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<span>Artist’s Sketchbook </span> B5  Engineered & Biodegradable Leather Journal | 7x10” (or 5x7”) | 160 Pages of Archival 120 gsm Paper | Spotty
Artist’s Sketchbook B5 Engineered & Biodegradable Leather Journal | 7x10” (or 5x7”...

Whenever the creative urge occurs, or when noticing a beautiful scene, feel free to sketch or paint those moments in a ZenART Sketchbook designed for the artists on-the-go.

  • Acid-free paper is durable enough for sketching and mixed-media art
  • 180° lay-flat spine stays open so you can create art at ease
  • Durable cover features engineered leather that is scratch-resistant and water-repellant to protect your art.

Lay-Flat Sketchbooks Non-Bleed & Biodegradable

Inspiring the Artist in Everyone

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Handmade and Biodegradable

Meticulously handcrafted using recyclable materials, each sketchbook is folded, hand-stitched, and glued together to form a hard-wearing notebook that lasts.

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Non-Bleed 120GSM Ivory Paper

Has 160 pages or 80 sheets of acid-free, blank ivory paper that won’t reflect light in your eyes in the way ordinary white papers will. Comes in two sizes: 7 x 10 inches (B5) 5 x 7 inches (B6)

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180° Lay-Flat, Stay Open Design

Ready for your bigger projects; Each sketchbook includes a practical inner pocket, two bookmark ribbons to help find your place quickly and elastic closure.

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Soft Yet Study Cover

Encased in a supple water-repellant engineered leather-bound cover that will protect your work from the elements. It’s scratch-resistant and easy to wipe clean.

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Perfect for Art Journaling

The acid-free, heavy weight paper is durable enough for light watercolour washes, ink, markers, drawing, glue, sticky tape, rough erasing and shading

Why Choose ZenART

Purchase with a Purpose

Through B1G1, a portion of the proceeds of every ZenART fine art tool you purchase goes to supporting powerful projects that make global life-changing impacts. ZenART supports initiatives working to help women and children suffering from poverty, inequality, and injustices.

Professional Artist & Co-founder: Ardak Kassenova

We are a company founded and run by passionate artists and art enthusiasts. Ardak Kassenova created ZenART with the belief that its clients would never be just a number, but a name, and a real person. Each customer is personally invited to join the growing community of artists that she started—to support and inspire one another, and to continuously improve ZenART products based on real artist feedback.

Designed by Artists for Artists

Each ZenART fine art tool is designed and developed on close collaboration with professional artists and creatives, combined with Ardak Kassenova’s personal experience.

Trusted by Professionals: ZenART Brand Ambassador Ayna Paisley

Award winning London-based professional artist Ayna Paisley(@aynapaisleyart) experiments with mixed media & collages. Having started her journey with a very traditional approach to art, she now explores the possibilities and depth that mixed media bring to her projects. Her main focus lays in working with wax - encaustic is one of her primary line of work. She is also very passionate about working with paper, particularly collage. She playfully mixes different mediums, including oil, gouache and acrylics.

Durable Sketchbooks Designed For The Artist On-The-Go

Sketching & Drawing

Sketchbook B6

Sketching & Drawing

Sketchbook B5

Oil Paint Sets Mini Video

CustomersTestimonials

Stories from real people, real artists. Read what they have to say about our fine art tools, designed by artists, for artists.

E&J

I've really enjoyed this sketchbook over the last few months. I've been using it for line drawings and Zentangles as the thickness and smoothness of the paper lends itself nicely to that task. I've used Sakura Micron pens, Gel pens, colored pencils, metallic Kuretake, and Copic markers and it holds up very well. I love the cover material much more than a traditional leather or paper cover, it's sturdy and wipes off easily. The sheets are thick enough, but a bit thicker like 165gsm would be nice too.

Daisy

I took an art class in college a long time ago and loved it. Now, I am 50 and want to start playing around with art again. I was looking for a smaller sketchbook. It’s perfect! The softcover is quite flexible and durable, not to mention attractive. I find I don’t mind that it’s not a hardcover. This is comfortable to sketch in, and portable enough to take with me on travels. The best part is the quality of the paper! Just wow! Great value!

