If you’re reading this, I have to wonder if you’re obsessed with pens like I am.
I have a whole DreamBox full of art supplies (and most of them are pens).
With sooooo many pens, I’m always on the lookout for one that’s different and fun (even if it’s impractical).
In this post, I have five pens that I want to share with you!
First Things First…
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Let’s Get Started!
I’ve had these for years and years and years, but I’ve never shared about them.
Pen #1: The Chameleon Pen
These pens are SO fun.
They come in a ton of different colours and have two tips (a brush tip and a bullet tip).
If you take the pens apart, there’s a little white transparent blender. You can take either of the tips of your pen, you stick it inside the blender, and it’ll add some white to it.
Without the blender, the pen will look like its original colour.
If you touch your colour tip to the blender tip and let them sit for a minute, the white will get added to your colour. (The longer you leave it, the more transparency/white will be added to the colour tip.)
Once I removed the colour tip, I made a circle – it was transparent in the middle, and the longer I drew with it, the more the original colour came out.
These pens are really cool for doing blends and projects like that.
Eventually the colour tip will go back to full colour (no transparency or white at all).
These pens aren’t the most practical for everyday lettering projects, but they’re fun to play around with and do colouring projects with. For example
I drew a really basic flower with three pedals. For each pedal, I touched the colour tip to the transparent tip and then filled in the pedals. These really are great for blending! The more you practice with them, the better you’ll get at doing those blends (I’m definitely not a pro).
Like I said, there are tons of different colours for these pens, and you can even blend them together (not just with white).
Pen #2: The Ninipie Pen
I have this pen in gray, but it comes in lots of different colours!
The cool thing about this pen is it has a highlighter tip and a fine liner tip.
Basically you can write your notes and then turn it the other way to highlight whatever you need to – all in one pen. It’s just so smart.
It comes in all different colours, so this would be really helpful for taking notes or bullet journaling. Definitely fun and a bit more practical than some of the others in this post.
Pen #3: The Pentel Hybrid Dual Metallic Gel Pen
I discovered these while in Japan – one of my meet-up students brought me one because they had just come out, and I lost my mind.
The tip of them shows the two different colours. For example, this one will be purple AND blue. The other two are green AND red and blue AND green.
The colour you see is dependent on the angle and the way the light hits.
From this angle, you see purple, green, and blue.
But from this angle, you see blue, red, and green.
SO COOL. SO FUN!
Pen #4: The Molotow Liquid Chrome Pen
I have three different sizes of this pen here.
It’s a paint pen, so it needs to be shaken and then dabbed a bit to get it to flow.
These pens really do look like Chrome coming out of the pen (which if you’ve ever used paint pens before that claim to be metallic, a lot of them aren’t – they just end up coming out flat).
The first time I ever found these liquid chrome pens, I lost my mind. They are so juicy and so silvery. It looks like metal coming right out of the pen!
You can use these on white or black paper. Paper absorbs the ink quite a bit though – these pens look even more chrome on plastic-type surfaces. It comes out really juicy and shiny.
I use the smaller size the most often for shadows, highlights, and details on lettering. For example, you could use a bright colour brush pen and then add liquid chrome as an accent.
Pen #5: The 2-Lines Pen
I got these from Stationary Pal, but you can likely find them in lots of different places.
Are they practical? Nope, not really. But they definitely are a lot of fun!
Depending on the way you hold it (the angle), you can get one line or two. And when you get two lines, they’re different colours. This is a fun addition to bullet journals and projects like that.
I just think they’re so fun again. I don’t know how practical they might be, but depending on the way you hold it you’ll get one line or two lines.
For my block letters, I held the pen at the same angle the whole time – this kept all my down strokes thick and my horizontal strokes thin. You could change the angle for every stroke though if you wanted. You could make every stroke identical (all thin or all thick). These are meant to be fun!
And that’s a wrap!
Sooooo… which one is YOUR favourite?
I think for me, it’s the liquid chrome because I see so many uses for it. I know I’ll use it everywhere, but truly I love them all.
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