Contours and Mini Blades

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A New Kind of Tool Made of Engineered Silicone and Nylon

Catalyst™ tools now come in Mini-Blades and Contours. Contours are made out of a stiff nylon and Mini-blades are made out of flexible silicone that is heat-resistant, solvent-resistant, dishwasher safe, and approved food-safe by the FDA. These great features combined with their new shapes and convenient sizes allow for extensive creativity with cake decorating, food crafting, ceramics, plaster, and heavy acrylic media.


Catalyst™ Features
  • Fun shapes and convenient sizes
  • Heat-resistant, solvent-resistant, and dishwasher safe
  • Great for food crafting, ceramics, plaster, and heavy acrylic mediums
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Contour Series 20See Prices +
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Price
C-21
$6.49
C-22
$6.49
C-23
$6.49
C-24
$6.49
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Contour Series 60See Prices +
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Price
C-61
$6.49
C-62
$6.49
C-63
$6.49
C-64
$6.49
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Contour Series 80See Prices +
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Price
C-81
$6.49
C-82
$6.49
C-83
$6.49
C-84
$6.49
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Mini Blade No. 1 – FlatSee Prices +
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Price
M-01
$8.49
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Mini Blade No. 2 – ScraperSee Prices +
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Price
M-02
$8.49
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Mini Blade No. 3 – DetailerSee Prices +
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Price
M-03
$8.49
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Mini Blade No. 4 – AngleSee Prices +
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Price
M-04
$8.49
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Mini Blade No. 5 – RoundSee Prices +
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Price
M-05
$8.49
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Mini Blade No. 6 – LongSee Prices +
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Price
M-06
$8.49

David Lidbetter
David Lidbetter
Artist/Painter

The Catalyst™ Wedges are definitely something that I recommend all artists to try,regardless of medium or style. They are the best tool invented for artists since the painting knife! I use painting knives quite a lot in my work but have found Princeton’s Wedges to be a favorite. Their silicone construction makes them more responsive to pressure than metal knives. They are designed ergonomically to fit the hand, and they feel good to hold — very secure. And you can use any side of the wedge you want; in contrast, a painting knife has only one edge.

I can use the sharp edge to either cut through layers of paint or scrape back passages with ease. I use them to drag color across the surface of the canvas to create bold blocks of color, especially where I don’t want the hair texture of a brush to show. It’s a great tool for tree trunks! For me, Catalyst™ Wedges provide another tool for mark-making, which is a big signature of my work. I work in watercolor sometimes when developing a study for one of my paintings, and I use them to scrape back through the watercolor to provide texture and drama. My favorite shapes are number 1 and number 6.