I've been really happy with both of these paint brands -- Basics and Premiere -- very much because they're so reasonably priced. The Premiere paint was on sale at A.C. Moore, and a few colors got me started with acrylics. I'm thrilled with the results, and happy to find out that it's much easier to tangle on top of acrylics than watercolors. I also finally picked up two new Sharpie pens last week which made my heart happy. I was barely getting by with the others, which I had worn out almost completely!
I used a ruler to draw a grid and am making the Amalea Zentangle pattern (tutorial here).
Elle did some acrylic painting with me, too, in her journal!