|Product Review: Pilot Frixion Erasable Gel
By Lynn Holland
There were several products that I had to have right then at Market. The night of Sample Spree I fell in love with the Frixion pens from our old friend Pilot, the ones we all use for something in our lives. These new pens are super wonderful because they do not need water or time to disappear- you can cleanly erase them, iron them or blast them with some hot air from your hair dryer and – voila! All gone now. No residue.
This is especially great for those of us who finish projects at the very last minute—as in walking out the door to the party with the granddaughter’s dress for the event- and don’t have time to wash away or wait away the hem markings you made. Just a quick swipe with the iron you have to use to de-wrinkle the thing anyway, and it’s time to party.
I’m especially excited about using to mark eyes and mouths on doll faces.Since this is a weak area of mine, I tend to have a lot of boo-boos, and consequently, some ruined doll heads rolling around my sewing room. Using water makes the stuffing soggy and it takes days for that to dry out so you can try again without marker “bleed”, disappearing stuff makes you wait out its disappearance before dolly is presentable. Although erasing on a doll head is problematic, too, I’ve learned that I can whap a messed-up face with a mini-iron or blow dryer and move along. To give it the ultimate test, I scribbled orange Frixion on a velour doll head, (which tends to bleed any mark you make on it) and a quick shot with my hair dryer vanished the mess like magic.
The multiple colors give you options if you are trying to differentiate marks, plus by having several you can share with friends or misplace one without going into total meltdown.
You'll find Frixion pens in a six-pack (black, blue, red, pink, orange, and purple) in our store!
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