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Old 08-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Krylon 18K gold leafing pen - Thank you

New to SCS, and just wanted to say "thank you"!

I am making a lot of identical Christmas cards using the old SU ornament punch. Since I had close to 75 ornaments, I didn't want to have to emboss the "neck" with gold. So I broke out my American Crafts gold metallic marker. It worked OK, but quickly started getting dry.

Before I bought a new metallic marker, I came here to see what you all recommended. Lo and behold, the Krylon 18K gold leafing pen was the overwhelming favorite.

I bought it today at HL, and am VERY happy with the color and sheen.

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SCS peeps are the best! When I think of the money I could have saved if I'd checked reviews here before I went shopping . . .

Although, that would be offset by the things I didn't know existed until I came here, and then NEEDED.
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SCS peeps are the best! When I think of the money I could have saved if I'd checked reviews here before I went shopping . . .

Although, that would be offset by the things I didn't know existed until I came here, and then NEEDED.
Yes, for example, now I think I probably "need" this marvelous gold pen, although I don't even have a project in mind.
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Question regarding the gold leafing pen mentioned here; are we supposed to cut the tip to keep it sharp and crisp? My pen from going down the outside edges of cardstock has frayed a little. Also, I can't get the beautiful crisp line as the pen got older and more used. I use up more gold ink just trying to get a good line than on the project itself. Anyone else have this problem with this pen? Krylon is the only liquid gold leafing pen I know of on the market.
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They sell replacement nibs for the Krylon pens.
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I. never knew this - can you suggest a source?
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I. never knew this - can you suggest a source?
I found this place with Google. The price looks good:

Krylon Leafing Pens: Replacement Tips*::*Product Performers*::*Uncategorized*::*ArtistSupplySource. com
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Question regarding the gold leafing pen mentioned here; are we supposed to cut the tip to keep it sharp and crisp? My pen from going down the outside edges of cardstock has frayed a little. Also, I can't get the beautiful crisp line as the pen got older and more used. I use up more gold ink just trying to get a good line than on the project itself. Anyone else have this problem with this pen? Krylon is the only liquid gold leafing pen I know of on the market.
Did you know you can pull out the nib, turn it around and insert the frayed end in the tube and have a new nib? Also, when I get a new Krylon pen, I take an Exacto knife and slice into the middle of the nib about an eighth of an inch deep. Helps keep the edge of the cardstock in the groove for gilding. HTH.

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Did you know you can pull out the nib, turn it around and insert the frayed end in the tube and have a new nib? Also, when I get a new Krylon pen, I take an Exacto knife and slice into the middle of the nib about an eighth of an inch deep. Helps keep the edge of the cardstock in the groove for gilding. HTH.

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Oh my gosh, Charmaine, thank you so much for the tip...well the cutting of the Krylon tip. What a simple but yet awesome idea for keeping that line straight on an edge. There are so many little things/ tips that make making cards easier. Thanks also to the gal that suggested turning the tip around too! You gals are awesome!
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Krylon is the only liquid gold leafing pen I know of on the market.
I recently bought a silver Ranger Posh Impressions Accent Pen that is just as good as my Krylon silver. If I find it in gold I will buy it. Same chisel tip nib. I got it at my local stamp store.

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