Tips: Getting Started in 2D
Raised Graphics Give Your Artwork More Eye Appeal
A 3D pen is such a versatile tool that anyone can use and enjoy in creative and practical ways. The possibilities are endless!
You are able to draw on many different surfaces, such as plain paper, glass, metal, ceramics and plastics. The raised graphics produced by the 3D pen, give your designs or lettering more eye appeal. Adding a creative element to an outfit or costume or updating and personalizing accessories is only the start of what is possible with your 3D pen.
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Tips: How to Use a Stencil
Place the tip of the 3D pen at the starting point on the stencil. Make sure it is touching the paper. (Hint: You can use a sheet protector over the stencil to help keep the filament from sticking). Engage the feed button and extrude a small bead of filament. This is called the "anchor point". It will help to hold the filament to the stencil.
Trace along the stencil and try to keep the extruded filament as close to the stencil as possible. To stop extruding, press the feed button one time hold and gently push down to form an ending point. It is helpful to wait a bit before pulling the pen away. .
Once you have finished, allow the filament to cool down and harden for a few seconds, then gently peel it from the surface of the stencil which if covered with a sheet protector, will come off easily. If you extrude directly onto the paper stencil, it will tend to stick. You can rise the lettering or pattern with water to remove the paper if necessary.
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