Username Post: Pen for doodling on watercolor paper?        (Topic#1516257)
blushpea
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Is there a pen out there that could withstand watercoloring & won't bleed?

I'd like to doodle on watercolor paper & then watercolor (either w/ actual watercolors, or watercolor pencils, or both). But I'm not sure what, if anything, to use for such doodling, as I imagine a regular doodling pen design would bleed & spread. I know if I wanted to stamp something that wouldn't bleed into watercoloring, I'd use Stazon. So I guess I'm trying to see if a pen equivalent exists.

Feedback welcome. Thanks in advance!



 
Gelidy Gelato
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In response to blushpea

I would visit an Art Store and check out the pigmented waterproof ink pens. Write a few test lines and then spit on it.


 
IzzyB
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  • IzzyB on 09-22-09 05:45 PM
In response to Gelidy Gelato

Do you think a Zig would bleed? I assumed it was waterproof ink, but never tried it. I don't know if one of the Zip specialty pens (like a vellum writer might be better than a regular zig??) Sharpie also makes fine print markers (acid free) and maybe they would work?
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Zig Writer - Black (Discontinued)


 
BethanyKartchner
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In response to IzzyB

What about a Sharpie? I know that ballpoint pens won't bleed.


 
okiegrandma
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In response to BethanyKartchner

Let us know what happens when you spit on it. Please.


 
StrawberryPia
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In response to okiegrandma

I think you should try the Sakura Micron pens, I made some doodling after using watercolours and the doodle on it when it´s dry.

Maybe the ZIG millenium works fine too!


 
blushpea
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In response to StrawberryPia

Thanks for the feedback all! Guess I'll do small tests w/ the pens I've got first... If they don't work, maybe I will check out an art supplies store then (maybe not, we'll see how into the idea I am after all that testing...)!



 
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