Drawing and Writing with Cricut – Get Started Guide
Jen Goode demonstrates how to use your Cricot to draw and write.
Drawing and Writing with Cricut
Drawing and writing with a Cricut machine: the basics, easy options, and more. Make-it-Now project ideas that include drawing and writing. I’ll be sharing a variety of canvas layouts, some of which include free images and others which do not.
Using Cricut Pens
I tend to talk about “drawing” far more than “writing,” but the tips and information I share are generally applicable to both drawing and writing, so keep in mind that if I say drawing, the tip will most likely apply to your writing as well.
Learn how to use the Cricut Pens to draw and write
This is the first in a series of articles about how to use a Cricut machine to draw and write.
Let’s get started drawing and writing with the Cricut
You can convert almost any cut design to a drawing design or add drawing elements to any project, so feel free to experiment with different looks with your cut files and see what happens when you convert them into drawing designs.
Types of Cricut Pens
Infusible Ink is heat set ink that allows you to create all kinds of custom designs for your projects. Metallic pens have a larger nib and draw more like a small marker.
Let’s practice and test our Cricut pens!
Canvas is a great way to see how well your Cricut pens work. I’m using a doodle border image set that you can get while in CDS. Tip: Design Space occasionally has issues and says the project isn’t available.
The Cricut Writing Tool Palette
To make a drawing or writing line in Cricut Design Space, simply designate the line as “draw” by selecting the image layer you want to draw and then selecting a pen color for that layer of the design.
Finding designs to draw
Many of my own designs for the Cricut library include a cut design and a draw line. To find my designs (JGoode Designs branded art) in Design Space, go to “images” and then enter “jgoode” in the search bar in the upper right.
Tips: Drawing and Writing with Cricut Machines
Attach the drawing lines together to keep a layout together; grouping lines does not result in a specific layout; it simply allows you to move pieces around your work canvas together. Test the different pen types before using them on your project to get an idea of how dark they appear on paper.
More Help and Ideas for Drawing and Writing with your Cricut Machine
Each lesson includes a project canvas that you can use in Cricut Design Space, as well as 11 additional lessons that cover a variety of uses and techniques. You don’t have to learn these techniques in any particular order, but I tried to arrange them in a simple to advanced order.
Using Your Cricut Pens – Tutorials and Example Projects
See what other creative projects you could make with them by looking through the gallery.
How do you draw a line in Cricut Design?
How to use the foil to draw your first line in Cricut Design Space
- Open design space.
- Select the score line tool from the shapes menu.
- With the score line tool selected, go to the type drop down box and select draw.
- Your line will now change to a draw line.
- Your shape will appear.
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.
Can you draw in design space?
To make a drawing or writing line in Cricut Design Space, simply select the image layer you want to draw and click the layer icon, whether it’s a pen, scissors, or printer. A palette will pop up, allowing you to select “draw” for this layer.
Can I design my own Cricut shapes?
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.
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!
How do you draw a curved line in SVG?
To draw it, you’ll need the end points (which you already have) and a control point that will determine the curve. To make a symmetrical curve, the control point must be on the perpendicular bisector of the line between the end points, which can be found with a little math.
Where is the curve tool in design space?
The Curve tool is located between the Alignment and Advanced tools in the Text Edit bar at the top of the Canvas. Note: The Curve tool is only available for the Windows/Mac version of Design Space; it is not yet available for mobile apps. Click the Text tool in the Design panel to the left of the Canvas.
What is the meaning of curved line?
Curves were originally known as lines, but lines are now commonly referred to as Straight Lines to make a clear distinction between the concepts of line and curve. Curves were originally known as lines, but lines are now generally referred to as Straight Lines to make a clear distinction between the concepts of line and curve.
What is the best app for Cricut?
Cricut, Silhouette, and Cameo Users’ Favorite Apps and Websites
- Eraser App.
- Font Candy.
- Quickbooks Self-Employed (If you sell your crafts)