Emilia A.

Have been using this sketchbook for 7 months now. As an artist, I go through lots and lots of journals- paint in them, sketch, glue photos, etc. This journal is so so durable and great for the price, protects all my pages and the quality of paper is great...will be purchasing again :)  

60-Day Money-Back Guarantee:

We know you’ll love our fine art tools as much as we do and we aim to provide the best ones for your artistic practice. If that’s not us, then don’t fret. We proudly offer a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee.

What makes a ZenART Sketchbook special?

Good question! Our sketchbooks are designed by artists for artists. Each sketchbook is meticulously handcrafted using recyclable materials, folded, hand-stitched, and glued together to form a hard-wearing notebook with a scratch-resistant wipeable cover and 180° lay-flat spine that stays open so you can work at ease. You can customize the cover and inner end-pages using acrylic paint or markers. The stylish design with the edge printing is very attractive and can be used as is or colored with your watercolors to create a unique pattern. There’s a maximum possibility to express yourself with this neutral stylish design.

What is the paper like?

Our smooth 120 gsm acid-free paper is of archival quality and can withstand lots of sketching, erasing, sticking and re-attaching with sellotape or washi tape. Each sketchbook has 160 pages or 80 sheets of blank light ivory paper that is kind to your eyes, and won’t reflect light to your eyes in the way ordinary white paper might.

What does acid-free mean?

Acid-free means that the pH level of the paper is 7.0 (neutral) or higher (alkaline). In general, acid-free papers are expected to last for decades under normal storage conditions. Don’t worry; it’s still biodegradable.

How durable are these sketchbooks?

Our sketchbooks are encased in a durable engineered leather cover that is scratch-resistant, protecting your work from elements. You can easily customize the cover using acrylic paint or markers and make it truly your own.

Which size should I use?

It depends on your needs. If you plan on bringing the sketchbook around, while travelling, during the daily commute or to capture urban scenes on the go then opt for a B6 (5x7 inches) that you can easily fit in your purse. If you intend to work on a table at home or in your studio where you can sketch with your sketchbook laid flat, or if you tend to create bigger artwork, then we recommend you get a B5 (7x10 inches).

However, most of our customers find B5 very compact and ‘just right’ size for carrying it around, too.

How can I use this sketchbook?

Our sketchbooks are perfect for sketching, art journaling and keeping your creative ideas & notes! The acid-free paper is durable enough for light watercolours, ink, markers, glue and sticky tapes for collages, rough erasing and shading. Your options are endless. You can also check for some < a href="https://www.zenartsupplies.co/2019/02/28/sketchbook-ideas-art-inspiration/"> sketchbook ideas.

What if I am not happy with this sketchbook?

We only want you to find the best fine art tools that you will enjoy using. If that’s not us, don’t fret. We offer a 1-year guarantee and 100% money-back for 60 days. Just drop us a few lines about your issue, send them to our email address: support@zenartsupplies.co or scan the QR Code to get a quicker response:

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<span>Fine Line </span> Detail Paint Brushes | 12 pc Thin & Small Paint Brush Set for Watercolor, Oil & Acrylic
Fine Line Detail Paint Brushes | 12 pc Thin & Small Paint Brush Set for Watercolor,...

Transform your art and elevate it to new levels with a thoughtfully selected professional detailing brush set that is tried and tested by international artists.

