Colour Shaper Tool
BR61. Colour Shaper Tool With their tips of an advanced rubber composite, these tools can be used like a brush (with fluid media). Our favorite use is to write with masking fluid and, when dry, create…Read More
BR61. Colour Shaper Tool
With their tips of an advanced rubber composite, these tools can be used like a brush (with fluid media). Our favorite use is to write with masking fluid and, when dry, create a colorful wash over the writing. When you remove the masking fluid, you have white (paper-colored) lettering on your colored background. Unlike true brushes, these durable tips are not damaged by the masking fluid. We have selected two tapered sizes, which are similar to a pointed brush, and a small cup size, which is good for monoline lettering. Made in the United Kingdom.
Available sizes: Tapered 0 Tapered 2 Cup 0 (Colour Shapers are available in Soft or Firm; all available through John Neal Bookseller are Soft.)
I ordered the smaller tool, as I keep having issues with the fine-line applicator on my masking fluid clogging. I rarely use masking fluid but when I do it's most often for tiny areas and because this item is pricey I opted for the single item instead of the pair. I wanted to see how it performs so I created some opportunities. I masked out some very fine lines and pin head sized areas- think kittens whiskers, and pollen on flower stamen. Power lines at a distance. I found the tool very easy to control and with pressure could create a variety of line weights. It was a breeze to clean off, with a wipe of a paper towel. The tool worked perfectly for my uses. However, there are similar tools on the market which perform identically for half the price. I will continue to use this item with no regrets over the price but for the frugal among us, it would be wise to look around for a similar product at lower price. I'm rating this tool 5/5 and not lower because it does so it's job very well, and I'm being asked to rate it and not compare it against similar.
This tool, especially the smaller tip, is great for applying masking fluid and very easy to clean.