The Niji Watercolor Essentials Kit
The Niji Essential Watercolor Essentials Kit (NWS-KIT) is perfect for watercolor painting on the go. With a versatile, portable watercolor set; a postcard-sized watercolor paper pad; and a waterbrush that is always ready to go, this kit will be your preferred choice for plein-air painting and home painting alike.
- Niji Artist Watercolors Essentials Set, 12 colors (NWS12)
- Niji Watercolor Paper, Cold Press (NCP–5)
- Niji Premium Waterbrush, Large (KWBP15)
Niji Artist Watercolors are a high quality transparent color assortment carefully selected for ultimate color mixing capabilities and unlimited, brilliant color combinations. This set is perfect for creating landscapes, florals, still life, abstracts, portraits and urban scenes.
Niji Cold Press watercolor paper is made of 100% cotton fibers for high quality performance, strength and stability. This bright white paper is acid-free, chlorine-free and archival. Internally and externally sized, making it very absorbent and suitable for color lifting and other creative techniques. 15 sheets/pad. 5 x 7 inches. 140 lb/300 gsm.
Niji Premier Waterbrushes are a brush and water container combined in one convenient tool. With an easy-fill plunger system, the Niji Premier Waterbrush is easy to fill and a perfect brush to carry with you as you travel. Perfect for plein air painting. Comes with a cap to protect bristles when not in use.
Enjoy painting with your Niji Essentials Watercolor Kit!
How to Use Your Niji Essentials Watercolor Kit
Remove outer wrapper from each half pan in the set and reinsert into the tin box.
To tighten pans in tray, gently push upper metal tabs slightly downwards.
Insert thumb into loop at the bottom of the tin to hold while painting.
Use mixing trays to thin and mix colors.
Unscrew brush tip from barrel.
Submerge open end into clean water.
Slowly pull plunger up to draw water. Invert the barrel, push out air, and repeat previous step until filled.
Screw brush tip back on the barrel.
Push gently on soft button to release water when needed.
Dip wet brush tip onto solid watercolor to dissolve and lift color from the pan.
Clean brush on towel between each color and after using.
Empty waterbrush and let dry for long term storage.
Here is a more in-depth video about the usage and care of the Niji Premier Waterbrush. You can also see applications of the other waterbrushes in this series, like the bullet tip waterbrush (KWBP30) which can be converted to a DIY marker!
Unwrap pad and remove the top sheet before using.
Gently remove sheet from pad after painting.
Color Mixing Tutorial
In this video, artist Karen Elaine guides you through a color mixing tutorial to get familiar with your new Niji Essentials Watercolor Kit.
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