  • Each fine tip paint brush is designed for fine acrylic, oil, watercolor, gouache and ink detailed paint work
  • Distinctive Japanese synthetic fibers mimic the best squirrel and kolinsky sable hair without the expense
  • Ultra-fine paint brush tips, high elasticity and a precise straight edge for the finest detailing requirements

Tiny Paint Brush Tips For Derailing

The perfect brush set for when you need the best paint brush for small details in watercolor, oil, acrylic and ink

Professional fine detail paint brushes that take the pain out of painting

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12-pc Thin Paint Brush Set for Fine Detailing

Designed by artists for accurate fine detail; Rounds 5/0, 2/0, 1, 2, Rigger 4/0, 2/0, 1, Flats 2/0, 1, Angled 1, Filbert 2/0, 0 – created for portraits, dolls, & precise illustrations or drawings

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Fine Performance Without Compromise

Blend of a varying diameter of synthetic brush fibers enhances color absorbency and creates crisp smooth very fine detailing

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Holds Shape Even with Heavy Use

ZenARTs small paint brushes have precise bristle length for exacting work that won’t feather or shed which makes it perfect for painting fine point details

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Handles That Steady Hands

Ergonomically designed sculpted kiln-dried birch wood triangular brush handles improve grip, stability, and comfort, which makes micro detailing easier, and your hands will hurt less after long hours of detail painting

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Handcrafted by Master Brush Makers

Each ZenART paintbrush is meticulously handcrafted by master paint brush makers using complex methods that require high precision and years of experience.

Why Choose ZenART

Purchase with a purpose

Through B1G1, a portion of the proceeds of every ZenART detail paint brush set you purchase goes to supporting powerful projects that make global life-changing impacts. ZenART supports initiatives working to help women and children suffering from poverty, inequality, and injustices.

Professional Artist & Co-founder: Ardak Kassenova

We are a company founded and run by passionate artists and art enthusiasts. Ardak Kassenova created ZenART with the belief that its clients would never be just a number, but a name, and a real person. Each customer is personally invited to join the growing community of artists that she started—to support and inspire one another, and to continuously improve ZenART products based on real artist feedback.

Designed by Artists for Artists

Each ZenART fine art tool is designed and developed in close collaboration with professional artists and creatives, combined with Ardak Kassenova’s personal experience.

Trusted by professionals

The ZenART’s fine detail paint brush set is created specifically to elevate the work of artists using water & oil-based paints such as gouache, ink, watercolor, and acrylics. These small art brushes help bring portraits, models, graphic and miniature paintings to life, and are used by professional artists such as Jill Gustavis (@jillgustavisart), Priscilla George (@priscillageorgeart) and Tina Britney (@bozinatinyart).

High Performance Fine Detail Paint Brushes That Take The Pain Out Of Painting

Fine Line Paint Brush Video

CustomersTestimonials

Stories from real people, real artists. Read what they have to say about our fine art tools, designed by artists, for artists.

Mary Elizah T.

The 12 brushes are individually packed and come with the plastic head to protect the bristles. I love the grip design of the brush; it makes it easier for me to handle it and take more control of my stroke. The bristles are soft. You won't find a strand that slips away which is great. It picks up pigments from my watercolor well. Considering the size, it holds a decent amount of water. As I was working with it, I found the strokes smooth. They take care of all those trouble spots that are hard to reach. Great product! Worth it!

Ryan B.

These Zenart fine art paint brushes are good quality brushes. They are extremely light, so I had no hand fatigue after using them for a long time. They also have a comfortable tri-cornered grip just above the ferrule. This set includes a variety of paint brush styles (round, fine line, filbert, flat, angle) and sizes, which is incredibly convenient when working on a piece with several different color schemes. I like the sturdiness and consistency of the bristles. They keep their shape and hold up well with acrylic and oil paint. There was no shedding, and it is easy to create clean lines and edges.

Laurie

I love these fine line brushes! They are in a little pouch that ties up and is the perfect size to carry around. They are soft and perfect for small brush strokes and also high quality. I have a bad wrist so using these I didn’t feel any discomfort whilst using them they are very comfortable to hold. I have nothing bad to say about the brushes at all. Highly recommended!

60-Day Money-Back Guarantee:

We know you’ll love our fine art tools as much as we do and we aim to provide the best ones for your artistic practice. If that’s not us, then don’t fret. We proudly offer a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee.

How are Fine Line detail paint brushes made?

