Posca Pens

by Apr 7, 2020Art Supplies, Crafts & Crafting

Water based paint for almost any surface

One of the most popular products which we sell for art and craft use are Posca pens. They contain a water based paint which will colour onto almost any surface either for permanently or for non permanent use.

To use the pens…

To start using a new posca pen there are three easy steps:

  1. Shake the pen vigorously to mix all of the pigment into the medium.
  2. Press the tip down several times to start the paint flowing, if the paint flow should slow simply press the tip down several times again.
  3. Express your creativity freely and enjoy the experience of using this amazing product for card making, onto ceramics, fabrics, beads, paper craft, paper and canvas products.

Affixing the Posca Paint to different materials

Paper and cardboard.

The posca paint will be absorbed into the fibres of the paper and board making it permanent, perfect for art and craft use.

Terracotta.

After finishing your design or artwork onto terracotta bake the item in a home cooker at 220 degrees for 45 minutes to make it permanent. It is also advisable to spray the finished article with gloss clear permanent varnish.

Wood.

Posca can be used on wooden objects such as bowls, beads, beakers, cups and furniture. The pens can be used directly onto the woods surface or a water based gesso primer can be applied to seal the porous wood surface. Once your design is finished application a waterproof gloss spray is recommended.

Textiles.

Posca pens will work on most textiles but natural or a high percentage of natural fibres are perfect to hold the pigment from the pens. They will even work on trainers and plimsoles. As with most fabric colours heat has to be applied to make them completely permanent so ironing the reverse side is ideal at the fabric’s normal temperature.

Porcelain.

Posca colours are opaque so they can be used directly onto porcelain products. Once your artwork is finished the item should be baked in the oven at 160 degrees for 45 minutes.

Glass.

As with porcelain posca pens should be used directly onto the glass surfaces and baked in a household oven at 160 degrees for 45 minutes. It is also advisable to spray the item with a clear gloss permanent varnish.

Pen Tips & Shapes

Various nib widths are available from fine to broad for poster work in a wide variety of colours.

 

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