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« on: July 23, 2007 01:37:18 PM »

I have a question about white pens.  I would like to buy a white pen to use on ATCs and in my visual journal.  I'd like a versatile pen that will write on slick magazine papers, scrapbook type papers, over acrylic paint, and ideally even over gel medium.  The only pens I've found in other colors that do all those things are the Zig writers, but I can't find one of those in white.  I've tried a couple of gel pens, but they don't write well over paint or gel medium.

Do you have any white pen suggestions?  I don't care what kind of pen -- gel, paint, felt, whatever -- I just want a white pen that will write on the above surfaces.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2007 01:39:49 PM »

have you tried a white out pen, like correction fluid?  I know they make them in pen sized, I have one at work I will try to write with and let you know what happens....
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2007 01:41:05 PM »

I have tried white out fluid pens, but they tend to flake off over time -- a short time, like a few days -- so I haven't been happy with them.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2007 01:42:00 PM »

darn!!  I will keep looking for you though
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007 01:46:30 PM »

darn!!  I will keep looking for you though

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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2007 01:49:59 PM »

I use a BIC white-out pen, and if I think it's going to flake I go over it with gloss medium, clear nail polish, or mod podge.  It seems to help.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2007 04:05:00 PM »

Got my ears perked. Would love to know also.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2007 10:44:59 PM »

I have a sakura pen-touch quick dry opaque white ink pen that works like a paint pen (its a 1.0mm fine point)  I've used it on black gesso and paint, it shows up well enough, not quite as bright as a gel pen might.  I don't much use gel medium anymore so don't know about writing over that.  I'll give it a test on some mod-podge for you Smiley

Completely unrelated, but after using golden gel medium for years I just noticed this on my jar-WARNING: this product contains a chemical(s) known to the STate of California to cause cancer. Shocked  kind of freaked me out and I'm hoping its something new that I haven't noticed before (because of my history I'm usually pretty vigilant about the cancer warnings...that kind of snuck up on me)  so I'm pretty much collageing with mod podge-cheaper (always good Grin) and actually get better stickage with paper. 

btw, black gesso is so cool to work with!
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2007 11:03:32 PM »

don't worry too much i think in the state of CA everything is known to cause cancer Roll Eyes ... in every restaraunt they have a framed warning that says some of the food is known in CA to cause cancer...
we here in CA Love to be extra careful(but man a sign like that at an entrance sure does make you loose your appetite)
but with allot f white inks you want to be careful about them containing lead...eek! Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2007 03:08:59 AM »

Katxena - For whites I like to use the Edding 780 paint maker. It has worked on every surface I have tried so far, works even on black leather and faux leather!  The only thing that does not work very well is using it on plastic. It paints, but if you scratch it, it peels off from the plastic easily. On every other material it works great for me, it is opaque and water-resistant.

alteredmommy: It is really freaking to read the warning labels on some crafting (and non-crafting) products. Fortunately the things here in Germany are very strict on that aspect and the buyers need to be informed about the background of the products. Not every label contains the information but many do.  I try to go as safe as possible so there are many 'normal' materials that I don't use, but fortunately most of the time I find a good safer and more natural substitute for it. 
As Llawenydd already said, almost everything is said to have risks, even the air we breathe!  So don't worry too much, I think the gel medium could be dangerous only in a very massive use of it, not for normal crafting. I think on that case the risk goes more for example for the people working at the factory where the products are made, they are really exposed to it, all the time, everyday. 
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