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Nedd
« on: August 21, 2010 05:55:58 PM »

So this is a metal soldered piece that I made.


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My issue is that the details and such are in sharpie. Does anyone know of a pen that's ink sticks to metal? I heard about them but I don't know what they are called or where to get one. Any ideas?

She also needs something around the neck. I was thinking of making her a glass bead necklace....
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010 03:56:15 AM »

you could use alcohol inks thats what I'd use the colours are very pretty
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 02:46:16 PM »

i've never heard of inks that are permanent on metal... i've never thought to look, though.

you might could just give the whole thing a clear coat of spray varnish though. that'd help keep the copper from tarnishing, too.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010 09:46:58 PM »

http://rangerink.com/products/prod_alcoholink_adirondack.htm

They sell these at Hobby Lobby, I've wanted to try them, and have seen projects involving them and metal.  I don't know if you'd need to seal them somehow, I would think so, but I'm sure it would have that info somewhere on the package.  If you do try them, you should post a picture and show us how it worked.   Wink
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Nedd
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2010 10:00:48 PM »

Thanks!

I'm thinking the inks will work very well.
I ordered some online and they will be here soon!
I really appreciate the help!
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010 08:53:25 AM »

If alcohol inks will work** be aware that the other primary brand of them (called Pinata Inks, made by Jacquard), has different kinds of colors:
http://www.ooakartistemporium.com/Jacquard.html (scroll down to them)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/11837426@N06/3382359763

In general, the Pinatas will be purer, clearer colors and the Adirondacks (made by Ranger) are "toned" colors (and so if you wanted to mix colors to get new colors, the Pinatas could do more colors than the Adirondacks because they haven't been mixed with other colors already at the factory to make them into "tones.")

Both brands of alcohol ink are often available at retail too at places like Michaels (used to be hidden way on a bottom shelf, in 3-packs) and perhaps Joanns, etc.  Both also come in larger packs and number of colors online.

**I would probably have suggested "glass paints" like some of the lines by Pebeo, etc, as being able to stick to metal since they stick to glass, but don't really know.
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