"The Catalyst design team realized a need for both tools and brushes that worked especially well with heavy paint. We wanted to give artists tools that answered this problem in a durable, yet elegant, way," explains Virgina Cofer, Catalyst Production Manager.
The Catalyst tools do just that. They are a FDA approved silicone shaped and molded in 6 different tips, sequential sizes and wedges in each. Since they are heat resistent up to 450 degrees, they work very well with encaustic and won't scratch hot palettes. And, since they are silicone, they work quite well with acrylic, allowing the artist to leave the paint to dry on the tip before peeling off and tossing. No need to wash.
Even though the tools were designed to be used with any type of heavy medium in mind, they can be used with anything -- even cooking and cake decorating if you're so inclined. To see some innovative techniques with the unusual tools, peek at the Catalyst YouTube channel.
|Janice Mason Steeves|
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