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How to fill text in cricut design space for foiling.

Posted on 4th December 2019
*3rd party software is required to fill shapes as cricut design space does not have this capability. using 3rd party software is at your own risk.

1- To fill text you will need to download and install Inkscape free software Once this is installed you will need to download and install a crosshatch extension  for Inkscape. Go to evil mad scientist online and download the Axidraw software for your PC/mac.


2- Once downloaded install the extension.


3- Open Inkscape. Type your text.


4- Click on the text and font option.


5- Select the font you want to use. I am using luducudu font from fontbundles.net . Click apply


6- With the text selected go to Path - Union.


7- Change the stoke option to black and the fill to no fill.


8- Go the extensions- axidraw utilities - hatch fill


9- A new window will pop up. Click on live preview. Adjust the size of the fill and add crosshatch if needed. Click apply.


10- Once you are happy go to file- save as.


11- Save as a SVG file.


12-  Open Cricut design space. Click upload.


13- Click on upload.


14- Click on browse.


15- upload your design. Save.


16- Click on the saved text and insert.


17- Your text will appear on the design space. Click on the line type option.


18- Select the draw option. Next Click attach.


19- Click make it. Check the text on the cutting mat and click continue.


20- Make sure you have selected the correct media on your dial, then click go.


21- Your design will start to foil.


22- Your text will now be filled.

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