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How to activate markers?
Artistro paint pens require a few steps to get them ready for use. Note: Artistro markers include instructions on the pens themselves, inside the box, and on the box of the markers too. Let’s start today’s marker tutorial!
✔️ Step 1: Shake the marker well to ensure the paint is thoroughly mixed. Always shake the pen before using - especially if it wasn’t used for a while.
✔️ Step 2: Remove the cap, use it to press slightly on the tip to let the air out. Start pumping the tip this way it activates the pen into the paint itself. As you press down the paint will make its way to the tip. Be patient! Once the tip is in color and you can draw a line without breaking up - it’s ready for use!
✔️ Step 3: We strongly recommend you to test the ink on a piece of paper first before starting your project to ensure the ink runs smoothly.
Adhere to recommendations and drawing + using paint markers will always be an easy and enjoyable process!
What are the best surfaces to use your paint pens on?
Artistro paint pens work on almost any surface: rocks, ceramic, glass, metal, plastic, vinyl, wood, fabric, canvas, paper, pumpkins, leaves, denim and etc.
How to store paint pens?
Ideally Artistro Markers should be stored horizontally as this makes re-mixing the color inside the marker easier between uses. Avoid storing them vertically with the nib facing down as dense pigments will collect at the valve, making them susceptible to clogging and re-agitation more difficult.
What are the sizes of the tips?
The range of the tips varies: the extra-fine tip is 0.7mm-1mm, the fine tip is 1mm-2mm, the medium tip is 2mm-3 mm.
How to fix the paint on fabric?
How to paint on a T-shirt/fabric and make permanent marker design:
✔️ Step 1: Wash to remove any shrinking. Even if the label on your fabric says "pre-shrunk," it would still be a good idea to wash it.
✔️ Step 2: Place a piece of cardboard inside the fabric. It should be about the same size as the fabric. You can also use a folded up newspaper, an old magazine or catalog.
✔️ Step 3: After the paint is completely dry (at least 24 hours), you need to heat set it for permanency and washability.
✔️ Step 4: Most fabrics can be heat set using an iron on medium or high heat (without steam) for 3-5 minutes. Use a cotton piece of cloth between iron and T-Shirt/fabric.
✔️ Step 5: Wash the T-Shirt/fabric 3 days after applying paint (cold water, hand wash preferably). This will remove any potential shrinking and starch. It will make the paint stick to the shirt better.
Use a spray sealant to seal sneakers and shoes. Let your design dry completely before applying.
Can you wash the fabric with a painted design in a washing machine?
We advise hand washing in cold water.
How to cure paint on ceramic and glass?
How to paint a mug with acrylic paint step by step:
✔️ Step 1: Choose a workplace and cover it with a newspaper.
✔️ Step 2: Make a design on the ceramic mug with a pencil. You can customize the mug with the picture or with the quote. For dark surfaces choose gold, silver, or white colors.
✔️ Step 3: After fully dry (at least 24 hours), place your project into a cold oven; Turn oven to 350 ̊F (180 ̊C);
Set a timer for 1 hour; After one hour open the oven; Let the project cool down completely inside the oven.
✔️ Step 4: Hand-washing in warm water is the best option to wash the surface. We do not recommend using a dishwasher or a heavy-duty sponge.
What’s the difference between acrylic and oil-based paint pens?
The simplest answer will be the drying time difference. Water-based markers dry fast where oil is not. Also, oil-based markers dry permanently, where water-based dry only water-resistant, thus to make them permanent you have to seal or bake the project depending on the material.
How to blend markers?
For making the gradient you will need two paint pens in different colors, a paintbrush, and a cup with water. Paint the half of the surface with one color. Take one marker and squeeze out a little paint, then take a different color and also squeeze the paint. Blend it with the wet brush. You need to act quickly because the acrylic paint dries fast. Continue to paint till you get the final result. Artistro markers are based on acrylic ink, that's why they work well with water.
How to remove marker from rocks and ceramic?
Removing permanent marker from such surfaces as rocks and ceramics is easier than you think, use a solvent or nail polish remover and a cotton pad to get the marker off.
Enjoy this small trick and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Practice makes it perfect!
How to clean nibs?
To clean the tips of acrylic paint pens, you can run warm water for a minute to wash off any excess paint, or can use a piece of paper towel to clean. Rubbing alcohol can also be used to clean the tips of both the acrylic & oil-based nibs.
Do markers have a smell?
No, the markers are odor-free.
Are these markers refillable?
No, the markers are non-refillable.
Are these paint pens waterproof?
Yes, these paint pens are waterproof.
Does paint wash off hands?
Yes, the acrylic paint is water-based paint and comes off with water.
Are these markers food safe?
To claim markers food safe they should have FDA approval. Those markers have not been sent to FDA for this request. We do not recommend using markers in contact with food.
Are the markers dishwasher safe?
We do not recommend to put the project in the dishwasher, because of high water temperature. It might not be dishwasher safe. But it is water-resistant, when glass, porcelain, and ceramic projects are properly cured. Just use warm water to wash mugs or cups, it will be safe for design.
How long should I wait for the rocks to dry before applying the sealant?
Please, wait up to several hours until the paint is completely dry.
Do the markers bleed through paper?
It depends on how thin the paper is, and if the paint markers are acrylics or oil-based.
The paint will not flow even after activating and priming. What to do?
A. You can try detaching tips and reattaching and tips and try to prime again. Pressing down on the tip in a pumping motion until there is a consistent flow of paint.
B. You can place tips of pens under running warm water for a minute or 2 remove, wipe the water off and prime and use. Please note that 1 paint pen can activate quicker than another.
