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139 of 140 people found the following review helpful
on January 5, 2013
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I am a commercial artist who uses pastel gel pens a lot. This product, Sakura 38176 10-piece Gelly Roll Assorted Colors, is a popular example. The downside of pastel gel pens is that they quit working after a rather short period of time. Well, I am excited to report that here is an answer to this problem!

Here's how: (1) Heat some water to simmer in a large diameter frying pan (fill about 1/4 the pan). (2) Place your dry pens in a cake pan, and float the cake pan in the simmering water. (3) If you have one, put a lid over the frying pan. No lid? Not a problem. (4) Let pens warm up for around 10-15 minutes, then take them out of the frying pan. (5) Choose a pen to experiment and make some scribble circles on paper. You should be rewarded with a flow of pastel ink! That's it. Good luck to you.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2010
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All of the Gelly Roll pens I have purchase are great quality! You can go to the Sakura web-site as the opacity and papers they work well with are different for the different types of gelly roll pens, souffle, moonlight, stardust, metallic,ect...If you are a scrapbooker the souffle and glaze pens have some texture when dry and do well on acrylic.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2012
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I LOVE Sakura's gelly pens. I've been using them since the 'fad' of dark paper got started. By the way, where did all that dark paper go? I wish I'd bought up all the black notebook paper I could get my hands on! Ahem, back to the subject. These Moonlight gelly pens by Sakura are very freeflowing, have a medium point, and as advertised on the package 'act like paint pens on most surfaces'. Five of the ten colors are 'regular' pens, with intense, vivid ink in different shades including a wonderful blue and a teal green that's very hard to find. The other five colors are what I'd call 'neon' but they aren't described that way. The package lists these five colors as 'glow under black light'. I haven't got access to blacklight type lights, so I can't comment on how the pens perform when exposed to it. However, these 'neon' shades are just as vivid and intense as the others, and offer a nice, lighter color contrast to the first five pens. I have used these to detail some celtic-type designs on the title page of a book I own, and have used them in various coloring-type books, as well as writing with them. Unless you are scrapbooking, it would be a waste to just write with this set of pens. They work so wonderfully as 'paint pens' I'm saving them for exactly that. The flow is excellent, easy control, quick drying (don't smudge for at least 30 seconds to be safe-when all 'wet' looking areas are gone, the ink is dry, waterproof, etc.) The ink in these pens creates a slightly 'raised' feel (very subtle, though) when the ink is dry-on paper. I haven't tried them on other surfaces, though several are listed on the package as suggestions. I have a feeling I'll be ordering these again in the near future. I love the metallic, sparkle and other effects. I'm on the lookout for some 'swirl' type 'milky' gel pens (as hard to find as black paper!), but these moonlight pens are an excellent addition to my pen collection! I've ordered from this seller several times in the last 2 years and have been impressed with the professionalism, speed of delivery, quality of product and packaging every time! Go ahead and try these pens, you won't be disappointed.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2009
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Gelly Roll makes the best milky gel pens. The pen is air tight and keeps the ink fluid so the ink rolls off of the ball with no false starts.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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Consider my rating 4 1/2 stars. I have been trying to find multicolor gel pens for use on black paper for some time now. In my experience with others, the flow was very inconsistent and the color was more like a watercolor or virtually did not show up at all. Occasionally I would get some where some of the colors showed up but others would not.

These work! All the lighter colors show up brilliantly on black paper and a couple of the darker colors show up less on black paper, which is to be expected. I have not tried them in UV light yet but with the great way they show up in regular light, I'm not concerned about how well they work in UV light. You can produce some really nice art with these on black paper.

Almost perfect, with only the occasional flow problem, but better than any I have found. Others that may not like these probably don't have experience with other pens and don't know that this really is as good as it gets with gel pens for use on black paper. Highly recommended!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on October 14, 2012
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I am in nursing school and I have tried many different things to help with notes and concept maps etc. I started making my notes and concept maps on black paper, but my biggest issue was finding pens that would write and be bright enough on the paper. I have tried SEVERAL, spent lots of money trying different things and these pens are amazing!!! The are so bright and vibrant on the dark paper. All of my classmates admire my notes and complement how great they look. I have even bought extra packages because I am afraid I am going to run out of ink and not be able to find them. EXCELLENT PRODUCT! I am a pen person and the ink is so smooth and they are very writer friendly!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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The thing to keep in mind with this particular variety of Gelly Roll is that they ARE NOT GLOSSY. The finish is similar to Tempra paint, so you must allow a layer to completely dry (dries pretty fast though) before you apply another layer. That second layer will be necessary however, because the pasty consistency will cause you to push little lines through to the paper/background. However, the colors are fully steadfast. I used these on some street art stickers, and left them out in the elements; the marks I made with Sharpie ink markers faded before the marks I made with these. Just keep in mind that the Moonlights do have a sort of matte or no-gloss finish. I would rank them third, just below the metallic and Glaze variety (If you don't have the glaze, get them! They are translucent but so nice).
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2012
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I purchased these pens to use when writing in my moleskine journal. I prefer 0.5mm pens and I understood the description to state that these pens were that fine of point. I don't believe they are that fine of point, but I am still very pleased with the pens. They all write well straight out of the package, and are the fine quality I have learned to expect from Sakura pens. They don't bleed through the pages of my journal and make the entries more interesting with the color choices that keep the print uniform because each pen has the same point size.

The colors are very useful when the mood of my words change, or if I want a word to stand out...and there's more than one in various shades of pink: color me happy.

Bottom line: these aren't very fine (small) pointed, but they ARE very fine pens.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2012
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I am going to put the same review on all of these various Sakura markers, because I have almost all of them, and I use them all for the same purpose: to embellish my art. They flow nicely, the sparkly ones sparkle,and any of them can be used as washes with water. I use "water brushes", as well as the "blending pens" that came with two of my Tombow marker sets. I love the variety of colors you can get, and that some are really sparkly, and others "flatter." The glaze pens are good for pure color, or to put down some color and then wash them out with water (I use only 300 lb. Arches hot press paper for my artwork.) The Gold Shadow and Silver Shadow are fun to use and very subtle when they are dry. The moonlight, stardust and metallic pens are sparkly and SO much fun to use. I can't recommend these highly enough. I put up one picture to show examples of how I use these Sakura pens.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 11, 2012
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I bought these pens in order to create blacklight posters, only a few really glow under blacklight and the rest glow better than other pens I've seen but still not well. I use these gel pens all the time on art projects because they are rather bright and do look beautiful. If you just need some unusually bright gel pens get these because while the dark colors arn't much different the yellow, orange, pink, and a couple others are very bright and eye appealing. However, if your looking for blacklight pens like I was, go look for neon, or something that says blacklight in the title unless you only need a few bright colors. (orange and yellow glow under blacklight wonderfully)
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