Thursday, April 19, 2012
New Pens from JetPens!
Blogger has changed stuff so please pardon me if this post is a little funky! I need to get used to the new format. JetPens sent me a $25 gift certificate to buy some new pens this month. I'm very excited with the choices that I made! I used all of the pens above on the page below:
I'll start with my favorite pens that I used on the page above. My readers know that I am a huge fan of the Sakura Glaze and Souffle pens. I used the following pens above:
Sakura Glaze (dries to a gloss finish. Take note some colors show up better than others depending upon your background. Black is always black but if you are using a red pen on a pink page, it is more subtle than other pens. Like most pens, it depends on your background color)
Gloss Pink (this is my favorite pink on the planet. I swear I go through it so fast that it seems like I'm drinking it. I'm not. On the page above, I colored in the circles and the middle of the flowers with it. I let it dry and then colored over it to brighten it up. That's one of my tricks. I'll let the pen dry and if it doesn't pop enough, I'll color over it. You really have to make sure it's dry to the touch before you do this or else it will just scratch into the marks you've made.)
I also used the black from Sakura Aqualip FINE pens. They are the Japanese version of the Glaze pens. The ones that are labeled FINE have a finer tip then our Glaze pens. I LOVE them. I wish that Jetpens would also sell them individually.
Sakura Souffle (dries to a matte finish. They also tend to pop on dark colors. I love both Glaze and Souffle as they are very different from each other. Folks often ask me to pick and I tell them that honestly, try them both as they are different colors and they will react differently depending upon what your background colors are on your page. Also, if you write really really really slow they dry to a slightly puffy finish (hence the name, souffle.) I tend to just write normal with them as I don't care about puffy writing and they come out just fine.)
I used the yellow to color in the flowers. I colored them in about three times, letting the layers dry between colors.
I used the green to outline the flowers as well as to draw the X type lines in the cirles to the left.
Uniball Signo Pens-these come in a variety of tip sizes, colors and thicknesses. I LOVE Uniball Signo pens. Unlike the Glaze and Souffle, they are not permanent so you can not paint on top of them. However, you can write on top of paint quite easily with these (ditto the Glaze and Souffle.)