Last year I came across magnet sheets and of course I brought them with me because I thought you should be able to make something nice out of that. After having been in the closet for a few weeks, I suddenly got a nice idea.
I made a nice Christmas tree with separated decorations so that my then 5 year old son could decorate the tree himself and change it whenever he wants.
What do you need
1 pack of magnet sheets
Colored paper ( the magnet sheets have an adhesive layer) or adhesive vinyl
A lot of fonts seem perfect to use with your draw function on your machine, but when you actualy use them you see that most fonts arn’t filled in. There is a solution for that and i will come back to it later in this post.
It took me quite some time to collect fonts that you can just use with your pen without the need to get the letters filled.
Also important to know is that it really makes a difference if you use the markers that come with the machine or when you use your own pens.
I tested the fonts with the markers that come with the scanncut machine and i tested the fonts with a gel pen that fit in the universal Pen Holder.
You will see that when you use a marker which has a thicker point to write with you can use more fonts then when you use a gel pen which has a really small point.
As you can see in the pictures when you write with markers the fonts are perfect and there are no blank spaces. However if you look at the next picture where the fonts are written with a golden gel pen.
I marked the fonts that where perfect with the gel pen as well. Font 1, 2, 8 and 9. The other fonts show small empty places.
If you want the letter filled to give them the real handwriting look you can do 2 things.
1. is the easy way and color the letters yourself you can even do it with an other color which can give an awesome effect.
2. Let the machine color it for you. With the program Sure Cuts a lot also called SCAL you type your text and then go to effects and choose Line fill and use the settings like in the picture.
Now you can see in the pictures below how the letters look before the fill and after the fill effect
Below you see a list with the links where you can find the fonts some of them are free others are not.
I like weeding a lot ( yes i know most people think i am crazy) But i also like to make things as easy as possible.e When i use to weed my project i found the vinyl pieces every where even in my hair but not anymore.
I found that ring polish holders are a perfect addition to my weeding tools. Because the holder is made of silicone the vinyl wont stick to it and you can empty the ring with no trouble.
Many of you have seen the HOT MESS CANVAS on many Facebook groups
You start with a canvas and paint it with different colors. ( I only used 2 blue and grey) these colors will be your design colors.
This is also a fun project to do with your kids for fathers day. You give the the canvas, a brush and paint and let them paint it any way they want to. In de mean time you can make your design and cut it out on your machine with vinyl.
I made this text which is also available in my shop as cut file but also as a vinyl sticker.
When the canvas is dry you can apply the vinyl.
(This can be tricky because the paint can give some trouble to get the vinyl to stick. Use a hair blower to get it to stick to the canvas and make sure your transfer tape isn’t to sticky)
As you can see on the picture i only used blue and grey and put black vinyl on it.
You can leave it like this i like it this way as well but then again you don’t have the awesome effect i show you in the next picture.
Now my text has these awesome colors and you have a perfect gift.
I chose to paint my canvas white again and when the paint was almost dry i removed the black vinyl.
How fun is this to do this with your kids for fathers day or just make a awesome hot mess for your self as wall decor.
If you want to make a text board in inkscape see my video here