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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Touches of Gold with The Kuretake Chu-Ji No. 22 Gold Metallic Brush Pen

On my parents' last trip to Hong Kong, I asked them to pick up this beautiful brush writer by Kuretake - the Chu-Ji No.22 Metallic Brush Pen! I already saw this when I went last July but I was already over the budget with all the COPIC markers I got. Huhu I was beyond excited to try this out because *metallic* gold!! Read on for the full review.

Kuretake's No. 22 brushes have more straightforward packaging compared to the other lines like Wink of Stella.

The brush nib is made of soft nylon fibers which I've learned to love ever since I started using ZIG Kuretake. Their synthetic brushes are so lovely to use and so soft! This one is no exception.

As usual, you take the yellow ring off and screw everything in together to get the ink flowing!

Tip comparison: the Chu-Ji No. 22 has the largest brush tip compared to the ZIG Cocoiro Real Brush Tip and the Wink of Stella.

The ink is super gloopy and thick with this brush pen. I actually had to alternate between squeezing and letting go because the ink bubbled at the edges at times.

All concerns immediately disappeared when I tried out how wonderful this brush pen is. The ink is by far the most opaque I've ever seen while the brush control is just as lovely and easy to handle as the Wink of Stella! Sadly, the subtle shimmer of the metallic ink doesn't really show on camera. :(

On black paper, I think this brush pen needs about two coats to have a fully metallic finish but this is probably because I did this on old black paper with a semi-rough surface. I bet using this on a finer and smoother black surface would be wonderful!

Summed up my college expertise with this sample work. Haha! My favorite thing about this brush pen would definitely have to be the opacity of the ink. I can color a piece of paper with any color I want and layer it with this brush pen and it would totally be able to cover it up. So many new possibilities for art with this one!

You can pick up the Kuretake Chu-Ji No. 22 at Swirls & Strokes and Pens Galore PH as well as Scribe stores here in the Philippines!

20 comments:

  1. I love that! Your calligraphy is amazing and I think no matter what pen you use, you'd do amazing and just make it work. When it comes to pens, I have no idea what's good and what's not but I love that color.

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  2. I am crazy about metallic colors too. I got a pack of gold silver and few color sof metallic pens to write names of my wedding invites!

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  3. Great calligraphy! I also like metallic and opaque ink colors.Love them on my planner!

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  4. Great calligraphy! I also like metallic and opaque ink colors.Love them on my planner!

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  5. This is really nice! Your penmanship is very artistic. I love to scribble and make designs on my notebooks, so I would like to have one of this, too. -Claire Algarme

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  6. It's nice to know that you're happy with what you got, I'm sure you'll do a lot of amazing calligraphy with it! I love that little quote you made on the last sample, so me!

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  7. Your review is just glowing! Haha. I could really feel how happy you were with this one, makes me want to pick up a metallic one too.

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  8. Oh wow these pen look great. I was actually looking for these for quite sometime thanks for the detailed review.

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  9. Amazing! I'm into gold and black right now and this brush pen is a dream! I'm so purchasing one for myself but it might just end up in storage since I'm not that good with calligraphy yet. Haven't gotten the basics down too.

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  10. i love this pen! it has violet variation right? doing great as always on your calligraphy

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  11. I guess when you are serious with an activity, you are willing to spend for it to improve your craft. You are a very good artist, so this pen has found an excellent master for it to do its magic.

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  12. It's obvious, metallic colors combined with Gold usually yields a magic touch. There's endless possibilities to what diverse calligraphy one will carve out from such experience. Enjoy it, Jason!

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  13. love ogling at your calligraphy as usual. the pen looks interesting! frankly speaking i never knew there's this ring thingy we have to remove in order to get the ink to flow.

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  14. I love metallic colors. How much a pen like that costs? I so love it!

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  15. Love this golden shade and perfect for those handmade cards and gifts.

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  16. I love this color. Gold looks so royal and rich. My daughter collects a lot of such types of art accessories.

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  17. I love mettalic color pen..this one is very nice in making a slogan or any thing than can be use in posting. Very artistic writing.

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  18. Whenever I see pens like this, I will think about you because you are so good with your calligraphy...

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  19. The Golden Brush can really make a noticeable label. It can also add elegance to art works.

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