Have you ever wondered how to draw with Cricut? I'm going to show you how easy it is and then create a modern mountain art piece in less than 15 minutes.This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support.
For my second Xyron post as a Design Team member is in collaboration with Derwent. They have these amazing quality colouring pencils that you have to try! I'm going to walk you through using your Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore to draw this modern mountain art. I filled it in afterwards with the Derwent Colouring Pencils and I love the look it gave me.Supplies –
- Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore
- Cricut Fine Point Pen
- Derwent Colouring Pencils
- Derwent Sketch and Store Sketchbook
- Xyron Creative Station
- Cricut Design Space File
To use the draw feature on your Cricut is really easy. The best way to accomplish a great look is to search draw in Cricut Design Space. On the right-hand side of the image will show you whether you have your image selected as cut, print or draw. Be sure that when you're drawing that you have the pen tool selected. It will automatically change the image to show you what it will look like drawn. If you have multiple layers and it is not an original drawing image then you will have some overlap in your image that will be extremely noticeable. When you have your image selected as draw and sized to fit your sketchbook, load the paper onto your mat. I chose the light grip mat and I tore two individual sheets from the sketchbook. I was able to place both images on the same mat and spaced the drawings out.
To do this, select Make It in Design Space. Select that you want to make two of the same project and it will auto-populate onto your mat preview. Rotate your images to fit on the measurements of your actual mat like the example below.Select continue and load your Cricut Fine Point Pen into clamp A. Release the clamp on side A and slide your pen all the way down until you feel it click. Position the pen so that the arrow is facing towards you and pointing down on the pen. Load your mat and select Go.
With the pens, you can select that the image can be drawn 2X as fast. If your image has a lot of detail don't select this option. It's just a matter of saving a minute or two so it's not necessary to remember this step.
After you have drawn with your Cricut, unload the mat and remove the sketchbook paper off of the mat. Be sure to cap your pens when they are not in use. Now that your image has been drawn with the Cricut fine point pen, use your Derwent Colouring Pencils and color in some of the images. Use one of the drawn images and leave the other to the side for now. Just fill it in however you want, no need to be perfect.
Run it through your Xyron Creative Station, rub and then peel away the clear top-sheet away. Cut the images on the drawing lines and now you will have stickers that will have adhesive on all edges of the cut images. You don't have to keep all the pieces but just place them wherever you want on your plain drawn image.If you notice on the first image that I pulled through the Creative Station that I didn't use all the pieces that I colored. I took the time to decide on what images I wanted to place back on the other drawn image. I really enjoyed using these Derwent Colouring Pencils and I can't wait to put them to use again for all my scrapbooking and cardmaking.