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A Pen That Can Write on Wet Paint?

Can a pen really write on wet paint? The package said it marks on wet and oily surfaces so that says wet paint to me!

The play began on this wood panel. But the paint was totally dry since it was stenciled eons ago with my Alternating Diamonds stencil I created for StencilGirl.

But that just means, more paint is need to test out if this pen really words on wet paint!

Adding the color here was a tough challenge for me. Not the painting part, but the keeping the pattern going correctly. It took all my mental skills to keep that order.

Even though I thought I was being careful, I still “messed” up the pattern. O.O.P.S.! End of the world? Nope, just an Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly.

If you’re wondering where the pattern went awry, it was the 4th row. It should have started with the purple not yellow.

This paint isn’t completely dry. There is more than enough wet paint on here to kill any pen I have ever used. So it’s perfect to test out this Sharpie PRO and see if it really can mark on wet and oily!

Sure enough it can write on wet paint. It marked on it but there were some harrowing moments when I was pretty sure the pen had been ruined. But nope, it came back.

Be sure to watch the video to see how I rescued the pen from the edge or ruin.

Next came the book text. Random words chosen from a book. The hope was to get something profound or deep but instead I ended up with “Insist on pantomime”.

But that turned out to be more wisdom than I realized since my family has been repeating questions to me, so instead of answering them, I’m insisting they ask in pantomime. If I have to hear the same questions over and over, at least now I’ll be entertained.

Where did pen splots come from on the finished piece? That was a fountain pen O.O.P.S. that led to the flinging of ink.

Turns out changing the ink cartridge right near your work can lead to some ink where you didn’t intend.

Thanks Kathy for this awesome pen that actually can write on and survive wet paint better than any other pen I’ve used!

Want to see what happens when a regular Sharpie is used in wet paint? Check out this video called The Dangers of Art Journaling.

Here are the supplies used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and it helps keep the free tutorials coming!

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  • Sharon Foulk June 26, 2019, 11:16 am

    I love this, so fun! Thanks so much for your generous spirit to share so much with all of us! What a great teacher you are! Your enthusiasm and encouragement are wonderful!!!

  • Barbara Hauenstein June 28, 2019, 11:04 pm

    I love it all! Great pen Carolyn. Thank you so much!