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.
- no refills to buy
- no real paint is used (although it appears to be) so no paint fumes.
- no mess
NOTE: This is the full routine and directions that came with the trick that sold for $69.00 and directions how to make it up yourself. The cost of supplies you need are below $10.
Pages: 19 - 8.5" x 11" - 1st edition - PDF Format