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Old 11-02-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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I bought these way back when, when they first appeared on the market. They have sat in a drawer for many years and then I saw someone (probably Jennifer McGuire) using the black glaze pen on critters' eyes and noses. I had a go and loved the effect, but now, despite being a full pen full of ink, the pen won't work.
Does anyone have any tips for getting a sakura gelly roll glaze pen working again please?
(Same goes for the quickie glue pens!!!)
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It sounds like they've just been sitting too long. I had the same thing happened to me, and I tried just about everything. Nothing worked because they had just sat too long, so opted to just replaced them. If you're only interested in the black or another color you can purchase individual colors on Amazon. Sorry I couldn't help, maybe someone else can give you more advice on how to get yours flowing.
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Pull out the white collar around the tip of the pen with a pair of pliers. Clean out the tip by inserting a pin or paper clip, and pull out the dried-up gel. Sometimes there's a spring in there that gets clogged too. I just pull those out and toss them without any resulting problems. Push the collar and tip back on the pen, and scribble on some scrap paper until the ink flows. Sometimes you have to prop the pen up, with the tip pointing down, until the ink starts flowing. I've done this with many Glaze/Souffle pens, and it has worked about 90% of the time. I've had a few that were just dried-out beyond the point of revival.
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I absolutely love my Glaze pens! I finally figured out that when I'm finished using the pen to NOT wipe the tip of it to clean off the accumulated build-up of ink.

When it's time to use the pen again, then peel that ink layer off. Apparently that ink that is left on the tip helps to seal the air out of the pen tip.

To me, this makes sense because when you open up a brand new Glaze pen what do you see? A protective layer of plastic to keep it sealed. That has to be peeled off before you can use the pen.

I used to store my Glaze pens horizontally but I've also found storing them tip down I have less drying out.
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It sounds like they've just been sitting too long. I had the same thing happened to me, and I tried just about everything. Nothing worked because they had just sat too long, so opted to just replaced them. If you're only interested in the black or another color you can purchase individual colors on Amazon. Sorry I couldn't help, maybe someone else can give you more advice on how to get yours flowing.
Scrapbook Pal (one of my favorite stores) has the individual ones for $1.69. They also have free shipping once you spend $25.00. I dare you to get out of there for under $25. She has such reasonable prices - especially on adhesives and Spellbinders.
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They are .90 at carpe diem. I purchased all of mine from there.
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Just checking this thread about glaze pens because my local art store is advertising a NEW Glaze Pen set of 10. From the picture shown, it looks mainly black, white, browns, greens or grays and a blue in the set. Anyone have this set and what do you think? I have a black glaze pen only so far.

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Just checking this thread about glaze pens because my local art store is advertising a NEW Glaze Pen set of 10. From the picture shown, it looks mainly black, white, browns, greens or grays and a blue in the set. Anyone have this set and what do you think? I have a black glaze pen only so far.

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It is not really a 'new' set. I bought the same colors at least 8 years ago. It is just new packaging of a long standing product. This particular color set though has been a bit more difficult than the original colors.
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Scrapbook Pal (one of my favorite stores) has the individual ones for $1.69. They also have free shipping once you spend $25.00. I dare you to get out of there for under $25. She has such reasonable prices - especially on adhesives and Spellbinders.

Oh yes, I buy my Sakura pens and my adhesives from scrapbookpal.com ...$25 for free shipping is awesome!
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Just checking this thread about glaze pens because my local art store is advertising a NEW Glaze Pen set of 10. From the picture shown, it looks mainly black, white, browns, greens or grays and a blue in the set. Anyone have this set and what do you think? I have a black glaze pen only so far.

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It depends on whether or not you think you will actually use all of the colors. Years ago I bought a set of glaze pens & a set of souffle pens. In reality, I used the glaze clear, the black, and the red (lips). I think I used the pink souffle once for lips, and the white. I should have known ... bought the big pretty package just like a good crafter was prompted to do. I buy single glaze pens at the stamp/scrap convention shows that come thru each year.
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I recently purchased two at Michael’s, and was surprised that they had little covers on the ends like the quickie glue pen.
Maybe the new ones are addressing this problem. The trick is to keep tabs on where you put the little covers when you go to put them back on......they are clear and tiny.😂
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I recently purchased two at Michael’s, and was surprised that they had little covers on the ends like the quickie glue pen.
Maybe the new ones are addressing this problem. The trick is to keep tabs on where you put the little covers when you go to put them back on......they are clear and tiny.������

They've always had those; I remember them from the first ones I ever bought, many years ago - at least 15 . People do say it helps if you keep track of them and put them back on.
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I've never even thought to keep those.
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My pens are well over 5 yrs old and they still work when I remember to use them.
They're stored in a pencil box laying horizontally. In addition, I have a set of Martha Stewart's glitter pens that are just as old that I store in the same manner and they continue to work. I recommend storing your specialty pens horizontially or tip down if stored vertically.
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I've never even thought to keep those.
I did consider it as I was picking one off years ago. However .... the issue of "where/how" was too great to ponder at that particular moment, and now, our landfills hold them. Such a teensy thing to have such a purpose, eh?!
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They've always had those; I remember them from the first ones I ever bought, many years ago - at least 15 . People do say it helps if you keep track of them and put them back on.
First time for me, guess my previous ones were those people had opened to try. In any event when they work they are great! I always was aware of the glue pen covers.
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