There are a number of ways to add some accents to a finished page – glitter, metallics, and of course, a hint of white. 

A white pen, used sparingly, can make a coloured page come to life. Whether it’s a sparkle in an animals eye, stars in the sky, or a bright reflection, white definitely has its place! 

But what to use to get the effect? There are a number of white pens available at the moment. I have three different brands here to you show you how they work in action! 
 

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The three pens I have reviewed and compared .
 


Sakura Gelly Roll

Gelly Rolls are the créme da la créme of gel pens. With a 0.4mm nib and a huge range of effects and colours, they are very popular amongst colourists. 

The white gel pen is the most transparent of all three, so you may have to use a few layers to gain the opaque effect. I found mine was a bit difficult to get the ink to flow, but others have said they flow fine, so it may be user error or just a faulty pen.


Uniball Signo White 

Uniball has quite a range of specialty pens, including metallics and pastels. The white gel pen has a 0.7mm nib, standard nib size. There is also a ‘Broad’ white pen available that has a 1.0mm nib. 

I found this the best middle ground – not entirely opaque, but not transparent either. The ink flowed freely and dried quite quickly. 


Posca Paint Pen

The only one that isn’t a gel pen, the Posca Paint Pen actually has acrylic paint inside. It is available in a huge range of nib sizes, from 0.5-8mm. I’ve tested the 0.7mm here today. 

The ink/paint flowed freely, but not too quickly. It dried nearly immediately, and as its a small amount of paint, will not bleed through. The only thing I found was that you have to be careful not to press down while using it. I did once, and ended up with a 2cm round blob of white paint on the page!



Comparison 

The following images are four different mediums, applied as they would normally be on a colouring page and accented with the labelled pen. I’ve done the same patterns and layers of the pens on each so you can see how they come out! 

 

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Derwent Coloursoft Coloured Pencils Deep Cadmium
  
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Pan Pastel (Cadmium Yellow) – click the image to read my review of PanPastel
 

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Prismacolor Brush Markers (PB19 – Canary Yellow)

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Artline Stix Colouring Marker – Yellow
 


These pens are available from Amazon (US) from the following links – 

Sakura Gelly Roll White 

Uniball Signo 0.7 

Uniball Signo 1.0 

Posca Paint Pen 0.7 



I hope you’ve liked this review and comparison! 



Batgirl x

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