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Artchrispy
01-28-2010, 09:30 AM
Does anyone know if they make ink markers compatable with acrylics to be used for minor details and edge work? Looking for a brand that doesn't reflect light drastically when placed over acrylic. I've tried Sharpies but the sharpie marks stick out due to the glare. Also, I know they make pigmented acrylic inks. Do they create glare when drawn over an acrylic painting, and if not, do they come in marker form? Thanks in advance.

Artybo
01-28-2010, 10:16 AM
I used to have a friend that would use dried up sharpies to dip in the acrylic paint. Worked for her.

idylbrush
01-28-2010, 03:29 PM
Take a gander at Copic markers, they are alcohol based I believe. They also make empties that can be filled and may take acrylic inks. I just got an empty one last night and think it may have to have some acrylic ink added. Will keep you informed as to how it works. I have used other marker casings made to be fillable but haven't seen them on the market recently and I think I am down to just a small handful.

Rick G
01-28-2010, 03:56 PM
I haven't tried them, but I see these acrylic markers at Dick Blick:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/decocolor-paint-markers/

*dee*
01-28-2010, 04:39 PM
I used black Liquitex acrylic ink! for detail work in my "Red Bamboo" painting...though I applied it with a brush. I don't recall it causing any glare whatsoever...that wasn't really an issue in my painting though. It really worked very well for me.

As for using it in empty markers...I don't know. The literature (from Liquitex) I have on it had this to say..... "A note regarding the use of.....ink! and technical pens: .....care should be taken when using technical and dip pens. Extended periods of time in a technical pen can lead to drying in the pen nib. Liquitex...inks! should not be used with fountain pens."

Why not pose this question in the Liquitex forum.....found here...in the top section of Acylics?

Shirl Parker
01-29-2010, 12:42 PM
I haven't tried them, but I see these acrylic markers at Dick Blick:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/decocolor-paint-markers/

It's not clear the the ones that link goes to are Acrylic, but these definitely are:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/decocolor-acrylic-paint-markers/

Rick G
01-29-2010, 03:21 PM
It's not clear the the ones that link goes to are Acrylic, but these definitely are:

http://www.dickblick.com/products/decocolor-acrylic-paint-markers/

Good catch, Shirl. I grabbed the wrong link yesterday.

Artchrispy
01-29-2010, 06:36 PM
Thanks Bonnie, Howard, Rick, Dee, and Shirl. I used to have some fabric paint markers. I didn't know they now made acrylic versions. Thanks! Will look for those next trip to Michaels. Those might work out perfectly. Wonder if they are transparent and can used to color paint with pastel like strokes but in acrylic?
Thanks Howard for the copic marker suggestion. please let me know how the acrylic ink worked out in the empty marker.