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I've been using Polina Bright brushes in ALL my watercolor and fountain pen ink paintings for the past TWO YEARS!
I know I've told you I'm obsessed with both Polina's art AND her watercolor brushes, but I just got her latest watercolor brushes set & thought you'd love to see the unboxing!
If you've been on the hunt for the best synthetic watercolor brushes, or an excellent watercolor brush set for beginners that you can GROW with - today's video is a MUST SEE!!
If you're new to watercolor, or have a brand new watercolor palette, make sure you grab my FREE Swatch Sheet so you can swatch your watercolors out before you do your next painting. Simply click on the button below, and I'll send it straight to your email!
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I first purchased Polina Bright's watercolor brushes a couple of years ago just because I love her work (example below), and wanted to support her. I had no idea I would fall so in love with her brushes, or that they would become my absolute favorites for watercoloring and mixed media painting with fountain pen ink, water soluble pencils, pens, markers- you name it!
If you're interested in buying any of these watercolor brushes to try out yourself, Polina created a coupon code for all of my followers. You can SAVE 10% when you purchase brushes on her website. Simply enter the coupon code of my name in all caps, KARENCAMPBELL at checkout.
I used to only be a fan of watercolor brushes with natural bristles (like those found in Black Velvet brushes - at right below), because of their ability to hold MORE water than synthetic brushes.
Whatever synthetic material Polina uses to create these brushes, holds water extremely well. I think their ability to absorb so much water also has something to do with the shape of her bristles and their length.
The body of the bristles are about twice as long as those of the Silver Black Velvet brushes (above left).
Having a synthetic bristled brush that has the same absorbency as a natural bristled brush hasn't really been a thing in the world of commercial watercolor brushes, until now.
As an animal lover, I REALLY love the fact that the bristles on Polina's brushes are vegan and cruelty free.
I also love things that are simple to identify. Polina's numbering system for her brushes just go from 0-3. Plus there is a "mop brush" (for laying down large swaths of color), and a "rigger brush" (for detail work). Easy!
Hop over to the video to see these beauties in action! I demo a quick comparison against a Silver Black Velvet watercolor brush.
Then, if you're in the market for a new watercolor brush set -make sure you take the coupon code of my name in all caps (KARENCAMPBELL) either to Polina's website to get 10% off!
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