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    Tuesday
    May082012

    The Pen Stash Grows

    comparing the  pentel slicci .25 and the pilot hi-tec c .30, both wickedly thin lines, very similar


    The Slicci comes in a variety of nib sizes and I ordered the smallest at .25. {2 photos above}

    These Hi-Tec C pense have .3 nib. {2 photos above}

    At Janet Takahashi's artful journaling workshop there was a lot of juicy conversation about favorite pens. Janet and artists at the workshop raved about the Pilot Hi-Tec C pens and the Pentel Slicci pens. I tried someone's Hi-Tec at the workshop and it was brilliant. Hence, a splurge! I was going to stitch a pen case for myself but these Japanese pen cases were so coolicious. They will be perfect for taking writing instruments, erasers, sharpeners, washi tapes on vacation (my daughters take a lot of markers too) and for drawing adventures at the coffee shop. I've been carrying my markers and pens in a zip lok, and although functional, these are much prettier.

    This was my first order from Jet Pens, whose website is wickedly fast and the order delivery was quite speedy. I'd heard good things about the company for years, and was so pleased with how it all worked. I look forward to lots of drawing adventures with these pens. My daughters already want me to order another set!

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Tammy, these are gel pens right? Do they smudge much? Is there a white and if so, what do you think of that? Cool pics :D

    {Tammy}: Eden, I found a teeny bit of smudge when I rubbed the ink the instant I finished writing. I was surprised it was almost nothing at all (compared to gelly rolls, for example). I do not think they come in white, but there are metallics. The joy of these pens is the fine lines. They could be used to edge doodles and add interesting twists to mandalas. The tip is metallic.

    05.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    Oooh! So pretty! Enjoy your new toys :-)

    Aaaah...rainbowy goodness! I adore Jet Pens and I am always looking for new ways to get in trouble over there...thanks for the enabling! lol

    05.9.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle Remy

    Do they write well over acrylics? That's always my gripe. I've been having trouble w/my Glaze pens lately, with that issue!

    05.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSandra L.

    i picked up a couple of Slicci pens based on someone's recommendation, but i didn't like them at all. yes, they have a fine nib, but it felt scratchy to me. i'll have to give it another try.

    as for JetPens, yeah, one of my favorite places to shop and spend money :-)

    05.11.2012 | Unregistered Commentermo

    The slicci pens and the hi-tec c pens have metallic tips and even if they work on acrylics, I wouldn't use them for that - the line is just too thin. I would use them for drawing on drawing paper or watercolor paper, to create intricate details for doodles, mandalas, sketches, etc.

    Tammy

    05.12.2012 | Registered Commentergypsy

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