I have been sponsored by Painters to feature their product. I was given Painters Products to use in the production of this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
One of the perks of blogging is getting to try out new products and let your creativity take you where it will.
This week I had the opportunity to experiment with Painters Paint Markers. You know those things that you draw with by holding it in your hand? I’ve gotten so used to typing, tapping and dragging my finger over a screen to create images in some fancy program then have a machine design, draw and cut it simultaneously for me. I almost didn’t know what to do with these Painters.
In the past, I’ve used paint that comes in the form of a marker or pen before but only on my walls.
This time I wanted to see how well they would do on canvas accessories which I found at Hobby Lobby.
Using a fine medium point Painters I drew a pattern on a canvas bag.
I was pleasantly surprised how well it drew on canvas material.
I then decided to try my luck on a pair of canvas shoes for my niece as a gift. Using a fine tip marker I carefully drew a pattern on the shoes.
I was nervous it would bleed and then I’d have to figure out a way to make a ink stain look like something intentional but there was no bleeding whatsoever.
What girl wouldn’t love a matching bag and shoes?
I had so much fun I decided to make all my little nieces a bag for Christmas gifts.
If you’re not good at free-handing or are planning a more deliberate design I would highly recommend sketching it out in pencil first then go over it with a marker.
I even drew a simple monogram on a little zip clutch (yes, I went a little crazy with all these accessories).
I’m not an artist by any means but I actually surprised myself. I can actually draw without the help of an electronic device…who knew!? Painters markers allow you to give things an personal touch and I found that drawing designs became a hypnotic therapy of sorts. Plus the Painters rock. Really quality paint markers.