It's that time of year when you begin going through your supplies & getting rid of the bad...preparing for the next school year(well..at least for me it is....neat freak/o.c.d.ish). I actually enjoy going through markers...I find it relaxing. Anyways..I've seen several people leaching dried out markers to make a liquid watercolor. I have never heard, seen, or tried this before?!?! I just had to give it a go!!
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As I was checking the markers, I placed the dried out ones in a bowl of water. Some of which I mixed...yellow & green, black/blue/purple/grey, pink & purple..etc. I also decided to keep the lids...because I know I can come up with a 3-D project to use them(just haven't thought of one yet). I did this one Friday, and let them set over the weekend.
I removed the markers(threw them away...didn't want to wash them off and dry them..how ungreen of me I know?!?!). Kind of looks like Kool-Aid?!?! Glad I don't have Life Skills students coming in today!!
This is my test piece. The colors are not super vibrant. Maybe I used too much water? I'm thinking about letting them set out for a few more days & seeing if through evaperation the remaining color becomes more concentrated? Any suggestions from those of you who have tried this before?? Also...how do you store it?