Initially I had pulled out an orange distress marker: I tried a little scribble and ugh it was pretty dead, so I Just grabbed a pink one.
I went back to that marker and thought I would really like to get that one going, I know I had done very, very little coloring with it if any at all. As you can see from this picture, what I did worked.
Both ends of this marker were dried out. I pulled the nibs out and the pen crowns holding them in.
I did learn the brush nib had two ends - yay!
The fine line nib is a very interesting material, I'm not sure what it is, my guess would be a molded nylon. It has a very tough durable tip.
I watered up the fine tip a little with a water and glycerin solution ( 1/2 tsp glycerin with 1 drop alcohol and two oz of water, in a 2 oz bottle with an eye dropper.
Next I put a few drops of the same solution in both ends of the pen barrel, then I added 1 dropper full of distress reinker in each end. I know Ranger says is isn't the same formula, but it worked , really well. I reassembled the pen and let it sit for a few minutes.
It was like new!!!
That was 3 days ago, I have tried it several times since then all with perfect results.!
I think my favorite line of product would be the T H distress products. They are to me worth the investment. The ink pads are wonderful and last a long, long time and with the refills easily available, It increases there life span by years if stored properly. I have been just a bit disappointment in the pens - knowing I actually can refresh them will mean I can enjoy them much longer and look forward to new color lines!
I hope this was helpful!
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