73 entries in Pen/Pencil / Special Ink
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Encre invisible Recipe for invisible ink and its revelation
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 88
Unknown Die sympathetische Tinte chemical method to make writing appear on paper, paper has to be dipped in water
Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 63
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for invisible ink that becomes visible
Oct. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 160
Unknown Sympathetische Tinte three recipes for invisible ink
Variations Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 126
Antonio Molini Sympathetische Tinte recipes for invisible ink
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 157
Antonio Molini Sympathetische Tinte second part
Related to Nov. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11) 174
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Briefkasten answering letters, recipe for ink that becomes invisible
May 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 11) 176
J. Marcellin Sympatetische Tinte "sympathetisch", recipe for vanishing and re-appearing ink
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 122
Carl Willmann Ueber ein neues Papier für Geheimmitteilungen on appearing writing
Oct. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10) 159
Unknown Die Flammenschrift writing burns into piece of paper
Nov. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 175
Unknown Glimmbilder herzustellen No. 4, drawings that appear when heated, chemical
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 158
Oswald Rae Mems From My Note Book "Being a selection of useful recipes gathered at various times from different sources too numerous to enumerate"
  • To Render Fabric Fireproof
  • Fireproofing Wood
  • To Clean Velvet or Plush
  • To Clean Glassware
  • To Gloss and Clean Ivorine Balls
  • Red Billiard Ball Dye
  • To Dye Flags, etc
  • Various Coloured Inks or Dyes (Red, Blue, Gold, White Ink)
  • Varnishes
  • To Harden a Felt Hat, etc.
  • Varnish Remover
  • Paint Remover
  • Luminous Paint
  • Porcelain Fekes, etc.
  • Celluloid Varnish
  • To Apply Sealing Wax Evenly
  • Pads for Thought Readers
  • Reading Through Sealed Envelopes
  • Ink for Lightning Artists
  • Stains
  • Black Crayon for Lightning Artists
  • Dull Black Paint
  • Spirit Gum Substitute
  • Gold Paint
  • Chemical Slate Writing
  • Trick Seals
1926 Between Ourselves 85
Don Tanner The Dead Return spectator writes question on card which is put in envelope, envelope burns in a flash and question is now on other side of envelope
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 11
U. F. Grant Grant's Mutilated Hanky borrowed handkerchief, ink spots, cut up, then restored
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 13
Tom Ransom Racing Aces! four aces marked with an X on the back, covered each with three cards, aces vanish and appear in pocket, vanishing ink
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 928
Sam Leo Horowitz X-It! paper torn in eight pieces, performer draws an X on four of them, the marks disappear and appear on the other pieces
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 233) 930
Bill Nord Magical Rorschach ink blot vanishes, Rorschach test presentation
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 945
John Gannaway Tips on This and That
  • Liquids
  • Think Ink
  • Cut and Restored Tie
  • Paper Restorations
1961 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961) 19
Al Koran Numerology ca. nine called-out four-digit numbers written on paper and put in bowl, spectator takes out paper and it is predicted, disappearing ink, see p. 552 for credit information, see p. 608 for comments by Mike Rogers and Sam Dalal
Related to
  • "Decision Control" (Syd Bergson)
Variations
Apr. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 514
Sam Dalal Disappearing Ink
Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 608
Tony Shiels The Man Who Was Not There polaroid picture of performer is sent by mail, performer vanishes on photograph
Inspired by
  • George Arrowsmith's "Remote Control Vanish"
Variations
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 86) 427
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pens
Inspired by 1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 100) 499
Karl Fulves Electric Ink looking for normal looking metallic ink
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 7) 25
Karl Fulves Invisible Inc. looking for ink that appears when dry
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 14) 54
Stan Blumenthal 98-Cent Divination ESP symbol appears on business card, invisible ink
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 158) 788
Basil Horwitz Velleda Variations one-ahead prediction with erasable pen
1978 The Talon (Issue 2) 10
Larry Becker "Anything Goes" erasable prediction, one of three colors, clever wording
Related to 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 124
Larry Becker Ho to Broaden the Possibilities further thoughts on the two-way erasable prediction
Related to 1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 128
Larry Becker The Perfect Mental Utility Device - The Anything Goes Tic Board bingo presentation for the two-way erasable prediction, clipboard
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 130
David Britland Velleda Variations chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink
Inspired by Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 25
Larry Becker Ultimate Psychometry with invisible ink pen
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 69
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased with erased and name of selection remains
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 269) 1342
Dennis Marks The 'X' Factor prediction of selected ESP symbol, five cards one bares symbol others are blank, erasable ink
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 251) 1253
