Are you drawn to shiny sparkly objects like I am?
I love metallic accents in artwork, sometimes a bit TOO much. I can wax poetic about my gold pens and watercolor paints, which I might do in another post. And I especially love these for adding a touch of shine to Celtic Knotwork pieces and Illuminated Letters.
Today I want to share with you the new (ooh, SHINY!) sparkly and glitterly pens that came across my desk. The lovely creator of the new CHROMATEK Glitter 30 gel pens contacted me to try out her product. They come in a package of 30 pens with many shades of colors and a complete set of refills, which was an unexpected plus.
I decided to give them a run as I was creating final artwork for my third Celtic Knots class on Skillshare, and created a large Carolingian Cross using nothing but these pens, with many colors. It’s not usually my style to be THIS glittery, but wow, I really loved the shine, and I’m not sure the photos here do them justice.
Palette test and all the colors
There are alot of colors in this palette that are quite close to each other, and since there appears to be no color labeling on the pens or refills, you may want to make a palette record for yourself. Here was my start on that project:
And as much as I loved playing with them, so did the participants in a recent Celtic Illuminated Letters workshop I taught a few weeks ago. These pens were clearly the winning art supply in the room, seeing that pretty much everyone kept coming back to my table to try them!
And speaking of winning………..
I’m GIVING AWAY a set!We have a WINNER!
The drawing was held Thursday, January 25, 2018 and the winner is:
Congratulations, Jane, and I’ll be contacting you to mail out the pens!
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