Palette Knife Set ... Tim Holtz and Ranger - 3 (three) painting knives and 1 (one) spatula. Total of 4 tools.
Palette knifes are all such versatile tools for any project using any type of texture pastes, mediums and paints. Each of the Tim Holtz palette knives are made from a durable, single-moulded plastic. They are light, flexible and easy to hold and use.
Sizes (approx) are from 6 1/2" to 7 3/4" long.
Palette knives, painting knives and spatulas are very similar with the main difference being their shape - palette or painting knives have a bent handle, spatulas are usually flat. The tips are in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and lengths to allow you to mix, move and shape paints and mediums in different ways.
Spatulas and knives are used for blending, mixing, painting, scraping, sculpting, moving, shaping, gel printing, marking - all kinds of mediums including paint, plaster, texture paste, embossing paste, glitter glues and gels, gel mediums, acrylic paint, clay, paperclay, sandable plaster and more.
Choosing which one to use for each project is simple ... match the size of the blade to what you're trying to achieve. Eg, spreading a wide even layer of gesso or plaster, the ideal shape would be the longest knife to give less areas of overlap. The little diamond shaped blade is great for small areas, blending through fine stencils. You soon get a feel for which one you prefer to use... like brushes, its a personal choice - there are no wrong ways to choose and use them!
Being plastic, they are ideal for mixed media, crafts and visual arts because they're flexible, do not rust, the handles don't come off even after years of constant use (because its one piece!), are super light, have ergonomic handles and resist damaging delicate surfaces.
This package contains 4 (four) plastic tools, 1 of each shape in a handy storage container.