The Art Sherpa Holiday Edition Acrylic Paint Kit
Who's Got Acrylic Paint and The Art Sherpa's Cat's Tongue Brush?............WE DO!
Are you tried of not being able to find acrylic paint in basic colors? Have you tried to find The Art Sherpa's coveted Cat's Tongue Brush only to be told they are sold out?
The Art Sherpa (TAS) Holiday Edition Acrylic Paint Kit includes
- 6 colors of Artist Loft 3 Professional Acrylic Paint:
- Phathlo Blue (green shade)
- Yellow Azo Medium
- Phathlo Green (blue green shade)
- Quinacridone Magenta
- Ttitanium White
- Carbon Black)
- Artist Loft 5 pk of 9 x 12 Canvas Boards
- The Art Sherpa's Cat's Tongue Brush
- The Art Sherpa's 3 count Pouncer Set
- The Art Sherpa's Collectable Red, Usable, Water Cup
- The Art Sherpa 4 oz. Soap Disc *
- The Art Sherpa's Pink Scented Christmas Candle **, and
- A signed 2020 The Art Sherpa Special Edition Holiday Ornament
Price includes shipping to the US only. If you are interested in a quote for international shipping, please write firstname.lastname@example.org and include your complete shipping address, no PO boxes, please.
* The Art Sherpa Acrylic Brush Soap and Brush Rescue
Because Art Sherpa Soap and Soap Rescue is included in this kit, we are including information about brush care and cleaning.
Your acrylic paint brushes are an expensive investment so you should know how to protect and keep them for years. It might surprise you to know that the future of each brush is sealed at the sink after each painting session. That leftover paint MUST ALL come out or the acrylic polymer emulsion and pigments get pushed into your bristles and the ferrules. Dried paint hiding in the ferrule can build up until it “blows out” the shape of your brush, causing splitting and stray hairs. This will give you a great cloud or scumble brush, but will ruin a brush’s original shape and edge.
How do I clean my brushes?
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is how to clean brushes and I’ve spent years finding the most powerful, natural ingredients, to remove that brush destroying paint. I’ve consulted:
- acrylic paint makers and chemists
- off the grid super mom bloggers
- specialty oil importers
- brush makers, and
- natural soap makers all over the globe
We searched high and low for the ingredients that would make a nontoxic, human friendly brush soap with very specific results. Those Taklon filaments and blends need special TLC because if a brush is a magic wand, then the soap has to be the fountain of youth for the brush. I actually named my quest for the perfect soap and called it “The Journey to a Better Bubble.” Corney, I know, but you know how I feel about bubbles.The Art Sherpa Brush Soap is here and is unlike anything you have ever tried. I needed the magic suds, the bubble blaster; I demanded brush rescue.
While I created my brush soap products as an acrylic paint cleaner for synthetic brushes, it works amazingly on oil and watercolor brushes as well.
The A rt Sherpa’s Brush Soap Cleaning Instructions:
Materials: Art Sherpa Brush Rescue or Soap, paper towels, a drying towel, container with water for swishing, a cup of hot water (but not hot enough to burn your fingers).
- Place cleaning supplies and lay your drying towel out next to the sink.
- Remove any excess thick paint that is on your brush on a disposable towel.
- Vigorously swish the brush in the container of water.
- Wet the brush in warm running water and rub across the soap. Build up the suds as you use the directional stroke method. Do this firmly, but gently, taking care not to scrub or bend the filaments of the brush.
- Take your fingers and work the soap gently through the brush
Rinse and repeat step .
- Take the newly clean brush and stroke firmly, but gently, in a dragging motion, across a dry white paper towel. If you see any color, go to step # 8, if not go to step # 9.
- Run warmer water over the brush, rewetting it, go over the surface of your soap using the soft circle method. If you are using a tub with a loofah, be extra careful.
- Take your cup of hot, but safe for fingers, water, and dip brush in for 10-20 seconds. Finger shape your brush
- Lay brush flat on a paper towel. Come back in an hour to check the brush ( if you see any color repeat the cleaning steps).
- Allow brushes to dry before placing in your brush cup.
Little known facts about brush care.
- NEVER use solvents on synthetic filaments, it can melt the brush.
- NEVER use Acetone on your brush even for dry paint.
- NEVER leave a brush sitting in water.
- NEVER dry a brush in any vertical position, always lay flat.
- Rubbing alcohol removes dry paint and is brush safe.
- Certain pigments such as Phthalo Blue and Dioxazine Purple stain filaments. Staining is normal and does not hurt your brush. It is the dry acrylic polymer emulsion that damages the brush.
- All hog bristle brushes must be washed before you paint with them the first time to remove loose bristles. A small amount of bristle shedding is normal; a full hair storm is not.
- Never throw out ruined fluffy brushes because they make the best brushes for clouds, bushes and special textures. They are a treasure. I recommend keeping these gem brushes in their own jar. You can even give them fun new names like “ Sir Cloudinator” or “ Mr Magic Scumble”
** Basic Candle Care and Safety
Soy wax candles burn at a lower temperature than paraffin wax so they need thicker wicks, which do not always burn 100% and need to be trimmed regularly. Trim your candle’s wick to around 6-10mm (1/4") prior to each lighting. This allows a slower, more even burn and prevents smoking and soot building up on the inside of the container. It also stops the tip of the wick from ‘mushrooming".
- Keep burning candle away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and open windows. A wick blowing out can cause the candle to burn unevenly.
- Always burn candles in a room with ventilation.
- Only burn your candle up to 2-3 hours at a time.
- Never leave candle unattended.
- To prevent tunneling, let the candle burn around the entire surface before putting out.
- Keep out of the reach/way of children and pets.
- Never burn near flammable objects.
- Always place the candle on a stable, level, heatproof surface.
- Don’t burn all the way down.
- Never touch or move a burning candle when the wax is liquid.
- Place burning candles at least 10cm apart form each other.
- Use a snuffer to avoid hot wax splatters.
- Never put out a candle using water.