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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Princeton Catalyst Wedges

When I taught in Colorado last month, my friend, Karen, gave me something that I didn't think that I really needed, a Princeton Catalyst Wedge mini (the one with the handle.) She told me that she used it for gluing (instead of having to use a brush.) Her art partner in crime, Lisa, gave me the wedge last year.

I like both but am in love with the mini (again, the one with the handle.) Karen was right. It's really great for gluing but it is also fun to paint with, scrape paint, gesso, make marks and just get messy with. I like the Wedge (W-06) for applying gesso, paint and pretty much everything that I wrote above. It is easier for me to hold in my hands than a credit card. Big thanks, Karen and Lisa, for having me try new toys and for your generosity!

I won't be buying the ones that are shaped or cut. These two are more than enough.

I've blogged about their brushes before (you can see the post here.) They are my Go To Brushes.

Have you tried either? What did you think?

1 comment:

melissa peacock said...

Oh no, you reminded me of a reason why I should have one of these... most of the time I see one I think "ooh, that's neat... but I don't use acrylic much so, pass."

But I remember using it as a gluing tool as well, and being able to peel the dried stuff off is not only fun, but way better than ending up with a permanent bump on the palette knife. Hmmmmmm