Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Pen Tutorial

I'm not real good at doing tutorials so please bare with me. Now if I had an extra hand, it might be different, but I don't think I'd want to grow a third hand. *grin* I had posted a week or so ago the little notebooks and pens I'd made and told you I'd show you how if I had requests. So for those of you that requested here it is.
Here are two types of pens that can be used. The top pen is a RSVP pen and is actually the easiest to use to make these with because you just have to unscrew the top. The other pen has a flat top and you need to push it up and out the barrel by applying pressure to the ink tip, but be careful with this. You don't want to damage your pen. It's really not hard, but just be careful. There may be other pens you can do this with, but you just have to experiment to see if the barrel opening is big enough as you'll see later.

Now take a piece of DSP cut approximately 1" x 2 3/4". You'll have to measure the length of your pen barrel, but the 1" width is usually good. Roll it around the ink cartridge of your pen. I usually use two hands to do this so this would be where my third hand would come in handy taking pictures. *grin*

Here it is completely rolled around the ink cartridge of the pen.

Now insert it into the barrel of the pen.

Voila' you've got a DSP pen. I used the Bella Rose DSP. It's one of my favorite papers. It's on page 159 of the New Spring/Summer 2009 catalog and sells for $9.95.
Stay tuned for tomorrow when I show you how I made the notebook to match the pen. Until then Happy Stampin'!


Yankee in England said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial I have been wanting to make some of these but did not know what size to make the paper. Thanks again

WandaG_CT said...

Love it, love it, love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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