I love when new products come out! Being on the Archer & Olive design team is nice and I love that I get to try these products out in advance. It gives time to develop my real thoughts and feedback on a product.
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Now, to the review
I’ve been able to watch the Acrylograph line evolve over time. From the very first make and models all the way to the launch of their new versions and specialties. Early on, there was some feedback from the new offering from A&O. While artists were excited for them, there was a learning curve. Shake, shake, shake… and then shake some more. Even from my own experience, I had a hard time getting solid flow and full coverage every time. Sometimes my nib would get lost in the pen or not go in enough to get the pain to come down the barrel. It’s rare, and if you ever come across this issue, even now – hit up their customer delight team. As the line as grown, they keep getting better and better.
In this new collection of 10 metallic colors, 2 of these colors before. we get a full line up of shine on our paper with these pens. We had the Silver (Chrome) in the first Subscription box. It was well received and lovers of Archer & Olive wanted more! Next, we saw the Gold metallic come out in the special Valentines Day box. Again, the fans went wild!
On top of the silver and gold, this set also includes Graphite, Lapis, Emerald, Amethyst, Rose Gold, Citrine, Ruby, and Mauve. After using these pens for a swatch page and also for this weeks Bullet Journal spread, I feel like something has changed… in a good way. The pens felt easier to mix. You still need to shake them well, but this felt easier. From a flow perspective, they are SMOOTH. I am a big fan of the 3mm size – both for coverage and that glide. The .7mm pens work wonderfully as well. This is such a great collection.
My overall review of these is that they are very cool and very special. Definitely a good buy if you are looking for something different to add to your collection of pens, markers, and paint pens – and if you don’t already have metallic pens in your collection. They offer a lot of versatility, with the ability to use them on almost any surface from paper to even glass.
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