I'm breaking up with all of my paint pens.
Yep, adios, vamoose, bye bye.
At a cost of three to four dollars per pen I hate to think how much money I have spent on these frustrations over the past few years. They take forever to prime, they dry out way before their time, and they inevitably puddle at critically disastrous moments. The trouble is I like to incorporate quotes into my painted creations and these paint pens seemed like my best option for adding text... until now.
It has been months since I visited Michael's. I have been trying to use up some of my supplies but I have a Traveling Door event coming up and I needed to do a bit of restocking. I was amazed at all the new, or new to me, products I discovered. These were my absolute faves.
The six piece dauber set makes even and easily round
polka dots a breeze.
I used them on this jewelry box and know I will be getting a lot of use out of these babies.
I haven't used the extremely narrow paint tape yet but it is something that I have dreamed about forever. It is rather pricey but if you can buy it with a coupon and use and perhaps even reuse it strategically it won't seem so extravagant. I am guessing the results and fine even lines I can achieve with this will make it worth the investment.
It was this little creation, though, that made me smile last night.
After trying not one, not two, but three white paint pens and experiencing pen fail each time which meant having to repaint a section of my project with each disaster I decided to give these a whirl.
I loved them. I bought mine at Michael's. There are six to a package and you just screw them on to a bottle of craft paint. I use various brands of paint and these tops have worked on all of them.
I rinsed out the top immediately after using and it cleaned up easily.
So, paint pens, you were a speed bump in my creativity but you are now clearly in my rear view mirror. I see much smoother roads ahead.
LInking up my thoughts here: