Saturday, July 18, 2015
Santa Fe Art Supply 15 Brush Set in Travel Case
I should start this off by saying that I am in no way an experienced artist; that is my boyfriend's area of expertise. That being said, for quite a while now, I have really enjoyed using colored pencils to add color to his artwork. Since I am now comfortable with colored pencils, I wanted to try out another medium and paint was the first thing that came to mind.
Of course, I knew that in order to be successful, I had to have good tools and in this case that meant brushes! Santa Fe Art Supply offered me the chance to try out their 15 Piece Professional Brush Set and the timing could not have been better! This set has all sorts of different shapes and sizes and even comes with a bonus 16th brush that is awesome and quickly became my favorite. It is a little silver detail brush with an ergonomic handle that is really comfortable to use.
These brushes are synthetic and can be used with many different paints. The handles are twelve inches long and are comfortable in your hand. I was a little worried that they would be heavy but they aren't. They hold the paint well (I was using gouache) and aren't streaky. I also noticed that there was zero shedding and that the ferrules were sturdy and well made.
I think one of the coolest parts of this set is the case. Not only does it protect your brushes during storage and travel, but it features a pop up stand that is very handy and allows you to easily access all of your brushes. I really love the case as well as the awesome brushes that are inside. Currently, this set is on sale for 60% off, which works out to about $2.50 per brush (including the bonus brush). You really cant beat that for such great brushes! They also have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a life time replacement warranty! Head on over to Amazon to pick up a for yourself or the artist in your life!
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