This week (week 9) on the Zing adventure
I was determined that i was going to get the print and cut working
how I want it too (having tried back the first week i had the
zing but was not 100% sure of it )
So revisiting this week I can not say went perfect first off .I knew I had
done something really simple wrong and i was not getting a good result.
Skat kat told me to make sure I have done the Resolution Calibration
page 31 of manual. I had not done this, so I went and did this
and IT WORKED it made calibrating the print and cut work.
As you can see I ended up with 4 times more tryout arrows
than I should have.
SO BEST TIP do 2.12 Resolution Calibration FIRST
Lots of arrows but did not want to waste them so i glued them together
to use in a later project
Once I was near to perfect (I did say near). I then started cutting out
got it down to perfect (key is DON'T GIVE UP it is worth it
in the end) and i used all the other robots and glued them together
to make them look like a chipboard robot putting the perfect one on
Then I was able to build my own coloured images in make the cut
and print and cut YEAH
But I did not want to stop there i wanted to be able to print
and cut anything. I happened upon a pdf with all the instructions
that could help me do this
HERE if you have not been go there.
YEAH YEAH this is what I wanted to do.
So I went into the Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 program I have
(have you heard of it is a wonderful addition for any papercrafter HERE)
So what i did is made up a tile first one i used the feathers tile to make it
and then i took that tile to inkscape and made a shadow for it before
putting into make the cut for first printing and then cutting
(I had some errors which i will show what i had to do at the end)
making the till 4" , 3.5", 3" and 2.5" and layed with foam tape
then i tried a flower kaleidoscope and made another
this time i took to inkscape and made the shadow for it there
Now with my love of stamping weather is be with rubber and inkpad
or digital and being able to add the colour with my copic markers
I thought next I would try my frog i drew that i used on my tshirt last week
(learnt the same lesson when cutting after printing if i want the white shaddown all
around Read on will show that tip i learnt)
One of the things i love is teabag stamps and with having
to cut 8 images to make a medalion that was the next thing I
wanted to try so i used that same frog and made it into a teabag image
(put the big frog on a action wobble)
a shadow around it
Below is the marks with just the print
(flush up against the frog outline)
But after printing and turning the print off and the cut on
you will find that the marks move out flush up against theshadow.
SO what you do is have a layer with the basic shape on itout from each side and have it turned on for both
HOPE this helps and that you don't have all the trial and
errors I had while making these for the first time
DON'T GIVE UP ON CALIBRATING print and cut
it is WELL WORTH Playing with
I am of to explore some more.
If you live in Australia and New Zealand
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing
SKAT KAT is the place to find them