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I post daily (photos of my journal pages, things that inspire me and personal bits and pieces) to inspire and encourage others. I have always believed that if I can do it, so can you.

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I love teaching and truly believe that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pen Love: JetPens Order Review

JetPens has started up their program again where they send select artists a $25 gift certificate. I always have a hard time narrowing down the pens that I wanted to try but here's what I bought this time:

Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen - 0.4 mm  (bought orange, red, apricot orange, light blue, green, blue, black, pink and blue black.)
I bought a few of these pens over the last few months and loved them. The Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica Gel Ink Pen is a fine tip, water-based gel pen that writes very smoothly, no skipping and it's not scratchy at all. I love the colors and the super fine tip. They are quite yummy on paper (even on handmade paper.)

The other pen in the above photo (on the left) is a .38 Morning Glory Mach 3 Roller Ball Pen in Flash Pink. The ink quality is too much like a high lighter for me. I can't really recommend it unless you want a fine tip highlighter pen.

I am an obvious sucker for gel pens. A few folks have asked my opinion on the Pilot Juice pens. I bought a few pens in both the .5 and .7 range to experiment with. They glide on paper. I love the colors that I bought (see the above photo.) I don't know if I need every color that they make but they are definitely a good quality gel pen for use on paper.


As an fyi, none of the above pens (Pilot Juice or Hi-Tec-Maica) are permanent on dried acrylics or paper tape/washi tape. 


My favorite gel pens are still the Sakura Glaze and Souffle. They write on a wide variety of surfaces (paper, tape, dried acrylics, even glass!) 


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1 comment:

Marylinn Kelly said...

Your pen posts are always trouble. The very best kind. I've learned a lot, saved a great deal of costly trial and error, by following your suggestions, thank you. xo