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Create Bright And Beautiful Artwork With Gel Pens From Spotlight
A staple in the pencil case of many young students, gel pens are for more than just kids to enjoy! At Spotlight we know the importance of loving the tools you work with, and when it comes to gel pens, there's just so much to love.
Whether it's for decorating a card, detailing your scrapbook or putting the finishing touches on a poster, gel pens will always get the job done with style!
The types of gel pens you can find at Spotlight
Spotlight's gel pen sets come themed around fun colour effects and shades such as metallic, pastel, neon and glitter. Our gel pens come from quality brands like Ironlak, so you always know your neon, pastel metallic and glitter gel pens will work well for your next project!
Gel pen FAQs
What is a gel pen?
A gel pen is a writing tool filled with thick, creamy ink. Gel pen ink is more viscous than ballpoint pen ink, and gel pens are known for coming in bright, glossy colours and for having special effects like glitter.
How to refill a gel pen
Before trying to refill a gel pen, make sure it has been manufactured to be refillable! Otherwise, you will need to buy a new one. Buy an ink refill from the same brand as the pen, then remove the cap or unscrew the bottom of the pen barrel and take out the empty refill. If your new refill has some sort of cap, remove it, then insert it all the way into the pen in the same spot where the old one was. Place the cap back over the barrel of the pen and test it to see if it works. If it doesn't you may need to adjust the placement of the refill.
How to fix gel pen ink flow
If your gel pen has stopped working but still has plenty of ink left, try removing the ink cartridge and setting it tip-down into a glass of hot water (do not let any water get into the open end of the refill). Once the water cools, the ink should be flowing again! You should also check to see if there's a ball of dried ink obstructing the ink at the tip of the pen - pick this off or soak the tip in acetone to remove it.
What Else Can I Find At Spotlight?
You can find many other drawing and writing tools at Spotlight, including:
- Calligraphy sets: Our calligraphy sets are perfect for journaling, lettering and, of course, creating elegant calligraphy.
- Brush markers: Our soft-tip brush markers can be used to create beautiful swirls of colour on your page, and many come with a chisel tip for more angled linework as well.
- Fine liners: Create precise and permanent lines with any of our quality fine liner pens.
Browse the full range of art pens for even more quality pen options!
Find the right gel pens at Spotlight
Ready to choose your gel pens? Shop online, safely pay and we'll deliver your gel pens straight to your front door. Alternatively, visit your nearest Spotlight store to do your gel pen shopping in person.
Make sure you're getting all the art and craft supplies you need by reading our buying guides on paints and mediums, pens, pencils and markers and paper and cards. And for more creative ideas and inspiration, check out our blogs on using watercolour pencils, how to draw with markers and everything you need to know about gouache paint.