I remember a time when a blank surface intimidated me...nice, bright, shiny and clean. Once I learned to tone the surface I began having so much fun just throwing on colour and pattern, and this past year I've been having fun spray painting and stencilling, too. These days, though, I seem to get stuck at details. I sometimes spend days mulling over the finishing touches, wondering if I need to add more pattern or more colour or tone things back down. I love to draw so some of my favorite newer tools have been paint pens (particularly white). I picked up this Liquitex paint pen about a year ago though I kept returning to the inexpensive paint pens I picked up at Walmart but the other day my other pens had run out so I grabbed this one again, and to my surprise it worked like a charm even though it has been neglected for months. I still haven't found the absolute perfect acrylic paint pen that is absolutely opaque and free-flowing for ease of use, but I have to say that Liquitex has won me over once again.