These Sakura Gelly Roll pens are unlike anything I've seen before! The ink releases thickly onto the paper, leaving a raised 3D effect that shines as if still wet. They glide so smoothly across paper, but can be used on several surfaces including plastic, glass and metal, and are water-resistant. I love how they give such a glossy finish, although you have to leave them a few minutes to dry before it's safe to touch/turn the page. The embossed feeling under the fingertips is sooo satisfying! You have to colour quite slowly to give the ink time to distribute evenly, and there's a slight click to the nib that releases more ink if you press down slightly.
As you can see, it's hard to be careful on intricate designs because the ink comes out so thick, so that's something to bare in mind if you only do fine detail colouring. The nib is 0.8mm, but it seems broader to me. Also, because the ink flows so freely, I'm not sure how long they will last.
There's a clear pen included incase you want to create colourless texture, which is a handy addition if you like leaving white spaces like me. I'm thinking of crafting some stained glass designs on acrylic sheets with the kids, they'd look fabulous! There are so many uses.
These Glaze pens are the 'Brights', but they also come in 'Basic' shades which are a little duller. There are loads of different Gelly Roll types- Moonlight, Metallic, & Stardust being a few- and I want them all! They're definitely my favourite gel pens by far. They don't bleed at all either, always a plus!
I hope you've enjoyed my review and will be getting yourself some Gelly Rolls- you won't be disappointed! You can find this particular pack on the link below, but there are many other different styles: