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Reusable scrolls

Post by Mike P BL8 » 07 Feb 2019, 16:44


what fabric/pen do you use when making reusable scrolls out of fabric?

Im concerned about ink bleed when finishing them

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Post by Zoe S » 07 Feb 2019, 17:18

Plain cotton (I used a cheap bedsheet), and either a fabric pen, uniball finerliner or a berol handwriting pen
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Post by Phil R » 07 Feb 2019, 19:08

I used a normal biro on a strong linen. Nothing special in fact I hoped it would wash out so I could reuse it in the future but the biro was eternal.😂 I'm sure I could bleach it off when the need arises.
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Post by Emery » 08 Feb 2019, 09:52

I've used ink on canvas.
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Post by mercyblackstaff » 08 Feb 2019, 11:00

Sharpie pen / acrylic paint on canvas

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Post by Anna » 08 Feb 2019, 18:59

Fabric pens or acrylic ink. I used washed Calico because it is cheap and a nice colour (and the sizing in it smells like digestive biscuits before and a little bit after washing.) All will bleed a bit as the ink/ stain etc sits in the fabric. Take it into account as you draw/write. Acrylic if it is not that diluted will sit on the surface. The dryer the paint the less it will spread because the acrylic binder does not sink in the fabric. If you want to be super certain and need detail work then use a clear primer first like clear gesso but this will stiffen the fabric (not necessarily a bad thing).

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Post by JamesHuds » 09 Feb 2019, 13:19

I used some leather scraps, eyelet pop things to attach, and then just wrote with a tatoo pen i have as you can do fancy writing with it.

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