I love my white pens, trust me on that – but it’s a love-hate relationship. I would use them a lot more if they weren’t so damn difficult to write with. As you can see from this experiment above all of the three writing pens can write on acrylic paint (that is totally dry) but you have to be careful. Because I got questions about white pens on my previous post I thought I’d share some pen advice today.
When holding a white pen you should always:
1. shake your pen
2. warm it up, kick start it by doing swirly motions on another piece of paper
3. write extremely slow
4. yes, try to be patient and breath
5. don’t press but let the white ink flow out on its own
6. go back and fill in where it didn’t take
If the ink doesn’t come flowing out, try to talk to your pen and tell it how much you love it. This might work.
My latest white pen is the Zig Posterman, waterproof pen by Kuretake. Meant for non porous surfaces like ceramic but because of the hi-opaque pigment ink I like it a lot, though the “fine tip” (1 mm) is not very fine. Then I also own a few white writing pens:
So, in conclusion: white pens are awesome – but difficult to use. Maybe you’ve got some other favorites, or advice?
What creative person doesn’t love & collect pens? I say: you can never ever have too many!