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Personalizing Bistro Markers

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For Valentine’s Day or any other occasion, add a bit of whimsy to your markers by giving them a whole new look. Turn a Bistro marker into Cupid’s arrow with a touch of paint and a few pieces of ma
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Instructions:

1. Remove any labels on the Bistro markers. Stick the labels on a sheet of paper in order to save the information about the product. 

2. Remove the marker cap and place a piece of FrogTape masking tape over the coloured nib. 

3. Paint the base of the marker with acrylic paint in your choice of colour. Apply more than one coat for a uniform result. Since the marker tube is black, add a few drops of white paint to increase the opacity of your chosen colour. Once the paint dries, remove the masking tape used to protect the marker nib. 

4. Place several pieces of high-adhesion masking tape on a smooth surface, such as a transparency. Paint these pieces of tape with a colour of acrylic paint that contrasts with the one you chose for the marker tube. 

5. Once the pieces of masking tape are dry, remove them from the smooth surface and use them to form two identical “V” shapes (use a cutting mat grid or eyeball it). Use a precision knife to cut out the “V” shape. 

6. Glue the masking tape “V” shapes to both sides of the marker, on the end opposite the nib. Join the tips of the “V” together at the sides. 

7. Cut off part of the masking tape tips so that the remaining part resembles feathers at the end of an arrow. 

8. As a final touch, use the permanent marker to draw patterns that resemble wood grain and feather textures. 

Tip
Tie the decorated marker to a string near a blackboard or a mirror so that it is available to leave messages or jot down special thoughts. 

You will need:

  • Bistro markers
  • Decorative acrylic paint
  • Synthetic bristle brush
  • High-adhesion masking tape
  • FrogTape masking tape
  • Fine-point permanent black marker
  • Precision knife
  • Transparency or other smooth surface 

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