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« on: October 29, 2010 11:51:42 PM »

I've been looking for some pens for drawing doll faces and I've seen these recommended in a couple of different books. Does anyone use these? Are they good? What sizes are best? In her book "Introduction to cloth dolls" Jan Horrox recommends size 005 and 01 of black and brown for features, but at five dollars a pen I want to make sure as much as I can exactly what is necessary. I've also been looking at Tsukineko dual tip pens, does anyone have any experience with these?

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010 07:41:49 PM »

Sorry, I can't help you out with those particular pens, but I just wanted to suggest you test any pens out on scrap fabric before you use it on your real piece; I learned from (bad) experience that a lot of pens tend to produce unwanted bleed issues.
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011 03:08:49 AM »

I have a few of those pens and they ARE fabulous! They don't bleed on the craft velour I use or on cotton. They are pricey though.  I'll tell you another great pen for features, and you can get them for a few dollars at places like Joann's and that is the Pentel Fabric Gel pen.  The Pentel site says they are discontinued, but you can still get them in stores and online!

I find that the gel pens work great without a lot of bleed, you just need a good quality (not necessarily expensive) pen. I like the medium point as this is generally small enough for most features on any sized doll.


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