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Credit Check prediction in form of X on one of five credit cards, erasable ink
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 255) 1273
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mind's Eye prediction of a name, removable ink
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 268) 1338
Stephen Tucker Velleda Variations sentence is erased, name of selection appears, erasable ink
Inspired by 1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 79
Bob Ostin 'Is There Anyone There?' ink forms into chosen ESP sign, signed card, uses Velleda pens
1981 Babel (Issue 1) 14
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
1982 A Boon for All Seasons 42
William P. Miesel Bill Miesel's Utility Chart erasable marker on poster board, for predictions
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 23
Ben Harris Cig-Stuff message appears on cigarette, written with invisible ink
1985 Out Of His Mind! 128
Philip T. Goldstein Eye-Cue based on Peter Warlock's “A Matter Of Design“ from “Methods Of Miracles“, erasable prediction
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1276
Terri Rogers Debtor's Monte three cards with messages, prediction, erasable ink to change message, Velleda
Feb. 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 12
Terri Rogers Shadowline writing on card vanishes and appears on hand of performer, erasable ink, Velleda
1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 38
Steve Beam The Magic Maker marker is put in pocket without putting cap on it, big ink stain on shirt, then cap vanishes and reappears on pen and ink stain vanishes
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 489
Ben Harris HighLight numbers on paper, one marked with highlight pen, digit travels to another paper, using principle that highlight pens dissolve printing on NCR paper (no carbon required)
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 9
Diabelli Pendeln one of five ESP cards is selected with pendulum, it is marked with an X on the back, boardmarker ink
1991 Allerlei Experi-Mentales 34
Larry White Hieroglyph-Trick cards with jewels and skeletons and snakes, spectator selects correct one, erasable ink
1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5) 5
Karl Fulves Bloodlines blood writing on paper, chemical
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 150
Jack Avis The Ghost Pen using invisible ink pen
2006 Rara Avis 196
Sveroni Das Ritual spectator's scribbling is heated up and transforms into name of selection, friXion pen
Inspired by
  • Mathieu Bich's "Sympathel Ink"
2008 Heureka! 7
Sveroni Das Ritual mit Sternzeichen spectator's scribbling is heated up and transforms into his zodiac sign, friXion pen
2008 Heureka! 12
Sveroni Das Ritual mit Visitenkarten adaptation of Das Ritual for close up, with business cards
2008 Heureka! 12
Christoph Borer Heinrich Favrod three billet prediction, with different colored pens, story presentation
Also published here 2010 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 15
Jon Armstrong What If? chosen card predicted, prediction then visually changes into another selection (frixion pen)
2011 The Magical Adventures of Jon Armstrong 16
Jon Armstrong I Scream, You Scream... ice cream cone drawn on business card, it melts under flame, frixion pen
2011 The Magical Adventures of Jon Armstrong 21
Christoph Borer Ads of this World out of this world with advertising brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 4
Christoph Borer Die Übereinstimmung two spectators select two objects with the same symbol on it
2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 8
Christoph Borer Schamanische Steine two stones are selected which have the same symbol on it
2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 8
Christoph Borer Herzen der Liebe couple selects two heart-stones, they have the same symbol on the back
2012 Endlose Möglichkeiten 9
Christoph Borer Die Reiseprospekte out of this world with travel brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2016 21 30
Christoph Borer Lea cards with tombstones, names written on them, selection was named before trick begun
2016 21 110
Christoph Borer Heinrich Favrod three billet prediction, with different colored pens, story presentation
Also published here 2018 Mentale Notizen 59
Christoph Borer Mirakel-Symbole prediction of a symbol, cards with symbols
2018 Mentale Notizen 116
Christoph Borer Die echte Hexe five wooden pawns behind five candles, fire of candle in front of chosen pawn goes out, prediction on pawn
2018 Mentale Notizen 120
Christoph Borer Das Feuer bringt es an den Tag gag prediction on paper (all cards), then real prediction remains when lighter is held under paper
2018 Mentale Notizen 123
Christoph Borer Der Joker gilt für alles gag prediction on paper (all cards), then real prediction remains when lighter is held under paper, words change to joker
2018 Mentale Notizen 126
Christoph Borer Glück mit Gift four bottles, one with poison
2018 Mentale Notizen 159
Christoph Borer Die Wegbrenn-Schrift writing on paper changes from "are you present" to "yes", applying heat
2018 Mentale Notizen 187
Kieron Johnson Hot Deck prediction of wrong card on card case visually melts/changes into right one, electronics
2018 The Time Traveller 83
Joaquín Navajas La tiza fantasma writing or symbol appears on hand, special ink
Also published here
  • Joaquin Navajas' "La tiza fantasma" and "The Phantom Chalk", both in 1988.
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 91
Joaquín Navajas Trans ESP spectator selects an ESP card and draws symbol on the back of performer's hand, symbol appears inside the hand
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 98
Joaquín Navajas Telequinesp chalk on hand starts to move and draws chosen symbol
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 100
Joaquín Navajas Reloj Fantasma circle is drawn on wrist of performer and wrist held by spectator, time is selected and hands appear inside circle to match chosen time, two methods
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 102