|or you might be disappointed when you really need them!|
Eventually, you will need to address the back of your fiber postcards for correspondence and mailing. It's best to experiment with different marking methods as each type gives different results.
|Nancie V. used three colors of marker pens on fine cotton|
|Both my never-used whites failed to |
write and appeared dried up!
Perhaps this color sits on the
store shelf too long with little demand
|Cardstock with pigment ink and rubberstamp|
Yes, you can stitch through card stock
I'll blog about that in the future!
|Judy H. from Canada used |
muslin backing and Zig
Memory System marker
|Lynn J. used pen on card stock and a cute red rubberstamp|
We've all spent time creating thoughtful fabric postcards to share with others, and it hurts when we spoil the backing. Here's some insight I've discovered ~
- Markers that blur, wick or run
- Pens that skip in the middle of writing text
- Dull ink without solid saturation or color
- Uneven surface due to texture in the postcard front face
|INKJOY test on fabric, I had to trace over twice |
on the orange and green.
Not very saturated gel colors on fabric.
|My Fav Sharpie Pen !|
- Try handwriting on plain cotton fabric BEFORE it is fused to the back of postcard, because synthetic fusibles often wick through fabrics during ironing, causing resistance.
- Use high thread-count backing fabrics or microfibers for a smoother and a finer writing surface (See Denier details here)
- Be aware that some synthetic fibers often repel inks, use natural fibers such as cotton, rayon, silk
- Trace over text a second time (somewhat challenging)
- Write slowly and evenly
- Store your specialty pens away from family with tightly closed caps
|EZ QUILTING - Nice quality but chunky and thick results|
|MARVY ARTIST - Two tip sizes on each end are very helpful|
|SHARPIE - Fine Points come in many modern colors|
- Make samples of different inks on different surfaces to keep and review.
- Be sure to label them for recalling which markers and methods are working.
|SAKURA Pigma makes a variety of tips sizes and basic colors|
|PILOT roller balls come in several tip sizes|
|SAKURA permanent Identi-pens|
Compare Stamping Inks on Fabric by Craft Test Dummies
Writing on Fabric by Cheryl Lynch
Marking on Quilts by Sandra Hatch
How to Heat-Set Sakura Pigma at LoveBugStudios
Yasutomo FabricMate Superfine at Dharma Trading
Zig Fabricolor by Kuretake
Pilot - gel - roller ball - marker pens
Sakura Identi and Pigma pens
Marvy Artist by Uchida
InkJoy by Papermate Facebook