Good question! There’s a complex manual process behind making each brush, and all the methods require high precision and years of experience. Let us try to give you a general overview of how these beautiful very fine paint brushes are made:

  • A ZenART Fine tipped paint brush is handcrafted with a paint brush handle made of genuine and exquisite lacquered birch wood and seven layers of UV coating. The bristles are manually formed using different techniques for specific shapes, tightly tied, combed, gripped by a non-rust nickel ferrule, glued with a precise injection of special glue. After drying, the ferrule holding the bristles is double-crimped to the handles to fasten securely. The small brushes are then inspected again to remove any ‘floating shorts’ — bristles which may sometimes remain, especially in larger sized brushes or round shapes, and cause initial ‘shedding’ during breaking in period. After a thorough inspection, these very fine paint brushes are then protected and sized before getting packed.
Are these small brushes fur-free?

Yes. We used Japanese synthetic hair fibers to mimic qualities of natural soft bristles for that crisp, smooth detailing without using animal products; extensively tested for their professional performance. We hope this puts your mind at ease.

However, if you prefer natural brushes, you can take a look at our Turner brush set or other lines of faux synthetic and natural fiber blends.

How durable are these detailing brushes?

These detail paint brushes are ‘trained’ to maintain their shape even after regular use and provide consistent control whatever art project you’re working on. Ergonomic triangular shaped handles take away the tension from your hands and allow longer detailing. Using elegant seven-times-lacquered birch wood short handles allows for a luxurious feeling of unrivalled balance, particularly during intricate and exacting brush strokes. The use of high-quality Japanese synthetic hair fibers on these tiny brushes also made them sturdy. And of course, they’ll last even longer if you take good care of them.

Are these small paint brushes suitable for beginners?

Yes! These small brushes are high quality, and many professional artists praise them for their fantastic performance, thoughtful variety of shapes and sizes specifically designed for fine detailing. When it comes to art materials and tools, a famous saying among the artists and the art tutors is that ‘One should buy the best quality one can afford.’ It’s so true, especially for beginner artists, who are still building up their confidence and knowledge of techniques. The best detail paint brushes will help accelerate progress and keep you motivated to paint and experiment with new techniques.

Considering the value for money we offer for such an extensive artist-quality detailing paint brush set, including the unique complimentary canvas roll-up case for storage and travel, guides, tutorials and advice, you’ll make a significant long-term gift for yourself or other artists, whether beginners to advanced and professionals.

Why do you wrap the fine paint brushes in plastic?

There are two reasons we wrap the brushes in transparent films:

  • To protect and waterproof the thin paint brushes during transit. We want to make sure that you receive your detailing brush sets in its best state, wherever you are in the world.
  • It serves as a seal of guarantee to you, our customers and our return department that the fine point brushes have never been used before. In some cases, we experience customers returning used brushes and these go to a separate bin. Having these plastic films ensures that you’re receiving a brand-new detail paint brush set.
How do I clean and care for these small paint brushes?

Our Fine Line Detailing Paint Brush collection are easy to clean and maintain:

  • For new paint brushes: First, always remove the transit glue by washing the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water. Slightly massage between the bristles on the palm of your hand, letting any floating bristles to be washed away, if any.
  • For regular cleaning or after painting session: Clean the fine paint brushes well every time after use—before the paint dries—to avoid damage from paint build-up at the base of the ferrule. Do not push the thin brushes too hard into your palms.
  • For watercolour and acrylics: Wash the small brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • For oil: Wipe excess oil paint with tissue paper. Using a small amount of solvent, rinse all leftover oil paint build-up and wipe clean. We recommend toxic-free solvents as they are safer. Wash the fine brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • We recommend using vegetable oil-based soap, gentle to the bristles and your skin.
  • After rinsing thoroughly, use a microfiber or other absorbent towel to remove excess water.
  • Gently reshape the bristles with your fingers, put the brushes horizontally and let them dry naturally on a flat surface.

