There are lots of things Quincy loves. One of them is art. Another is American Girl dolls. So when Pentel asked us if we wanted to get crafty with their gel pens and pencils, we couldn't say no! It's the best of both worlds! I've loved gel pens since the 90's so seeing her draw with these new Pentel Pop pens (in way cooler colors) was a blast from the past. This post is sponsored by The Brand Connection/Pentel, all ideas and opinions are my own.
Quincy has been getting ready for back to school. Which means new school supplies! Hooray! It's fun to have a set of pens and pencils we really love for when Quincy is doing her homework or crafting, and our go to is Pentel. Her new 'Make it Pop' gel pens have pastel, sparkle, and neon ink - which make studying fun! Mechanical pencils mean she doesn't have to keep stopping to sharpen them. That's a win for this mom!I can't wait for her to use them for her math homework.
it's not just enough that Quincy is in the midst of getting ready for back to school with a new study area, we thought'd it be fun have a school area for her American Girl doll play area too. Along with some doll furniture we already had from American Girl, we thought we'd make them a bench for their classroom. Super cute idea right?
Make a gel pen decorated doll bench!
To make the bench we started with a wooden spice rack from IKEA. Originally were going to use it as shelf for doll clothes, but I decided once we started decorating it, it was a much cuter doll bench since it's easier to see the artwork.
For the designs, we used templates and free hand to draw flowers and other shapes on the wood with our mechanical pencils. The Comfort Zone™ grip made them really easy for Quincy and I to use.
After we were satisfied with our designs, we colored them in with the different gel pens. I loved how easily the pens worked on the wood. The ink dried quickly and it didn't smudge! Layering the colors was easy and we liked the looks we got using gel pens to make our designs pop!
The 'Sparkle' pens look especially awesome on the wood.I'm pretty sure this is not going to be the last doll craft we do with these gel pens!
We're so excited how our American Girl doll bench turned out, with the help of our new pens! I love that this was a craft that Quincy and I could do together, and she has a constant reminder of her creativity when she plays with her dolls!
There are so many fun things about Milky, Solar and Pop pens!
Check it out:
Milky and Solar write on photo paper.
The Sparkle Ink color changes when writing on black or white paper!
All three can be used on black or white paper! You just might see different looks.
The balanced barrel fits any hand - both my daughter and I can draw with them comfortably!
We're so excited for back to school, and all the things we're going to be doing with Pentel!