Manga Marker Art Paper Review
Getting your kids to turn off the TV and put up the controller to the video games can be difficult but rewarding. Creativity needs to be nurtured in our children. With so many schools eliminating programs because of a lack of money the responsibility and the opportunity to encourage creativity falls on parents and child caregivers.
Allowing a child to have access to some quality supplies is the first step towards creativity. There are a lot of products available today and some are better than others. Using quality materials will insure that the results will be more pleasing to the child.
When you are purchasing markers, crayons and paper it pays to buy a better quality. There is nothing worse than using markers or paint and having the colors bleed together or bleed onto the back ruining the picture.
The U.S. Art Supply Company has a tablet of art paper called Manga/Marker. It is great paper for drawing with ink pens or pencils, permanent markers, and with using mixed dry media. The pad has 24 sheets of white paper that has a shiny finish. It is actually designed to use with markers so the shiny finish brings out all of your color choices in a vibrant way. It is acid free, with a PH balance that will allow your pictures to last without fading. I think the greatest feature is that it is bleed proof. The colors won’t run into each other or bleed through to the back like so many other types of paper.
I believe making a good supply of premium supplies like the Manga/Marker brand of paper is a good place to start. Watching a child blossom with pride from a completed project or overcoming the, “I can’t do it mentality,” can be extremely rewarding. It is never about becoming the world’s newest Picasso; it should be about the process, the fun, and the trying. Doing things with kids can be just plain fun too. Winning at a video game can never compare to the joy a child can have when they have finished something they created. It is about individuality, their individuality not something preprogrammed.
Working with your kids will not always be easy. Practice makes perfect and kids sometimes struggle learning that. Encouragement and quality supplies go a long way. Remember don’t be critical; it is a process and you want them to enjoy it.
Order your Manga Marker Art Pad today to get started and check out the great markers you can also purchase to go with it.
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