Now we have a class set of Elegant Writer Pens! We took them to the lodge this week, but first some messing about in preparation. Elegant Writers have water soluble ink. A drawing, complete with shading, can be painted with clean water to spread the colours in a watercolour effect. A brush loaded with ink picked up from the paper can be used until it runs out of juice. Watercolour techniques like wet in wet and lifting work beautifully, and of course fine details can be drawn in at any time, so long as the paper is dry. As the ink separates into pink and teal, the painting attains a lovely three dimensional effect.