Grace Mendez Product Review: Montana Empty Markers
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Product Review Montana Paint Markers

Product review Montana Paint Markers

Grace Mendez Product Review: Montana Empty Markers

In order to add more variety of line width to my artwork, I was either going to buy some markers or make my own and be able to refill them so I went with the refill option. My paint, a set of older Airbrush paints from Golden is very fluid and is highly pigmented. I don’t know if they make that line anymore. They do have another line of similar viscosity paints, High Flow. I love the quality of the paint, however dispersing a small amount directly from the bottle they come in has been problematic. Either a larger amount than I want comes out, or not enough. And then it dribbles down the side of the bottle when the bottle is uprighted and closed. It’s not the end of the world kind of problem, but I was looking for a solution.

I tested the Airbrush paint in Fineline Precision Applicators¬†and it’s closer to what I want but not exactly. The diameter of the dispensing tip is still too wide and too much product comes out at once. I could add a medium to change the viscosity of the paint and slow the flow of the paint out of the bottle, but that also changes the quality.

The last time I ordered from Blick, I added three identical sized empty paint markers to my order. In hindsight, it would have been a better test if I had ordered an assortment of sizes and nib widths to give you a better comparison.

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Overall, the pens work great. The cap on the pens seal tight and hopefully will not let the marker nib dry out. I have the markers stored on their sides so that the nib is moistened with the paint. The chisel nibs allow you to make a wide line or a thin line depending on how you hold the marker.

The cap on the pens seal tight and hopefully will not let the marker nib dry out. I have the markers stored on their sides so that the nib is moistened with the paint. The chisel nibs allow you to make a wide line or a thin line depending on how you hold the marker.

The chisel nibs allow you to make a wide line or a thin line depending on how you hold the marker.

I love that the paint inside the markers is acrylic paint. Once the paint dries on your surface, it won’t move or bleed like many other markers.

You can custom pick the color that you want. That in itself is one of the best benefits.

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