How to Zentangle on non fabric purses or tenners

by Katters May

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" How to Zentangle on non fabric purses or tenners"

I would like to know if you know what pens to use on a plastic purse and leather-like tennis shoes, I can not find the answer anywhere.

I want to doodle on them.

Thanks so much.

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Hi ,

Zentangle Patterns can be applied to many surfaces, and yes the right tool for the right surface will give a better rate of success .

As for non-fabric surfaces ..plastic can be a tricky one ..as are non-leather surfaces ..

I would imagine something like a sharpie pen working well on those ... both are non-absorbent surfaces so the ink in the pen will have to be able to sit on top of the surface and be pretty durable as the items are to be used I presume rather than just displayed .

~ so I would look for a permanent marker pen , potentially alcohol based as they have a better tendency to adhere to non-absorbant surfaces, are better at resisting light ( lightfastness factor) and usually pretty durable

~ however do a spot check on a small area as some alcohol based markers can break down certain plastics..so there could be an issue there

~ Permanent markers come in all shapes and sizes and are often found in Stationary Stores rather than art stores as they are used for commercial display boards etc .

~ other permanent markers that might work are CD writers -- developed to label and mark CD's and DVD's , also often found in stationary stores or Computer stores

~ Another thing to consider is durability .. if the items you wish to zentangle are going to be used, rather than just displayed , a coat of varnish may be necessary to protect the images .. In the case of a purse and shoes you may need to have a spray varnish that will adhere to your surfaces ... several applications of light coats of matte spray varnish might do the trick .. leaving each coat to thoroughly dry before applying the next .. using a sprayvarnish with several light coats is preferable to using a brush on varnish ... as these then to be applied thicker and are prone to cracking ..especially if there are curves or bendy areas to your zentangle items

Hope this helps ..and I throw this question out to our readers as I know a couple of them work with zentangles on unusual surfaces...maybe they can offer some input too

Good luck
milliande :-)

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Pens for non-fabric surfaces
by: Cookie

Your best bet are Sharpie Markers or Identi-Pens. Also try "Marks-A-Lot" or any Marker with Permanent Ink.

Sharpie Markers just happens to be the most common and they come in over 20 different colors.

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