How to Prime a Sharpie Paint Marker

comments If you are having trouble getting your Sharpie Paint Pen started, this video will show you what to do (and what not to do) to prime a sharpie paint maker.  In this video, I show you the different kind of Sharpie Paint Pens.  Which are water-based vs. oil-based paint pens/markers and how to tell them apart.  I also show you how to prime your new paint pen to get the paint flowing and to avoid leaking.

These cool opaque paint pens show up beautifully on black paper, kraft paper, photos, windows and even rocks!  The video shows lots of swatch examples, so that you can see what the Pastel, Primary, Glitter and Metallic Colors look like on the paper.

You may also be wondering what the difference is between Sharpie Poster Paint Markers and the other versions?  As far as I can tell, the Poster Paint Pens are water-based, with a felt-style tip, and are available in mostly primary colors such as Red, Blue, Yellow and Green, as well as black & white.  Other than that, they seem to be no different than the other Water-based Sharpie Paint Pens in the shorter stubby shape, with the blue band and felt tip.

I like the Sharpie Paint with the felt tip much better than the metal or plastic tips, but if primed correctly, they all work well.  In my opinion, they  work better than any gel pen I’ve tried for writing or drawing on kraft or dark paper.  And believe me, I’ve tried them ALL,  including Sakura Gel Pens.  That is not to say that I don’t like Sakura Gel Pens.  I love Love LOVE the Sakura Moonlight Pens, which I am working on a video about right now.

Sharpie Paint Markers can be a little tricky to get started, but if you take them time to prep them for the first use, I guarantee that they will become your new favorite marker for art journaling, card-making and doodling on dark surfaces!

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Product shown in this video: Sanford Sharpie Extra-Fine Pastel Paint Pens

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