Friday, November 28, 2008

In Color Markers!

Here's how easy it is
*Warning* Patience is needed when taking your Markers apart.
Choose Like or Lighter Stampin Write Markers.
Gently pry with pliers Both tips( Pen & Marker) of your Markers
Some Wiggling and Jiggling will be needed to remove the Marker side.
Place pen head and Marker tip in glass of water, let sit while doing other steps.

Take ink tube out and rinse all components.
Using your Sink sprayer and warm water. Spray existing ink out.
The tube will be completely white. Stand up right to drain. Then blow Gently existing water out till no more comes out. Note you will see holes on each side of tube one for pen, one for marker.
Rinse the marker head till all ink is out of that. This will stay colored and Might change a whole different color...this is a good thing. To make sure all ink is out of Marker head dry on Paper towel (this will tell you, you have all the ink out)
Gently blow the ink out of the pen head( this is easy to see when all the ink is out of this)
Dry everything!

Here's what it they should all look like.

Now take your re-inker's and fill. I do not fill, the whole tube. Fill the Marker side up first and put more on this side.
Reassemble and watch as the heads refill them selves up. Some shaking might be needed, some markers will take a day. You can also take re-inker to the marker head to speed it along if it is needed right then.
Decorate(Cover) your Markers to reflect their colors!
Also you can refill your basic markers too, if they are running out
Comment me if you have Questions.

Happy Black Friday!

Hope all of you spent lots today to get our economy going!
If not, go buy some SU Markers ;)


Kathy said...

This is one of the best, most useful tutorials I have ever seen! Thank you! It was great to have the pictures along with the instructions, too.

Betty M said...

I didn't know that could be done either. Thanks for showing us how with the pictures. Great tutorial. It will be nice to have the in color markers.

Lorraine said...

What a wonderful tutorial and a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing that!

Anonymous said...

I don't know that I have the patience for this...but GREAT idea! I don't know why SU! doesn't make markers in the IN colors. Yours are adorable - love the DSP on them, too!!

Anesha said...

Thanks for sharing this great idea.

Burninrubber said...

I would have never known to do this - how cool is that! Thanks for the tutorial!

Robbie ... said...

WOW!! How ingenius! Will keep this in mind for the In Color markers. Don't know why they don't offer these and maybe even brads! Would be a good idea, huh?

Liz said...

wow... this is perfect! I love my markers and would love to have markers too... thanks for sharing this tutorial!

Jean said...

Hi Sam -
A truly brilliant idea (you know its a keeper when everyone says: Of course! Why didn't I think of that!).

So simple yet so perfect. Thanks! Now that your link has been posted on Stampin Discuss for SU demos I predict your hit count is going to go through the roof. Couldn't happen to a nicer demo - lol. Thanks for the perfect pic's - Jean

Butternut Sage Designs said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful "tip" no pun intended! Hugs! ~Donna

Colleen Brown said...

So I tried it, I did the ridinghood red and the kiwi kiss................totally amazing, I'm ordering the other like markers tonight!!!!!!!!!