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The Princeton Velvetouch is more than a new brush, it is next-generation technology!
Containing a blend of luxurious NextGen synthetic filaments, Princeton Velvetouch Series 3950 Synthetic Brushes are the ultimate mixed media tool for watercolors, acrylics, and oil paints. The Velvetouch line includes a full range of traditional shapes, plus specialty brushes such as long rounds with exceptionally sharp points, oval mops, script liners, and spotters for precise painting and maximum color control.
The NextGen synthetic filament in Velvetouch brushes is the result of seven years of research and development by Naohide Takamoto, a fifth-generation brushmaker and the grandson of the inventor of Taklon, the first artist-grade synthetic brush hair. Takamoto continues to dedicate himself to the development of synthetics that outperform their natural hair equivalents.
Every Princeton Velvetouch Series 3950 Synthetic Brush has a soft-finish wood handle to complement the enhanced performance and experience of the Velvetouch filaments, resulting in a brush that feels as good in the hand as it does when applying paint to paper, canvas, and other surfaces.
The Princeton Velvetouch Filbert is shaped like an oval at the tip and tapered to a chisel edge. The shape of the Filbert makes it useful for basecoating round or curved areas, for applying washes, and for painting flower strokes.
The Princeton Velvetouch Filbert Grainer produces a repetitive pattern of thin lines. The head of the Filbert Grainer is curved, which offers a more precisely tapered finish to the stroke than a Flat Grainer or a Fan brush. It creates the fine-feathered structure of a bird’s feathers or tufts of animal fur with ease.
The Princeton Velvetouch Long Round is tapered to provide precision and fine detail, whereas the full body provides a controlled release of color. The differences between a Long Round and a traditional Round are the shape of the belly, the gradual taper, and the length of the hair.
Mini Angled Spotter
The Princeton Velvetouch Angled Spotter has a handle that is specifically designed for working on hard-to-each areas. It also provides the ultimate in precision for creating fine details.
Mini Liner and Liner brushes
The Princeton Velvetouch Mini Liner is narrower than a Round with a fine point. The Mini Liner paints delicate work such as outlines, small details, lettering, and long, continuous lines.
Mini Monogram Liner
The Princeton Velvetouch Monogram Liner is a delicate brush used for details and outlines — the ultimate in precision.
The Mini Mop is a soft, absorbent brush used for blending and softening layers of color.
The Oval Mop is a brush with innovative synthetic hair that is crimped to mimic the shape and movement of natural hair. This brush is recommended for softening and blending, as well as varnishing and decoupage because it shows minimal brushstrokes.
The Princeton Velvetouch Round is a classic painting brush used for everything from flora and still life to portraits and landscapes. Larger rounds can lay in large areas of color and stroke specific shapes, whereas smaller rounds are used for details.
Script Liner Brushes
The Princeton Vevetouch Script Liner is a long-haired brush that is narrow and pointed with a short handle and round ferrule. It provides large color-carrying capacity and is used for delicate lettering, highlighting, outlining, and long continuous strokes.
Short Liner Brushes
The Princeton Velvetouch Short Liner is smaller than a traditional liner with a tapered point, which can be used for fine details and outlines.
The Princeton Velvetouch Spotter is a Round brush with shorter, tighter hair. The shorter hair has less flex than the Round for accurate detail.
Velvetouch Brushes, Set of 4
This set includes a Round 4, Long Round 8, Angle Shader 3/8", and a Wash 3/4", all with short handles.
The Willow Blender is composed of both natural and synthetic filaments, allowing paint to distribute evenly through the bristles, if desired, or to sit on top of them. It can be used to drybrush or stipple and create fur, foliage, trees, bushes, clouds, and flowers.
Brush sizes — The length and width of a brush of a given shape and size may vary by manufacturer as brush sizes are not standardized. Since fine art brushes are handmade, expect some variation even among brushes from within a single brush line.
™ Princeton is a trademark.™ Velvetouch is a trademark.
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I would buy these brushes again.
By Rose Briar Watercolors
from Akron Ohio
Comments about Princeton Velvetouch Series 3950 Brushes:
The round brushes that come to a perfect point are much easier to paint with than other rounds I have used that do not keep their point. The brushes can be used in a sweeping wash way, but also maintain their shape for accurate paint placement on the paper.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Southern Pines, Nc
I absolutely love my Princeton brushes. I have the long round 4 and 8 and I'll probably be getting a few smaller sizes.. compared to other brushes I have these ones are superior. They feel great, the bristles don't fall out or fray.. and they hold paint and flow very well.
Perfect for Beginning Watercolor Students
from Middletown, VA
Comments about Princeton Velvetouch Round Brushes:
My new watercolor students needed a fairly inexpensive brush, but I felt they needed to learn how to load the brush, and manipulate the pigments and the brush itself using traditional sable. This was the best option I could find. Very pleased with the performance of the brush.
Perfect for Beginning Watercolor
I would buy this again if I need too.
from Leakey, Texas
I'm enjoying this brush.
Love these brushes
Comments about Princeton Velvetouch Oval Mop Brush:
I love these brushes, and I also love the fact that they are synthetic. It has been very difficult to find mop brushes made of synthetic materials. I will definitely be ordering more of these brushes.
Great SET of brushes!
from Chicago, IL.
I've used these brushes for my oil and my acrylic paintings and they're so smooth. I've been looking for cheap brush sets, and these come in various sizes. I'm definitely buying the same ones when the others wear out.
Great for Oil Paints
from Hamilton, VA
I really like these for oil painting. I mostly use larger brushes, but when I need small rounds for detail, these have a great resiliency and clean up very well. I have several of the sizes I use most. The handles have a nice feel to them as well.
I will buy these again.
from Tulsa, Ok
Learning to paint with watercolors. There is a big difference in these brushes and ordinary ones bought cheaply. I didn't know there was such a difference. These brushes are smooth when applying washes and watercolor paints.
great for little detail
Comments about Princeton Velvetouch Spotter Brush:
It really is a nice little brush to add to any painters collection, for the job that even the smallest round brush just can't do. I use it frequently in fish and animal paintings, just to mention a few. The brush, when cleaned properly, will last for quite some time.
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