This week (week 15) was spent playing
with the pen adapter , scoring (embossing) and
then cut . While surfing the net I came
And I knew straight away that I wanted to make it !
The cool thing is, is that it is jointed at 6 points
and you can pose it any way you like.
Now even though it was not as easy as getting the pattern
putting in MTC and cutting on the Zing.
I did have to take it into
inkscape and tweak it to work with MTC .
BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT
While in inkscape I decided that I did not want to
make it print and cut file for MTC. That I wanted to
use the pen adapter and after use copics to colour
just the parts i wanted in my own colours.
The time spent setting it all up in inkscape was
well worth the effort coming up with three files
a draw file, score file and then cut file made
my life soo much easier when it came to putting
the model together .
I cut it on dotty scrapbook card stock and it gave
another effect to the colouring
I was happy with how it turned out .
That I did not stop at just cutting one as the one above
I then wanted to make it bigger using the same tweaked
version I made a BIGGER one and cut it in white
lightweight card stock.
The joints give the robot real personality.
I can see that the idea of doing the joints this way
will later end up going in a lot of my own patterns.
TIP remember to change the view when you change
to the cut tool (and not have the emossing view still on)
One thing I want to say this week is that don't be scared
to tweak patterns to cut on your Zing as it is well worth
the time spent tweaking it will open up a whole new
world for your Zinging
I have come to the conclusion that i may rarely do
any hand scoring on my work again as the zing on
full force and 3x, does a fantastic job of it .
Here are the Tall and short Robots
things that i plan on making too
The ZING is here to stay!!
I am off to explore some more.
If you live in Australia and New Zealand
and wondering where you can get a KNK Zing