Detail Paint Brush Care Tips:

  • Never leave the fine tipped brushes soaked in water, as this will ruin your paint brushes and cause damage to the bristles, glue and handle.
  • From time to time, and for optimum results, you can apply a special lanolin-based brush conditioner (optional), for TLC and extra longevity of your entire detail paint brush set.
  • Follow our recommended cleaning guide above to reduce possible initial ‘break-in shedding’, which might be just short bristles not glued inside the ferrule that are trapped between the longer bristles.
  • Shedding: It is natural for very fine paint brushes to shed lightly. Minimal shedding is common especially while you break them in. To reduce problems of shedding, ZenART has crafted these small detail paint brushes with Japanese synthetic fibers. The fine point paint brushes lose fewer bristles and normally don’t shed at all. In rare occasions, it might happen, and such cases are significantly less compared to other ones on the market. Reasons can be any of the following:
    • Using the detail paint brushes before removing the transit glue
    • Harsh “breaking-in” of new fine tip paint brushes. We suggest trying the above method of cleaning,
    • and gently removing any floating bristles, before giving up on your new detailing paint brushes.
    • Misuse and ruining of the small delicate brushes due to harsh chemicals, abrasive surfaces, soaking fine brushes in water or other solution, vertically letting them stand and loosening the glue.
    • In extreme cases, manufacturing defects, when not enough glue was applied and the thin brush (losing bristles long enough to be potentially glued in the ferrule, not floating shorts). In such situations, we are here to support you, too, and offer our help to resolve any issues.
Are these brushes short or long-handled?

The Fine Detail Paint Brush collection have short, sculpted handles for a luxurious and precise fine detail painting with acrylic, watercolor, gouache, inks and oil. These small brushes have been specifically designed, weighted and balanced for precise painting and avoiding any hand fatigue or poking in your eye. The exquisite birch wood brush handles also have seven layers of UV coating to prevent flaking, and provide slip & wear resistance.

What if I am not happy with these brushes?

We only want you to find the best fine art tools that you will enjoy using. If that’s not us, don’t fret. We offer a 1-year guarantee and 100% money-back for 60 days. Just drop us a few lines about your issue, send them to our email address: support@zenartsupplies.co or scan the QR Code to get a quicker response:

Regular price $29.95
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<span>Artist's Choice </span>Filbert Brush Set | 6 Paint Brushes in PVC Travel Pouch, ideal for Oil & Acrylics
Artist's Choice Filbert Brush Set | 6 Paint Brushes in PVC Travel Pouch, ideal for O...

Enjoy expressing yourself with our Artist’s Choice Collection, a set of professional filbert artist’s paint brushes, a favorite among artists for its versatility.

  • Designed especially for your oil and acrylic works
  • Natural semi-stiff Badger and 30% Japanese Synthetic bristles mix for distinctive brushstrokes and blending
  • Versatile brushes perform well in producing a variety of brush strokes

Handcrafted Professional Oil & Acrylic Brushes

Brushes that free the creativity inside every artist

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6-pc Filbert Set Specific to Oil & Acrylic Painting

This paint brush set is designed by artists for artists explicitly for these mediums; includes Filbert brushes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12, and a practical PVC travel case

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Flawless Performance At The Highest Level

Badger bristle oil & acrylic brushes (70% badger, 30% finest Japanese synthetic) have the softness you need for blending and glazing, with the semi-stiffness to make thin lines and beautiful, broad brush strokes

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Holds Shape Even with Heavy Use

ZenART’s Artist’s Choice paint brushes are meticulously designed for continued precise work, making them ideal for mediums with high consistency; they are semi-firm and responsive, resilient to washing, and won’t shed.

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Long Handles for full Expression

Made for working on large canvases or while standing at an easel, these exquisite birch wood handles are covered with 7 layers of UV coating to prevent flaking, and provide slip & wear resistance.

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Handcrafted by Master Brush Makers

Each ZenART paintbrush is meticulously handcrafted by master brush makers using complex methods that require high precision and years of experience.

Why Choose ZenART

Purchase with a purpose

Through B1G1, a portion of the proceeds of every ZenART fine art tool you purchase goes to supporting powerful projects that make global life-changing impacts. ZenART supports initiatives working to help women and children suffering from poverty, inequality, and injustices.

