Drained Silver Sharpie™?

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Wily, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Wily

    Wily Member

    FYI - I discovered that silver Sharpie markers can sometimes go bad - the silver pigment runs out, leaving a marker full of the chemical liquid used as a carrier for the coloration.

    I noticed this residual liquid stains paper in a yellowish brown tone, soaking through like alcohol.

    Anyway, make a long story short, it's brilliant for weathering and creating oil stains. I'm working on a SPAD from ecardmodels.com (great kit, btw) and this seeming dysfunction has really elevated the aesthetic of the kit.

    So, if you have a silver Sharpie that seems to be sputtering silver, don't throw it away! Try it on a few scraps yourself...
  2. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    There are 2 great tips here:

    1. Using a silver sharpie (I never tried this), and

    2. Using the residual carrier for oil stains.

    I'll be checking this out.


  3. Wily

    Wily Member


    Here - don't pay any attention to the technique, just the potential. Anyway, if I were to use a different level of care and craftsmanship, the technique would be much more refined.


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