5 Days of Writing Tools: Gel Pens

Gel Pens

Gel pens are roller-balls filled with permanent, archival gel ink. In a multitude of colors, they also are available in glitter and fluorescent varieties. Use these on your projects with these tips.

Get the look. Some gel pens give a more translucent look while others produce an opaque line. Test the pen on some scrap paper to make sure you’ll get the look you want.

Check your coverage. Gel pens work well on slightly porous surfaces, like cardstock. Slick surfaces are less giving and the gel can go on unevenly.

Think ink. How often will you use a yellow metallic gel pen? When picking out gel pens, think about what colors you actually need, not how pretty they are.

 

Read how to choose a journaling pen here.

Read how to choose a marker here.

Read how to choose a colored pencil here.

Read how to choose a specialty writing tool here.

 

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  4. I LOVE gel pens. There isn’t a color that I wouldn’t use. I especially love glitter and metallic gel pens, but I’ll take them all :-D