Happy Wednesday, fellow Cricut-eers!
How is your first full week of 2019 going? I do hope it’s been productive and that you are persevering with your New Year’s Resolutions.
My New Year’s Resolution is to further spread the word about Cricut’s image subscription plan called Access, which is why I’ve come up with my Cricut Access Challenge. Have you been tuning in?
Today’s Access Challenge involves using the Pen Holder in your machine and was developed for my son’s Skills Trainer, who has Cystic Fibrosis and is currently at Mass General getting treatment.
While we were visiting on Sunday, I noticed she had a wonderful set of double tipped markers for coloring. I asked about them and she said she loves to color Mandalas when she gets bored. Immediately a spark went off in my head and I started planning a project involving Cricut, of course.
Here is what I came up with—amazingly detailed adult coloring pages done entirely with my Cricut and a basic black Cricut Pen! And, yes, all of these great coloring pages are part of Cricut Access!
If you’ve never tried writing with your Cricut, you are in for a treat! I have to admit, watching the machine work is mesmerizing.
To find these coloring pages, simply search for “coloring pages” in Image Search. Or you can find an entire image set devoted to these pages by searching for “Color Happiness” in the Cartridge section. This image set has about a dozen designs specifically created for this purpose.There are also some “hidden” designs that you can find with a little searching, too.
Be sure to resize the images.
Try using 11” size for oversized, frame worthy designs. Or opt for an 8” size that will be easier to work with.
Oh! And don’t forget to use a smooth piece of card stock for a truly luxurious coloring experience!
This is a definite “Must try!” project!
P.S. A lot of people are asking how long it takes to make one of these. It does depend on the design, but most of them take about 15 minutes. If you stay and watch the machine working, you will notice the pen moves to different places. This is how it’s designed, so that your pen ink won’t smudge.Also I always use my Cricut 0.4 Tip, Black when doing these projects. They last and last. I was able to complete 8 intricate designs all with the same pen…and it’s still juicy! Use a pen not a marker, which may dry out.
Pinterest link: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146030975/
Design Space file on Cricut Community: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/125115362
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