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Amy Loves POSCA!

I love POSCA!

I mean it... I really, really love UNI POSCA paint markers.

I have always had a love of drawing and painting. More recently dabbling in craft projects inspired by others, but I always find myself going back to drawing and painting.

Various POSCA projects by Amy

I first discovered paint markers when working in a shop - you know, an actual shop, on the high street, with things on shelves, a counter with a till, where people came to buy things in exchange for cash and took them away with them in a bag with the shop's name on.....

…Anyway, we had these marvellous pens we could use to write on the windows to advertise our special offers. Which, after mastering the skill of writing back-to-front, became one of my favourite tasks.

Fast forward a few years and I came to work at Cult Pens and OH. MY. GOSH. A whole warehouse full of lovely stationery items and art supplies at my fingertips :) :) :)

One of the first products they allowed me to get my hands on were Uni's POSCA paint markers. They are filled with acrylic paint, in a variety of bold and bright colours. Also a great range of tip sizes. Big, wide tips for fantastic poster-style art works and the much finer PC-1M and PC-1MR for more detailed work and outlining. And outlining is the key - a strong neat outline really makes the colours stand out.

Jungle artwork, step-by-step

Level up and add a real pop to your art work by learning about shadows and high lights.

...and now the fun part - you are not limited to plain old flat paper. These pens work on almost any surface - wood, glass, plastic, metals, ceramics, fabric, stone, brick..... pretty much anything I can think of. I actively search for things to decorate - in my house, garden, charity shops, the recycling centre.....

A Halloween house model decorated using POSCAAlso, they are just as great for children as well as us big kids. A lot less messy than paint, easily washes off your skin (if you are inclined to get a little too hands-on) and easier to carry on the go than paints and all the necessary accessories.

You can download a handy size and colour guide here.

To make your amazing works of art permanent:

  • Paper/Card: no action needed - POSCA pigment will be absorbed into the fibres, making it permanent.
  • Textiles: iron on the reverse side.
  • Terracotta: bake in the oven at 220°C for 45 minutes, then spray with clear varnish.
  • Porcelain: bake in oven at 160°C for 45 minutes, optionally spray with clear varnish.
  • Glass: bake in oven at 160°C for 45 minutes, then spray with clear varnish.
  • Metal/wood/plastic: spray with clear varnish.

What are you waiting for? Get creating!

Oh! And don't forget, you can upload your awesome achievements to Instagram: #cultpenscreative #POSCA


Cult Pens Customer Service Team
Amateur artist
POSCA enthusiast




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