3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
When I first used these...
, June 14, 2011
When I first used these pens, I was disappointed. Then I learned how to use
them. Unfortunately, they are not as rasied as I thought they would be, but they
are the best that I've ever seen! No more embossing ink pens, embossing powder
and heating tools!!
First off, you say away from porous paper. The ink seeps into the paper and
that's that. What you want to do is write something slowly, then let it dry.
Then write on top of it, slowly... If you write too soon, the existing ink will
just get gooey and be dragged by the tip of the pen. You want to write gently,
too, so that the ink comes out, but the pen does not press onto the existing
ink. If you write gently enough, ink flows right out of the pen, onto the
existing ink. Writing larger helps because the ink comes out in a broad fashion,
so you'll wind up with wider letters than expected.
The 3D effect is not terribly huge. The letters that you write are raised,
though. I sent a birthday card to my boyfriend and I addressed his envelope with
the black ink. I wrote his name and address in large letters, let that dry, then
I added about 4 layers, letting each one dry completely. Remember, like with
nail polish, if you try to write sooner than it dries, you'll just drag the
existing ink and ruin the effect.
The pens are awesome for addressing letters, writing a greeting in a birthday
card (like "Happy Birthday", not the actual note), writing a salutation on the
front of a greeting card, coloring in stuff. They are awesome and they have a
place in my craft pen collection forever.
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
They do write on vellum,...
, July 23, 2008
They do write on vellum, however-- the "raised" texture is disappointing.
According to the description, the written result can be "crushed-down." That's
not the case. I've tried writing slower and letting more ink seep out, even
letting less ink seep out of the nib, but no luck. The glazed effect IS pretty
though. It's just disappointing that it's not raised as it portrays in the ad
I love these! I got them...
, June 24, 2011
I love these! I got them as a gift and keep them handy all the time. I quickly
realized you can build up layers to give it a more raised look, letting each
layer dry or simply by writing very slowly, allowing enough ink to coat the
paper. It's best on paper that doesn't absorb the ink. The writing is shiny like
the name glaze implies.
I agree with the other...
, March 4, 2010
I agree with the other reviewer. I was a little disappointed really. You can
feel the ink when it dries but you cannot push the ink down, because it isn't
"raised" as described. The colors are very pretty though and I found they dried
fast enough on lined paper in case you wanted to use them for note taking in
college, etc. Of course, on paper it just sinks in and writes as any other pen