I was excited to use the Souffle pens in my card making, but the results have left me with a bitter taste. I tried using them on several different kinds of paper, knowing from experience with other dimensional inks that the less porous the paper, the better the results should be. Well, no matter what kind of paper and no matter how slowly I wrote or drew(the slower you write, the more ink you lay down), the results left a LOT to be desired. The pens are supposed to dry to a puffy finish -- and please note I was expecting a subtle dimensional result, nothing crazy -- but they really just dry flat like any other ink. The effect was barely noticeable. I'll be returning my set and recommend that others steer clear of this product. It's bad enough that the set is kind of pricey - they should at least deliver on the advertised effects, y'know?
I read several bad commend about this product and thus decided to write one of my own. These pens are really cool if you know how to use them. after writing on any surface, you NEED to blow dry the ink with a HAIR DRYER. The ink is heat-sensitive so that it need to absorb some heat (just like when you bake) to be puffy. I used different brand of these puffy-ink pens and they all give good result. Will recommend them to artistic people who are serious with crafting and such.
I was expecting a lot of puff with the pens and that didn't happen. It turns out that it was a good thing. I use the pens for greeting cards and ATCs and the puff holds its shape. I've used others that gave more puff, but was distorted when flattened. I use them whenever I want to add a bit of dimension.
The pens did not work very well. Some of the pens were dried up. None of the pens actually Puff the ink.This was a big waste of my money. I could have just used my puff paints that I have already and had better results. And if I would not have been in such a rush to used the pens that I threw away the bag they came in I would have returned them.
Hello minnesotaslakesidelady, These pens are so much fun! If used and cared for properly, the pens should dry out. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2014
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