FAQ’s about Original Stationary Gel Pens

  • Will the ink bleed through paper?
    The ink dries rapidly. So, unless your paper is particularly fine, this will not be a problem.
  • Are these pens safe for children?
    The caps on your pens are a choking hazard. Therefore, no child under three years of age should use your pens. We recommend that you hang onto the caps when you give young children your pens to enjoy.
  • How thick are the nibs?
    The nibs are 1 mm thick.
  • Are the pens good for fine detail work?
    Yes! The pens are ideal for fine detail work.
  • Can you do adult colouring with these pens?
    Yes! These pens are perfect for intricate adult colouring pages. I wouldn’t try colouring in a huge open background with them however!
  • How long do they last?
    Unfortunately it’s really hard to give you an accurate answer for this one. Most customers have reported months of use, with no complaints of the ink running dry.

FAQ’s about Original Stationary Oil Pencils

  • What’s the difference between wax and oil pencils?
    Oil pencils are of high oil content, though they do contain some wax within their cores. They contain the advantages of both coloured pencils and oil pastels. The advantage is that you can use drawing techniques to create oil-like paintings. The pencils are perfect for detail work and are less messy than paint.
    It really is a matter of personal preference which pencils people enjoy using, but many novices and professionals prefer the smooth, creamy application that oil pencils give over wax ones.
  • Are these pencils safe for children?
    These pencils are safe for use by children, though we would recommend the supervision of children under 5 years of age when using them.
  • Can you blend with these pencils?
    Yes! Blending can be done with finger, tissue, cotton swap or blending stump, depending on the effect you wish to create. Oil pencils also layer easily and hold well.
  • Are the pencils good for fine detail work?
    Yes! The pencils are ideal for fine detail work and creating the final finishing touches on art pieces (i.e. whiskers, eyelashes and much more!)
  • How long do they last?
    Unfortunately it’s difficult to give you an accurate answer for this one. However, the resilience of these pencils’ cores means they won’t let you down during sharpening. You’ll get plenty of extra sketching time because of their recalibrated strength.


FAQ’s about Original Stationery Watercolour Pencils

  • Can you dip the pencils in water or do you have to use a paintbrush?
    There are several ways to use these pencils. You can colour as with normal pencils and then use a brush to change it to paint. You can scribble some onto watercolour paper and use it as a palette with a brush, or you can dip them in water. Note that when the pencil dries it becomes hard and won’t draw until you sharpen it.
  • Can you use these pencils in colouring books?
    Yes! I am an adult and much prefer these to standard pencils. Standard coloured pencils contain wax and don’t blend well. These are fantastic, you can wet a small paintbrush and go over them and they allow shading and movement of the colour.
  • Are they suitable for children?
    Yes. These pencils are non-toxic and water-soluble meaning they’re easy to wash out of clothing. The pack does contain some small parts.
  • Does it matter what paper you use?
    Any paper will work fine with these pencils, but for best results we would suggest using watercolour paper.


FAQ’s about Original Stationary Chalk Markers

  • What surfaces do my markers work on?
    Chalk markers work on almost all surfaces. On porous surfaces the markers will be semi-permanent and leave stains if you try and remove it. The marker is removable on non-porous surfaces.Non-porous examples: Glass, plastics, ceramics and metals are all suitable.
    Porous examples: Paper, woods, painted walls, textiles

    Vanishes and paints are, for the most part, water-based and will allow ink to pass into the surface below. Consequently, your marker should not be used on such surfaces, unless you don’t want to remove it. Some chalkboards/whiteboards cannot be written on for the same reason, so be sure to test them first.

    Some blackboards are wood painted with a water based black paint. Some also have a ‘pitted’ design, which allows water into the board. If using the pens on a blackboard it is highly recommended to test a small area before use.

  • How do I clean my chalk marker drawings?
    Simply take a wet cloth to the ink and rub to remove. The ease of removal will depend on the type of surface you have drawn on and how long the ink has been there. If you are trying to remove the ink from a porous surface you may want to try a robust window cleaning product to remove all of the ink.
  • How long will my drawings last?
    They will last for as long as you want them to. The ink will stay right where it is unless it comes in contact with water. So whether it’s a window display in your cafe, a shopping list on your fridge or a label on your tubs, you can be sure that it will keep its integrity as well as its shine.
  • Are my markers safe for children?
    The caps on your markers are a choking hazard. Therefore, no child under three years of age should use your markers. We recommend that you hang onto the caps when you give young children your markers to enjoy. The pens are non-toxic and safe for children to use.
  • Does the ink smudge?
    Once dry the ink doesn’t smudge, drying can take around 2-5 minutes based on the colour you use. After the ink has dried it can be removed from non-porous surfaces with a wet cloth.

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