What Are Amsterdam Acrylic Markers?
The NEW Amsterdam Acrylic Markers from Royal Talens are water-based Paint Pens that are permanent and waterproof once dry. They contain acrylic paint which is made of artist grade pigments, making the colours very lightfast. These Paint Pens are fast drying, odourless and give excellent coverage on most surfaces.
Amsterdam Acrylic Markers have a transparent barrel so the paint colour and level is clearly visible. Acrylic Paint Pens make accuracy and precision a lot easier compared with the traditional technique of applying acrylic paints with a paint brush.
What Surfaces Will Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Draw On To?
Amsterdam Acrylic Markers can be used on virtually any surface. Use them on canvas, wood, paper, cardboard, fabric, plastic, metal, terracotta, mirrors, glass, etc.
Amsterdam Markers are perfect for illustrators, designers, artists, students and beginners. Use them to draw designs on to surfboards, trainers and pumps, skateboards, baseball caps and more! They are also perfect for producing urban street art and graffiti designs.
See the Video below which shows Skater Antonio Valiente Medina customising a Skateboard using Amsterdam Acrylic Markers:
What Colours Do Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Come In?
Amsterdam Acrylic Markers are available in up to 46 different colours including metallic and reflex colours (neon / fluorescent colours). Amsterdam Paint Pens contain artist grade pigments. Colours are either opaque, semi-opaque, semi-transparent or transparent.
The semi transparent and transparent colours are ideal for building up different layers of colours. The opaque colours are better for a solid bold colour coverage. This allows an artist to create some really interesting effects and painting techniques.
Amsterdam Acrylic Markers can be easily intermixed with other Amsterdam Acrylic products, including the Amsterdam Acrylic Paint Standard Series. All Amsterdam Acrylics use the same colour number reference. This makes it easy for an artist to match up the same colour in a tube of Acrylic to the same colour in a Paint Pen.
What Nib Sizes Do Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Come In?
-The Small Amsterdam Acrylic Markers come with a 2mm round bullet tip (line width 1-2mm), for fine detail and outlines and are available in 30 colours.
-The Medium Amsterdam Acrylic Markers have a 4mm round bullet tip for all types of drawing techniques and are available in 46 colours.
-The Large Amsterdam Acrylic Markers have a 15mm rectangular chisel tip for filling in large areas of colour and backgrounds and are available in 20 colours.
How Do You Use Amsterdam Acrylic Markers?
Before use, shake Amsterdam Acrylic Markers well, with the lid on. Make sure that the mixing balls can be heard clearly. This ensures that the pigment is evenly dispersed.
On a scrap piece of paper, push in the nib of the paint pen a few times to get the paint flowing to the end of the nib. The Amsterdam Acrylic Markers are now ready to use!
After use, put the cap back on and store the pens horizontally.
What Other Accessories Are Available?
Amsterdam Acrylic Markers are available in single colours or in the following sets:
– Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Intro Pack. This set contains 4 paint pens with a 4mm medium sized round nib. Colours included are: 275 Primary Yellow, 315 Pyrrole Red, 570 Phthalo Blue and 735 Oxyde Black.
– Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Starter Pack. This set contains 6 paint pens with a 4mm medium sized round nib. Colours included are: 275 Primary Yellow, 366 Quinacridone Rose, 564 Brilliant Blue, 507 Ultramarine Violet, 617 Yellowish Green and 735 Oxyde Black.
– Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Reflex Set. This set contains 4 bright fluorescent paint pens with a 4mm medium sized round nib. Colours included are: 256 Reflex Yellow, 257 Reflex Orange, 384 Reflex Rose and 672 Reflex Green.
– Amsterdam Acrylic Markers Metallic Set. This set contains 3 metallic paint pens with a 4mm medium sized round nib. Colours included are: 800 Silver, 802 Light Gold and 803 Deep Gold.
The nibs in Amsterdam Markers can be replaced and are reversible, making them last a lot longer. Replacement Nibs are available in packs of 10 for the Small & Medium Amsterdam Paint Pens and as a pack of 5 for the larger 15mm paint pen.
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