Make your own Paint Markers!

 In Art supplies, Davenpeep Guest Post, Jane Davenport Mixed Media, JDMM

Hello, my fellow Davenpeeps!

Today I am going to show you a way to use Jane’s fantastic ink brush in a whole new way and make creating beautiful faces on the go even easier.

First we need to gather the following supplies:
Jane Davenport Mixed Media acrylic paint (I chose the color Highlight),
Liquitex Flow Aid,
a small squeeze bottle,
and a Jane Davenport Mixed Media Ink Brush.

All the supplies are here: click

Step 1: Squirt a little of the acrylic paint into your squeeze bottle (just a little-don’t go crazy!)

Step 2: Now we are going to add in some of the Liquitex Flow Aid. You are going to have to use your own judgement on how much. I believe it was about 10 drops that I added, but it will vary. Shake it up in the squeeze bottle.
(Janes Edit: I  added some distilled water before the Flow -Aid and mixed those two before adding the paint as per instructions on the Liquitex bottle which advise to dilute flow-aid with water before use. Experiment for your own perfect recipe!)


Step 3: Squirt your mixture into the Ink Brush (note: I cut the tip of my squirt bottle off to make the hole a tiny bit bigger). The mixture should flow easily into the Ink Brush, but not be “watery”. If it does not flow easily then just add a few more drops of the Flow Aid medium.

That’s all there is to it! Now you can take your Jane paints with you wherever you go! I try to remember to rinse the brush out when I get home, but let’s be honest, 99% of the time I forget to. I find that I need to take the brush top off and give it a good rinsing every couple of weeks so that things don’t get clogged up.

(forgive the gross fingernails- I am currently spray painting my daughter’s furniture a “Bali Blue”- she and Jane

know a good shade of blue when they see one!)

I did this face on vacation while riding in the car. All I needed was my Ink Brush with paint in it,

Magic Wands, the Epic Pen, and Paint Over Pens. Now go gather your supplies and try it for yourself!

Lisa Washburn


and here is a video I made of my experiments too!




All the supplies are here: click

Liquitex Flow-Aid Amazon: click

Make your own Paint Markers

Liquitex Flow-Aid

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  • Alishadinapop

    You. just. changed. my. life!!!!!! I love these paint markers and as a bonus i love using something i made (or put together). Very easy for travel too. Thank you so much Lisa Washburn and Jane Davenport!!!!

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