Get creative with this set of natural artist craft sea sponges. Containing at least 4 different species, all with different textures, this set of artist sponges expands your abilities in pottery, water colour painting, oil and acrylic painting, fabric painting and even face painting.
What does the artist sponge set include?
This set contains at least 6 pieces of sponge crossing 4 different species and we sell each set by weight (25g). Contents can include:
- Honeycomb sponge – soft, durable, absorbent and with textures that give paint effects ranging from stippling to honeycomb patterns
- Macho fina – firm with a stiff, almost scratchy surface
- Sea wool – super absorbent, very soft, ideal for applying paint and absorbing excess water and paint
- Stiff elephant ear – with its flat profile and firm surface texture, this sponge gives precision in many paint application and removal techniques. This sponge can easily be cut into specific shapes and used for stamping patterns.
- Silk Fina – soft durable general purpose.
- Sea Grass – with its shaggy texture, medium absorbency this sponge can be used to create interesting textures to represent rocks, tree foliage etc.
Uses for natural artist sponges by potters
- Control water during pottery throwing
- Smooth pottery surfaces
- Create surface texture
Uses for natural sea sponges by water colour painters
- For soaking and stretching paper for water colour paintings
- For applying and spreading paint
- Absorbing paint and water
- For creating unusual textures
Uses for natural sponges by other artists
- Smudge and blend chalk, chalk pastels and charcoal paintings and drawings
- Apply and blend acrylic and oil paints
- Remove drips, splashes and mistakes
- Apply fabric dyes and fabric paints
- Decorate furniture
- Wipe excess decorators paint from light fittings, door handles etc
- Cleaning up
How to care for your natural sponges
Wash with warm water and soap after use and allow to dry.
- Sustainably sourced, unbleached Greek sponges, collected by divers who are also marine environmentalists.
- Biodegradable (unlike artificial sponges which can take 100s of years to break down).