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January 27, 2015 - Posted by Elaine to Guides
Metallic and glitter ink pens are the jewels of the pen world -- they contain shimmering ink that adds a finishing touch, the way a gold necklace accents a stylish outfit. If you want to craft a beautiful greeting card or polish an illustration with some shimmer, browse through this guide to find the best tool for making your work sparkle!
Read on to discover the difference between metallic and glitter inks, and see comparisons of our various pens, markers, and brushes. Click on any of the images for a larger view.
New Products: Innovative Mechanical Pencils, Fun Pen Cases and Holders, Cute Sticky Notes, Charming Paper Clips, and More!
January 22, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Announcements
New products are in!
This week's batch ranges from adorably cute to effortlessly elegant. Choose your favorite mechanical pencil, pen case, sticky note, and more, or collect them all!
There's a special place in our hearts for glitter. We're sharing some glitter love today with this Pinterest glitter marker giveaway! Read on to see how to enter.
January 20, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides
For those who suffer from tired, fatigued hands, the Dr. Grip is just what the doctor ordered. These high quality mechanical pencils have an innovative grip design that provides the ideal softness, and its weight balance is optimized for an ergonomic writing experience. To find out more about the different models of the award-winning Dr. Grip mechanical pencils, read on.
January 16, 2015 - Posted by Elaine to Pen Pals Interviews
An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Audra is one of the artists behind the adorable webcomic "nemu*nemu", which follows the adventures of two stuffed toy puppies!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm from sunny Honolulu, Hawaii -- born and raised! I've spent a year or two in Japan and California for work and school, but returned home in 2004 and have been working on my art since. I currently live with my husband (and nemu*nemu co-creator) Scott.
How did you become an illustrator?
I've always enjoyed drawing -- it was the one thing I always returned to. I took lots of classes in school and college for the basics, but majority of what I do has been self-taught. I find I'm still learning as I go.