Escoda Watercolor Brush Travel Round
Sizes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Made in Spain
The Escoda Perla line is a synthetic bristle, rather stiff with a fine snap. Shorter bristles tend to want to stray from the point under pressure, but this is a minor frustration I am willing to put up with to use a white watercolor brush. Using a brush with white bristles means you get more feedback about what is going on on your brush tip - how much paint and what color. That said, white brushes can appear to stain more easily - the extent of this depends on the colors you use (synthetics tend to be more staining).
The Travel Brush body is metal and caps onto the end (instead of screwing on). This style is rather long and has a different balance than Da Vinci travel brushes.
Travel Brush Tip: When possible, it is always best to let your brush dry before storing it in a travel case. However, this is not always possible when you're painting on the go, so the travel cases feature an air hole to aid in drying. I still suggest helping your brushes out by removing them from the case for the evening to dry completely overnight.
Tip: To extend the life of any paintbrush, use a pocket mister to spray down your watercolor pans a few minutes before you dive in and begin using them. This saves your brush bristles from the extra fatigue and wear-and-tear of re-wetting each color.
Brush Care: After use, simply rinse your watercolor brushes in clean water, reshape the point with your fingers and, if possible, lay them horizontally with heads off the edge of your surface to dry completely. Avoid storing wet brushes in any kind of sealed container to prevent mold or degradation of the glue at the base of the bristles.
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