Why Sharpie’s new Stained markers rock:
- they don’t stink
- fabric ink with a brush tip
- available in eight bright colours
- washable and designed not to fade or run in the wash
Some mysterious marks appeared on one of Rocket’s favourite outfits. They wouldn’t wash out and I was resigned to tossing it for rags. Then I remembered I had these new fabric markers set aside to test out. So I decided to try drawing something over top of the stain. I drew some flowers over the dark areas. I think it turned out pretty good. I was having so much fun I kept doodling, even once the marks were covered up.
|This is what her onsie looked like when I started.|
|I doodled in some flowers to match with the ones printed on the arms.|
|The end result: Not a great work of art, but totally wearable.|
I was impressed with the markers. They don’t stink, no noticeable smell at all really. The tips are lovely, with a fine point for detail and a wide brush side for filling in. The colours layer nicely over top of one another, allowing you to blend colours and make new shades. I can totally see how these would be fun for creative teens and doodlers to create their own masterpieces.
Also it’s a little thing, but I loved using Stained markers to write Rainbow’s name into her new spring jackets. The fine point was perfect for writing small on those tiny tags in the coat. No bleeding, easier to write with and easier to read then the permanent markers I usually pull out to ID her school stuff.
Sharpie’s new Stained fabric markers retail for about $1.99 a piece. They’re available at stores across Canada, including Staples, Walmart, and Real Canadian Superstores.