How to make a Galaxy Spinner card with Pilot Pintor markers


Shopping list

Pilot Pens – Pintor Fun, Pintor Classic, Pintor Pastel, Pintor Metallic, DR Drawing Pen, from Cult Pens

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Double Stitched Circle die collection, from Hunkydory

Dovecraft Space die, from Hobbybase

Moon stamp, from Lavinia Stamps

Glossy Accents, from Ranger

Foam pads, Paintbrush, Sponge, Paint palette, Penny x 2, Star die, Black &
pink card, Die-cutting machine


Step 1 Scribble light green, pink and violet Pintor pens onto a palette. Use a damp paintbrush to blend these colours together on black card, working in swirling cloud shapes.

Step 2 Build up your galaxy by gradually swirling in light blue Pintor pen from the palette. Swirl in metallic pink and metallic green, roughly following the outline of your cloud shapes.

Step 3 Allow to dry fully. Scribble white Pintor pen into your palette and use a wet paintbrush to flick white across the sky. To create clusters of stars, flick white ink directly from the Pintor pen.

Step 4 Matt and layer your galaxy background onto pink card, then die cut a 9cm circle. Layer onto a piece of pink card with 3D foam pads, and attach to the front of your base card.

Step 5 Scribble silver Pintor pen onto your palette. Use a sponge to dab the ink onto the Lavinia moon stamp and stamp onto black card. Die cut the moon using a 7cm circle die.

Step 6 Die cut and inlay a rocket using the Dovecraft Space die. Use the waste from step 4 to create a window, then add gloss with Glossy Accents. Add detail using a Pilot DR Drawing Pen.

Step 7 Glue a penny to the back of the rocket and position another under the edge of the circle. Attach moon using foam pads. Attach rocket to base penny using a small circular foam pad.

Step 8 Cut a strip of coordinating pink card and handwrite a sentiment using the white Pintor pen with extra fine tip. Attach using foam pads. Die cut small stars and attach to the left.

Pintor markers from The Pilot Pen Company are the next-generation of water-based, pigment ink craft pens. With 24 vibrant colours to use, and four versatile tip sizes, Pintor markers will work perfectly on paper, card, wood, clothing, metal, glass, ceramics and plastics. In this feature, we showcase four creative ways to craft with these versatile pens.

The Pilot Pen Company has been designing and manufacturing innovative, high quality writing instruments for over 100 years. As a market leader, Pilot is best known for class leading rollerball pens such as the G2 gel pen, the V5 liquid ink rollerball and the FriXion erasable rollerball.

Pilot also has a wide range of writing and drawing instruments for the creative and crafts user. In addition to cult calligraphy favourites such as the Parallel Pen and Lettering Pen, Pilot also offers the high quality DR Fineliner Drawing Pens. In 2018, they launched Pintor, the water-based arts and crafts marker which is suitable for use on most surfaces. The latest addition to the Pilot range is the FriXion Fineliner, erasable felt tip pen which is a perfect tool for adding erasable guides on papercrafting projects.

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