These (and the regular...
June 27, 2009
These (and the regular colours) are excellent for crafts, in particular for me
adding detail to my own resin cast figures. While it's true that they will write
on any surface, depending on what it is, the ink will dry darker than it should
be which is annoying (blues dry VERY dark on blue backgrounds, no matter if you
were using the lightest shade).
A tip I found for working on plastic surfaces (like my epoxy and polyurenthane
resins for example), is to put on a very thin film of clear acrylic varnish (try
Krylon or Plasticote spray varnishes and for small areas, spray a bit into a cup
and apply the liquid with a cotton bud/swab) and let it dry, then use the pens
on that. Works wonders.
For other surfaces like metals, paper and such, the colours are very true.
Before using, just start them off a little on a bit of paper (or press down on
the nib to increase the flow) and they work great giving a nice thin, wet line.
I would recommend them for crafters and anyone who has trouble with them doesn't
REALLY know how gel pens work...
Grab them from JetPens while you can, as once I and many others start showing
what they are truly capable of, they'll definitely fly off the shelves!