Username Post: Acrylic Paint Pens - experience? recommended?        (Topic#1501271)
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  • IzzyB on 04-13-09 04:26 AM

I have never used acrylic paint for scrapping, but I know a lot of you do and I love the look.

Can I use any acrylic paint? I guess I am afraid it would be too wet. Is there a special kind of acrylic paint for scrapbooking? If so, what brands should I look for? Does it come in tiny little bottles like stickles?

I also saw some acrylic paint pens. They look like markers but have paint inside. You can shake them and hear the ball (like you hear when you shake a spray paint can). Have you ever used acrylic paint pens? Are they easy to use/recommended?

Lastly, can you use spray can paint for scrapping to cover a large area? I think it's probably too wet and would scatter your paper or chipboard when sprayed!

Thanks so much everyone.


 
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I like Making Memories paint, it's nice and thick. When I don't want to spend that much though, I just buy the acrylic paint from the craft dept. at Walmart.
I've heard good things about paint daubers, but don't have any myself.


 
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Also, you CAN use spray paint. I have used it before and it works quite well in fact.


 
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I've tried Making Memories paint and I find it dries really fast if you use a thin layer. I also like using acrylic paint pens. I just check to see if it says acid free on the packaging. You've made me curious about the spray paint though. I may have to try it.
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i just use the acrlic paint from walmart or M's it take some time to dry but works just find and is a lot cheaper then the stuff just made for scrapbooking


 
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  • IzzyB Said:
I have never used acrylic paint for scrapping, but I know a lot of you do and I love the look.

Can I use any acrylic paint? I guess I am afraid it would be too wet. Is there a special kind of acrylic paint for scrapbooking? If so, what brands should I look for? Does it come in tiny little bottles like stickles?

I also saw some acrylic paint pens. They look like markers but have paint inside. You can shake them and hear the ball (like you hear when you shake a spray paint can). Have you ever used acrylic paint pens? Are they easy to use/recommended?

Lastly, can you use spray can paint for scrapping to cover a large area? I think it's probably too wet and would scatter your paper or chipboard when sprayed!

Thanks so much everyone.





I used Ranger paint dabbers! They're great! Below are the colors I've purchased.
They are easy to use and they are not messy.
I love to use paint but I don't like to have to always clean my sponge and brushes when changing from one color to next! I really love it! I would recommend it to anyone!
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wow thaiti you have alot of that Ranger Ink .Can you post some of your L/o's done using these? im curious i wanna buy them BUT IM ALITTLE SCARED LOL


 
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I have purchased/use the scrap brands of acrylic paint, but when it comes down to paint and getting the painted look, I have to vouch for the craft paints in the cheap bottles (like Delta or Apple Barrel). Typically you don't slather it on anyway - I use a foam brush and "dry paint" and it dries quickly. It's great for masking, edging and stenciling. I like the scrap brands for getting colors that are not available with the standard craft brands.

I have lots of Ranger Paint Dabbers - they are super convenient for crops and when I don't want to mess with brushes. But my biggest complaint is when the foam dabber dries out. I have bought replacement dabbers, but that is too much of a pain in the bootie!


 
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Scrappy Nan:
All you have to do is add alittle water and the paint will come right through. I went to the CKC at the Valley Forge Convention center and the Dabber I purchased for dirt cheap were dried up from the inside and the inside paint was very thick so I used an all popscile stick from a rub-on kit and mixed the water with it and now the paint flows better, or just like new!!! I hope this helps!!!!



IzzyB: If you check my Gallery I used the paint Dabber on the cover of my Bind it All book; It's the one with the cooper color and a flourish on it!!!


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