Beginner's guide on How to create a Distressed object in Cricut Design Space (With Free downloadable Distressed Pattern)
I LOVE all things distressed! For me, it adds a touch of rusticness to any design.
Achieving this effect is actually super easy! (Minus the tedious weeding ofcourse haha!)
In this easy tutorial I’m going to show you, step by step how to add a distressed, grunge, cracked or any texture effect for that matter to an object or shape in Design Space.
*if you like to watch the Video Tutorial instead, Scroll down to the bottom of the page to watch now.
How to give Shapes/ objects a Distressed effect in Cricut Design Space
The first thing you need to do is to go on Cricut design space and
If you don’t have any distressed pattern SVG, You can grab a grunge template from my shop here or a cracked template from here or you can grab both at a cheaper price from here. Alternatively, you can grab a FREE distressed pattern at the bottom of this page.
Ok, now that we have our files opened in design space, we want to position them in a way that they are overlapping each other.
Just make sure when you place the distressed pattern, it covers the entire shape you want to distress. you can easily do that by moving around and making the distressed layer larger
Now, go ahead and select both layers and click on the slice action (you can find the slice action at the bottom right hand of the layers panel or you can right click on the selected layers and choose slice).
And basically that’s it! Now you can move the separated pieces around, delete the ones you don’t need and keep the one you want to cut.
All you have to do now is cut out the design, and start weeding. weeding and weeding! ;)
I Hope you found this tutorial useful! Do you know of other ways to create a distressed effect? Share with us in the comments.
Watch the Video on How to Create a Distressed/ Grunge Shape in Cricut Design Space