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From: Debbie G / Twinkle (debtwinkle)1/9/17 5:10 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (6 of 14) 
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Wait, I believe I misunderstood you. I thought you wanted pens that you could -cover- with clay and cure. Not pens that would write on polymer clay. If you want pens that -write on- polymer clay, I would think any pen advertised as 'acrylic ink' would be suitable. Sharpie and alcohol based pens look okay when first used, but over time, the ink bleeds into the clay, and the lines get softer and blurrier. There are a few pens that ARE good with polymer, again, checking Blue Bottle Tree, or The Glass Attic would be helpful I'm sure. Colored pencils work on cured clay too - a clay with some texture works better, a very fine texture, like imprinted with silk fabric or a paper towel. Souffle seems to take to colored pencils VERY well, with that suede-like finish. 

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From: mst011/9/17 7:03 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (7 of 14) 
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I was told that Sakura pens were good on polymer clay.  I use those and so far, they work.  Time will tell.


From: BrickleBears1/9/17 7:44 PM 
To: Debbie G / Twinkle (debtwinkle) unread  (8 of 14) 
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Thanks for letting me know about the Sharpies.

I never thought about using colored pencils. You are giving me such good ideas!


From: BrickleBears1/9/17 7:50 PM 
To: mst01  (9 of 14) 
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I am learning that Acrylics are the best medium to apply, but other materials can be used. Results may vary!


From: mst011/10/17 9:15 AM 
To: BrickleBears  (10 of 14) 
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Agreed, I use acrylic paint on the clay much of the time. 


From: BrickleBears1/10/17 10:06 AM 
To: mst01  (11 of 14) 
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Can I use Aleene's Tacky Glue, or do I need a different type?


From: mst011/10/17 11:11 AM 
To: BrickleBears  (12 of 14) 
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I am sorry, I am not familiar with that type of glue. 


From: Melody011/10/17 1:54 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (13 of 14) 
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Sounds like you're having a great time with PC! Thought I'd share some resources.

Heads Up about black Sharpies used on cured PC....over time they will bleed purple.

Ex resources:   Check out https://thebluebottletree.com/ (Ginger is a scientist and her info is super well researched!)           and http://www.glassattic.com/polymer/contents.htm


p.1 is basic PC info



p.2 is a list of URLs to PC resources including tutorials



Other resources from my blog you might enjoy   http://melobeau.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-25-favorite-polymer-clay-studio.html





Anita in AZ







  • Edited January 10, 2017 2:18 pm  by  Melody01

From: Melody011/10/17 2:37 PM 
To: BrickleBears  (14 of 14) 
 71372.14 in reply to 71372.8 

Ginger's info is always right on!



I use Sakura Microperm black pens 05 (thick)  and 03 (med) for signing PC

Pigma Micron pens tend to smear



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