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Old 07-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #1  
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After seeing the brilliant Anna Wight in action yesterday at my LSS, I *need* her waterbrush. She uses a Niji. I bought my waterbrush at Michael's & I HATE it. Wayyyyy too much water comes out *all* the time. I know I've read on here that they do carry Niji at Michael's, so I'm now wondering what the heck I have. I remember I bought it in the arts dept, not the stamping dept. It's blue with a pink cap, & it's says "kuretake co" on the barrel. I remember there was only one size, & it's quite large so I'm guessing it's.....large. LOL! Could someone with a Niji tell me if there's anything written on it?? Or can someone tell me what I have? I don't think it's a Zig. I just don't want to buy another waterbrush if the one I have is a Niji. Maybe I got a faulty one?? I even put a sponge in the tip like someone suggested, & I still get too much water. Maybe it's an operator problem.....
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Dickblick has some Niji waterbrushes

http://www.dickblick.com/zz051/33/
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best brush ever - here's my review with where to get it!

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Aha!! So according to Emily's post (ha!! Emily Post!!) you *can't* get the Niji at Michael's. I thought I read here that someone did. So I have a PSEUDO Niji!!! A Niji wannabe!!!! I will be getting the REAL thing next time I'm out!! Thank you!!
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Michelle, you do have a Niji, but there may be something wrong with it. Check that the black cap on the water is tight and it is properly screwed tight first. I have about 10 Nijis and do not have any problem with them.

There are at least five sizes that I know of: fine, medium, large, broad, and flat (12mm). If you have one of the latter three you probably have more water than needed for the job you want to accomplish. The "fine" is probably the one you need the most.

You may want to squeeze the handle to start water flow on the brush at first, but after than you don't need to squeeze often.
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Thanks, gypsyrosestamper ~~ I never squeeze the tube at all, there's just always too much water. I'll check the valve right now!
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Well, I looked & it *seems* to be all screwed in the right way. But I still get a lot of water. Anna was able to brush the back of her hand & have a dryer tip, mine is just wet wet wet. Maybe something is cracked on the inside, that I can't see. All I know is it's NEVER worked right. That's okay, I need a smaller one anyway
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Here's a link of a place to purchase the Niji waterbrushes -- there are 2 sizes to select from.
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someone in the comments section said they got theirs there, didn't they? I"ve just not seen them there myself.....
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I've had my Niji brush for over 6 years and it still is in pretty good condition. However, I no longer use water brushes as I've graduated to using real brushes. I love how easy it is to control water and color with a real brush.

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After seeing the brilliant Anna Wight in action yesterday at my LSS, I *need* her waterbrush. She uses a Niji. I bought my waterbrush at Michael's & I HATE it. Wayyyyy too much water comes out *all* the time. I know I've read on here that they do carry Niji at Michael's, so I'm now wondering what the heck I have. I remember I bought it in the arts dept, not the stamping dept. It's blue with a pink cap, & it's says "kuretake co" on the barrel. I remember there was only one size, & it's quite large so I'm guessing it's.....large. LOL! Could someone with a Niji tell me if there's anything written on it?? Or can someone tell me what I have? I don't think it's a Zig. I just don't want to buy another waterbrush if the one I have is a Niji. Maybe I got a faulty one?? I even put a sponge in the tip like someone suggested, & I still get too much water. Maybe it's an operator problem.....
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The Angel Company sells one,, And I think it just under $9.00?
I have one and love it!!!

