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tommyfs

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on: August 17, 2015, 04:28:05 AM
I'm expanding my pastels toolkit, and want to purchase a set of Colour Shapers. They're available in two sizes: #2 and #6. Which size is larger? And which size is more "general purpose"?


musika

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Reply #1 on: August 17, 2015, 06:47:59 AM
You can get colour shapers in sizes 0, 2, 6, 10 and 16.
Size 0 are small detail shapers. 2 are probably the more general purpose size.
6 and 10 are progressively larger and 16 is enormous.
Ray


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Reply #2 on: August 17, 2015, 07:37:59 AM
Thank you, Ray. Since most of my work is done using 9 x 12 paper stock or less, I think I'll start with No. 2 shapers.


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Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 08:05:57 AM
Welcome to Paintbasket, Tommy.  You have come to the right place for art instruction and good companionship.

I bought a size 0 colour shaper with a taper point.  They come in different types of points, as well as sizes.  I use it to apply masking fluid and to make tiny lines.  Works great because clean up is easy - everything just wipes right off it.

Look forward to seeing your work.

aloha

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