Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Product Feature: POSCA Paint Pens

We are thrilled to now stock POSCA paint pens! We carry these deliciously colorful pens at all of our supply locations. The biggest selection is available at our Alberta and Division store, and we have select colors at our SE Bybee location. We are also able to special order these pens, if desired. We wanted to dedicate a blog post to them, to share how amazing they are.



POSCA pens are a matte, opaque, water-based paint pen, and you can use them on almost any surface. This includes paper, canvas, fabric, ceramic, wood, metal, plastic, and more!


Illustrations created by Tom Haugomat, using POSCA paint pens, click here for more of his work.  

Click the jump to see more samples of art created with these great pens, and to learn more about how they work!

POSCA pens are not refillable, however they have a beautiful assortment of colors, and they come in a variety of nib sizes. collage carries the extra-fine bullet tip, the medium bullet tip, and the chisel tip. If the nib on your pen gets dirty, you can wash it with water. You can also layer colors on top of one another without picking up colors from underneath.  



If using POSCA pens on surfaces like metal, plastic, glass, and other slick surfaces, you will want to spray your finished results with a clear varnish. If you are using the paint pens on porous surfaces like paper and fabric, then there is no need to spray a varnish (you should however heat set the paint when using them on fabric). For terra cotta and ceramics, you will need to bake the pieces in the oven, baking at 425 degrees for 45 minutes. And for porcelain and glass, bake the painted pieces at 325 degrees for 35 minutes. This will help your design stay on the surface, and keep it from chipping off. For more instructions on how to use the pens, you can visit POSCA's website, here


Scroll down to see some more examples of some of the fun surfaces that you can use these pens on, including things like surfboards, hats, rocks, leather, and more. 



POSCA paint pens work great on wood! Image courtesy of POSCA's Instagram feed. 


Artist Drew Brophy on the left, who makes unique surfboard art using POSCA paint pens, see POSCA's blog, here. On the right, hat painted with POSCA pens, by Meerkatsu, click here for the post about the making of this hat. 
White POSCA paint pens, drawn onto the cover of a black, leather sketchbook. Art by Sam Hamper. 
POSCA paint pens work GREAT for painting rocks. These rocks are from the blog The Purple Pumpkin.
For more examples of art created using POSCA pens, you can visit POSCA's blog, here