Intro: Home Made Custom Marker Pen and Ink
A basic marker pen that can be suited to you or what youâre writing needs (though is usually used for graffiti)
At this moment mentioning graffiti I would like to say I hold no responsibility of how this pen is used. If you go vandalise something (I donât recommend it) and you get caught its your fault. In the whole it will be your own dumbass fault.
And as in my last instructable my camera doesnât have any macro settings so the pictures are blurry so please donât complain. Also be nice with comments
Step 1: Stuff and First Step
You will need
-An old mascara, thing
- A penknife or suitable replacement
-Ink or a substitute (I also heard that highlighter pen insides might work but I doubt it)
-Wick of some kind (I used a piece of mop head but felt or fabric MIGHT work)
Lets get to work then
First take your mascara and wash it out by taking the lip of the mascara bottle off (do this in a sink or somewhere you donât mind getting messy I MEAN IT) and take out as much of the brush as you can
Step 2: Getting Nibby With
Not that the mascara stuff has been cleared out (it has right?) take the lip of the mascara and force the wick into it (if you double it over, it helps).
Step 3: Fun Fun Fun Ink
Now for the ink
Use Indian ink as the base then adds other things to it like I added wood Steiner and mixing balls (tiny ball bearings). Other ideas are inks from highlighter pens also paints and paint thinners help to make the paint thinner for writing. Also apparently fish oil can be used in graffiti so when buffed it leaves a stain behind. White spirits do this as well along with break oil I think (all these i'm not shore about but I have learnt from the internet) also for more ideas look up ink recipes.
After finishing the ink fill er up! (Btw the ball bearings help (if non are around get a small screw or small metal object and put into mascara)
Step 4: Finishing Up
Now carefully put the lip back into the mascara (make sure the end of the wick goes into the ink straight (not bunched up). and have the end nib protruding about the same amount as in the pick.
If when the open is closed up the pen get squished and runs out then you might need to hollow out the lid in some way. Also donât forget this is a basic design so this kind of thing can be put into any kind of container (things like aerosol cans (I donât recommend opening up them in case something bad happens (sorry about all of the brackets and I donât recommends but I donât want to get sued in this day and age by someone blowing up their hand somehow by opening up and aerosol can)))
Thatâs it and till next time later.