Get a Catalyst Silicone Wedge to create stunning texture in your art!
What is a Catalyst wedge?
A Catalyst Silicone Wedge is not quite a brush, not quite a palette knife….
It is a painting tool made of flexible silicone to allow you, amazing artist, a new form of expression.
Catalyst Wedges, made by Princeton, are ergonomically designed to fit in your hand so you can interact directly with your art (and they feel so smooth!).
One good thing to know is they are solvent-resistant and heat-resistant (in case you overheat from the fun you’ll be having!)
Where would you use Catalyst wedges?
Catalyst silicone wedges are designed to be used with heavy body acrylic paint but are also great with oils.
You can even use them with plaster and clay!
Because they are made of FDA-approved silicone, they are also a great texture tool for food crafting and cake frosting (your cakes are going to look so good!).
How to create texture with Catalyst tools
That’s the fun part!!
Simply hold the wedge firmly in your hand and press the textured edge into your paint.
Move your hand up and down, lift up, go left to right, make waves, create lines and dots…
Use the short edge of the silicone wedge and try the long edge too. Press into your paint, repeat…
You can also remove paint in areas and spread it over others…
The possibilities are endless!
Compare some (and definitely not all!) of the texture possibilities you can get with each one:
How to clean up your silicone texture tools
Clean-up is a breeze with these painting tools!
The silicone wedge is easy to wipe clean and is solvent resistant.
Clean up in most cases can be done with mild soap and water.
Dried paint can be peeled off the silicone surface.
Creative souls who love getting messy when being creative will appreciate that! None of use like cleaning much, right?
These Catalyst painting tools are really awesome tools for monoprinting on your gel plate! as these are so much fun to create texture, lines, dents and more!!!
Don’t limit yourself to just one silicone wedge though and get the whole set to expand your mark making repertoire in a flash 😉
Gelli Arts shows you how to add beautiful texture
on a gelli plate with the Catalyst silicone wedges