Of all the effects Devin has released over the years, this is one of his all time favorites. The effect is totally unique and original. It never fails to create much after talk with any audience. This is one effect that you will really use. Unlike many effects you buy, this one will not end up in your drawer unused. Devin uses this in almost every public show he does. He considers this one of his strongest effects. Get ready to blow your audiences away. Enjoy.
Effect: Devin Knight has taken the borrowed ring effect to a NEW level. Performer asks to borrow a ring from a lady. You state you will MARK her ring so it can be identified later on. You bring out
a can of black spray paint and begin to shake it, stating you will mark her ring with some black paint. The audience howls with laughter at this point. As you shake the can, they hear the metal ball inside
the paint can mixing the paint, it's a loud clanging noise. Suddenly, the noise changes to a softer tingle!
What? Something is wrong. You look over at the ring, but the ring is NO MORE. In your otherwise empty hand is the metal ball from inside the paint can. Could it be the lady's ring is now inside the can? You shake it again and everyone can hear the ring inside the can. No longer is the clanking sound of a metal ball heard inside the can.
You say not to worry, there is a hole in the can and you can remove the ring that way. Removing the cap, you point to the hole in the nozzle and say you'll magically dissolve the ring and spray it out
of nozzle. Yeah, right.
Picking up a blank index card, you spray a small black circle on the card. You now vigorously shake the paint can. Not a sound is heard inside -- nothing at all. This part alone is very baffling to any
audience. You state that the black circle contains the ring material and will now return it to the lady. Whoops, she needs to sign for her ring. You hand her a pen and say, "Sign your name on the card
right under the circle."
You state that when the paint dries it will revert back to the ring. The signed card is then waved in the air to dry the paint. You then fold the card into quarters and show it COMPLETELY FLAT. Suddenly the
card begins to swell as though something is inside. You ask the lady to hold out her palm and the ring falls from the folded card.
You then hand her the card to unfold. The black paint circle has vanished but her name is still signed on the card! She can keep the card to show to her friends.
Baffling beyond words and one of the strongest effects in Devin's show. Something they talk about long afterwards. Easy to do with no difficult sleight of hand.
BONUS EFFECT INCLUDED:
- no refills to buy
- no real paint is used (although it appears to be) so no paint fumes.
- no mess
This is from Devin's strolling work and he uses it in strolling gigs all the time. Show a quarter, have it examined. Take it back and it becomes soft and pliable. In fact you
start to bend it back and forth showing how easily it bends. Finally you take the soften quarter and roll the quarter into a little metal ball which you drop into the person's hand. You use the metal paint
ball used for Paint Can Surprise
to do this trick. Explained in full detail.
NOTE: The version explained in Devin's 2009 Lecture Notes barely touches this effect. This is the full routine and directions that came with the trick that sold for $69.00 and how to make it up yourself. The cost of supplies you need are below $10.
1st edition 2012, 19 pages.
word count: 6319 which is equivalent to 25 standard pages of text