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lorrayne



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 210
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 9:04 am    Post subject: Sharpies  Reply with quote    

Not hypodermics but pens - are they any good? I'm looking to decorate a papier mache pot in a sort of aboriginal style (lots of dots) and finding using a paint brush difficult ...........

L

sean
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Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're very good. All the best musicians use them for signing stuff.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33710
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You won't find a lab without them. They mark pretty much anything, and it stays marked.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

There's one in my handbag. I've used it for writing on everything from plastic to children. It does come off, eventually.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
You won't find a lab without them.


Thankfully our hound doesn't know how to use pens yet. I do find Sharpies are good for plant labels and the pens don't seem to run out quickly like many other markers.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Step away from the Christmas Cracker jokes.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



sharpies are good but so are brushes ,fingers and chinagraph crayons depending on the surface to be marked

for papermache i would probably go for brush and paint .

ps brushes are as varied as pigment mixes ,crop tip for dots works well and for non run dots a thickish pigment mix is best.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14834
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Nick wrote:
You won't find a lab without them.


Thankfully our hound doesn't know how to use pens yet. I do find Sharpies are good for plant labels and the pens don't seem to run out quickly like many other markers.


Ours got hold of a lipstick once. I thought there was blood everywhere....

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bagel found a lippy on a bus,i had a similar panic

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7972
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're good but I find they run out quite quickly.
(I use them for the base drawing on my black and white linocuts).

EV

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43966
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 15 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think pentel are better

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sharpie also makes an "Industrial" version if you're working with a solvent that takes away normal sharpies

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
I think pentel are better


Yeah, but you like Kenwood mixers...

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33710
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 16 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
tahir wrote:
I think pentel are better


Yeah, but you like Kenwood mixers...


And Volvos.

lorrayne



Joined: 17 Dec 2004
Posts: 210
Location: Hampshire
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 16 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where else can you post about a pen and get a couple of jokes, an insight to another downsizers preferences and a couple of sensible answers - love it !
Thank you
L

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