Mortal Instruments: How to Make a Stele Pen

Secretly (or not so secretly) wishing you could be a Shawdowhunter? Well get one step closer by making your own stele.

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Step 1: Supplies

To make a stele pen you will need:

- a pen (or marker, paintbrush or any other writing instrument)
- packing tape
- duct tape (optional)
- scissors
- paint (silver, grey, back, white or any colours you want to use to decorate your stele)
- wooden dowel  

Step 2: Create Stele Structure

Break dowel into three pieces as shown. Your stele should be wide at the top and narrow at the bottom. Lay pieces out to prepare for taping.

Step 3: Tape

Using packing tape, tape together dowel and pen.

Step 4: Create Raised Runes (optional)

If you would like to give texture to your stele, use duct tape to create raised runes. Roll duct tape and shape into runes on the stele. I used the Angelic power rune! Cover with piece of packing tape and press firm. Runes do not have to be perfectly shaped. You will highlight runes later with paint.

Alternatively, you can leave a smooth finish and paint runes on surface of stele.

Step 5: Paint

Paint your stele in a silver, grey or white. After the stele has dried, use black or a dark grey to paint runes onto your stele.

That's it - Enjoy!



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    11 Discussions

    Jojo Pandagirl

    2 years ago

    Super siked! Thanks so much! Making one for my fish as well. She and I will post pics when we're done.


    3 years ago

    this looks amazing I think I will try it


    4 years ago on Introduction

    this is awsome thanks i made it it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!


    A quick tip to my fellow isntructable people: Use a pen that you can replace the ink and tip from the front it makes it last a long time.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is from the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Is this from the Predator Cities series? I ask because i just finished Mortal Engines and that sounded like it was from that 'world'