Holy Moley! Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff blog has come up with a solution to the age old problem of a dried out Sharpie! (And to all you smarties out there, don’t get ahead of yourself … YES, Karen’s process does require more than just putting the cap back on the marker )
Take a look at the step by step process of “rehydrating” your Sharpie..
Karen notes that usually the tip is dried out not the ink…
1st step: Pour a little bit of the rubbing alcohol into the cap of that same rubbing alcohol bottle.
2nd step: Dip the Sharpie in the cap filled with rubbing alcohol. (Karen let it sit in the cap until she saw ink “swirling” in the cap.)
3rd step: Recap the Sharpie marker and let that trusty sidekick of yours sit for about 15 minutes.
4th step: (Timer rings) Voila! Karen’s Sharpie was “dried out” no more!
Now, I cannot promise that this will work for all of your Sharpie markers that you wish to revive, but hey, it’s worth a shot, right!
Have any Sharpie tricks that you want to share? Tell us!
BIG thanks to Karen for posting on her blog – I tip my cap to you, friend.
Be sure to check out The Art of Doing Stuff becasue, really, who doesn’t like STUFF!?