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CJ64 11-17-2012 04:58 PM

Coloring Clear Rhinestones? Help!
 
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.

scrappyoz 11-17-2012 05:07 PM

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.

stampin granny60 11-17-2012 05:13 PM

I use sharpie's to color my rhinestones.

binkiemonstermom 11-17-2012 06:04 PM

I use my copics to color them.

iamvics 11-17-2012 06:37 PM

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.

CJ64 11-18-2012 09:36 AM

Thank you all for these suggestions! I don't have Copics but will try to go buy a sharpie pen.

stampin granny60 11-18-2012 09:44 AM

I use the sharpie's all the time at workshops.

Stamper for fun 11-19-2012 03:17 AM

I used Bic Markers yesterday.

shazsilverwolf 11-19-2012 07:12 AM

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.

Pilla 11-21-2012 09:51 AM

Coloring clear rinestones.
 
Hi, you can use your promarkers or any alcohol pens, you can then match your work perfectly.:)

sharilea 11-21-2012 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamvics (Post 19831990)
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!

terrymays 11-22-2012 07:18 AM

Thanks for the tip. I never thought of coloring them, but I will now!

stampinspy 11-25-2012 04:35 PM

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!

pamper1 11-26-2012 06:45 AM

Thanks, I am learning a lot from this.

MOBY29 07-29-2013 11:20 AM

GLITTER RHINESTONES
 
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.

nancystamps 07-31-2013 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stampinspy (Post 19846997)
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!

WOW, I can't wait to try this!


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