Video 1: The Base
Tips to Remember:
- As with any type of art, patience and practice is the key!
- When tracing or drawing a flat line, do not turn the light on. Draw first, cure after.
- When drawing vertically, draw with the light on.
- Draw thin lines, cure, and then go back and thicken the lines.
- When filling in a large area, apply a thin layer of ink and allow it to settle. Then cure it with the light and cure on the back side of the plastic.
- Wipe off the tip with a paper towel or baby wipe to remove excess ink.
- If you make a mistake, cure the ink and then carefully remove the piece.
- Clean your hands and work area with baby wipes or an alcohol-based cleaner.
- The ink may stain clothes and carpet, so work carefully!
- NOTE: We are drawing on construction paper. To make a freestanding cube, draw on a plastic sheet.
- The base of the cube has 4 sides of equal length.
- Draw slowly and try to make each side the same length. Do NOT turn the light on yet!
- Once the base has been drawn, go back over the lines with the light.
- Move slowly to make sure everything dries.
Video 2: The Sides
- When drawing vertical, draw with the light ON.
- Don’t worry if the lines aren’t perfectly straight, but do try to make them all the same height.
- After the lines are dry, go back over them with more ink to make them thicker.
- Cure the ink with the light.
Video 3: The Top
- Starting at one vertical post, draw with the light ON to connect it to the next corner post.
- Make a mistake? No worries. Dry the ink, break it off and start over. OR you can go back and thicken it up.
- Repeat this process for the other three sides.