Of course the shipping was super fast These pens truly give a unique shine/gloss that is normally only achieved by heat embossing. But you can use these in ways that heat embossing would be much more difficult if not even impossible. No messy unpredictable powder! It leaves a raised-3D gloss whether you outline or color in a space. And you get to control where the glaze goes! The gel comes out evenly and very easily. I did feel they were a little more opaque than they said they would be. Sakura also makes a Clear Glaze Jelly Roll Pen that I have also tried that is wonderful too! It darkens and glazes what ever you outline. So now that I have tried these I will purchase them again when they run out!