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« on: July 27, 2006 07:24:04 PM »

OK, I'm on a weird mission - I want to take a regular Sharpie and revamp the barrel to some theme.  All I can think of is to get craft glue and ribbon; paint the glue onto the barrel; and wind the ribbon around.

But there's got to be more, better, creative ideas out there.  How does one revamp a pen barrel, other than by covering with polymer clay and baking?  Any examples or suggestions?

 Huh
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006 11:49:41 PM »

Draw on it with other Sharpies?
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2006 07:09:35 AM »

I'd take some acrylic and try to paint it.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2006 07:11:51 AM »

Hmm.  Lots and lots of sequins or rhinestones?  How about fabric?  Or painting them and then decorating with rubber stamps?  This is a fun question!  I'm going to be thinking more about this one!
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2006 10:31:08 PM »

Hmm. Lots and lots of sequins or rhinestones?

ohh! bling it! BLING IT! BLLLLLIIIIINNNNNGGGG IT!!!!!!

(just make sure you can still fit the cap on the end... 'cause it would be sad to lose the cap and have your crazy blingy sharpie run out of ink)...

you should use a fun color too... I have a silver one
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006 08:45:58 AM »

OK: experiment #1 bombed.  I tried using E6000 and wrapping it in ribbon.  It looked lumpy, and the cap wouldn't go on the end.   Angry

hi, sweet cousin MyrnaLoy - I think you're right: bling is the way to go.  just HOW do I make it look good??  *writer78's lameness in this area knows no bounds*
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006 11:04:34 AM »

If you use Rhinestones or crystals the way to go is this:

they fit together because of their shape, so lay a bunch out on your worktable the way you'd want them to be on your pen. A grid of 3x6 is usually good. Take a piece of scotch or masking tape and place that over the top. Now, all your beads are stuck to the tape in the shap you want!Stick some E6000 to the back of the gems and wrap the tape around the sharpie. Make sure all the beads are stuck good, and remove the tape.

I used this method to bling a pair of flip flops last summer and they're still goin' strong
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006 01:43:03 PM »

If you use Rhinestones or crystals the way to go is this:

they fit together because of their shape, so lay a bunch out on your worktable the way you'd want them to be on your pen. A grid of 3x6 is usually good. Take a piece of scotch or masking tape and place that over the top. Now, all your beads are stuck to the tape in the shap you want!Stick some E6000 to the back of the gems and wrap the tape around the sharpie. Make sure all the beads are stuck good, and remove the tape.

I used this method to bling a pair of flip flops last summer and they're still goin' strong

*writer78 stands with mouth hanging open*  You're brilliant, kid!  you know that?  brilliant!   Grin  THANKS, and I shall try it!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2006 05:09:44 PM »

myrna--i don't understnad what you mean, by lifting the tape up.
care to explain further for me? <3
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2006 07:16:11 PM »

Dang that's brilliant! I'm so TOTALLY going to bling myself up a pen!!

I think what she means is this (please correct me if I am wrong)

1.  Lay your bling out in a line ("good" side up)

2.  Carefully stick a strip of tape to it (sticky side of tape touching "good" side of bling)

3.  Flip the whole thing over (now you have the "bad" side of the bling facing you, with the tape under it)

4.  Put the glue on the "bling"

5.  Pick this up and affix the "bling" to the pen (you now have have the bling glued to the pen, and the tape on the outside)

6.  Once the glue is secure (let it sit a bit), peel off the tape.

7.  VOILA! A blinged pen! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2006 09:36:40 PM »

4. Put the glue on the "bling"

the only correction I have is this: Put the glue on the objec to recieve the bling. That way, you get the glue EXACTLY where you want it and not all over the place.

I want to bling a sharpie now...
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2006 10:00:29 PM »

the only correction I have is this: Put the glue on the objec to recieve the bling. That way, you get the glue EXACTLY where you want it and not all over the place. ...

Ah ha!! That makes so much more sense!

I am sitting here with my fav "e grip" pen. It's just BEGGING for some bling, don't you think?

What say we alll bling up some pens and slap up some pics just for fun?

~CD~
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2006 10:27:21 PM »

As I sit here fiddling with this, it occurs to me that it might help to sand down the pen a bit first.

**scurries off to find some sand paper**

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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2006 11:00:51 PM »

ohh! I was getting so confused!
i thought you put them pretty side up on the tape, then put glue on theback of the tape and then lifted the tape up.
it makes so much more sense now, haha.
i'm definately blinging some mechicanical pencils this year.
[i have a thing with pens, where i need to be able to put the cap on the back of them.]
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2006 11:28:30 PM »

Here is a shot of my little penbling project thus far:



Unfortunately, it has failed inspection (I was cited for excessive glue and insufficient bling). I will address these violations in the morning.

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