Hi everyone, today I have been to the Newbury Papercraft Show 2015 at Newbury Racecourse. It was a fantastic day and I picked up some gorgeous goodies including these fab Poolside items all in sale! I also decided to buy a clear Wink of Stella brush pen as I’ve heard good things about them and it was only £4.95, which is cheaper than I’ve seen it most places online.
I picked the clear one (there are different colours) as it seemed most versatile. It’s a bit of an odd name, but basically it’s a sort of glitter pen that adds a really subtle shimmer to your projects. It might seem a high price for just a pen, but really it’s more than that as it has a brush tip so you can use it on any surface.
I’ve put together a simple card (also using this gorgeous dusky plum cardstock and one of the pretty blooms I got at the papercraft show) to show you just some of the quick ways you can use it.
Here you can see I’ve used the pen on the punched butterflies to give them a shiny strip on the body, on the flowers to create the centre, on the petals and stem of the flower and also on the twine to make it look like glitter twine. It’s really easy to apply and I’ll probably be swiping it over every other thing I make from now on!
The other items I used on this card are the Xcut butterfly and flower punches and the frame die from the Xcut Trim Borders A5 die set. The sentiment is a stamp from the Papermania Home to Nest range.
How to use the Wink of Stella pen:
– When you first get it you will need to unscrew the pen, remove the black ring and screw the pen back together to puncture the cartridge containing the glitter ink.
– You then shake it a little, take of the lid and squeeze gently on the pen where it says ‘push’ to make the ink flow into the brush nib.
– Leave it a few minutes for the ink to soak into the brush and then it’s good to go!
– Store the pen with the brush tip UPWARDS so it doesn’t fill up with too much ink.