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Old 03-16-2011, 09:02 AM   #1
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I am posting this here because I don't want to hijack the craft of the month thread. Pinokeeo had asked about what I wrote on the rice with and I decided that I would experiment with a Sharpie.
Sooooo, I got out my "Ultra Fine" Sharpie brand marker and went to work. I tried to write "Pinokeeo" on the rice, but couldn't get past the 'k'. I couldn't manage to fit the word "sharpie" either.
I've written 7-letter names on rice before, so I should have been able to squeeze more onto this rice. I couldn't for two reasons. 1 -for some reason, I could not keep my hand from shaking. and 2 - an ultra fine Sharpie is thicker than my 'Rice Writer'.
So someone else would probably be able to get legible writing out of a Sharpie if they have a steady hand (and a small name!). I soaked the regular ol' long grain white rice in my secret 'magnifying oil' (also known as baby oil) to see how the Sharpie held up. The lettering stayed, so regular long grain rice works fine. I also bummed a few grains of parboiled rice off my mother in law and it works as well. There is only regular long grain in the photo, but the parboiled reacted the same way.
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I have also learned that beads appear to hold up in the oil and I know that tiny pieces of dried flowers also work.

I hope this was helpful!
If anyone else conducts any more experiments, feel free to add to this thread!!

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That's neat Angela. I've never seen anyone who could write that small.

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Wow, I totally missed this thread. Thanks for posting your experiment. I wonder how it would be with a fountain pen. You'd probably need some really fast drying ink, but the nib on the pen is super fine.

I think I'm going to do some experimenting on my own to see how it turns out. I shake a lot too, so my writing probably isn't going to be great.
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Just so that we aren't wasting food, we have been playing a game of "find the special grain of rice" during our dinner.
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Just so that we aren't wasting food, we have been playing a game of "find the special grain of rice" during our dinner.
Did you cook that grain of rice separately, in it's own little pan?

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Hi everyone! I'm new here and just stumbled upon this thread and thought I'd weigh in....I have a nerve disorder that causes uncontrollable shaking in my hands. But this is one of my favorite things to make! If you stick your brain of rice into a piece of modeling clay, just to hold it while you write, it comes out beautifully! Hope it helps!
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