This week I’ve been experimenting with my new Sharpie oil-based paint pens. I had loads of fun trying them out on Perspex glass so I thought I’d share how I got on.
Here are the pros and cons of Sharpie Oil-based paint pens…
They are great for use on materials that can be tricky to letter on, plastics, metals ect meaning you can be more adventurous with your lettering.
I had a go at writing on Perspex glass and loved how easily the ink glided onto the material, it really didn’t require much force at all.
Probably my favourite thing about using the oil-based sharpie on Perspex is that it any mistakes can be rubbed away! I waste so much paper so it was a great feeling to grab a baby wipe and be able to start again on the same piece of material.
The come in a range of colours (and I loveeee a spot of colour in my lettering!). I bought the black and white pens but they have various other colours available too.
I started off writing out whole quotes on the glass and found that the pen would dry out after a while and could end up looking messy. If you go back over wet sharpie it will simply take off the layer, causing funny looking smudges which is pretty frustrating.
Whilst the prep doesn’t take long, the pens aren’t a pick-up-and-letter job; you have to shake them/ press them on paper for quite a while to get the ink flowing.
Overall I loved experimenting with a more heavy-duty pen than I’ve used before- I can’t wait to experiment with them on other materials! My Perspex creations are up on my ETSY shop, have a look now if you fancy 🙂
Have you used the oil-based sharpie? Let me know what you thought in the comments!