Marker Blender Pens for transferring images

Chartpak Marker Blender pens are made to do just that - blend the colours of the markers when you are creating with the Chartpak markers!
For the "altering type" they provide a way to get an image into a book or onto an object that you can't feed into a copier. They are convenient to take to workshops, but they are smelly. Work in a well-ventilated place if you are sensitive to solvents. (Um, personally, I like the smell....!)   Xylene is the solvent in the Chartpak Marker Blender which allows you to transfer the image. Many other solvents will work. Calligraphers will prefer solvents that leave no residue so they may write on the surface after transferring, and xylene leaves no residue.

  1. Make a copy of the image you wish to use. It must be done on a copier or a laser printer. Inkjet copies from your computer will not work.
  2. Cut out the image close around the edges, but leave some paper to hang on to!
  3. Place the image face down in position.
  4. Rub the marker over the back of of the image, applying a bit of pressure. Don't move the image! It might smear! You can lift up a corner of the image to see how the transfer is progressing. If your pen is very new, the solvent may flood onto the page, and your image may blur as it transfers. A couple of practice transfers will help you acquaint yourself with your pen.
  5. It's just like magic! The transferred image will appear reversed onto the page. Keep that in mind if you are transferring letters - you must reverse the letters before you transfer them! Allow the transferred image to dry, which won't take very long, then you can colour or letter over top
  6. Have fun!

© 2005 Suzanne Cannon