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Felt-tip pen on WSF? [message #4823] Mon, 08 June 2009 20:08 UTC Go to next message
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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Has anyone tried a permanent felt-tip pen for coloring parts of a WSF piece? This would seem very simple compared to painting, but perhaps the results are not so good. I would think it would be better for lines as opposed to coloring in areas. But bleeding might be an issue.
Re: Felt-tip pen on WSF? [message #4911 is a reply to message #4823 ] Sun, 14 June 2009 14:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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There was a fellow who made a labyrinth pendant, who coloured it with a metallic marker. I liked the look of this, and tried it on a small WSF piece. It works well, but for the metaliic, you need two coats for it to "shine" like metal. I would suggest that your marker be quite new and juicy for this.

I have also tried it with the "transparent detail" material and it looks very very nice! The marker doesn't have to be juicy for this. Just enough to paint/stain colour around.


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Re: Felt-tip pen on WSF? [message #5056 is a reply to message #4823 ] Sun, 28 June 2009 10:31 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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A felt-tip pen gives a lot of smear as the porous nylon absorps it. Instead, I used black paint and a mini brush. Works like a charm. See at http://www.shapeways.com/model/26741/wimtvane.html


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