Using GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics Paint in Empty Markers

GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics offer all the benefits of an artists’ quality acrylic paint, but with an ink-like consistency. Because of the low-viscosity, High Flow Acrylics can be used to fill empty markers as a way of incorporating higher quality paints in street art, or bringing the speed and convenience of marker pens to fine are painting.

If you’re new to this, we recommend the High Flow Marker Set which includes 5 High Flow colors plus 3 empty markers – an ideal way to discover how easy it is to use refillable markers with GOLDEN High Flow Acrylics.

GOLDEN High Flow Marker Set

The three markers included in the set offer the opportunity to try a variety of sizes, from a fine tip to a wider stroke. 1mm, 2mm and 15mm tip sizes, each its own unique quality, perfect for signatures, fine line detail, or filling in larger areas with more precision.

The five 1 oz. High Flow colors offer variety as well:

  • Iridescent Pearl (Fine) and Fluorescent Pink are unique, expressive colors, not found in many ink lines.
  • Indigo (Anthraquinone), a color that illustrates the high pigment load available with High Flow Acrylics, and Green Gold are go-to colors for many artists.
  • Transparent Dioxazine Purple is a bold color from the offering of ten Transparent colors available in High Flow.

None of these colors are included in the other two High Flow Sets.

The GOLDEN High Flow Marker Set is accompanied by a pamphlet that provides instructions on how to fill the markers and includes information about the other High Flow Acrylic colors available in the line.

Creating a Monotype with GOLDEN OPEN Acrylics

If you’ve never used OPEN Acrylics by GOLDEN, you’ll want to check out this video showing yet another way to use one of our favorite paints. OPEN Acrylics feature uniquely relaxed working characteristics and a remarkable ability to resist skinning and remain wet on the palette during long painting sessions. Working time varies according to how thickly the material is applied. Thin applications “tack up,” allowing additional layers to be applied and blended. Thicker applications may be worked for hours. They are versatile and can be used for techniques where acrylics are normally challenging to use including portraiture, plein air painting, monoprinting and screenprinting.

Draw Big with GOLDEN Acrylic Ground for Pastels

Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels on a wood door makes a great canvas.

Golden Acrylic Ground for Pastels is easy to use, yet it opens a range of creative possibilities for artists to go beyond paper. Like most GOLDEN acrylic gels, pastes, colors and mediums, it can be applied to anything acrylic will adhere to (which is most things), like walls, furniture, unglazed ceramic, plaster, natural and synthetic panels, and even paper. For artists like Steve, everything is a potential “canvas” – here he transforms a common door panel into a large work of art. If you’re an artist like Steve, thankfully we have all Golden Acrylic Colors, Gels, and Mediums on sale for 40% off during our Back To Whatever Super Sale: Winter Edition! But you better act fast because the sale ends tomorrow, February 8th!

Also, Sennelier Oil Pastels are on sale for 20% off! Created in the 1940s in collaboration with Picasso, these creamy, lipstick-like pastels are rich in pigment, cover well, and have outstanding opacity and lightfastness. These pastels are available in 110 “classic” colors and 10 iridescent colors. They are acid-free, can be applied to any surface, and may be thinned with turpentine and worked with a brush. Modern Sennelier Oil Pastels’ diameter are 20% larger than the original stick, and are available in a larger size called “Grand”, which is the equivalent of eight regular size sticks.