Friday, July 8, 2011

An Ink Treatment for Francie (of the Barbie Variety)


A few people have asked me how to remove ink from vinyl, so I decided to document this latest doll and do a short tutorial.

Here is the ink spot
This is the treatment I use.  I find the Equate brand from Walmart works better than any other brand.  I don't know why, but it just works better.
I put the cream directly on the ink spots and then wrap in cling wrap.  The cling wrap keeps the paste from drying out, so that it will continue to bleach out the ink.

Here she is, ink free.

This whole process took about one week.  I just left her sitting in her chair by the window enjoying the sun while the paste did it's job.  When I have used the actual Oxy brand in the past, it has taken almost a month.  The Equate brand works faster, in my opinion.  You have to be careful about leaving the paste on too long, because it is possible that it will bleach the actual vinyl of your doll.  When I first removed Francie's cling wrap, the back of one of her legs was very pale in comparison to the rest of her leg, but after about 2 days, the vinyl had returned to its normal color.  If you notice your vinyl does this, immediately remove the paste and give it a couple of days to return to color.  I'm not sure why/how this works, but it does. 

Good luck removing ink from your precious dollies!

1 comment:

  1. gracias por esta informacion pero esta crema donde se encuentra?