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« on: December 04, 2004 09:40:36 AM »

This morning the fed-ex guy left me a package!  As a bonus, on my door was a pamphlet and a FREE PEN! The pamphlet went straight to the trash and the pen needed some work.  It had printing of a something or other location on the bottom in purple and a mostly green section around the top.  How ugly but we can work with that.
Step 1: Take apart the pen as much as possible.
Step 2: Remove the printing by using acetone (or nail polish remover) and a paper towel.  Wet the paper towel in the middle and start rubbing in the direction that you want the printing to smear.
Step 3: Using a color permanent marker, add dots of color in locations that need a bit more color.  Repeat step 2 and 3 until you are happy with the look.
Step 4: Put the pen back together and use without being an advertisement for stuff!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2004 11:47:07 PM »

That is just so FUNKY Grin ! I've never seen it done before! Creativaty from such a simple object. Genius and pretty!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2004 04:47:08 PM »

that's awesome! Do you have a before picture?

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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2004 06:14:46 PM »

Unluckily, I was so excited about my idea that I forgot to take a before photo.  I'd ask my neighbors if I could borrow their free pen but they already think I'm a bit nutty.  Grin So, I played with my photo program instead.
Recreated before photo and how I added the ink in dot form:

The acetone lightens all the colors on the pen since it also removes the printed ink.  The bright green became a watercolor green and the printing smeared to a really light blue so I added the permanent marker to get the watercolor blue. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005 10:46:26 PM »

Great Idea and a way cool effect. I'm just wondering if this could be done using only the colored perm. markers and the plain white bick stick pens. I'll have to hit
Wall-Mart after work tomarow and get the suplies to try this. I'll be sure to let you know how it turns out.

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