Pens for doll faces

KarlaMarch 7, 2001

What is the best pen to use? I just tried to do the face on a doll and the ink ran. I don't know if it is the pen or the fabric I used.

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Kathy B

I use the Micron Pigma pens, they come in various sizes and colors, and never have had one run (yet). They are $2.69 each just about everywhere and Michaels has the best selection of sizes and colors. They also can be found in sets.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2001 at 11:34PM
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Yep, Micron Pigma are the best. Sharpies bleed.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2001 at 9:22PM
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Thanks for the advice. I went to our JoAnn's and the only micron pens they carry are black (it was red I had problems with). So, I guess I'll have to get to Anchorage before I can finish the mermaid. She's been headless for so long my daughter thinks I will never get her done.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2001 at 12:42PM
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Myrtle Oberly

You can send for pens over the internet. I do almost all my shopping for doll supplies this way. I just got some really nice colored pencils, that work well with doll faces and eyes. Do a search for "sisters and daughters". She has some great doll face pens and pencils. Good luck, Myrtle

    Bookmark   June 5, 2001 at 8:06PM
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If you use gesso on the eyes befor painting it makes a good smooth surface with no Bleeding

    Bookmark   September 2, 2002 at 12:10PM
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