawing, lifting, and blending. Invented by artists for artists, Colour Shapers combine tradition with exciting new technology. The durable tips are made of an advanced rubber composite.
Apply oil or acrylic paint straight from the tube with a Colour Shaper, and then use it to carve back into the paint for a variety of texture and surface effects. The tool easily lifts paint from the surface or draws lines, contours, and edges on the color.
With seamless nickel ferrules and lacquered hardwood handles, they offer the quality needed by dedicated artists. To clean, simply dip the tips in water or solvent and wipe with a cloth. Don't worry — dried color just peels away!
Available in Soft or Firm tips. The ivory-colored tip is soft and designed for responsiveness with fluid and soft colors. The gray tip is firm and offers better control over heavy bodied paints. Choose your size, shape, and firmness, or try a sampler set of 5.
Mini Sets of 5
Just like their larger counterparts but these are only 1/8" wide, size 0.
Sets of 5
One of each tip, including Taper Point, Cup Round, Cup Chisel, Flat Chisel, and Angle Chisel. Available in Firm or Soft.
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Colour Shapers are a sensible alternative to painting knives when working impasto. Use them also to build brushstroke-free glaze layers.
Colour Shapers create unusual gestural effects in watercolor and hard-edged calligraphic strokes with ink. Try them for blending, smudging, and dabbing your pastel paintings and charcoal drawings too.
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Very valuable tool
By Buddha Belly
from Washington DC area
Comments about Colour Shapers Tools:
Use for application of masking fluids. The colour shapers allow thinner lines, and clean off very easily after applying the mask fluids.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great tool great priuce
By Mr. J
With ceramics these do a great job smoothing out edges and transitions. The price is right on these and they are very durable
Fantastic, Game changers
By Oscar Knutsson
from Richmond, VA
These tools are fairly cheap, but so worth their price. I use them to sculpt miniatures in Green Stuff and they changed the game for me completely. A must have for hobby gaming sculptors.
It does it's job
By Not Again, Karen
from Virginia Beach
I got this to use with frisket so I would stop ruining my brushes. It works really well but there's a bit of a learning curve when it comes to filling in slightly larger areas that are maybe half an inch across. Not too bad, though. Cleans up like a dream.
Size 10 angle Firm nice
So far I've only used it for removing acrylic paint of canvas. I have the firm and it works with paint. I plan on using it with molding paste in the future. Don't expect any problems. I would recommend firm.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from East Texas
I wish I had these when I started out sculpting little additions and do-dads to my miniatures (think toy soldiers). Back in the day, and up until I received these shapers, my main tools for epoxy putty shaping were a razor blade and an old metal clay tool. These did the job but the colour shapers listed below are the real deal.They fit into the hand like a paint brush and are just solid - they don't feel like a knock-off product. I find they work best for my tasks if I keep the nibs wet. There are a lot of tutorials on what to use so use your search engine to find some. Anyway, the green coloured two-part epoxy that I use won't stick to them at all.I would give these six stars if I could!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Another use for chisel color shapers
I am a watercolor artist and I like to keep my paints in the individual wells clean. I use a chisel color shaper to transfer my paint from the well to the mixing area instead of my brush. The color shaper cleans off easily and you don't lose a lot of paint like you do when you rinse out a brush.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great with Oil Pastels
from Madison, WI
I use the firm shapers with Oil Pastels. They work great at blending, and creating different textures. You need to make sure that you have enough layers of Oil Pastel on before they will blend. You also need to use higher quality Oil Pastels. The cheep ones won't blend well. They are especially nice for getting smooth textures like sky, and water. I will also use them to create textures for grass, etc. I wipe them with paper towel in between colors, and wash with soap and water if needed.
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Tags: Pastelmat, Color Shapers, Holbein Oil Pastels, Oil Pastel
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Ideal for applying masking fluid.
Color shapers are fantastic for applying masking fluid to watercolor paper. You just peel it off when you're done with no damage at all. The sizes these implements come in are a little odd, pretty much quite small (size 2) and too large (size 6), but perhaps there's a reason for it that I'm just not onto yet. It doesn't matter. They are very, very useful for this specific purpose as well as many others, since masking fluid isn't at all what their original intended use is. It's just a bonus!
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