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This is one of the best ink recepies that you will get. (Ira Sanky of 12oz) There's two main things you can use as a base for your recipe: inks/dyes, or bucket paint. Ink and bucket paint do not mix with each other.

If you're into getting custom colors that no one else has, get yourself some small containers of bucket paint. Two recommended brands are Rustoleum and One-Shot. While most people have heard of Rusto and know of it for its thickness, One Shot is less well known but has a lot of nice colors and comes out super glossy or metallic. Sign painters use it for their work; its tough shit and it contains lead, so be careful. Bucket paint is not as permanent as a lot of inks, and really does not stain too well at all, but it usually will not weather away quickly and is still slightly hard to buff. Make sure you get oil-based. You can't put paint in most markers, so it's recommended that you put it in a mop, preferably a Kiwi. If you want more drips, be sure to thin out the paint with mineral spirits. Do NOT thin with xylene if your mop is plastic, as xylene eats plastic away.

Onto the inks. If you're into shit that stains hard, love the colors black and/or violet, and want your shit to last long and sink deep into the surface, this is the shit for you. Pretty much every ink is alcohol based, as is leather dye. Marsh ink is about the most well known in the US. In my experiences, it's not that much different from Pilot ink, though a little more expensive and slightly harder to buff (but it's not going to make much of a difference). Anyways, ink looks good on a wall, flows well through the marker, and is relatively hard to buff, but usually won't stain hard or leave a ghost. Now, on to leather dye. This is the shit when it comes to nice colors, leaving a nasty stain, and being some of the hardest shit to buff. So why don't you just use leather dye as ink and leave out the Marsh/Pilot ink? Well, truth is, it looks like fucking water color paint when applied to a wall, and it doesn't flow as well. You have to mix it with ink. Some popular brands are Griffin, which you can find at Walgreen’s, and Fiebing's. The hardest staining colors made by Fiebing's are violet and red. Be very careful when handling this shit - if it drips anywhere in the house, it's damn hard to clean off. Now on to brake fluid. Why do people use brake fluid in there recipes? Brake fluid is corrosive and eats through paint and into the wall, kind of like what etch does to glass, except not as permanent. Anyways, it's good stuff. You can find it at Walgreen’s, also. Make sure you get DOT3 and don't add too much into your recipe.



pens (40 per 1/2 cup of alcohol, at Target they were 10 for $.35)

alcohol (at least 91%, at Target it costs $1.79)

measuring cup

jar with lid

bottle to put finished ink in (not pictured)

ok so get your pens ready, for this batch I used 90 black pens and 10 blue pens to make 1 and a half cups of ink. Normally I would use more pens but since there was a lot of leftover residue from my last batch of ink I used a litle bit less.

now measure our your alcohol and pour it into your jar. The ratio that I reccomend is at least 40 pens per half cup but you can do whatever you want.

cut the pens about an inch below the tip, you can use scissors but it fucks them up, I use wire cutters.

toss the top of the pen in and pull the white tube out of the body.

if you hold the tube up to a light, you can see that less than half of it actually has ink in it. cut the tube where the ink ends and toss the piece with the ink onto your jar, this saves space because if you don't do it, you won't be able to get all of your pens wet enough for the alcohol to suck out the ink.

this picture is a uncut tube next to the part of the tube that actually has ink in it.

as you can see it is ok for the pens not to be covered by the alcohol as long as at least one of the sides is under the alcohol.

let it sit overnight.

this is what mine looked like in the morning.

now pour it into the bottle you keep your ink in, be careful to not get and of the tubes in.

this is a drip from transferring bottles, I put it here so you can see how opaque the ink is even before I added anything.

add ins:

Dot 3
reburnt paper
other inks/dyes etc.

for this batch all I added was about a cap of Dot 3.

now go rack a 2 way glue pen,

fill that bitch up

add a mixer

tape it, because it will leak if you don't

and crush shit!

this ink is permanent as fuck. I hit a doorway with one of my friends. he used an OTR and I used this ink. A week later his tag was buffed but mine was bareley faded from the buff, a couple weeks later they just painted it over, with black.

Originally Posted by djren
1.Get some Carbon Paper(it has to be the purple kind the black kind wont work), Scissors, and a paper to put the cut up pieces on.

2.cut a piece of the carbon paper into small pieces, then place the cut up pieces on the paper in the center. the cut up pieces on paper and pure them in a bottle

4.after u have put the pieces in the bottle, put gasoline/ lighter fluids and shake it until its purple.

(edited by smooth nuts this kid cant type for shit haha....i lefts out the last 2 pics because they had nothing to do with making the ink just how to fill up a "spray bottle"

(Ira Sanky of 12oz):
Get a jar. Put in either Pilot ink or Marsh as your base, and add some Griffin, less than or equal to the amount of Pilot. Now get some Fiebing's leather dye, and add it to the batch, preferably red or purple, as they stain the hardest. Next, get some brake fluid, and give a generous amount - not too little, but definitely not too much as it will affect the flow. Mix that shit around. You can also try boiling them together and then using a thinner, as they'll thicken when heated. Personally, I've never tried heating / boiling any of my inks. If you want, you can try adding Gentian Violet or Methylene Blue (the additive[s]).

(Ira Sanky of 12oz):
any 3 high quality inks, (marsh, griff, pilot, I like city wide)
leather dye, (dark red is nice)
Pearl Ex, (this is the flashy part of the mix)
acetone, (or any thinner)

ok, take your inks, mix them up in a pot you don't care about and put over low-med heat. Stir until it gets just a little thick, stop & remove from heat. Now your 3 inks have formed one "super ink", but you’re not nearly done. Now mix in your leather dye and stir. If your mixture is still too thick, thin it up with some acetone, the thinner the drippier, (obviously). now take your Pearl Ex, (this can be found in most to all arts and crafts stores. its used to add sparkle to paint or really anything. the particles are about 10 microns which is plenty small enough to flow through any marker nib. it comes an a variety of colors and is about 5 bucks a jar.), and dump in a bunch and stir. The more of it you add the more sparkle your tags will have, it will also tint your ink a little depending on the color. If you put in a lot and your stuff gets thick again, use more thinner. It makes buffing quite a pain in the ass and makes your hand styles sparkle like hell. I love it. Oh, by the way, if anyone is interested, you can obtain methelyne blue at most pet stores, it’s used commonly in fish tanks.

[SreK ZypheR]

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