Video tutorial: How to refill Waterbased markers and WOYWW

Edit: I added a typed recipe with exact measurements under the video 🙂

My obsession with wanting a new brand of water based markers (you all know of the ones of which I speak) had me looking at my tired old watercolor markers. Some were well-loved and drying out, others never seemed that juicy to begin with and some were still pretty darn great! So I decided to revive my tired old markers and show you how too. Here is an image I colored with my freshly reinked LePlume, Whisper & Tombow markers:


Not bad considering that I got many of them for 10 cents at a yard sale a few years ago LOL! Here is a quick 5 minute video on how you can do it too!

I got a lot of comments asking for the EXACT recipe so here it is! 1 Tablespoon water, 1 Tablespoon glycerin and one teaspoon gum arabic. If you don’t have the gum arabic you can leave it out and it will still refresh your markers. The gum arabic makes the ink glossier and more blendable like the Tim Holtz Distress markers 😛 Thanks to DeeAnn for that tip!

I am posting my workdesk a day early because I have a busy week. I am getting ready to go to a rubber stamp convention and I need to have a really condensed stamping-to-go bag. I was pulling some mini ink pads that I want to bring but I got distracted making bookmarks and reinking my markers. Still, not a bad way to spend a rainy day! I’ll have to pack tomorrow 🙂

You can see other creative folks’ desks over on the Stamping Ground blog, home of Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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