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Topic: Disappearing pen won't disappear - help!  (Read 1042 times)
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« on: March 24, 2009 02:37:21 PM »

Eeeek!!!  Shocked

I'm making a cloth doll and used a disappearing pen to lightly sketch her mouth before I painted it on. It didn't look right so I got the cold water and brush as usual and dabbed it off. So far, so good.

But as the fabric's dried, the ink has come back  Shocked Huh  And it's run up the thread of a seam line that I'd drawn over - it looks awful  Embarrassed

 I've used the pen many times before - it's occasionally left very faint marks on the palest of fabric, but it's never been this bad. It's a Prym 'Aqua-Trickmarker' and I used it on flesh-coloured stockinette with an iron-on interface at back.

Can anyone help? Is there any way of making it actually go away???

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009 09:05:56 AM »

everything should be okay, i <3 my water soluable dritz fabric pen and what you mention has happened to me once before.....

i transferred a pattern to a tea towel and like you, made an oopsie, and instead of running my entire project under cold water i just dabbed at the spot i wanted to correct so my other markings wouldn't go away.  because it wasn't properly rinsed off the lines did come back, but once I was finished, i completely rinsed off my tea towel under cold water and everything was fine.

i would wait until you are finished with your project and then do a final rinse, or if you can rinse your doll under cold water, i would not use a brush but something more "aggresive" (yet of course still gentle!!!!!) that will put more water on your doll to get the markings out

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009 01:06:59 PM »

This happens to me as well with my blue water-soluble pen, usually because I'm trying to dry the fabric too fast. Run the whole thing under the sink, lightly pat it with a paper towel, and leave it alone for a while.
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009 04:37:23 PM »

Thanks both. I've obviously been lacking in effort when I try to dab it off! I shall try again tomorrow - with more vigour this time  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009 04:49:17 AM »

On the flip side of this, I can never find a pen when I need one..?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2009 10:55:23 AM »

That's cos they always disappear...  Wink

The pen disappeared  Grin  I was brave and dabbed a whole load of cold water onto the doll's face - it took a while for it to soak in properly but it did work eventually.

Phew  Tongue  Thanks all  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009 02:40:15 PM »


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