Silver Brush Black Velvet brushes are made from a blend of Squirrel hair and a new type of synthetic filament called Risslon. This unique blend of natural squirrel hair and black synthetic filament creates ideal working tools for the watercolourist, silk painter, and artists working with inks, dyes, acrylics or gouache.
Squirrel hair holds large amounts of colour and releases it with perfect control. By itself, the squirrel is delicate. So we blended it with a synthetic to resist wear and maintain a wonderful snap and spring. This soft blend allows multiple layer glazing without disturbing previous colours, yet it’s firm enough to lift colour with a gentle scrub.
Because they are blended, these premium short-handled brushes possess the durability and spring of a synthetic brush, and the liquid-holding capacity of a squirrel mop, making them a great investment for any watercolourist. They are designed for use with water-based paint; principally watercolour, inks, dyes and silk paints.
The black Risslon filaments are mounted in black ferrules. Just behind the ferrule, the brush bears a distinctive silver neckband which contrasts with the glossy black finish of the handle.