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#1 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 9:03:17 PM(UTC)
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I got the 'skittles' today!! Thank you very much! You was very generous sending me so many of them. I can't find the original topic where we were talking about them but I wanted to Thank you for them. I have seen lots of them used on cards and on layouts but the creators called the BAUBLES. And I did not have any until I got these from you! Can you post again how you color the clear ones? since I can't find the original topic...I can't find that info either.

Thanks again!!Love

Joyce
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#2 Posted : Monday, February 03, 2014 9:58:15 PM(UTC)
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Color them with Sharpies, Alcohol Inks, or Copics.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 6:56:21 AM(UTC)
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Yep, Jooniper is right. I color my clear skittles with Sharpies all the time. I also color clear and pearl topped pins with Sharpies, it works well. The color is lighter than the marker with a Sharpie, but I like the effect. HTH. GG
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 8:47:01 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JoyceG Go to Quoted Post
I got the 'skittles' today!! Thank you very much! You was very generous sending me so many of them. I can't find the original topic where we were talking about them but I wanted to Thank you for them. I have seen lots of them used on cards and on layouts but the creators called the BAUBLES. And I did not have any until I got these from you! Can you post again how you color the clear ones? since I can't find the original topic...I can't find that info either.

Thanks again!!Love

Joyce


Originally Posted by: Jooniper Go to Quoted Post
Color them with Sharpies, Alcohol Inks, or Copics.


Originally Posted by: Godot's Girl Go to Quoted Post
Yep, Jooniper is right. I color my clear skittles with Sharpies all the time. I also color clear and pearl topped pins with Sharpies, it works well. The color is lighter than the marker with a Sharpie, but I like the effect. HTH. GG


You are welcome!!!!!!It didn't make a dent in the ones I have.LOL

Yes, you can color them with alcohol inks or markers like these nice ladies have saidBigGrin


My trick to using a marker so as not to get it all over your fingers is this.
Use Repositionable Scotch brand tape. Lay your skittles rounded side down on the tape and then use your marker on the bottom. A couple times is good. Once they dry just add a glue dot and you are ready to go!! The color shows thru the skittle.
If you line them up right on the tape you can add the glue dots and turn the tape over to adhere to your project. It makes a nice line of them.

I use this tape also when lining up letters for a word. Put the letters down, stick the tape to them, place then on your project and then remove the tape. Perfectly straight word!!!!!

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#5 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 9:57:06 AM(UTC)
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Can someone tell me what part of the store to find them in? I have always wanted to try them. Forgot about them til I saw this thread BigGrin
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You are welcome!!!!!!It didn't make a dent in the ones I have.LOL



Oh my...you must have 10 tons of them then cause you sent me a ton!!!! Now I am gonna have to go buy a set of colored sharpie markers or alcohol inks. I have prismacolor markers, I wonder if they will work?

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#7 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:57:16 PM(UTC)
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I was mistaken earlier when I said I'd seen them called baubles...they were called dew drops. And I just saw how you can make them at home on google. Interesting!

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, February 04, 2014 2:03:47 PM(UTC)
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Can someone tell me what part of the store to find them in? I have always wanted to try them. Forgot about them til I saw this thread BigGrin


The video I watched said she found them in the floral dept at Michael's. Here's the video incase you wanna watch and see how to color them.

coloring skittles video

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can some one tell me what theses are??? no craft stores here and i have never heard of themDrool
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Originally Posted by: sharibear Go to Quoted Post
can some one tell me what theses are??? no craft stores here and i have never heard of themDrool



They are small little acrylic discs..then ones Jean sent me are maybe 1/4" wide. I haven't bought any embellishments for year so I hadn't heard of skittles either. Did ya see the video I shared?

Joyce

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Originally Posted by: sharibear Go to Quoted Post
can some one tell me what theses are??? no craft stores here and i have never heard of themDrool


Do a search for Dew Drops or Pebbles. I bought mine a long time ago in the floral section of M's. No idea if they still have them or not!!! I don't need anymoreBigGrin

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Originally Posted by: JoyceG Go to Quoted Post
The video I watched said she found them in the floral dept at Michael's. Here's the video incase you wanna watch and see how to color them.

coloring skittles video

Joyce



Perfect video for using the alcohol inks. Plus she tells you where to find the "accents"

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Originally Posted by: JeanP Go to Quoted Post
Perfect video for using the alcohol inks. Plus she tells you where to find the "accents"



I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me!

Joyce

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#14 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 11:34:06 AM(UTC)
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I was at a store the other day and saw packs of 5 colors cheap $2 generic 'sharpie like' markers. I thought..Ok I will get them and try them out on my skittles. I don't have any alcohol inks to color them and I don't wanna spend a fortune buying them to color a few skittles. I tried the tape idea to color them but they wasn't sticking very well and I was still getting it all over my fingers. So I decided to just ink up the tip of my finger and dab it onto the flat part of the skittle. It worked great!! And if I wanted a deeper color, I just dabbed them a second time after the first coat dried. It was a lot faster than trying to color it with the marker, although not as fast as using the alcohol inks as shown in the video. Ya just gotta decide if ya want to save time or money. Like I said mefore..I don't own any alcohol inks. So now I have little baggies with Pink, Orange, Sea blue, Purple and Lime green.

Then today I found a red Marks-a-lot marker and a black sharpie marker and made some of those colors using my finger tip coloring method.

So then I thought..hummm...I wanna make more colors so I went digging in my scraproom and found some silver and gold metallic sharpie markers. The gold didn't look very good so I only made one of those but I did make a bunch of silver ones. So now I have colored 8 different colors myself.

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#15 Posted : Monday, February 17, 2014 11:41:25 AM(UTC)
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Thought I'd share a photo. The top row is the skittle jeanP sent me and the bottom row is the ones I colored from the bag of clear ones she sent me.

Joyce

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