15 October 2018
We had a chat with Elizabeth Robinson, who is Brand Ambassador for Royal Talens, the company behind the brilliant Sakura Gelly Roll pens!
Elizabeth Robinson is a passionate crafter with a love for Gelly Roll pens. She presents all things Sakura on Hochanda and told us a little more about herself and these fabulous pens!
Lovely to chat to you Elizabeth! What can you tell us about yourself and these perfect pens?
I have been drawing, doodling and sketching all of my life. I live at the seaside on the beautiful coast of North Wales, so much of my inspiration comes from all things fun, whimsical and seaside related. There’s not a day goes by without creating something, so when I was asked if I’d like to showcase Sakura on Hochanda I did a backflip I was so excited.
The Sakura brand is renowned for quality, colour rich pigment and technology, they are always finding ways to improve the products. The Gelly Roll pens have been around since the mid-eighties, and are just as popular today as when they were first introduced to the market. I love that you can work on many different surfaces, did you know you can create fabulous effects on fabric using the Metallics and Stardust pens? For mixed media projects the Glaze and the Soufflé pens are a must as you can apply them over acrylic mediums.
I love to watercolour using the Metallics and Stardust pens, so let me introduce you to Freddie the Flamingo!
I drew him using a pink Metallic pen onto a piece of watercolour card. Then very gently with a water brush, dragged the colour out to create shading. I added a layer of the pink Stardust pen over the top, and again dragged the colour out, to spread the glitter. Once he was dry I added his blue eye, white Gelly Roll highlights and gold crown. What Flamingo doesn’t need a crown! To create the border I drew lines using the Elizabeth x Metallic blue around the edge of the card and dragged the colour to fade inwards towards the centre. Once dry I went around the border this time with a Pigma Micron pen, just to add a few finishing touches.
Have fun with your pens, and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Thanks for chatting Elizabeth!
Now for some stunning artworks created by other people using the Gelly Roll pens!
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