Today we'll be using the Popcorn Pens, one of our most popular craft pens. The ink looks like acrylic paint, but it's really a special ink that turns into a popcorn-like consistency under the high heat of a blow dryer.
|For this project, you'll need a piece of paper, a large tip marker, and different colors of Cool Pencil Case's popcorn pens.|
|Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect! Wet ink is glossier than dry ink, which is a good indicator when you're using the blow dryer.|
|To begin the popcorn effect, you'll need a blow dryer. We found that it was best to apply heat on the highest setting right after applying the popcorn ink. Place the blow dryer as near to the ink as possible without touching it.|
|Another good tip is to rest the edge of the blow dryer at an angle. The heat will concentrate on one side to begin the popcorn effect and will still warm up the rest of the ink to pop as well.|
|Here's a close up of how our freshly popped "H" looks like. If you've spent some time on an area that hasn't quite "popped" yet, move on to another area. In a couple of minutes, it will pop on its own!|
|Now, we've skipped a couple of steps to quicken up the pace. Here's the finished product of a popcorn pen project!|
|Based on how thin you apply the ink, the effect can be small speckles....|
|...or they can be huge bumps.|
|We've also added the flower and butterfly sticker we created in our last blog post! Look at the bright colors and 3D effects you can get with our Glitter Sticker Craft Pens!|
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