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Title: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 13, 2018, 03:14:52 AM
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Today I'm using Dr Ph Martin's Radiant Concentrated Water Color in the color Persimmon to repink. I've tried the other pinks in my watercolor set but they all seemed to be too bright and cool-toned. This color's actually a pinkish orange.

Before:
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Yoyo and Flurry have slightly pink hair (barely), Streaky has faded completely to white.


After:
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It seems that the hotter the water, the more the dye will take.

Comparison with original pink hair:
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Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 13, 2018, 03:43:41 AM
It turned out very well!
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 13, 2018, 04:13:17 AM
What a lovely shade of pink! :o Where did you get that stuff?
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Post by: LadyMoondancer on June 13, 2018, 04:41:06 AM
Wow!  Excellent job, they look great!
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Shy Violet on June 13, 2018, 04:59:51 AM
They look great!!
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 13, 2018, 05:14:18 AM
What a lovely shade of pink! :o Where did you get that stuff?
You can get it on amazon or art stores, it's not cheap but a little goes a very long way: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Ph-Martins-Concentrated-Persimmon/dp/B003MQJTQU
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Glitter Yolk on June 13, 2018, 07:52:41 AM
Looks super great! Fading pink has always been a bummer, this is a good fix for it!
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Post by: Taffeta on June 13, 2018, 08:13:03 AM
Ah, such pretty ponies and such a pretty pink :D They look great :D
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Post by: Shaiyeh on June 13, 2018, 08:22:25 AM
That turned out so nice! The perfect shade of pink :)
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Post by: NightGliderSA on June 13, 2018, 08:38:33 AM
They look amazing - congratulations! Also, I do love Flurry's wings  :biggrin:
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Post by: ColdRuru on June 13, 2018, 11:09:57 AM
Great! Did you dilute it or just apply right out the bottle?
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 13, 2018, 12:21:48 PM
They look amazing - congratulations! Also, I do love Flurry's wings  :biggrin:
Thanks! <3

Great! Did you dilute it or just apply right out the bottle?
Oh it's definitely diluted! Don't apply it right out of the bottle because it's super concentrated! I put a few drops into a small bowl of hot water, dip the hair in and rinse it off after a few seconds with shampoo.
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: kestral_kitsune on June 13, 2018, 04:35:46 PM
i don't see the images? but I imagine they came out pretty
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Post by: Noasar on June 14, 2018, 09:01:42 PM
This is great I can’t wait to try it! It’s worth noting that this type of ink isn’t lightproof so it will still fade and need re-pinking eventually. It’s a perfect colour match though, this is the best repinking I’ve ever seen!
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 14, 2018, 09:23:41 PM
This is a different repinking method than the one I learned. That one was to mix powdered dye (or a suitable color of Kool-Aid or similar since it has dye in it) with conditioner and rub it into the pony's hair. It worked pretty well on Rosedust and Honeysuckle, although they've since re-faded.
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: DreamvalleyMLP on June 16, 2018, 06:43:22 PM
Great results, and thanks for sharing the product! Have you used it before? No staining?
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 16, 2018, 07:45:39 PM
Great results, and thanks for sharing the product! Have you used it before? No staining?
I've used it on Cocoberry, Flurry and Yoyo before a couple of months back (dye didn't take well on the last two so redid them here), I haven't experienced any staining. I've not used this on any white ponies though, but I think it should be ok.  This stuff stains pretty well and I think it shouldn't be an issue, as long as you don't get any of it on the pony while repinking.
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Post by: Snapdragon on June 17, 2018, 12:17:41 AM
Ahhh, stunning!! Gorgeous!!! I love them, they look factory now!! Great work!! ^_^
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Radha on June 19, 2018, 01:43:29 PM
Do you have to worry about the dye migrating over time, like to the body or other things it touches?  I love the way it turned out and have a few ponies that could use a touch up!
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 19, 2018, 07:18:48 PM
Do you have to worry about the dye migrating over time, like to the body or other things it touches?  I love the way it turned out and have a few ponies that could use a touch up!
I think it should be fine though I'm not sure what would happen long term... the last time I repinked was about 4 months ago and the dye has not stained any ponies.
The dye is also not lightfast- I left a bait g3 who's hair dyed with Persimmon in the window and it's faded nearly to white in less than 3 cloudy days, so I think if it does stain your pony it'd be quite easy to sunfade out.
You can also set the dye according to the Dr. Ph. Martin's website (https://www.docmartins.com/pages/faq) so that should prevent the dye from bleeding as well (I haven't tried this yet).
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Squirtsquirt on June 20, 2018, 12:03:47 AM
Does this have any scent to it?  Like, can you tell it's been repinked by smell?
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 20, 2018, 01:45:01 AM
Does this have any scent to it?  Like, can you tell it's been repinked by smell?
No, it doesn’t have any scent to it.
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Gizmo on June 20, 2018, 01:56:48 AM
Beautiful results   :heart:

I normally can easily detect a re-pinked pony but this is excellent, thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: Repinking Before and after
Post by: Matcha on June 20, 2018, 08:07:40 AM
Beautiful results   :heart:

I normally can easily detect a re-pinked pony but this is excellent, thank you for sharing!
Thank you! It's really hard to tell at a glance, but the repinked ponies lack the neon tinge that fading pink has, but the undertone is the same. I'm picking up more watercolors in 2 more pinkish shades and will be experimenting with those colors soon (: