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The Groove Tool Review & Demo Video

Hello & happy day! I have something new to share with you all today!

I was browsing the isles of my local craft store and spotted this new little gadget, The Groove Tool by Art-C. 2015-05-30 11.30.50 Being the art tool junkie that I am, and it being on sale… well, I couldn’t resist so Hello, Demo Video!

You can see it in action at the bottom of this video, but first, I’ll say a couple of things about it, since this is a review as well. Here’s what comes included in the box: 2015-05-30 11.32.42

  • 1 Groove Tool
  • 1 Brush Tip
  • 1 Sponge Tip
  • 1 Course Sanding Tip
  • 1 Fine Sanding Tip

*Additional tips are available for purchase. It requires 2 AA batteries (not included) and sells for $19.99. If you can pick it up on sale or with a 40% off coupon, like I did, even better.

Basically this lightweight tool works much like a spinning facial cleansing brush in that the tips spin when you turn it on. It has 2 speeds, low and high, making it suitable for use on various mixed media substrates, like paper, canvas, aluminum, even wood.

The Groove is quiet, super easy to use and rather fun! I think it would be especially useful for someone with carpel tunnel or arthritis since the spinning tip does the work for you with very little pressure needed. It would also come in very handy when mass crafting items like cards and invitations.

Another nice thing about it, is that the spinning tips make for a very smooth application, whether you’re using paint or inks, without any harsh brush lines.

I like brush marks as much as the next gal, but sometimes I want a smooth application and The Groove handles that wonderfully.

I’m pleased with this fun little gadget and think it was a good purchase. Did I need it, no. But now that I have it, do I see myself using it again and again, yes! Over all, my take on The Groove Tool by Art-C is that it’s a keeper and a good addition to my art tools.

If you aren’t able to find it at your local craft store, I found it online at Scrapbook.com, but it looks like they are currently sold out. 2015-05-30 12.59.39 A few tags that I made using The Groove.

And now to see it in action… if you enjoy the video, please show it some love by clicking the thumbs up to “like” it.

tag1 Thanks for watching and Happy Arting! xo

Life Book Week 2 – Playing Tag

It’s week 2 of Life Book 2015 and we have a bonus project this week, which is nice. It gives people some who might still be working on week 1, a little breathing room. This week we’re Playing Tag with Roben-Marie Smith, who is part of Art to the 5th, the wonderful group of ladies that run the Documented Life Project. We were to create a tag using a word that we’ll be carrying with us through out the year. As you know from my previous posts, my word for the year is Release, so that’s what I used for my tag. 2015-01-06 18.25.49 I’ll show you how you can create your own to hang in your craft space or pin to your inspiration board, any place that you might need a gentle little reminder of your intention for the year. 2015-01-06 17.55.24I started by spraying a tag with Dylusions ink. I used Cherry Pie and Pure Sunshine, then dried it with a heat tool. Don’t worry if it begins to curl up on you, as it dries it will flatten itself out. 2015-01-06 18.01.39 Using one of my own hand carved stamps and StazOn ink, I stamped around one edge. 2015-01-06 18.04.06Using a white Molotow marker and a white Uni-Ball Signo I added a few doodles. 2015-01-06 18.05.28Next, I gave my tag a few splatters of Golden Fluid Acrylic in White Titanium and set it aside to dry. 2015-01-06 17.53.48 Using StazOn again, I stamped a bold flower stamp and an arrow stamp onto old book paper. The stamps are from Paperbag Studios. The two that I used are from Roben-Marie’s Media Essentials #1 set and Rae’s Missigman’s Natural Elements set. 2015-01-06 18.02.17 2015-01-06 18.13.39After cutting them out, I glued them to my tag and used a Stabilo Marks All and a water brush to go around the edges and make them pop. 2015-01-06 18.18.02Next, I took the tag to my sewing machine a gave it a little wonky stitching around the edges. 2015-01-06 18.21.59I added a few more doodles, used a “Scratches” stamp from Darkroom Door to add a bit more texture, looped a bit of Sari silk ribbon through the hole and finished it off by adding my word for the year. 2015-01-06 18.24.572015-01-06 18.25.18 2015-01-06 18.29.26 2015-01-06 18.24.322015-01-06 18.27.35Thank you for looking, I hope you found the post of value. Wishing you a wonderful and art filled week!

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