Filled in letters with Cricut markers

January 31, 2009 at 4:44 pm 6 comments

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I’ve heard a few folks looking for a way to create filled in text or shapes when using markers in their Cricut machine. Normally when you cut or draw letters, you get the outline of the font, with open space in the middle. In this Video Tutorial I’ll show you how to apply a screen pattern to the text in Inkscape so that it will fill in with your Cricut markers.

A couple of things to remember

1. Do not try to cut files you make this way, they are for markers only.

2. The size of the screen pattern should not be changed, so work in actual size and import into SCAL at that same size.

3. This takes a very long time to finish marking on the Cricut so take that into account when using this technique.

Download the screen file

Update 8/18/09 here are some great, much simpler, tips for solid lettering with markers on the Cricut from HeatherM.

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  • 1. Marg  |  February 8, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Thanks. I have been wondering how this could be done. I will give this a try.

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  • 2. Lisa  |  June 9, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you!! This is very helpful.

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  • 3. Susan  |  October 11, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you. I will try this. I appreciate your tutorials.
    Is there any way to make small text, like 1/2 inch. look like a single stroke or do I have to do this?

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    • 4. Kay  |  October 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm

      It is very tricky to get it to look like a single stroke. Best bet it is a very narrow stroke font like handwriting, rendered small so that outlines fall on top of each other. You have to play with it to get the size right. for the given font.

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  • 5. Pre-filled fonts for gel pens « Clever Someday  |  April 30, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    [...] 30, 2010 I had a prior post where I gave a rather contorted procedure for filling in the fonts that you draw with Cricut [...]

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  • 6. Pre-filled fonts for gel pens « Clever Someday  |  February 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    [...] had a prior post where I gave a rather contorted procedure for filling in the fonts that you draw with Cricut [...]

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