I was over the moon to be asked to test and review the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pens in Precious Metal colours as Im like a magpie when it comes to anything glittery on my creations.  Ive used a lot of glitter and glitter pens in my time and I have to say these ones have surpasssed how I thought they would work going by the pricepoint. The pens state that they give a subtle shimmer to your creations and they do just that.

These pens are a brush nib pen with a non drip reservoir for the inks.  The brush is a good size and I enjoyed using it much more that a top end brand of similar style that I have used it the past. Although the brush is slightly thicker that the other brand you can use it for either fine marking or thicker.

I have done swatches on the 3 pieces of card that I use most to show you the effect on the different surfaces. This was just with one layer. You can do as many as you want, I would let each layer dry first before you do the next one.  You can also add more water to it but I think this would water them down too much.

The glitter can be rubbed off with your hand but its not nearly as messy as using loose glitter. It did shed a bit when I was making my card up but then I had a few layers on the flowers so I would have been surprised if there hadn't been any shedding.

I decided I would make a festive card to try the glitter out on top of markers. I used nuvo markers so that I was using the same brand. You could use whatever you want though. I think I might next try them with my watercolour pencils as I think they would create an interesting effect with them too.

I stamped out lots of the poinsettia from The Stamps By Chloe Christmas set and then fussy cut them. I next coloured them in with the 3 nuvo pens in the rich red shades.

I popped 2 flowers together and moulded them slightly for a more 3 D effect on the card.  I added leaves which were also flower petals. I used the nuvo pens in the Irish Clover set for the colour.  I next added the midas touch nuvo shimmer pen to my flowers. I did this twice so they had a super shine.  I left the flowers to dry between each coating. It doesnt take long but if they are wet then you will get more glitter on your hands.  The sparkle was lovely and very festive.

I used a die from my collection and cut it 4 times. I then layered it up with the top layer being on mirri card. I like the effect of the die looking more sturdy this way. I used the nuvo glitter pen once again here for round the edge of the wording.

I then did a spot of sewing round the edge. Finally I added all the items to together to make the final card.

Overall I was very surprised by how much I liked these pens. I would highly recommend them and the ones I have received will be used a lot over the next few months.

The price was very good and the delivery was very speedy from Craft Stash as well.