Discover the magic and imagination hidden in the ink of your permanent markers! Did you know that with just a little alcohol, permanent marker ink can bleed, run, and smudge just like paint? Permanent markers can be found anywhere, come in every color, and are portable and easy to use! This book will open the door to the wondrous world of stunning patterns and colors you can make from permanent markers on almost any surface! Author Sherrill Kahn gives clear and well-illustrated instructions on using ordinary permanent markers in a creative and new way to create stunning and simple artwork. She teaches how to make marker art on several surfaces, such as paper, fabric, wood, clothing, clay, plexiglass, metal, and plastic. This guide is the perfect combination of instruction and inspiration for making dazzling masterpieces with magic markers! This book of marker crafts offers a wealth of projects as well as: *How to use varied magic marker tip sizes to add creative details to original designs *Clues for identifying different marker types and ensuring your project's success *Guidance on standard blurring styles to properly execute your creative vision *Tips for avoiding beginner mistakes to help save you time and frustration *And much more. This book of magic marker arts and crafts will delight, inform, and inspire you with techniques that are fun and easy. With a new perspective on this household item, you will have a new avenue for creativity and expanding your imagination. Sherrill offers complex projects that use simple techniques. If you are an avid jewelry maker, there is even a chapter on using permanent marker artwork for necklaces! For creating more detailed and less abstract designs, she provides a section on printmaking techniques. You will be able to create personalized and intricate picture frames for your favorite memories. If you are looking for fun projects for kids, this book is a resource for Sharpie art projects that can liven up any play date, birthday party, or community event: book covers, t-shirt designs, and cardstock drawings. Give new life to your rustic jewelry or even your porch wind chimes by using simple marker-coloring techniques on the metal. You can also put finishing touches on your clay sculptures with magic markers instead of hard-to-control paints. Here are projects that are imaginative, detailed, and transcendent!