Professional Artist & Co-founder: Ardak Kassenova

We are a company founded and run by passionate artists and art enthusiasts. Ardak Kassenova created ZenART with the belief that its clients would never be just a number, but a name, and a real person. Each customer is personally invited to join the growing community of artists that she started—to support and inspire one another, and to continuously improve ZenART products based on real artist feedback.

Designed by Artists for Artists

Each ZenART fine art tool is designed and developed in close collaboration with professional artists and creatives, combined with Ardak Kassenova’s personal experience.

Trusted by professionals Brand: Anastasia Shimshilashvili, ZenART’s brand ambassador

Anastasia Shimshilashvili, known as Shima (@art.shima), is a London-based artist, author and teacher who creates realistic paintings whilst running her own successful YouTube Art channel ART Shima. After teaching for over 15 years, Shima developed a comprehensive teaching method (#shimamethod) that has helped many aspiring artists all over the world to get to a completely new level in their art. Renoir and Artist’s Choice brushes by ZenART are favorite brushes of Shima for oil painting.

High Performance Oil & Acrylic Brushes That Take The Pain Out Of Painting

Artist's Choice Video

CustomersTestimonials

Stories from real people, real artists. Read what they have to say about our fine art tools, designed by artists, for artists.

Imelda D.

At last a paint brush that works well with acrylic paints! All the brushes in the pack retain their shape after rigorous use, unlike other professional paint brushes. I like the long handles and use mine to apply thick and thin amounts of acrylic paint on canvas with both small and large brushes. I will never buy another make after discovering ZenART brushes, and they're better value for money. I've shared a small section of a painting I completed using ZenART's filbert brushes.

MisterD

Nice brushes and work well with heavy oils. They have survived some pretty tough punishment in the short time I have been using them, and have a nice feel and accuracy. Would definitely buy again... however, I bought these brushes specifically to stop my recent tendency to buy throw-away brushes. Probably the best brushes I've owned to date.

Trudy W.

These are brilliant brushes for the money. I was a bit dubious at first because I thought the quality would be not great but they are superb. I shall definitely buy from ZenArt Supplies again as the service was excellent.

60-Day Money-Back Guarantee:

We know you’ll love our fine art tools as much as we do and we aim to provide the best ones for your artistic practice. If that’s not us, then don’t fret. We proudly offer a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee.

How are Artist’s Choice brushes made?

There’s a complex manual process behind making each brush, and all the methods require high precision and years of experience. Let us try to give you a general overview of how these beautiful brushes are made:

  • A ZenART Artist’s Choice brush is handcrafted with a brush handle made of exquisite lacquered birch wood and seven layers of UV coating. The bristles are manually formed using different techniques for specific shapes, tightly tied, combed, gripped by a non-rust nickel ferrule, glued with a precise injection of special glue. After drying, the ferrule holding the bristles is double-crimped to the handles to fasten securely. The brushes are then inspected again to remove any ‘floating shorts’ —bristles which may sometimes remain, especially in larger sized brushes or round shapes, and cause initial ‘shedding’ during breaking in period. After a thorough inspection, the brushes are then protected and sized before getting packed.
How durable are these brushes?

These brushes are ‘trained’ to maintain their shape even after heavy use and provide consistent control whatever art project you’re working on. Using elegant seven-times-lacquered birch wood long handles allows for a luxurious feeling of unrivalled balance, particularly during intricate and exacting strokes. The use of high-quality badger and synthetic bristle mix on these brushes also made them very sturdy. And of course, they’ll last even longer if you take good care of them.

Are these brushes suitable for beginners?

Yes! These brushes are high quality, and many professional artists praise them for their fantastic performance, thoughtful variety of sizes and beautiful design. When it comes to art materials and tools, a famous saying among the artists and the art tutors is that ‘One should buy the best quality one can afford.’ It’s so true, especially for beginner artists, who are still building up their confidence and knowledge of techniques. The best art tools will help accelerate progress and keep you motivated to paint and experiment with new techniques.

