Graffiti Marker HACK Made From a Glass Marker

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Introduction: Graffiti Marker HACK Made From a Glass Marker

Make a mop marker from glass markers. used on car windows....i make it fun and easy!!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials!

to do this you will need...
1:glass marker (you can get this from just about any craft store used for writing on car windows.)
2:needle nose plyers
3:butter knife
CAUTION this may get messy black paint on your table/workspace but its washible.

Step 2: Taking the Top Off

Use the plyers to spin the top.
after you have spun it wedge the butter knife in the crack and push the top up.

Step 3: Wedge the Butter Knife

wedge the butter knife in the crack and push up making the top come up and off.

Step 4: Peice of Plastic in Nib

Now that you have pulled the tip off you see that there is a peice of plastic in the tip that is spirial. This is so that it pushes the mop up and why you have to push the tip down for paint to come out. But if you take it away paint run free when you squeeze the tube.

Step 5: Put the Tip Back In

Now that you have taken the peice of plastic out you can now put the tip back in.

Step 6: AND YOU'RE DONE!!

ok now your done. now paint the world. go get your tag up...put your name out there! just dont get caught! oh and if you looking for good recipes for inks and paints to fill your new homemade marker look for my next instructable on....ink and paints?? but until then experiment..make your own and always...HAVE FUN!

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    85 Discussions

    Please DON'T TAG! It costs us billions in tax dollars to keep cleaning that eye pollution. It helps no one and is illegal. Anyone tagging deserves, as our (Las Vegas') esteemed mayor suggested, their thumbs cut off! It's just too bad that it's not appropriate in this day and age.

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    I agree with a lot of what you say, but eye pollution? Honestly, just because you don't see it as art doesn't mean that it is an eyesore. It doesn't have to look like the Mona Lisa to be art. I am an artist myself, and i have won competitions with realistic pieces, but i am also a legal graffiti artist. My school respects my graffiti as art. Even a simple tag can be art. They have flow, and a general nature to strike a person with curiosity. It is leading modern art, there are museums that hold graffiti art pieces. Next time you say that it is "eye pollution" do some research.

    In an appropriate location, such as on canvas or legally painted on a wall intended for such work, it's art. When placed on my wall, freeway barriers, the playgrounds, power boxes and anywhere else that it's not welcome, it's an eyesore and illegal. Anyone that feels they have a right to deface other people's property should be in jail, where they belong.

    Id much rather hang out with someone who tags dirty city buildings than someone who condones cutting peoples fingers off. Look in the mirror before you go judging people.

    I don't judge you. If you're one of those that deface our public areas, I just hope that you're eventually caught and have to pay some sort of appropriate penance. I'm really tired of my property taxes constantly going up in part because of tagging. I don't like paying for your hobby.

    LasVegas, I appreciate and respect where you are coming from, but I personally thing that everyone is right. Slums aren't very exciting, and unless politically defacing, inappropriately commenting, or just being obnoxious, it is realistic, anonymous modern art that voices opinion silently. I believe graffiti is an art in itself, and since property owners do not normally repaint their "defaced property" your taxes aren't going up. obviously. also, since the property is residential/commercial, not city owned, upkeep isn't taxed. feel free to correct me im only thirteen, lol.

    With permission from the owner, I have no objection to artful expressions being painted on the sides of buildings. What I do object to is the majority of graffiti which consists of a gang sign or someones initials along with X's through rivals symbols on city divider walls, business buildings and signs, traffic signs, and city parks among other public works. These take a large amount of local sales taxes to clean and result in constantly higher sales taxes not to mention constant eye sores. Felt markers such as this have no use in real art. That's done with legally purchased spray paint on legally acquired surfaces.

    I'm sorry, but i had to say something. Felt markers such as this have no use in real art? ANYTHING can have a use in "real art". I'm a painter, and I don' t just limit myself to fancy art supplies. Anything i can get my hands on that will work for a particular piece, i use, whether it's high-end watercolors, or a bit of cardboard and the cheapest spraypaint in Home Depot. and i can now add this snazzy little marker to my stash.

    *gets down off her soapbox* my apologies, but that comment just struck me as odd.

    You don't use a homemade felt marker that has at most limited value to leave a signature... I've seen what I'd consider quality graffiti. And yes it was done legally and with permission. It's never been done with a home made felt marker. The crap I have to wash off of the wall behind my house though could well have been done with this.

    well, leave a sign. asking people to come white it back out later. simple, if they do it any way then may as well try to better the circumstance.

    also if this is such a problem you could always spray some type of plastic or wax couting that paint can not stick to. worst case you just wait till the next rain.

    I WOULD use a homemade felt marker in my art, given the opportunity and if it suited my needs. Just because it's homemade or modded doesn't mean good art can't be made from it. and i mean that generally, not just for graffiti. good art's not limited to high-quality (aka expensive) supplies.

    i agree... besides, isnt that what artists back then used? they had to make their own paints, charcoals, their own medium, to make art... making the tool was a whole part of the art... and theres no reason why it cant be so nowadays.

    i'd rather see my tax money being used to clean the walls so that new artists can use them than to see it wasted in a war of terror

    It isn't art if it's destructive to other people's property and not invited. Yes. That's what I'm saying.

    no, they took a risk, it means they REALLY wanted it, they worked for it. the chance wasnt given to them. thats what it means