Hi There, today I’m doing a product review of Luna Jayne glitter pens. We all like adding some sparkle to our scrapbook layouts, cards and other paper projects, so I love it when I find new glitter pens at a great price.
Luna Jayne Glitter Pens
Colors and Ink Types
Luna Jane glitter gel pens come in a set of 12. One of the colors is metallic silver, which I love because it is perfect for highlights. The pens come in a hand storage pouch, which keeps them together and makes them perfect to coloring on the go. Think crops or planner events, because they are so easy to pack.
The colors a basic, but if you’re looking for a bold glittery punch they are perfect.
Color Chart and Color Mixing
The pens come with an Artist Color Mixing Chart, which gives you suggestions for mixing additional colors. Down the left hand side are the colors right out of the pens, while the center part of the chart shows the colors when mixed. I colored in these areas with the pens, so you could see how shiny the pens are and the colors they make when mixed.
I colored the area with one pen, then while the ink was still wet I colored over the area with the second color. The colors mix really easily, so this was super simple to do. I’m sure there are other color combinations that will work great, but these samples give you an idea of all the colors available with just 12 pens.
Luna Jayne Glitter Pen Project
After seeing how great the colors combine and how smooth the link flows from the pen, I decided to give them a try with a little project. In some upcoming posts I plan to use the Simple Stories Bloom & Grow collection for some layouts, so I decided to make some embellishments to use on those layouts. This is a great test of the Luna Jayne pens, because I need pens that both match the colors in the paper collection and apply smooth coverage. My plan is to use the pens for accents, which requires accurate and smooth application of ink.
Step 1: Select images to use, then stamp them on smooth white paper with black ink.
I recently found the perfect (and I do mean perfect) paper for creating embellishments with stamps.
Why is this paper perfect? First, the finish is very smooth, so you get a crisp image with only one impression using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. While this ink is perfect for use with alcohol ink markers such as Copic, it isn’t know for the crispest images. By combining it with Strathmore Bristol paper, I got perfect images with only one impression.
Additionally, Copic markers do not bleed through the Strathmore Bristol paper, so it’s perfect for cardmaking. Plus the paper weight is 100 lb, so it is sturdy enough to use as a card blank. I love this paper for embellishments, because once cut out they have some body to them.
Step 2: Color in images with markers
You can use any type of marker you prefer. I selected alcohol ink markers, because they blend nicely and they happen to be handy in my studio. There are many brands of alcohol ink markers on the market, and I have several in my studio, but my favorite ones are Copic markers. Why do I like Copic? First, the colors on the caps match the ink color, which makes creating color swatches unnecessary. I also love the brush tip, because it is easy to control and makes a fine line.
Step 3: Add Highlights with Luna Jayne Pens
Yes, you can color the entire image with Luna Jayne Pens, but I want to coordinate with the paper collection. I decided to only add glittery highlights to my embellishments, because the paper collection is mat.
I love the sparkle the Luna Jayne pens add to my embellishments. The pictures don’t capture how glittery the accents are, but you can see some of the sparkle. The elf has highlights added with the bronze Luna Jayne pen on his hat and belt. The sparkle on his shoes is from the Luna Jayne grey pen. Finally, I added some shine to the belt buckle with the yellow pen.
The little elf on the bottom left is my test elf so see what colors I like. On this one I used the silver Luna Jayne pen on the belt buckle and also to accent his beard.
Added some sparkle to my flamingos with the Luna Jayne pens by accenting the wings and bill with the bronze pen and the eye with the grey pen.
The silver and bronze pens make great accents to the bird, while the bee is accented with only the sliver pen. Look at how opaque the pens are. The silver ink covered the dark blue Copic marker with one simple stroke.
Luna Jayne pens are a great, inexpensive alternative for adding glitter to your paper crafts. The ink flows smoothly from the pens and covers dark surfaces completely. Once dry no glitter rubs off, and the ink does not smudge. I give them 5 stars!
I used the products listed below to create these embellishments. To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items. I personally selected each item used, and purchased all the products, except those with an * next to them. As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.
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