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Unread 06-19-2017, 06:32 AM   #1
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Red face Copic marker ink rubbing off...help?

I recently dyed my white Arda wig (really expensive to ship to my country) by mixing copic marker ink and %70 isopropyl alcohol and spraying it section by section to get the red gradient effect that I wanted. I spent over an hour rinsing it with cold water but the dye still kept running off..left it dry overnight, when I wore it to the convention the dye stained all over my forehead, hands, collar, clothes.
Any way I could save this wig for future cons? ( I don't want to order a new one) I'm thinking of redying it (maybe by ordering fw ink?) or is there a way I could prevent my wig from staining everything? I'm open to any suggestions ^^
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Unread 06-27-2017, 04:03 PM   #2
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This is normal. Not all synthetic wigs take to all dyes and with Arda more natural texture doesn't take as well to alcohol based dye because the structure has no flex in it.

It does take to fabric dyes made for synthetics fabric like nylon rated dyes gives the wigs a tint, iDye Poly and Rit Dye More takes fully to the wigs, and acrylic ink like FW Artists Acrylic Ink.

You can reset the wig with a bottle of alcohol and start again with a different dye. Hand colouring the wig with sharpie works better, and one girl used floor polish to seal the wig colour.... but seems messy. lol

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