Paint Pen Problems

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

I need to "paint" text that would be about how large if you handwrote it...or a little larger than this text here. I've bought the ultra fine paint pens before and they DO NOT let the "ink" flow as well as you would expect...it ends up writing all botchy. I've bought the medium tipped pens and those write very nicely but I need to do some texting that is smaller. I did try fine tip permanent marker and yeah that works but I don't know how well that would hold up or bled onto the painted projects overtime...overtime it seems to fade from black to purple text and I don't want that.

I've seen others work where text is painted on and it's small and looks very clean and professional.

Any tips/thoughts/ideas/HELP on this matter would be appreciated. I am personalizing some crafts to sell and need to do this asap to just clean out my craft closet.

Lafayette, NJ(Zone 6a)

I haven't painted for awhile but do they still have the very fine pointed paint dispensers. They are empty plastic bottles with different dispenser tops. Maybe some thinned out paint in one? Like one of these?

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2976&PRODID=prd58092

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat1772&PRODID=prd32958

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

thank-you elsie for posting....looks like those might squirt it out as thick as the medium tip paint pens---which are about like a marker....

Frederick, MD(Zone 6b)

This isn't quite a paint pen solution... but if you're only doing small bits of writing (a name for personalization, rather than writing out a verse of poetry or something), you might consider transfer letters. Other than that, I'd go with a permanent marker. Sharpie makes an industrial marker now that seems much more fade resistant, although I don't know if it comes in a fine tip pen.

Houston, United States(Zone 9b)

thank-you critterologist!

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