Review: Action Paint markers (Acrylic paint markers)
Today I have another review of a new Action product, Paint markers. When I saw the Paint markers at the Action, I didn't really know what exactly you could do with them. Of course I looked on Google, where I saw that the markers are very versatile. So I took the acrylic paint markers home. In this article I show what you can do with it and what my experiences are :-).
Action Paint markers
The Action paint markers come in a handy plastic box. The package contains 8 different colors, white, yellow, red, pink, blue, dark blue, green and black. Acrylic paint markers are opaque and are suitable for many different surfaces. Of course I wanted to test all this :-). 8 paint markers cost €3.99.
Getting started with Paint markers
Cardboard gift boxes
After the paper, I tested the markers on cardboard gift boxes (I still had these lying around, once bought at Action). In addition to the good coverage, I also noticed that they work very nicely and accurately. You take off the cap, you pump paint to the tip and you can write. So no mess at all with brushes, a bowl of water and a plate with paint. Super handy.
I bought these cute mini painting canvases (2 pieces) with easel for €0.99 at Action. They seemed ideal to try the markers on and then fun to put in the cupboard.
I looked for a nice image to draw on Pinterest. I chose a bunny and a flower. In both I tried to mix the colors a bit with my fingers, which you can see in the blue skies and in the petals. The paint came off my hands very easily with water.
The first time I made the black lines of the rabbit a little too thick (the tip of the marker is quite wide, the packaging also says medium). This was easy to correct by letting the paint dry thoroughly and then going over it with white.
I wanted to create a sleek design for the cork coasters (bought at Action, € 0.99, 6 pieces). Not the lame design on the front ;-). I got the inspiration from Pinterest. This went well with the markers.
I also made a third coaster in the style of dot painting (painting with dots). I used the tip of the marker to make dots in various colors. Some dots are larger, I drew these larger. I really enjoyed doing this and it is not that difficult at all. It's not perfect yet, but with practice it will probably get better ;-).
Wooden gift tags
I once bought these wooden labels at Kruidvat. With the first label I tried dot painting again. Then I made another floral version. Also a sleek version in the style of the coasters. Unfortunately, I noticed that the paint was running into the grain of the wood. I think this will be solved if you sand everything first.
These mini plates cost €0.66 at Action. First I made another dot painting version. I came up with this all by myself. For the second board I drew a turtle, a bit from Pinterest and a bit from me.
NB: You can't get the paint off properly, but if you scratch a little with your nail you can. Even with a little water, the paint comes off with difficulty. So you can't really eat from the plates. More like decoration :-).
Herb storage jars
These 4 jars cost € 1.89. I like them so much. I made a simple drawing on this with the black paint marker. I have drawn this before, for example in my bullet journal. I really enjoy drawing this one, simple but fun. The markers also work very well on glass.
My experience with the Action Paint Markers
I find working with the Action Paint markers really easy. You can easily create straight lines and dots. Furthermore, it is much more useful as paint. You only need the marker and no water bowl, brush and palette :-). It works very cleanly.
The colors of the markers are very strong and are also bright in color after drying. The only disadvantage… there are too few colors. I would definitely like more colors of this. Especially for dot painting, a set with colors that blend into each other is very nice.
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