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Old 11-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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I thought that I had read somewhere that you can color clear rhinestones with markers. I tried it and the ink comes right off. Has anyone heard of this and what markers or ink do you use???? I can't find navy blue rhinestones and want them for my Christmas cards.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what type of marker you're using to colour your rhinestones. I colour my rhinestones with copics, trias and other permanent markers and it works fine. Water based markers wont work - if you use an alcohol based or permament marker you should be OK.
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I use sharpie's to color my rhinestones.
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I use my copics to color them.
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Sharpies or Bics. Also, alcohol ink, add drops to a small bag with the bling, mix around, dump out on a scrap paper to dry.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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Thank you all for these suggestions! I don't have Copics but will try to go buy a sharpie pen.
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I use the sharpie's all the time at workshops.
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I used Bic Markers yesterday.
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Lardystick on Ebay has flatback gems in every colour you can think of. May be worth a look. I have bought off her loads of times, so can vouch for her quality, prices etc.
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Hi, you can use your promarkers or any alcohol pens, you can then match your work perfectly.
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Sharpies or Bics. Also, alcohol ink, add drops to a small bag with the bling, mix around, dump out on a scrap paper to dry.
What a great idea!!!! I use my Copics to color the clear jems and pearls all the time. I either color on them direct or I have tried airbrushing them too. I think you'd get a richer color with your method. I'm going to give it a try! TFS!
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Thanks for the tip. I never thought of coloring them, but I will now!
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Copics are great for coloring all kinds of glass. When I couldn't find a set of purple
miniature lights to replace the strand in my Halloween spider lights, I colored the white ones I got with a purple Copic. They looked great!
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Thanks, I am learning a lot from this.
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I have great success colouring my rhinestones with Promarkers. I bought a large bag of rhinestones from one of the pound shops in our town, only to find that some of them were a horrible colour and had two holes drilled through them. One day I wanted a particular colour rhinestone which I didn't have, so I painted glue over the top of a dingy one and sprinkled glitter over it before the glue dried. I was thrilled to bits with the result and I now see my not-so-good coloured rhinestones differently and went back to the pound shop and bought another bag! Hope you give this a try.
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Copics are great for coloring all kinds of glass. When I couldn't find a set of purple
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WOW, I can't wait to try this!
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