I purchased on of Loew Cornell fine line painting pens for line drawing months ago, but it has come time for me to put it to use...LOL
Just asking those of you that have used it...what is your suggestions on mixing the paint with water.
>do you put a couple drops of paint to one drop of water?
>how do you mix your paint and water and then transfer it to the "pot".
Any info would be greatly appreciated!
DianeThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Aunt Diane,
I found this info on YouTube, for those that are interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbLrRGWauuYThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Aunt Diane,
You know I saw one of those once & almost bought it, but I didn't know what it was for.
I just used mine the other day for the first time. I LOVE it. I thinned my paint gradually with a few drops of water. When it became the consistency of ink I lifted it with a palette knife and let it drop into the vessel. Prime it a little and you will be set to go. It is amazing. Let me know what you think. If you stop using it for a few minutes you may have to start over as it dries pretty quickly.
Thank you for the info.
I use this all the time. I usually take a round paint brush and dip into water and then go to the edge of a puddle of paint and pull out some paint and just mix until I get the consistency
that I want and then use the brush to drop the paint into the well. Please be sure to clean this right away as the paint in the well will dry very quickly. When I finish I usually pour alittle alcohol through it as this keeps any paint from sticking in the hole.
Great advice! I only tried it once yesterday to try and get the right consistency....I made about two lines but I knew it needed to be thinner.
It took me 15 minutes to clean it out! I use alcohol also.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Aunt Diane,
I try it on scrap first... and when i clean mine...i use the hottest water that i can... and i blow through it...i also use that tool that came with it... haven't had a problem yet... I bought two it was suggested... and I've used both at the same time...but sadly had to clean the first one out before using it again... it started to dry up...
Aunt Diane - I love mine and use it all the time. I do like kraftlady does - take a paint brush, dip it in water and then I shake off a drop or two of water depending on how much I will be doing. (More water and more paint for more writing lol). Then I wipe the brush so it doesn't dilute the paint any more and use it to put the paint into the well. I usually end up using the wire thing to get the paint flowing right and it seems that there is almost always a bubble in the well that the wire pops so I can add more paint. When I'm done I take it to the sink, run water into it, take that wire thing and poke it down through it and I take one of my old brushes and use that to get down inside and clean the rest of the paint out. I always tap it on the side of my sink with the well pointing down. That way I can see if any colored water is still coming out and know I haven't got it all the way clean. It sounds complicated but it's really not and doesn't take all that long and the results I get from using it are so well worth the effort. I could never get by without one of them now. Last ornies I did with it, I had a friend tell me the designs looked like decals they were so detailed. And one last thing - I have a small thing that I can put water into and I sit my brushes and the pen in there if I have to take a break. That way the paint doesn't dry out in them and I can wait until I have several brushes to wash instead of getting up after every one's use.This message has been edited. Last edited by: hjvagar,
hjvagar...I would love to see a picture of the the "thing" you put water into and then put your brushes and paint pen in!
I only tried the pen once. I only used it for a second because I didn't have the paint thin enough. Well it took me LONG time to clean it out!! I washed, scrubbed, and had to use alcohol to get the paint out of it. I was shocked at how much fussing I had to do to clean it out.
But with all the good results that you girls have had with it..I just need to get it right and use it!
Thanks for all the info.
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