March 29, 2012

Express Yourself with New Stained by Sharpie Fabric Markers!



I have been around Sharpies my whole life.

My parents are artists and my Dad used Sharpies every day at the newspaper where he worked. We always had a mugful of markers, including Sharpies, at home too.

At my book launch and book signings I used Sharpies to sign my books. It's what the pros use, after all!

So when I hear about the new Stained by Sharpie Fabric Markers, I was excited. The opportunity to embellish not just clothes but home decor items opens up so many possibilities - I mean, how many times have you spent months looking for a design, pattern or look only to come up empty? Now you can just do it yourself!

Sharpie has developed a fade-resistant ink developed for "optimal performance on most fabric surfaces," so not only do the colours show up nice and bright, the ink resists fading during normal wash cycles.

There are 8 colours available, which means that whether you're doing an ode to Keith Haring or doing a super realistic drawing of a dog, your designs will stand out. And thank to the amazing brush tip, you can get nice thin lines and move into deeper, thicker ones, giving you the ultimate in versatility.  

So go ahead and trick out your jeans, t-shirts, jackets and shoes. I'm going get some plain tote bags and do my own sayings and designs on them. And a friend of mine is doing a ride for cancer next month, so I'm going to do a hat for her to show my support. Much better than a card, don't you think?

The picture at the very top is just one example of what someone did with these amazing fabric markers.

What a supremely fantastic product. Now I want to do draw on everything - our pillows, the shower curtain, my dresses, even my shoes!

Stained by Sharpie is available at Staples, Walmart, Real Canadian Superstores and wherever writing instruments are sold. The markers are available individually and in 4 and 8 packs.

p.s. Sharpie will be teaming up with MuchMusic to inspire and showcase Canadian Sharpie creations beginning in April.

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