Aug
31
2013

New Mimik Brushes

A Better Experience!

Jerry's is constantly on the search for new great products on the market. And recently, we found one to beat out the others. The Mimik Watercolor brush is an incredible synthetic water color brush that is a great alternative to squirrel hair brushes. The Mimik brush is the new environmentally friendly way to enjoy watercolor painting!

Finding high quality synthetic brushes have long been a problem for environmentally conscious or vegan watercolor painters. Now, Creative Mark, a favorite brush maker of ours has paired with one of the leading synthetic hair makers to create an animal-friendly brush with all the benefits of squirrel hair brushes. This synthetic hair acts just like a blend of squirrel hair and Kolinsky sable hair. Its both innovative and revolutionary, most other synthetic blends don't hold up like the Mimik brush does.

It also holds an amazing amount of color for washes and laying down lots of color. However what really sets it apart from other brushes is the amount of control you get with it. Customers have been raving about how well the brushes hold together and don't loose the synthetic hairs from the brush like cheaper brushes often do. One customer even had this to say about how well the brushes performed:

"These brushes have many of the good qualities of sable and cost relatively little. I mostly use the silver brush sable brushes and I don't see a great deal of difference between the natural hair and the Mimik Synthetic. The Mimik brushes hold color well, snap into a fine point, and clean up nicely. they are quite soft which I consider a plus. I have not had any stray hairs or misshapen points so far and the fit and finish are good."

The Mimik brushes are also an excellent value, with sets of 8 brushes starting at $49.99 and including round, rigger, filbert, flat wash and wash mate shapes.Each brush has a stylish blue-grey handle and nickel-plated brass ferrules. And of course, all brushes are also sold separately. They are perfect for watercolor, gouache, and acrylics paints and can masterfully control paints for large washes or precise movements.

Brushes made with animal hair might perform just as well as these brushes, but they definitely don't perform better. So try these brushes out for yourself. They really are a terrific alternative to squirrel and sable haired brushes and give the same control, paint holding capacity and brush response!

(No squirrels were harmed in the writing of this blog or the making of the Mimik Brush)

 

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