I am the featured designer on "She's a Sassy Lady" Blog today! I will be showing the steps for using the Cricut Markers and Gel Pens with the Cricut Expression and Gypsy as a tutorial.
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These images were cut using the Cricut Markers.
Follow the same steps for the Cricut Gel Pens.
These images were drawn with the Gel Pens. Notice that I have cut all the layers from the same color card stock.
To create the colored layers, I return to the original Gypsy screen and remove the larger images. I leave the images that need to be cut from colored paper. The colored paper is put on the mat to match the screen. I manipulate the images for ease in cutting out the small pieces.**Important Tip**...Don't save this screen, unless you rename it!! If this screen is saved without renaming, it will erase the full screen of all the layers.
Friends waiting to be finished!
The top layer of the image has all the layers of the image. The bottom layer is attached with dimensional foam tape. Notice the shine on the image. Before attaching the bottom layer, both pieces were laminated using the Provocraft "Your Story".**Tip** The "Your Story" laminating machine did not laminate the top layered piece very well. I had to use glue dots to adhere the plastic to the image. There doesn't seem to be enough pressure or heat to fuse the piece with layers. However, the bottom, single layer piece laminated very well.
The image on the left was created using the Cricut Gel Pens. The image on the right was created using the Cricut Markers.
Pen used on left, marker used on the right!
Pooh Bear and friends waiting to play!