What to do if the paint bleeds on a certain type of surface (wood/rock)?
You can lightly seal the surface you are working on prior to starting a project, this will create a smooth enough surface and will limit the likeliness of the paint bleeding. When working on rough surfaces, it’s best to go slow especially if you are using extra-fine tip paint pens.
The marker seems watery, what to do?
This could be caused by the pigment settling inside the pens and shaking alone will not help. You can try giving pens a few light taps on a hard surface to help break pigment up for it to be mixed in properly with the liquid agent in pens. At all times, there should be a ball inside each pen that is there to help with the mixing of the paint. If that ball is not heard, then that paint pen is more or likely defective.
The paint is not staying on the surface of ceramic/glass even after baking.
You will need to increase the temperature of the oven and make sure that the paint has dried properly before placing it into the cold oven to bake.
What sealant we can use on glass if baking is not an option?
DECO ART MULTI-PURPOSE SEALER
Mod Podge CS11201 Waterbase Sealer, Glue & Decoupage Finish, 8 oz, Gloss, 8 Fl Oz
Krylon K01303007 Acrylic Spray Paint Crystal Clear in 11-Ounce Aerosol
Mod podge dishwasher safe sealant
Can I use Acrylic Markers with oil paint?
Providing the Acrylic Marker is fully dried, it can be used in thin layers underneath oil paint.
Can I use your Acrylic Markers with my solvent-based spray paint?
Yes, providing the spray paint is thoroughly dry, our Acrylic Markers can be used with solvent-based spray paint.
Can I use your markers outside?
Yes! Our Acrylic Markers are suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
Is the paint microwave safe?
How to resin rocks?
Please let the design dry 24 hours prior to apply resin.
Are your products non-toxic?
All our products are nontoxic and are certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Do you test on animals?
No, Artistro does not test on animals.
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Yes we do Ship to P.O. boxes as well as APO/FPO.
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I am very happy with these new brush tip paint pens. I use them on rocks.
I am very disappointed. I have not received the pens.
I absolutely love these markers! I love every item I order from them and want to have it all lol. It's also nice that they offer payment plans, especially while many of us are out of work. What a kind thing to do for us and art is a beautiful thing so I'm now a loyal customer.
The brush paint markers work just like they sound, it's a brush pen using paint. They sing leak ir drip at all. The metallics work really well as do most metalic paints. 3 of 10 of those are red,orange and a darker red that are way to similar. The opaque colors work well without alot of streaking aside from the white that lacks opacity bit 4 or 5 coats and you get a ok white. Also, one color if the 10 is brown, just a personal preference but a purple would have been a far better addition. The dry time is slow depending on the surface. But overall I think it's a really good set,and worth the price for sure. I would recommend it to friends and students gurenteed.
Loved using them hand lettering my cards
These brush pens are a great tool for rock painting, which is one of my artistic hobbies. I had absolutely no problem getting good coverage on the rocks as the pigments are strong enough to cover whatever surface they are applied to without looking thin, requiring a second coat later. You get the versatility of a paintbrush with the control you�d get from a paint pen. The brush tip allows you the flexibility of creating fine, medium or bold strokes with just one tool, without the hassle of having to change back and forth to either a fine, medium or thick edge paint pen to get the same end results. That means you only need 1/3 of the amount of supplies to paint with, saving you time, storage space and most importantly saving you money.The set consists of 16 colors - 8 opaque matte colors and 8 metallic sheen colors. This is the perfect basic set as every basic color one might need is represented. Since the paint in these pens is water based, blending can be achieved by using a plain slightly wet paintbrush to merge colors while they are still slightly wet. This is better than blending with your paint pens, so that you don�t ruin the pure color on the tips of your brush pens. I seal/finish my rocks with a spray clear urethane and the paints do not distort or run as long as they are completely dry first. I found these pens to be a perfect addition to my art supplies and would happily recommend them to other rock painters.
I have a lot of Artistro paint pens, but these are by far my favorite. They have a soft tip that bends, so you can get graceful lines that taper. I was also surprised that these are water based, so there is no shaking the pen to mix the paint, nor do you have to press the tip down several times to get it to flow - it works straight out of the box!There are 16 different colors, 8 solid (yellow, orange, red, dark blue, light blue, brown, black & white) and 8 metallic colors (light green, dark green, brass, brown, lavender, dark blue, gun metal and silver). A very nice variety.I've been taking a break from painting lately, but these have me excited to start up again!
These are the first brush paint pens I�ve seen and I�m obsessed! They dry fast they�re opaque and they�re easy to use! Highly recommend
I love Artistro paint pens for painting rocks and making greeting cards. This was the first time I used a brush paint pen. It was so easy to work with and the colors are beautiful. They are packaged in a sturdy box with a magnetic closure, perfect to store them in! I would not hesitate to order these again. The picture is all 8 colors of the metallic brush pens in this set.
I love the variety of colours in the pack. These 16 pens cover pretty much all bases. The only potential addition could be a pink or purple in the �basic� range so you have the full rainbow.The colours are really vibrant and the paint flow is lovely; they�re easy to control so you can get everything from thick blocks of colour to sketchy �paintbrush-esque� lines. In comparison to the others, the white pen is a bit watery/less dark. I tried it on a few colours and it was quite patchy on black paper. Personally, I wouldn�t use this colour as much anyway so it wouldn�t put me off buying the pack.The metallic colours are beautiful. A lot of metallic pens are a bit lacklustre but these are really sparkly. I can see these becoming my new favourites.The flip-top box is really nice. It adds �special� element and means they�d potentially be a really nice gift. I have friends who�d be delighted if I sent them these!