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5/06/2014

Wink of Luna Experiment

Good morning. No card on this post - just wanted to share an experiment done with the Wink of Luna pens that arrived in Saturday's mail. From order placement to receiving, 3 days ship time. Great!

Dug out some outline stickers - and think these are probably purchased from H/Lobby...they are not the nice Elizabeth Craft stickers. These were quite old, and were difficult to remove from the backing paper. Once outlines were finally placed on the black paper, it was a good way to test the Lunas.


I can already tell I'm going to love these pens. It took me a bit of time to get the color flowing down into the brush tip. If you have any of the W.o.Stella pens, you'll understand what I mean. A center black circular cap must be removed, the ink section gets pierced with a little nib when the 2 sections are put back together; squeeze gently to get the ink flowing down in the section that holds the brush tip. The Luna pens seemed to take more fiddling to get the ink going than did the Stellas, but that's probably Operator Error. I didn't want to get blobs dripping out of the brush, waste this ink, as happened with first use of prepping a Stella pen.

Was very pleased with the results here (aside from the red going over the gold outline. Which according to the SMS video, can be fixed, but this was just a test piece so didn't bother). The blue color was the first try and I was really taken with the brilliance of that color on initial layer. Red & purple were quite faint, as was the lighter green. Gold, silver, copper were better with just a single layer. Layering each section, sometimes using a different color, the tones got brighter & brighter. Each overlay covers the under layer very well - so if you didn't like the first color, you can change it. This effect reminds of me of the enameled costume jewelry I've seen.

 
 
Enlarged the butterfly to give a better idea of the intensity of color of the pens. Some of the interconnecting lines on the sticker tore in removal..so this has to just be a test piece. Hence all the different colors of this little insect...just wanted to see how each color looked.
 
For what it's worth, my review of these new Metallic pens is that they will be an excellent tool to add to your stash of toys!
 
Have a great day, thanks for popping by, and catch ya later. Hugs.

24 comments:

Lisa said...

Wow, the colors look amazing!! I will definitely be investing in these pens!! Love the look!! Thanks for the info...even if is going to cost me money ;) Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sarah said...

Looks like these are going to be worth their weight in gold Mary. If the shimmer is anything like the wink of stella they will be fab!! The black really makes the colours jewel like!! xx

Carol L said...

Thanks for the enabling! LOL I just got my first WOS glitter marker and we're already moving on to something else! LOL It's all good, and boy do those markers dress up those stickers in a mighty fine way! Thanks for the review and tips!

Mrs A. said...

Oh no not something else I need to go and invest in!!! I have seen wink of Stella mentioned and was getting around to looking that up but not heard of these pens. Gosh! It really does look like enamelled jewellery. Hugs Mrs a.

Rita said...

Beautiful colours Mary. I have not heard of those ones. Hugs Rita xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful job Mary. Sounds a s though you had a ball testing those Stella pens.

Benzi said...

I know you're trying to enable all of us...and doing a good job. :-) This looks great, Mary.
I'm glad you are pleased with your new purchase.

Loll Thompson said...

These do look like jewelry Mary ... so very pretty! Will have to add Luna pens to my ever-growing with list :) Loll xx

Patricia said...

Good morning Mary,
WOW!!! your card looks absolutely amazing,,love the effect of those pens
Have a great day

Patricia xx

Sheila H said...

Your examples are great - the colors really catch the eye. I'm going to resist buying these pens. I only have 2 WOS pens. I'd like a few more of them before branding out into other types - LOL :)

jimlynn said...

WHOA!!!!! Love the look of those pens now! Guess I need to go shopping!
Lynn

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for the review, Mary! I'm so in love with the WOS pens and am groaning that now they have made even more for me to love and have to find room for, lol! They look too good to pass up!! Hugs, Darnell

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such vivid colors. Is that the difference between the WInk of Stella and Luna - the intensity of the color? Thanks for doing the test, those outline stickers were great guinea pigs!! Love the results.

Brenda said...

Wow, I am loving the bright beautiful colors of these pens Momma Mary! Beautiful colors, thanks for the review! Hugs

Diane said...

Greetings Mary, gosh those pen colors are fabulous what beautiful colors.

Hugs diane

Susan (rainy) said...

Thank you for sharing your review of these pens. The colors are amazing. I love the results you got with these gold outline stickers on the black. No reason I can see why this couldn't be used on a card or other creation. This is truly beautiful and so unique.

Karen Petitt said...

I have heard good things about these pens elsewhere but I am having to sit on my fingers lol! What you have done is made the black card look like a piece of cloisonne or an enameled look - looking forward to seeing what you create with them Mary and, no doubt, they will be added to the wish list in time lol! Karen x

Bonnie said...

I think you're going to have fun with these!

Pat said...

Lovely colours Mary, and I'm sure you will get lots of use out of them. TFS. x

Shirley said...

Okay, you are making me want to buy all of the WOL too! A really wonderful card. I have to tell you it reminds me of Cinco de Mayo!!

~ Jo ~ said...

I have some of these and they are amazing! I love how beautiful your stickers look on that black backing! Miss ya Momma Mary! I hope you have a beautiful Mother's day!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Wow, I haven't used these , but they look beautiful !!!!!! I love how vibrant the colors all look !!!! Wonderful way to show us what these WOS can do !!!! Hope you have a lovely day !!!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! I'm impressed with the intensity and coverage of these pens. They look much better than the old Gelly Rolls I used to use with these outline stickers. You are right that it looks like those enameled jewelry pieces.

MagsB said...

What gorgeous, fabulous colours!! beautiful!

love Mags B x