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How to revive a dried out pastel gel pen
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2013
I am a commercial artist who uses pastel gel pens a lot. This product, Sakura 38176 10-piece Gelly Roll Assorted Colors, is a popular example. The downside of pastel gel pens is that they quit working after a rather short period of time. Well, I am excited to report that here is an answer to this problem!
Here's how: (1) Heat some water to simmer in a large diameter frying pan (fill about 1/4 the pan). (2) Place your dry pens in a cake pan, and float the cake pan in the simmering water. (3) If you have one, put a lid over the frying pan. No lid? Not a problem. (4) Let pens warm up for around 10-15 minutes, then take them out of the frying pan. (5) Choose a pen to experiment and make some scribble circles on paper. You should be rewarded with a flow of pastel ink! That's it. Good luck to you.