Posca Paint Markers are wonderful to work with! I ordered the Fine Point Natural Color Set (7/$13) and a trio of Fine Point Black Markers (3/$6) from Amazon. I did not have an exact project in mind. Posca Paint Markers are non-toxic, odorless, opaque, water-based pigment paint markers. The markers can be used on a variety of materials. They are permanent on porous surfaces and can be made permanent by applying a clear spray varnish, baking them in an oven (ceramics,) or setting them with an iron (textiles.) Wash your creations with cold water!
We are in the process of moving, so I chose one project to test out the markers: Decorating a pair of white sneakers with kawaii designs. I traced designs onto the sneakers with a pencil. Then I colored in the designs and detailed them with the black markers. These markers are extremely opaque and the lightest pink can color over the black. This makes decorating really fun (and fixing mistakes is easy.) The fine point markers can draw a thin line or be built up for thickness.
I am in love with kawaii decor! Kawaii is a Japanese term referring to cute/lovable objects, appearance, & mannerisms. Kawaii pictures are smiley, pastel, happy, and of course, cute. I included sketches of rainbows, smiling ice cream cones, stars, hearts, and other happy objects. The sneakers I decorated are white with silver holographic foil tips. I did not purchase a white marker for accenting, so I just didn’t color in where I wanted a white spot.
How to Use Posca Paint Markers:
Before drawing, you will need to prime the tips of the markers before using them. On a piece of scrap paper, gently press the tip against the paper until you see the paint. You might end up with a tiny puddle, so the scrap paper is necessary. Unlike other paint markers, you do not need to constantly depress the tip and you do not end up with unwanted puddles of paint on your work. You just need to prime them for their first use.
My Kawaii Sneakers:
When I get a chance, I will cover the sneakers with some waterproofing shoe spray. I am in love with the Posca Paint Markers! I can not wait to try them out on mugs, glass, and tote bags! The markers are high quality with a strong pigmentation, easy application, and cute colors.