I tried them out on different surfaces with varying results. These pens have a 1.0 millimeter tip and can be a little finicky in how they write. If you’re writing something, know that it will be bold and you’ll need to write slowly. If you write too fast it can bead up and you won’t get a consistent line. I also found that if I wrote with the pen straight up, instead of at an angle, I had better luck getting a clear and consistent line.
Here’s what it looked like at an angle:
Sakura’s website says that it works well on matte surfaces, but some of the material I was sent had some examples of glass projects on it, so I thought I’d give it a try. A few things I learned:
Make sure that your surface is flat instead of at an angle when drying. The ink doesn’t drip, but it definitely sinks. You can see that the bottoms of the hearts I drew are more saturated with color because I didn’t set the votive down on its side to dry.
At this point in my investigation of the Gel pens I decided that, if it comes off of glass easily, it would make a great resist to do some glass etching with. I taped off an area of my votive with regular old Scotch tape:
- Easy to get an embossed look without pulling out the embossing powder and heat gun.
- Great resist for etching.
- Works well on matte, plastic type surfaces where other types of pens would bead up.
- Rubs off easily from non-matte surfaces.
- Takes a little while to dry, and even then, can be a little tacky.
- Must be dried flat, unless you want uneven color.
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