by Noreen Doll.
I love to use Sharpies for my craft projects! They have such bright colors and are so easy to use – much easier than a brush.
They come with fat, medium or fine tips, so you can find the perfect size for your project.
Sometimes, however, when I am deep into a craft my pen slips and I leave a blotch of ink where I didn’t mean to.
I’ve discovered that if you use some alcohol on a paper towel right away, you can remove the Sharpie ink (and possibly other brands of inks – though I haven’t tried them).
This works on plastic, metal, and ceramic tiles – non porous surfaces. It might also work on wood that has been sealed so the ink can’t soak in.
For fabric that is already ruined because of the ink, you might try really saturating the stain in alcohol and rubbing it in. Then add some Dawn dish detergent before washing. I haven’t tried this, but it might work.
So next time you have an oops with a Sharpie, try the alcohol trick to see if you can correct it.
If not, perhaps you can make the oops part of your design.