Ooh, what’s this? An iridescent antique gold Liquitex professional paint marker pen? LET ME AT IT!!
I was having a rummage around an art shop a few weeks ago for some fresh inspiration and found this little beauty. A little pricey at £7.25 but it will probably last a wee while, so I won’t complain about that too much for it will provide me with hours of shiny, metallic, golden goodness.
Iridescent Antique Gold Liquitex Professional Paint Marker – Product Description:
- Water-based acrylic formulation
- Permanent and durable
- Iridescent antique gold colour
- Can be used on almost any surface
- Nib shape offers the ability to achieve varying line thicknesses (8-15mm)
Instructions for use:
- Shake well before use
- Press down nib several times to get ink flowing
- Remember to replace cap after use
- Store in horizontal position
My preferred choice of paint is acrylic – lack of patience! – so thought I would get on quite well with this gorgeous little guy. As you can see from the nib thickness test above it is bold, shiny and opaque. When it came to trying it out on top of one of my paintings I initially applied the liquid straight from the pen but to get more control I moved to using a small brush and I was also able to build the opacity to my liking this way.
The background painting is layered acrylic paint and I wanted something metallic and shiny to add depth and interest around the border on the abstract floral details.
First impressions are that I love it – I am looking forward to lots of experimenting and getting to grips with its potential a little more.
Have you tried the Liquitex Professional Paint Marker? What are you thoughts? How do you use it? If you have any tips and tricks I would love to hear from you.
Head over to my Instagram account where I have a couple of video clips from my first tests of the marker.