20 10 / 2014
So Erik introduced me to these trash looking markers, because honestly, the design looks AWFUL.
HOWEVER, these are so freaking incredible??? I’ve never touched a paint marker that can do what this freaking thing does. I’m like…there has to be a flaw. But seriously, it has been blowing my mind into tiny pieces. PORTABLE PAINT. If someone has used these before and can tell me its flaws, please do! I love art supply reviews. Otherwise, I’m going to say if you want to have SUPER FLATS in your image on whatever kind of paper?! Here’s some examples:
(Erik’s drawing on BLACK PAPER BASICALLY………) INCREDIBLE.
HEY THERE. I work at a Blick store and I can honestly tell you these are the best paint markers that I have tried yet! (and I have tried the majority of them in the store at this point)
The only downfall that I have come across is that the extra fine point ones tend to leak a little if you over-pump them but that’s it! Otherwise they’re a really nice, opaque paint marker. c:
There are now empty ones with brush pen tips on them that you can fill with your own paint and I have one filled with a black acrylic ink that makes for an absolutely AMAZING brush pen. So great. Seriously.
ALSO! They are a little runny on top of Sculpey/Munny vinyl, but it ends up allowing you some more blending time than you would get when using them on paper. Can be both a pro and a con.
AWESOME TO HEAR. I was wondering if you know any differences between Decocolor and Molotow (and Montana). People have been comparing and contrasting them, but Deco seems a bit more streakier than Molotow?! I’d love to hear more about it, honestly! So far, the Molotows have such an amazing opaque color to them. Besides the design, the felt tip is super deceiving (kind of chunky and really hard)? But it really works amazingly in the end.
Yeah! So the main difference between Decocolor and Molotow is that Decocolors are actually more of an enamel-based paint marker, where as Molotows are a water-based acrylic. You’re definitely going to get a much smoother look from the Molotows for that reason. Decocolors are nice if you’re working on plastics or other surfaces that acrylic paints would scrape off of.
Montanas and Molotows are really similar, both being water-based acrylic, but I have noticed that Molotows definitely sit on more of the opaque side. This is especially noticeable with lighter colors like yellows and whites.
Most paint markers are going to have that weird hard felt nib to them and yeah, they’re super deceiving at first, but if they were any softer they would just smoosh to pieces when you pump them to get the paint flowing again.
Now people can see the differences in those three brands of paint makers! EXCELLENT REVIEW, THANK YOU SO MUCH!
19 10 / 2014