Have you ever heard of the IDO3D Vertical pen? I had heard of it, but never seen it in action until a few weeks ago.
Let me give you a little back story with this…you see, since receiving it, my 8 year old daughter had been asking and asking to use the IDO3D Vertical pen. Every time she asked it was not a good time, and I suggested it be done at a time when we could sit down together and figure it out.
One day, upon returning home from a jaunt around town, I came home to a mess of wax and stickiness on my kitchen table. Perplexed as to why the mess was there, I approached my daughter asking what happened. She informed me that she wanted to use the IDO3D Vertical pen and thought that she could figure it out on her own. (oh how I love the independent minds of my children sometimes….)
I was quite frustrated with the scenario I stumbled upon, but decided I needed to step in and help so that no more pen wax was wasted. (nor sticky mess created on my kitchen table) We talked a few minutes and she showed me what she was trying to do.
At this point neither I nor my daughter had read the instructions. We rolled with the flow and attempted to trace a design on the provided materials based off of what she had been doing. Our attempts to make a penguin ended with a bumpy blob, that was 3D but didn’t resemble a penguin much at all. I was less than thrilled about this artistic creation that was made and was trying to figure out what makes this item so much fun.
One of the main things that will help make successful 3D designs is patience. Slow and steady wins the race, making this product ideal for anyone who is detail oriented and capable to work step-by-step to properly complete the tasks.
Each pen is made of a soft, squeezable plastic. By applying pressure to it, the wax is released and art designs are created.
The blue LED light attaches to the bottom of the pens. When turned on it cures the wax, allowing it to harden.
As we learned while making our first design, the penguin, if you have the blue LED light on, it instantly cures the wax. That prevents anything from becoming smooth and makes this pretty difficult to outline. However, if you trace out your design THEN turn on the light after you have put the wax on the paper, it creates a very smooth design.
Just keep in mind that practice and patience are a big part of making this enjoyable for all…and don’t overlook reading the instructions first.
For some more tips and tricks, and well as enrolling in free 3D art classes, click here.
IDO3D was provided to me for review. Regardless of our arrangement, the words expressed are my own. Thanks!
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