How to use Draw with Cricut Design Space
Alexis from Persia, Lou, and I are comparing the Silhouette and Cricut machines. We’re going over how to use draw in cricut design space and what you can do with it, as well as how to separate a file into multiple colors and addressing envelopes with cricut pens.
What is the Cricut Draw Tool?
The draw tool uses the same cutting mechanics as the Cricut Explore and Cricut Maker, but with a marker instead of a blade. It has some limitations, but it’s pretty cool.
How to Use Cricut to Cut AND Draw
I made this little envelope out of card stock and used a script font for the text. Make sure to use a writing font for your envelope. I also chose to add a stamp design to the envelope. If you don’t ‘attach’ all the pieces of a design using the paperclip icon at the bottom, Cricut will space them out as if it’s cutting layers out of vinyl.
Using the Cricut Draw Function with Fonts (writing fonts)
You can cut any of your own fonts with the Cricut (woohoo!) and they have a huge library of fonts to choose from in their software. You can adjust the spacing of your letters, but it’s clear that these aren’t evenly spaced.
How to Address Your Own Envelope
I previously demonstrated how to do this in a Cricut VS Silhouette project, and I used the same address template for this project. If you’re doing a lot of envelopes at once, I recommend using SnapMat to keep them all lined up.
Do you need to select the right pen and paper in Cricut Design Space?
For the Cricut, material selection is critical; you can’t select ‘kraft envelope,’ so something like ‘cardstock’ works well; the machine won’t detect which color you put in there, but it usually doesn’t matter.
Can you use a Cut File for the Draw Tool
If you have a thinner design that looks like a draw design but is actually a cut file, you’ll have to double up each of your lines.
How to Separate a Cricut Design Into Different Colors
If you find a design you like in Cricut Design Space, you can separate it to cut or draw in different colors using the ‘contour’ tool, which is located at the bottom of the layers panel.
Using the Infusible Ink Pens + Washable Fabric Pen with Cricut Maker
The Infusible Ink is designed to be used on laser copy paper and then transferred to a blank, while the Washable Fabric Pen can be used to mark the pattern directly onto your fabric.
Can you free draw in Cricut design space?
Basic shapes are available for free in Cricut Design Space and can be used to create quick cut designs, accents to current designs, and extra draw accents on your projects.
How do you draw an image on Cricut?
Here’s how to get your design ready for drawing.
- Open or import the image you want to use on your Design Space canvas.
- Select/click the layer of the image you want to set as drawing.
- From the palette options that appear, select “writing.”
- From the same palette options palette, select the pen color.
How do you draw and cut on Cricut design space?
Select Writing from the Filter drop down after typing text into a text box, then click on the Style drop down and select Writing or click on Linetype and select Draw to change Cricut from cut to draw.
Can you draw an image in design space?
You can use Design Space to upload your own images to write (or draw) with a Cricut Pen, cut with a blade, or Print Then Cut with a paired color printer.
Can I upload my own images to Cricut?
Yes, you can use Cricut Design Space to upload your own images, designs, and graphics, then cut them out with your machine. You can even upload photos and use the Print feature.
Can you upload your own drawings to Cricut?
You can upload your own images in Design Space if you have a Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore machine. You can upload your images in 6 different file types using your desktop (Mac or PC) or mobile device (iOS or Android). We want to give you the freedom to design wherever you are the second you get inspired.
What does flatten mean Cricut?
Flatten converts an image from a Cut image to a Print image, leaving only an exterior cut line around the outside edge. Flattening a single layer will turn that layer into a printable image; flattening multiple layers will combine all of those layers into a single printable image.
Can I use Sharpies in my Cricut?
DESMOR adapters are compatible with Sharpie Fine Point Markers, Ultra Fine Point Markers, and Art Pens for use in Cricut Explore Air Series and Cricut Maker Series machines.
What is single line SVG?
A Single Line SVG (scalable vector graphic) file is a type of SVG that uses a single pixel line to give the design the appearance of a line drawing or sketch, and is also known as a Draw File or Sketch File. Instead of cutting a design, your machine will know how to DRAW it!
Are there free writing fonts for Cricut?
Make Any Font a Writing Font for Cricut She uses free software called Inkscape, which you’ll need to download. Give it a try; you might like it.