Introduction: Zen and the Art of Making a Marker.
This instructable is not merely here to teach you how to make a home made marker, but to school you on the rebellious free thinking behind it.
Back in the day in New York, when making your own marker first became an inspiration and guerrilla, graffiti tactics and skills where handed down from writer to writer...
We learned to use carbon paper from post office labels, bank deposit slips or whatever we could find that had a sheet of carbon paper in between so we could make our own ink. You see... back then, as opposed to now where we use predominantly (if not entirely) 'carbon-less' paper... Carbon paper was a very useful way of making copies of your signature on checks, information on forms you filled out and even tickets cops would issue you. We would also use what we had or could find for the marker container and acquire the chalk board eraser for the tip from school.
You use whats already in your environment. It doesnt have to be carbon paper, a plastic bottle or specifically a chalkboard eraser... but it deepens the point of it all that you didnt have to work in order to get money just to pay for a marker, just so you could create and express yourself.
The act of making your own marker in and of itself is the activism.
This instuctable is open to collaboration Share your thoughts, post your improvements and ideas. Keep in mind, the idea is to create a tool for expression out of materials that are easy to find and re-purpose.
Sustainable freedom of expression.
Step 1: What You'll Need...
Blue carbon paper
A rubber band
Chalk board eraser
Plastic bottle or other container for your marker.
Step 2: Making the Ink...
Step 3: Oops...
Step 4: Making the Marker Tip...(1)
Step 5: Making the Marker Tip...(2)
Step 6: The Marker...
Step 7: You Didnt Hear It From Me...
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