In this lesson, I am going to show you how to use the wheel guide to help you use the wheel stamps. For this lesson you will need a wheel guide, wheel handle, ink cartridge, and wheel stamp. For the lesson, I am using the Love wheel.
The wheel guide comes in two pieces like shown above. They are clear and clip together as needed. The little black parts are little grips so the wheel guide won’t slip when using it.
The wheel guide can hook together to form a 90 degree angle. This would come in handy if you were making a border around a part of your project or if you were just stamping at the edge of a project.
The wheel guide can also hook together to form a continuous straight edge as shown above. This would come in handy for making a border on a scrapbook page (like shown in this lesson!)
To use the wheel guide, get your ink cartridge and stamp loaded onto your handle and ready to stamp. Place the guide where you want it your wheel stamp to go.
After you have made sure to test your wheel on scratch paper, line the wheel up at the edge of your paper and the edge of your wheel guide. Please note, usually it is best to place your other hand on top of the wheel guide to help keep it in place but I was photographing myself so I couldn’t show that! LOL.
Start to roll your wheel keeping it firmly and flatly pressed against the paper and make sure the edge of the stamp is touching the wheel guide. (This might take practice)
Remove your wheel guide and you have a nice little stamped border!
Remember: Using the wheel stamps sometimes takes lots of practice so don’t get discouraged if it takes you a couple of tries to get the hang of it. It took me a while to figure out the right amount of pressure needed and I made quite a few borders with unstamped areas on them LOL.