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Spin Art with the Groove Tool

It spun around so I thought the Groove Tool just might work for some easy spin art and I was right! Check out the video how to do this!

Want to feel like a kid again? Making spin art takes me right back to when I was a kid. After getting a spin art machine, I would get paint all over the place as the machine whirled the paper around. Guess that is why Mom always sent me outside to do it. Hours were spent mesmerized by the color play as I used up the paints way more quickly than Mom wanted. Looking back that was a hint of what was to come later in life for me.

Carolyn's made a video playing with the Groove Tool in an altered book!Back to the present moment….I have been exploring The Groove Tool, which Art-C sent me to give it a try. You can see my video from an earlier post as I played in an altered book journal here.

The Groove Tool comes with 4 different tips. I thought I would try something different with one of the sanding tips to turn it into a hand held spin art machine. It was easy and fun and doesn’t seem to have impacted the sandpaper either!

I was even well behaved in the beginning and didn’t splatter….but couldn’t help but add a lot of color and create a bit of a splattering mess on my hand by the end. Splattering piant makes me so happy! Join me for a little spinning fun in the video!

Watch Spin art with the Groove Tool on YouTube.

Here are the spins I made in the video. Warning, warning, warning, this is highly addictive and can make time stand still!

It spun around so I thought the Groove Tool just might work for some easy spin art and I was right! Check out the video how to do this!

Here are the supplies I used. Some of these links are affiliate links which means I get a small percentage. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and you are helping me keep this blog and my videos ad free! Thank you- I don’t like ads any more than you do!

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  • anja September 24, 2015, 7:12 pm

    I don’t know how to contact you butt i want to let you know that, being subscribed to your newsletter I receive your sparks of art. I used the last one here on my blog to see:http://scrapitch.over-blog.com/2015/09/playtime.html
    scroll down a little into the article; its obvious and i gave you the crédits!

  • anja September 24, 2015, 7:13 pm

    I don’t know how to contact you but i want to let you know that, being subscribed to your newsletter I receive your sparks of art. I used the last one here on my blog to see:http://scrapitch.over-blog.com/2015/09/playtime.html
    scroll down a little into the article; its obvious and i gave you the crédits!

  • Wanda Hentges September 24, 2015, 10:13 pm

    Way Cool, Carolyn!!!!!!!

  • Shel C September 25, 2015, 10:22 am

    So much fun Carolyn! You are so creative to think of making spin art with that very industrial seeming tool. I used to love making these little splashes of sunshine when I was a kid 🙂

  • Annie Choate September 25, 2015, 11:15 am

    Now THIS I can really get excited about!

  • gabriele September 25, 2015, 4:05 pm

    what outrageous fun! I want to – heck I neeed to do the same thing!
    play time here I come gabriele 🙂

  • Diana Ramsey September 25, 2015, 4:42 pm

    That looked like a lot of fun. I tried spin-art once or twice and I could never get it to look what I had imagined it SHOULD look like, but this looks a lot more manageable!

  • Denise Spillane September 25, 2015, 6:47 pm

    Leave it to you to find such a fun, crazy way to use this tool. I love your idea. You know mandalas are so popular now, what a great way to start one. Love how your creativity works Carolyn!

  • PhyllisY September 25, 2015, 10:07 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. I LOVE this! I’m definitely adding a Groove Tool to my wish list, but I don’t think I can wait to get one–until then I’m off to find other things that spin (the drill, the sander, the Dremel, my old record player . . .). Thank you!

  • Jane Christensen September 25, 2015, 11:53 pm

    Such a clever idea and so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sonya Lemacks September 26, 2015, 1:02 am

    I’ve seen this before but the jury was still out as to whether I was going to purchase or not….SOLD. I too loved spin art and this looks like toooooooooooo much fun. Tfs♡

  • Jean Marmo September 26, 2015, 9:43 am

    THis is the coolest ever! What fun! I want to do this!!

  • Kathy Gledsdale September 26, 2015, 12:14 pm

    What a load of fun!!! xx

  • Ozge Basagac September 27, 2015, 12:29 pm

    This is such a fun hack to do with the groove tool 🙂 I loved the idea and the outcome. I should find something spinning. So much potential!