Considering the value for money we offer for such an extensive artist-quality set, including the guides, tutorials and advice, you’ll make a significant long-term gift for yourself or other artists, whether beginners to advanced and professionals.

How do you protect the brushes?

In order to bring you the best quality brushes intact we apply special protective solution to keep the tips of the brushes in the original shape.

We also wrap the brushes in transparent films, and it’s done to protect and waterproof the brushes for transit. We want to make sure that you receive your brush set in its best state, wherever you are in the world.

It also serves as a seal of guarantee to our customers and our return department that the brushes have never been used before. In some cases, we experience customers returning used brushes and these are not re-sold. Having these plastic films ensures that you received a brand-new set.

How do I clean and care for these brushes?

Our Artist’s Choice collection brushes are easy to clean and maintain:

  • For new brushes: First, always remove the transit solution by washing the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water. Slightly massage between the bristles on the palm of your hand, letting any floating bristles to be washed away, if any, especially in large sized-brushes.
  • For regular cleaning or every after painting: Clean the brushes well with soap every after use—before the paint dries— to avoid damage from paint build-up at the base of the ferrule. Do not push the brushes too hard into your palms.
  • For acrylics: Wash the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • For oil: Wipe excess oil paint with tissue paper. Using a small amount of toxic-free solvent, rinse all leftover oil paint build up and wipe clean. We recommend toxic-free solvents as they are safer. Wash the brushes with mild soap and lukewarm water.
  • We recommend using vegetable oil-based soap, gentle to the bristles and your skin.
  • After rinsing thoroughly, use a microfiber or other absorbent towel to remove excess water.
  • Gently reshape the bristles with your fingers, and let it dry naturally on a horizontal or flat surface.

Brush Care Tips:

  • Never leave the brushes soaked in water or solvent, as this will ruin your brushes and cause damage to the bristles, glue and handle.
  • From time to time, and for optimum results, you can apply a special lanolin-based brush conditioner (optional), for TLC and extra longevity of your brushes.
  • Follow our recommended cleaning guide above to reduce possible initial ‘break-in shedding’, which might be just short bristles not glued inside the ferrule that are trapped between the longer bristles.
  • After washing and drying, always gently reshape the bristles with your fingers, and let it dry naturally on a horizontal or flat surface.
  • Shedding: It is natural for brushes to shed lightly. Minimal shedding is common especially while you break them in. To reduce problems of shedding, ZenART has crafted these oil and acrylic brushes by blending badger with the finest Japanese synthetic fibers. The brushes lose fewer bristles and normally don’t shed at all. In rare occasions, it might happen, and such cases are significantly less compared to other ones on the market. Reasons can be any of the following:
    • Using brushes before removing the transit solution
    • Harsh “breaking-in” of new brushes. We suggest trying the above method of cleaning, drying horizontally, and gently removing any floating bristles while dry, before giving up on your brushes. It’s breaking in process, and quite common for the natural bristles.
    • Misuse and ruining of the brushes due to harsh chemicals, abrasive surfaces, soaking brushes in water or other solution, vertically letting them stand and loosening the glue.
    • In extreme cases, manufacturing defects, when not enough glue was applied and the brush (losing bristles long enough to be potentially glued in the ferrule, not floating shorts). In such situations, we are here to support you, too, and offer our help to resolve any issues.
Are these brushes short or long-handled?

The Artist’s Choice collection brushes are long-handled for full expression with oil or acrylic paints. These brushes are made for working on large canvases or while standing with an easel. The exquisite birch wood brush set also has seven layers of UV coating to prevent flaking, and provide slip & wear resistance.

What if I am not happy with these brushes?

We only want you to find the best fine art tools that you will enjoy using. If that’s not us, don’t fret. We offer a 1-year guarantee and 100% money-back for 60 days. Just drop us a few lines about your issue, send them to our email address: support@zenartsupplies.co or scan the QR Code to get a quicker response:

Regular price $29.95
SHOP NOW