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DIY Scratch Art with Your Cricut

Make your own scratch art designs with your Cricut and have fun with the whole family. Scratch art is a fun way to create a coloring page that all ages can enjoy.

Create scratch are design boards with your Cricut Maker - designs by Jen Goode

How to Make Scratch Art with Your Cricut

With the Cricut machine you can also cut out your scratch art designs to make fun art activity cards. Perfect for a family fun night or party activity.

Typically, blank scratch art sheets are used to create freehand drawings or something stencils are used. Here's how you can use your Cricut to create 100s of unique scratch art designs. Use a scratch tool, like a toothpick, skewer or fingernail cuticle stick to “color in” or fill the scratch are designs.

Materials

Tip: make sure the designs you are “engraving” are not too detailed. The scratch paper is fairly soft, so it can tear easily. There are a few spots on mine where the coated layer of black and color tore off of the white paper and you can see it in the finished design.

Note: you might be able to use a different blade/tool with this and your machine, but Ive found the engraving tip to work best.

Instructions

  1. Open the project I've preset to try out these designs and see how I've set up the images to use with the engraving tool.
  2. Set whatever design you are using to Engrave. The outer shape needs to be set to Cut.
  3. Follow on-screen instructions to send the art to the cutting mat.
  4. For cut settings, I used “vellum” and “less” pressure.
Create scratch are design boards with your Cricut Maker - designs by Jen Goode
Create scratch are design boards with your Cricut Maker – designs by Jen Goode
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Scratch more space with a scratching tool- like coloring a coloring page – design by Jen Goode
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Coloring scratch art with a skewer – art project idea with your Cricut Maker by Jen Goode
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Make scratch art designs with your Cricut Maker - art designs by Jen Goode
Make scratch art designs with your Cricut Maker – art designs by Jen Goode

Jen is Passionate about Creativity. She is the owner and "doodle in charge" of JGoode Designs, a Denver based design studio. She is an illustrator, mixed media artist and creative lifestyle blogger. Jen has been a creative professional since 1998 but says she's been an artist since she was old enough to eat glue.

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