Review | Elmer’s Painters

Elmer's Paint PenI received my first paint pen a few years ago. It was a very popular brand I loved writing with it on everything. It would write everywhere and I must have doodles to my little hearts content because low and behold that pen went dry.

IMG_3417Most of my experiences have been with chisel tipped markers. This particular one however was a medium bullet tip (Elmer’s Painters come in both bullet and chisel tip, and in several sizes) and I loved it! With a bullet tip, you can make quick and easy polka dots – and who doesn’t love polka dots?


You can see here that I added a little polka party on my journaling card for my pocket scrapbook layout, and I used it to draw journaling lines as well.

The ink flow on this pen is very good, but the ink is a bit streaky (which is a typical issue with paint pens). Personally, my preference would be to see the medium bullet tip be a bit smaller for my use. There is a “fine point” version of this pen but it is a tiny point for writing, too small for bullets.

Elmer’s Painters Markers in Metallic Gold retail for approximately $4 each at Walmart,, Dick Blick, and other art supply stores.

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Angela Butler-Carter

Iʼ’m the girl who always carries a pencil pouch with 20 different colors of pens, highlighters, mechanical pencils, and a large eraser. Ever since middle school I've been fascinated with creating things with my hands. My 7 year old Christmas wish list included a diary, new tap shoes, a pink glitter tutu, and a Barbie dream house. Since those days of Ballet, Jazz, and Tap dance lessons, voice lessons, and piano lessons, I've fallen in love with memory keeping. I have boxes and boxes of “memories” that my grandmother collected over the years that have been passed down to me from my mom. Taking pictures is what our family does but they never went beyond that. We had photo albums but none of the stories that went along with those stories. 6 years ago I became obsessed with YouTube. I've learned so many things from how to apply makeup to how to knit. The one thing that changed my life was paper crafting. After watching my first card making video tutorial I was hooked and I've never looked back. As I searched for more and more information about paper crafts I was introduced to mini albums from Marion Smith, scrapbooking from Shimelle Lain, and Project Life from Ali Edwards. That has been my focus for the last 3 years. Preserving my familyʼ’s history and my new adventures of being a newlywed has fulfilled me in so many ways. It has become my creative outlet. It inspires me to live life to the fullest and appreciate the people that surround me with love and encouragement.

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