How to Choose Paint Pens?
TIPS & COLORS EXPLAINED
PAINT PENS Guide
There are many types of markers these days, and it is very difficult for a beginner artist to make a choice. That is why we created this short guide to help you. Below we explain different inks, tips and colors of the paint pens.
Paint Pens: Ink-Base Explained
Acrylic vs Oil-Based Pens
Most often, paint pens are made using alcohol, water, and oil bases. This ensures the safety of use since such bases make markers non-toxic, odorless, but the designs they create remain durable. In our range we offer acrylic-based pens and oil-based pens.
Acrylic markers perform an opaque and durable stroke. Their main advantage is the ability to paint on any surfaces, covering them with a thin but dense layer of paint.
In addition, acrylic painting pens do not wash with water after drying. As they are very easy to use, they can be a great substitute or addition to acrylic paints. In this case, you do not need to use brushes and palettes, since colors can be mixed directly on paper or canvas.
Acrylic markers are very versatile and can be used on a wide variety of surfaces such as paper, smooth wood, rocks, ceramics and more. One of the most popular use for acrylic paint pens is rock painting.
Oil marker ink has the properties of oil paint. As a result, the artworks are bright, glossy, and opaque. At the same time, you enjoy all the advantages of an artistic tool: the choice of the desired tip shape and the ability to draw clear, straight lines without getting your hands and clothes dirty.
Oil-based marker paint is permanent, resistant to water or alcohol dissolution and destruction by sunlight. At the same time, erase marker ink is a possible option, if necessary. For this, odorless Stoddard solvent is used.
Oil-based markers are excellent at drawing on a wide variety of surfaces such as plastic, glass, concrete, stone, ceramics, wood, rubber.
PAINT PENS: Tips Thickness EXPLAINED
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium & Brush Tips
At Artistro we offer paint pens in 4 different thickness: Extra Fine (0.7 mm tip), Fine (1 mm tip), Medium (2-3 mm tip) and Brush (1-3 mm tip).
EXTRA FINE TIP
0.7 mm tip - perfect for more precise writing or drawing tasks that require high precision. For example lettering and outlines.
It is recommended to use extra-fine pens in combination with other sizes.
1 mm tip - to draw fine details, create perfect patterns, paint evenly, and apply hatching. It has a very revolutionary versatile tip that can be used for many types of art work..
2-3 mm tip - perfect for filling in a larger area. Medium tip markers apply more ink and therefore create thicker lines. Use them to write large, easy-to-read words for presentations or to shade a large area of your work surface.
1-3 mm tip - for a varied, unique stroke. Works just like a paint brush - it produce strokes with a varied thickness, which can give a unique effect to your lettering or drawing.
PAINT PENS: Colors Explaines
Different Ink Colors
The larger the color palette, the more opportunities it gives for artistic ideas. Therefore when choosing your acrylic paint pens set, make sure to have enough colors so that you can create different artworks and experiment with layering and mixing colors. At Artistro we offer more than 55 colors including special colors such as metallic, fluorescent and glitter. This will make sure that your art work will stand out!
Usage of Paint Pens
The scope of use of paint pens is incredibly wide: from recreational activities, educational lessons, business notes, to creating art objects for exhibitions in art galleries, creating decor items, unique accessories, and painting clothing.