I would love to find a smaller one that we sell. for those little tight places.
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I have one from Michaels (the Niji brushes are actually only by the watercolor crayons and pencils in ours) and the one from TAC. The TAC one is smaller and never gushes water...I wish I had just gotten a second one from them but I couldn't resist my 40% coupon! I've kept using it but I'm constantly pulling the excess water from the brush head before I touch my project otherwise it floods my paper with water...
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ok -- who has used all three of these and can compare:

SU Aquapainters
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After seeing the brilliant Anna Wight in action yesterday at my LSS, I *need* her waterbrush. She uses a Niji. I bought my waterbrush at Michael's & I HATE it. Wayyyyy too much water comes out *all* the time. I know I've read on here that they do carry Niji at Michael's, so I'm now wondering what the heck I have. I remember I bought it in the arts dept, not the stamping dept. It's blue with a pink cap, & it's says "kuretake co" on the barrel. I remember there was only one size, & it's quite large so I'm guessing it's.....large. LOL! Could someone with a Niji tell me if there's anything written on it?? Or can someone tell me what I have? I don't think it's a Zig. I just don't want to buy another waterbrush if the one I have is a Niji. Maybe I got a faulty one?? I even put a sponge in the tip like someone suggested, & I still get too much water. Maybe it's an operator problem.....
Kuretake brushes are not the same as Niji, which are made by Yasutomo. From some reading I've done, I think that the Kuretake brushes may actually have been made first. I have the small and medium Kuretake brushes and have been very happy with them. I don't get the kind of water flow you describe, so maybe you do have a faulty one.
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ok -- who has used all three of these and can compare:

SU Aquapainters
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The SU Aquapainters & the Niji waterbrush perform equally well. I believe TAC sells both the Niji waterbrush and the 3 pack Aqua Flow brushes. The 3 pack Aqual Flow brushes were the first ones I purchased years ago and are useless. They are cheap in price and quality. There is very little control on the waterflow.

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I just got back from Michael's and they have the medium (12mm) Niji waterbrush. $7.99 before coupon. As someone stated earlier, they are located near the watercolor pencils and pastels, not the stamp/scrap area.
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The SU Aquapainters & the Niji waterbrush perform equally well. I believe TAC sells both the Niji waterbrush and the 3 pack Aqua Flow brushes. The 3 pack Aqual Flow brushes were the first ones I purchased years ago and are useless. They are cheap in price and quality. There is very little control on the waterflow.

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I bought my Niji waterbrush (medium) from Michaels. It was by all the art brushes. I had to search for it a bit.....but I finally found it and used a 40% off coupon.
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I think I'll just have to go to my Michael's & see what's there. But I think tchk is right, I don't think mine is a Niji. When I was trying to Google it to find more info, the company name on my pen didn't match Niji's. I bought this pen a couple of years ago, maybe Michael's USED to sell another brand, but now they sell Niji???
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I purchased my Niji at a Mike's two years ago. It is the one with the pink cap which is the medium size. Later I got one with a green cap at AC Moore. I like this small size better. The tip is not as generous and I can control the water a little better.
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The SU Aquapainters & the Niji waterbrush perform equally well. I believe TAC sells both the Niji waterbrush and the 3 pack Aqua Flow brushes. The 3 pack Aqual Flow brushes were the first ones I purchased years ago and are useless. They are cheap in price and quality. There is very little control on the waterflow.

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Glenda you're right TAC does sell both Niji Waterbrush and the 3 pack of the Aqua Flow brushes.

I first started out with the Aqua Flow brushes too. But I didn't like the way they proformed. They let toooooo......Much water out and It ruined my paper and image.
The only way to use these are to put a tab bit of water.inside them or. Just use them as a reqular paintbrush.

The Niji Waterbrush is wonderful. And I use it a LOT! But the one that TAC sells is a medium width brush. and it's hard to get into the tiny little spaces with it.

I've been looking for a little tiny brush tip from Niji!


I've not seen any Niji Brushes at any of the Michaels that I go to... But I have found them a Archivers. And the closes one to me is Naperville Il.
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Our Michael's sells a really cheap set of three waterbrushes in the stamping section and the Niji waterbrushes in the art supplies section. I bought my Niji from Ellen Hutson and I got the fine one. I also have the Stampin Up waterbrushes, which come in medium and large. I like all three!
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