I have read mixed reviews about the COPIC Spica glitter pens. I thought I'd share something that might be helpful to all that have purchased or are contemplating a purchase.
COPIC Spica Glitter pens must be stored FLAT!
If stored upright, they are not sparkly at all. I have also found that sometimes when I first start using one, it doesn't seem as sparkly. My remedy for this is to have a sticky note handy that I can doodle on *before* using them on my project. Just about 3 small swirls will do. More if you're having fun! <wink!>
These pens are truly the sparkliest little gems. They include real micro-flakes of glass and are supposed to last 2x longer than other pens (I'm still testing this statement.) In any case, they are an inexpensive indulgence and a great gift! I have to hide mine from my girls.
The "other" COPIC markers that you've been reading about are alcohol-based, whereas, these pens contain pigment ink. They are not good for writing on photos or other glossy surfaces --> the ink will smear.
13 *yummy* colors!
To see the actual colors, click on the link in the first paragraph above!