Playing with Glitter, an “Ooh, Shiny!” Review & Giveaway

Student Illuminated letter with Chromatek Glitter pens

Student Illuminated letter with glitter pens

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.  

Carolingian Cross Knot with glitter pens

Chromatek glitter pens

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:

Student Celtic Illuminated Letters with glitter
I still have loads of things to try with these pens, but they are nice to hold, put out ink in a fine glitterly layout and the colors are just scrumptious.

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………..

border lineI’m GIVING AWAY a set!
We have a WINNER!

The drawing was held Thursday, January 25, 2018 and the winner is:  

Jane McK

Congratulations, Jane, and I’ll be contacting you to mail out the pens!

Chromatek Glitter pens and mandala

Sneak peek at a Celtic inspired mandala in the works

Enjoy,
Sadelle Wiltshire

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17 Responses to Playing with Glitter, an “Ooh, Shiny!” Review & Giveaway

  1. Nancy Dale says:

    How fabulous and generous of you, Sadelle! I love those pens! I’m already a subscriber in your email list, and have followed you and commented with hashtags on Instagram, and I did actually comment on your last post to FB before I even saw your blog post! 🙂 I would love to win these because I do art journaling every morning and pens are my main medium for morning sessions; I save my paints for the afternoons. 😉

  2. Debra Marrs says:

    “I see you everywhere!” That’s one of the best compliments an entrepreneur can receive and I’m gifting it to you today, Sadelle. Kudos on all the many ways you’re creating connection opportunities for your beloved tribe. Count me in as one of those members!

    I LOVE, absolutely LOVE these gorgeous pens. That’s what’s so great about you too – you’re always so generous with sharing tips and ideas for art making resources you find. 2018 will see me making many more tangles using these pens. For sure! Thank you for this opportunity, Sadelle

    • Sadelle says:

      Oh my goodness Debra!! You are just too sweet!! XXOO right back atcha! You’re positively making me **blush**! And yes, you will love these pens.. they are so much fun and glittery but not in a cheezy way! I definitely look forward to seeing what you create in 2018 (and talking to you too!!)

  3. Shelley says:

    Thank you for a great review. I love all things sparkly and have a few glitter pens in my stash that I use to highlight watercolored sketches in my journal. It is an interesting combination and I am still practicing. Sometimes the glitter pens add just the right amount of sparkle but sometimes I get overstimulated and the sketch gets a tad “busy” but its all fun!

    • Sadelle says:

      Thanks Shelley for your comment! Yes, at first all the pieces I might have been over the top with the sparkle factor, for sure! I’ll probably use them more judiciously going forward unless I’m have a total bling kind of day! 🙂

  4. Jane says:

    Hey Sadelle,

    These knots and colors are always catching my eye as I scroll through social media. Beautiful job! So I have already liked/joined your pages/blog/instagram, but I did comment/hashtag and threw some names to you. Who wouldn’t want to win a set of those gorgeous pens?????????

  5. Devin says:

    Yeppers, I too want a chance at the pens. Hope I’m qualified to participate as I’m on your mailing lists, and am taking your SkillShare courses. (I haven’t reviewed the 3rd course yet as I haven’t had time to do the work. Hoping to get to that next week!) May the luckiest person win the pens!

    • Sadelle says:

      Of course you’re in, Devin, I’ve got you down! (and thanks for taking care of my sweetie last night!) Good luck! xxoo

  6. Following you on IG on FB, commented on your post and tagged 3 friends, signed up for your blog. I think that’s it. Anyway, I love your designs and your classes. Would love to be able to use these pens and practice. Who doesn’t love just a little sparkle? Thanks for the opportunity and all of your inspiration

  7. Thanks for the chance to win these. If I win I’ll be choosing a few colors for myself then sharing the rest with friends. I have liked and followed and commented on facebook and liked, followed and commented on instagram (justaddwatersilly).

  8. Carol Graham says:

    I followed you on Instagram (why wasn’t I doing that already?!), and FB. I think I’m already in the email VIP community.
    These pens look very cool, and your right – the photos here do them WAY more justice than on the Zoom video. What might I do with them if I won? . . .
    First off, I suspect I’d stay up too late playing with them, lol! Then I’d probably have a go at some Illuminated letters – LOVE your “M” with the little green serpent!

    • Sadelle says:

      Carol thanks!! I’m having issues with Instagram today, so I can’t see who followed me… Thanks for coming to today’s drawing session and sharing! And good luck!

  9. Debra Marrs says:

    Congrats to Jane McK!

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