Frixion Pens

Several years ago, my mom gave me a pack of Frixion pens.  And she was very excited because if you mark fabric with the Frixion pens, then iron over the mark, the mark disappears.  This is SO COOL!  No more tracing paper!  No more wheels leaving pin pricks in your fabric!  No more uneven lines from the combination of wheel and paper!  I loved my Frixion pens instantly.

I love you Frixion pens….

I love you Frixion pens….

So I used my Frixion pens pretty heavily on all my projects.  In May I taught my Care and Feeding of Silk Class at West Kingdom's Golden Beltane.  And one of the kind ladies told me of a rumor that if the fabric got cold...like, for example, during a long flight...the ink would come back.  Having not heard that I was immediately horrified.  I used these pens on EVERYTHING!  And the marks were gone!  Could it be true?

Yep…it was exactly like that

Yep…it was exactly like that

Fast forward a few months.  I did not mention the Frixion pens at Costume College because I needed to know the truth of the allegation before recommending their further use.  And I finally bit the metaphorical bullet and did my Frixion pen test.  And sadly, yes, the marks did come back.

head desk…head desk…head desk…

head desk…head desk…head desk…

But, as per usual at Damask Raven, I did not stop there!  The challenge then became, are the marks truly permanent?  No!  No they are not.  A minimal amount of effort and a little Dawn pulled the rest of the stain right out.  Why Dawn?  Well they are wax pens.  I figured if anything would cut through the fat base in wax it would be Dawn.  And I was right.

Frixion Pen marks vanish with heat, but come back when frozen. Not all is lost though! Dawn and a little lite buffing can remove that mark from your project.

So yes!  Use Frixion pens.  They truly do make it easy.  Or don't. Even something as easily removable can be very nerve wracking and if your comfort level says tailor's tacks, then use tailor's tacks.  In the end, it's all personal choice.