fabric markers- do they work? my only option.
I have a wig that needs bangs to match. It's a natural coppery red. I colored some platinum clip in bangs with a fabric marker I got from Jo-Ann Fabrics. It's called Deco Fabric (for light or dark fabrics--in the shade Copper) and it isn't permanent. It was the only fabric marker that came close to the color of the wig. Sharpies don't make the color I need either.
The bangs turned out alright but they weren't as shiny as they were before. I blotted with a paper towel and nothing rubbed off. I wanted to heat set it with a blow dryer but I got the not so brilliant idea of adding demmention with an orange Sharpie. The orange Sharpie on top of the copper fabric marker looked so bright and shiny that I continued to use more and more of the sharpie The combo of the two shades turned into a whole new, gorgeous color but it turns out that it was nothing like the wig color! I decided to keep it anyway so I rinsed the bangs and all of the fabric marker color came out and I was left with pinkish Sharpie stained bangs. I know I'm a mess and made so many dumb mistakes! I have a pair of back up bangs so that I can start over and leave them be with just the fabric marker, but now I'm terrified that the marker will bleed all over my forehead and I'll end up getting color on my clothes.
Do you think that heat setting fabric marker with a blow dryer will lock in the color? I shouldn't even attempt to rinse it out because the color will all rinse out, right? Is there anything I'm missing? Has anyone tried this with fabric markers at all?
Again, sharpies aren't really an option because they don't come in natural shades that match my wig and permanent fabric markers also come in basic colors that don't match.
Last edited by headcat : 10-13-2010 at 12:59 AM.