As a new feature here on the Harmony Fine Arts blog, I want to showcase and review one art related product each month. This month….gel pens!
Sakura Assorted Colors Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set (my affiliate link)
- One of my favorite art supplies that I use over and over….these gel pens never disappoint me!
The wonderful thing about these pens is the smooth way they glide onto the paper. They have a roller ball tip and this I think is what gives such a wonderful feel to the way they write. I use them in my scrapbook, my art journal, my nature journal, and I even use them to sign my name in greeting cards. They have sort of become my “signature” pen.
The great thing about these pens is that they have archival ink so when I journal in my scrapbook I know that my words are going to last on the page. You can write on light or dark paper with these gel pens
- I love to doodle and these metallic gel pens are perfect for doing all sorts of fun things to add some style to a page or piece of artwork. The .4mm tip is perfect for writing and making simple scrolls and curvy lines on a page. They also are great for highlighting a sketch and adding a little sparkle to a page title.
- The package says they can be stored vertical or horizontal which is handy because I like to keep them in a cup on my desk. I also have a set in with my nature journaling supplies so I am never without them when I create a page away from my desk.
- Depending on the paper, I have had them smear a little if the page is glossy like a greeting card. In my nature journal on mixed media paper and in my scrapbook they don’t smear, bleed, or show through the page.
- I love that you can use them on white or black paper….handy!
- I purchased a set of 10 pens for $11.85 on Amazon.com and I have purchased my favorites individually at the craft store for around $1.25 each.
- Here is the link for the download of the printable doodle page above: Doodle Ideas Page.
I purchased these pens myself…have several sets in my art stash….love them to bits!
Sakura Assorted Colors Metallic Gel Ink Pen Set
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