Most artist love to explore new tools and techniques. This side of exploration is an integral part of the creative process. My goal each months to share with you the new supplies / techniques that I have explored throughout the prior month. This experimental part of the creative process is something I have always enjoyed, whether it was in my pottery making classes, painting/sketching classes or just plain old"Lets Have Fun Classes" the exploration of new materials and techniques.
I hope you will join me each month as we explore the world of the Creative Soul.
For the past few months I have been testing out acrylic paint markers to use in my newly released class...Botanical Abstracts...Finding the Hidden Shapes Within. There are so many of these type of markers available on the market now. The problem is they are not all created equally. Through a lot of trial and error I have narrowed down my list to the ones listed below.
Uni Posca Paint Marker
These are the primary markers I use in my classes and Botanical Abstract paintings. They provide great coverage over acrylic paint, other acrylic markers, and marks. They come in multiple sizes and both chisel and bullet tips. The opaque, waterbased ink in dries to a matte finish on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Odorless, fadeproof, and bleedproof, the markers can be used on paper, matboard, wood, styrofoam, metal, plastic, vinyl, glass, and more.
They are available at Plaza Art supplies, Black Art supplies and multiple dealers on Amazon.
Pebeo Acrylic Paint Markers
Pebeo Acrylic Markers contain an acrylic waterbased paint that adheres to a variety of surfaces, including paper, cardboard, papier mâché, wood, metal, terra cotta, plastic, and canvas. Available in a variety of tip sizes. The paint in Pebeo Acrylic Markers is permanent and extremely lightfast. It dries to the touch within 10–30 minutes, and becomes fully dry within 6–12 hours.
Liquitex Profesional Paint Markers
One of the many advantages to these markers is that allof the colors match the full Liquitex color spectrum and are compatible with other Liquitex products, including their Heavy Body Acrylics, Soft Body Acrylics. These markers are a waterbased and are permanent and lightfast. I did not find their coverage to bee as good as the two other markers listed above.
Montana Acrylic Color Markers
I found the paint in this marker to be much more fluid than the other three. This makes it the perfect tool for adding a thin glaze or was to your painting, or project.
This is a water-based acrylic marker that is water-proof, abrasion-proof and fade-free, allowing application to almost any surface (including canvas, wood, metal, walls and glass.
All of this months supplies can be found at most art supply stores. They are all able to be shipped from online art stores like:
Blick Art Supply
Plaza Art Supply
Thank You for joining me this month. I hope you will find this months favorite supplies both inspiring and helpful. I am looking forward to all the creative fun and experiences already on the calendar for February.
Suzzanna Frank Fine Art
Studio & Gallery 606
1310 Pendleton Street
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