The Perfect Artist’s Hand

No, its not my superior artist skills with a brush – that is for sure! But, of course, it is my fave tool, my Maxxie (Maxx Air 24″) that has rockin-awesome skills.

My husband and kids love to practice shooting arrows with their new recurve bow and we’ve used up many a purchased target. My mom recently gave us a humungo roll of heavy paper. I decided to make use of that roll and create some personalized targets. I am working on some alternates for bullseyes, and while I was at it I thought I’d make some deer targets that can cover the front of a bale of straw or be adhered to a piece of wood.

All it takes is the paper, a Maxx 24″ and a marker – soooooo simple! I used free clip art from the web and pixel traced it in MTC. Then I put my marker in the blade carriage, ramped up the velocity, and voila!



  • Paper 24 x 36 (or whatever length you want)
  • Marker


  • f = 19
  • v = 500

The first graphic was a little too intricate so I decided to make a simpler version. The first time Maxxie drew him (per my instructions), he was only 22″ tall. I decided to use the MTC knife tool and cut him in half so I could super-size him. This time he is almost the perfect size for target shooting.


And there is my handsome devil of an assistant, my DH, taping our target to the basement wall so I can snap a photo.


I know that I can use Maxxie to create the perfect picture at any size to fit our needs. And, depending on the need, I can use the fab all purpose pen tool to use any writing instrument needed for the job at hand.

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

13 thoughts on “The Perfect Artist’s Hand

  1. Who would have thought! I haven’t used a pen in my Maxx often but when I have it never fails to make me happy! The targets are awesome!

  2. Well that’s something I would never have thought to do! Very creative thinking!

    • Thank you. I have fabric markers too and some day I’m going to design my own holiday tablecloth with Maxxie. The possibilities are endless.

  3. Great idea, I never thought to draw something that big with my KNK. You have gave me a lot of ideas, Thank you very much

  4. Do kids still play pin the tail on the donkey? this would be great to customize that game!

    • Fabulous idea Arlene! You could use whatever favorite character the children have…I see pin the nose on _____ or pin the star on ____, etc.

  5. Also can make a stencil for painting something fun in a kids room. wow you have me thinking for sure!

  6. I love that we can do so many different things with our cutters!! We are only limited by our imagination – and that’s why I like to see what other people create! Thanks for showing!

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