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"Burnish" Metallic Finish With Markers

Got a good deal on extra reading glasses at the 99 Cent Store (the label read $9.95!!). But they are metallic, and even though they are sturdier than my normal plastic glasses, they just look cheesier. So I "burnished" the metal with a brown permanent marker on a gold pair and a blue on the silver and they are much improved. (Note: This isn't a terribly sturdy finish and I would only recommend it for occasional, not daily wear) But the marker(s) make it easy to get at the metal around the lenses themselves and it looks "mottled", it makes a nice finish, anyway.


By pamphyila from Los Angeles


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March 6, 20070 found this helpful

What a great idea. How about "sealing" it with clear fingernail polish to make it a little more permannet?

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