Speaking of off stamping, that reminds me of several years ago while enjoying a free incentive trip through Stampin’ Up! During one of the Make & Take Sessions with spouses, my dear hubby Tom, threw out the term “off stamping” and everyone was shocked, surprised and jealous that my husband knew what that was. Now I didn’t want to disappoint them, but he had just lurked around enough during classes to pick up a few stamping phrases to make him look like husband of the year.
I did mention in the video that I would post a few tips on getting your white gel pen to work smoothly, while I have not had trouble with my plugging up I will share with you what I do and also the tips I have read helping customers who have had an issue on occasion.
- I store mine point down.
- Shake the pen well.
- Make light circular motions on paper with your gel pen. It may take a few tries.
- Remember to write gently with a gel pen, pressing too hard can damage the pen.
Tips I have read about…
- Heat the point with a lighter for a few seconds to warm the ink and loosen it. Do not touch the flame to the pen.
- Run the tip of the gel pen under hot water or dip the tip into boiling water VERY briefly.
- Rub the tip with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball (alcohol wipes are watered down and might not work as well).
- Pass the tip of the pen just above the flame of a lighter, candle or match to soften the ink.
- Gel Pens are water based add a FEW drops to the barrel of the pen, shake and set the pen point side down and let it sit a bit if it still doesn’t work – add a few more drops. Do not add to many drops at one time.
- Use them often 🙂
Hopefully one of these will work to keep your white gel pen working smoothly.