I received The Groove Tool by ART-C to try out in my studio so, I decided to try Inking up with the Groove Tool and my Inks. I must say I was pleased with the results. I gathered some of my ART Screens and Crafter’s Inks from Clearsnap…
Then I got 2 AA batteries to put into the groove tool. The tool is extremely lightweight and comes with 4 attachments: ink tip, brush tip, course sanding tip and a fine sanding tip.
I placed my Stars Art Screen onto a piece of white card stock then, I attached the ink tip (the tips just pop on and off) to the Groove Tool, dabbed it onto my Blueberry ink pad and turned on the tool. It is very quiet and easy to work with…I started at one corner of my ART Screen and moved in a circular motion downward.
I was able to ink up the entire area in one inking. I love how the ink shaded from dark to light, if you do not like this look you could simply go over the areas again, depending upon how much ink you put on the first time there may still be plenty of ink left to touch it up.
I can see lots of uses for this tool for blending inks also.
Since I work with resin quite a bit and had just finished a piece that needed a bit of sanding I thought I would try the groove tool on it.
The edges were a bit thin and needed sanding so I attached the course sanding tip and went around the edges of this Christmas ornament. I did have to hold the ornament in my hand to sand it, although for the photo I am just showing the edge I was going to sand.
I then attached the fine sander and lightly went around the edge again to finish it off.
This was easy to do and only took a couple minutes.
I think this little tool is a good addition to my studio and will be using it often.