Friday, January 25, 2013

Mad for Paint Pens

 I have been meaning to blog about some cool new paint pens I've found recently.  I think most of you know about my love affair with Sharpie poster paint pens.  My only issue with them is that the color palette is limited.  I found the Montana brand markers (shown below) a couple months ago at the Dick Blick in Seattle.  I use them all the time but the palette is still limited.  The Molotow markers from Germany (shown above) are brand new and I'M CRAZY about them!!!  There are some great colors, they are juicy and very opaque and the nibs work great.  While expensive (about $5 each) they do offer refills.  You can get both at www.dickblick.com .  Have fun!

32 comments:

  1. Must. Resist. Clicking. To. Buy.

    Aarrrgh.

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  2. Oooooh... Lucky for me I'm taking a trip to Germany this year :-D :-D :-D

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  3. I have an artist friend from France who gave me a Molotow refillable pen. I guess the street taggers there use them because you can fill with any color and change out the nibs. This sounds less messy to me...I will try these pens! I can't wait!

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  4. I agree..I too love using these paint pens.
    I especially like the oil paint sharpies...
    The paint dries shiny! I have my students use these a lot, too!!!! Check out my blog at:
    www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
    ThX!

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  5. I am totally whippin out the plastic and clickin the blick!

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  6. I am totally whippin out the plastic and clickin the blick!

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  7. Hummm, wonder how that happened... maybe its the universe telling me to buy two sets!

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  8. I bought a few of the Montana brand pens to decorate my shoes. I love the new men's oxfords with colored soles but alas I can't spend $300 on shoes so I figured I can just paint the soles of a pair I already have. It took 3 coats but the colors are vibrant. The just added a new display of spray paint and paint pens to the San Diego Dick Blick. I'll have to put them to use in my journal. I wish they would make a teal color but you can't have everything.

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  9. You can swap the nibs aswell

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  10. You can swap the nibs aswell

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  11. Love, love, love the bright colors! Have to go shopping today and see if I can find those here in Holland! If the neighbors make them.....

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  12. Definitely checking these out. Thank you!

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  13. ooooh Share some of the amazing beauties you can make with them please :)

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  14. You can mix the colors of the Montana markers and make your own. They sell empty pens and refills etc.

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  17. I'm living in Germany but I have never seen these before. But it's nice to read about something an a blog, that I actually can find in my country!

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  18. Oh great tip - thank you!

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  20. I also wanted teal so I mixed my own! They sell empty markers just for this purpose. Love them!
    jamiosh.blogspot.com

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  21. I have one word for you.
    Pusher
    :)
    xo

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  22. Ooooh....saw them and wondered about 'em. Thanks did the info!

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  23. Which nib size are you liking or preferring? I'm not sure which size to get.

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  24. I hate to say this...but had no idea there was a store in Seattle. I have always ordered online. So was waiting for my daughter at practice and got some of those fabulous markers. I received a coupon for Thursday only...30% off your entire purchase. I may have to go back.

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  25. Ooooh, can't wait to check them out! Thanks for the review, Teesha.

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  26. I'm sure you could use a chunk of charcoal from the fireplace and make great art, but what I wanted to ask is the size of the ones you use. They sell them online here in Italy (from a store that caters to graffiti artists) but they seem to come in different sizes.

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  27. I am definitely trekking down to Dick Blick to get some of these!
    Wanted to let you know years ago, I copied a book list from an issue of PLAY. I trust your recommendations implicitly. Today I got the final one to add to my collection. The Age of Feminine Drawing and it is just the eye candy you described.
    AND, your current journal pages are Uh-May-Zing. Love them!! So inspiring. Thanks for all the eye candy over the years. :) TB

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  28. Teesha, if you could only have 5 colors...which colors would you choose and what nib size? thanks, Kate

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  29. HaHa...I'll try to do some sketch when i got the time...






    Sharpie Paint Markers

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