During the interim, cool stuff happened; several pieces of art found new homes with collectors, and I've been teaching some exciting one on one classes about acrylic products and basic painting. I'll probably tell you more about that in another post. Today I will pick up where I left off.
In the last blog post I mentioned the new Montana acrylic paint markers that I got. They are very cool, and definitely very different than ink markers.
The biggest difference is that they are opaque, which means they can paint completely over each other. I went a little nuts with the first piece shown right. It was exciting to paint over and over each layer of paint. It opens up all kinds of possibilities and covers a multitude of errors.
The paint also creates a bit of texture unlike regular markers which are completely smooth.
In the one to the left I added acrylic marker over a piece I had started with regular paints. This was a great way to add details!
Generally I like to doodle in the evening, while sitting down and watching TV. I made another discovery this way while working on the pieces below... Paint markers are far messier than regular markers. I got paint all over my hands and clothes!
Inside the applicator stick there is a small ball to mix the paint when shaken, and the nibs are created to have a little pump action when pressed to get the paint to flow into them. So sometimes the paint flows really well just as it should, and sometimes it can be a little dry when I wait too long and forget to shake or pump, or a little heavy if I get too carried away.
However, while the paint is wet, and for the most part it dries very quickly, it can be blended together a bit, which can be really cool or just super messy.