I am busily working on my next pair of Zentangled shoes. You remember that the last pair bled when I sprayed them with Scotchguard. I'm using the Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric on this pair. While drawing one day I thought about the ink and wondered if the ink from the IdentiPen might be OK if I hadn't sprayed it with Scotchguard.
So I decided to test both of the pens that I'm using for the shoes and every other pen/marker that I could find around the house.
Here are all the pens that I could find to test. In order from top to bottom:
Dollar General black ink pen (my favorite writing pen, really)
Sharpie Fine point marker
Pentel Gell Roller for Fabric
I marked ot 2 pieces of white fabric with each pen. Then I spritzed one with water and one with Scotchguard.
Only the Sharpie marker ran when sprayed in water but both the Sharpie and the Identipen bled when sprayed with Scotchguard. Maybe I'll just put the Scotchguard away and just let the shoes get dirty naturally.
This is good news for my first pair of shoes. I can wear them and not worry about what will happen if they get wet. I'm thinking that I might wear the first pair when I'm dyeing and let them get naturally colored.
Here's one finished new shoe. I worked on this last week at the beach. I didn't do any sewing but I did a bit of drawing.
I've started the second shoe. I don't know why but I start all of them at the heel. I'm going to try to get these done this week but tomorrow I'll share some photos of the shoes my sister-in-law did for Mom.