Testing *PENS* to Write Messages on Cloth

 
I enjoy sending handmade cards to the people I love--and not just for Valentine's Day. This year I wanted the message to be part of the design and for that I needed to test pens on fabric. Let me show you how this card was created:


It all began with doodling on paper. After deciding which picture I liked best, I created a stencil of it. Then I took out the pens I have on hand. Only one was advertised specifically for use on fabric which is the *gel roller for fabric by Pentel*. The others tested are: Millenium 0.3 and 0.5 and Pigma 0.5

 
I didn't want the message to contradict the design so I needed to take into consideration the width of the pen marks. As you can see from the picture above, a scrap of the same fabric I use for the silk screened hearts has been used for the test.

To make it easier, I ironed the fabric to a piece of freezer paper.


For this project, the pen I liked the most was *Millenium 0.5*. It was easy to write with, didn't drag the cloth and it comes in a variety of colors.


I hope you always take the time to send a message of love to family and friends.



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