Did you know that you can use the Cricut Explore Air to create your own custom artwork? I love adding frames of art to the walls and shelving in my home but hate spending lots of money on original art pieces when I can easily make some myself. Its easy to make adorable and awesome art for your home using Cricut pens in the Cricut Explore. Do you wish you had your own Cricut Explore? Check out the bottom of this post for a Cricut giveaway!
To begin, choose an image from the image library in Cricut Design Space. You can also upload your own design or a free printable – I shared instructions for that here. I found the single layer images with fine lines were the easiest to use. You can refine your search to just these items to narrow down a good design, or just use text to create a design.
When you have your design selected, change the size to fit the frame you are using. I found it helped to insert a rectangle and size it to fit inside the frame. This step just made it easier to visualize where on the page it would print. You can delete it after, or group it with your design and have it cut out and ready to go into the frame. Double check that your layer attributes are set to write and not cut. This will tell the machine to use the pen tool and not the blade.
When you are ready to draw, load the cutting mat with your carstock and place the pen in the left housing making sure to push it in until you hear a click. Load the mat and hit go! Its that easy to create your own art for your home.
These prints were made using the metallic pen on black cardstock. I think a gold ink pen would look AMAZING and suggest the thicker pens for this look.
This mermaid tail print was made using the fine tip pens, just to show you the difference the pen tip makes.
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