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Old 07-31-2006, 09:25 AM   #1  
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Default Is this the same as an aquapainter?

I found this toy on clearance at Target last week for $2.48. It is called a Hello Kitty watercanvas and it comes with what they call a waterbrush. Here's a pic. I've never used the aquapainter but is this pretty much the same thing? If so, I think I will swipe it and let my daughter use a regular brush. I should have bought both that they had.
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:33 AM   #2  
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It looks a lot like one, but I have other, cheaper, water brushes and -- for whatever reason -- the Aquapainters are the BEST. I am not a demo for SU or anything, but I have used about three other brands, as well as blending pens, and my Aquapainters are my absolute favorite. If you bought this, use it and see if it works for you. If you decide to go into bleaching or something, and you end up buying the Aquapainters, you could use this one for the bleach or whatever other liquid that is not water, and save the Aquapainters for water. Hope that helps. - Gay Howe
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:02 AM   #3  
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It's the same general idea, yes. As with a lot of things, though, there are Yugos and there are Cadillacs, lol! Both have their uses, for sure. I would suspect this one does not have any sort of flow regulator/restricter in it, making it difficult to control how wet the brush gets. Still, to just play around with.....I say go for it. Buy your daughter a nifty new watercoloring tray with paints in it in exchange!
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Yeah, I figure it's not quite the same quality as SU's but for $2.50 it will be a good way to see if I like the technique. It actually does have a valve and you have to squeeze the water out as needed. It's really a pretty neat toy, it comes with 4 reusable pictures that are already painted but the color doesn't show up until it gets wet - no messy paint. I wish they had toys like that when I was a kid! Thanks for your input!
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