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paynete 07-17-2006 01:29 PM

Colored Safety pins
 
does anyone know how to make colored Safety pins? I love these, but can not always find a color to match the project I'm working on. Is there something that I can use to color them myself? Like embossing or something?

Please let me know.

thanks

Teresa

Happy Heart 07-17-2006 01:46 PM

You can color them with sharpies just as you do staples, brads and eyelets. Just make sure to wait until they're completely dry before using them.

kellybee 07-17-2006 02:32 PM

I have embossed the tips lots of times to make cute green, yellow, pink and blue pastel pins. I use a versamarker and "colour" the tip of the safety pin (open it first!) and then dip it in my embossing powder. (incidentally, I hold the pin with tweezers) I heat the top of the pin and as soon as it's melted, I dip it in the powder again and do a second coat. You have to be a little careful with them when they cool down as a couple of times I've chipped them but they work well enough for a card.

allamericanstampers 07-17-2006 03:38 PM

TAC sells them! They were in last year's catalog and accidently were left out this year but we can still order them! They come in metallic, brights and pastels...

:wink: Hope this helps!


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