I made a custom logo label (sticker) to personalize a notebook.
Sit back, relax and grab something to drink, I’m going to give you a Silhouette Sketch tutorial.
Import your image into your library, and place it into a new design. Click Trace, Click Select Trace Area, click Trace.
Separate your new image from your original.
To separate the unwanted parts, I right clicked and chose “unweld”. It sort of ungroups the pieces. Click an area and drag your mouse, it highlights everything you pass over. Then once the pieces are selected, click delete on your keyboard.
Then select all, and “group” so you can move it and resize it.
Here, I have the logo I want to sketch with the sketch pens.
I then move my original image to the side of the work area so that I can still refer to it for color choices. I click the cut function (scissors on top right tool bar) Then click “re” and “cut edge”
This will open the cut window. Remember we say cut, but what we’re really doing is sketching at this point. I switch the cut settings from blade to sketch pens, and load the purple sketch pen into the machine.
Do NOT remove the cutting mat until after you have everything sketched and cut.
I switch back to the cut function, click “re” off, and click MY PURPOSED LIFE on, choose cut edge.
Click “send to Silhouette” which opens the Silhouette cut settings again. Make sure sketch pen is selected and switch out the sketch pen from purple to green. cut (sketch)
Go back to the cut function, click MY PURPOSED LIFE – no cut. Click the inner frame, click cut edge.
Send to Silhouette, take out green sketch pen and put in the black sketch pen. cut (sketch)
Switch back to cut function, click inner frame-no cut. Click outer frame, cut edge.
Send to Silhouette, change cut settings to BLADE, and remove black sketch pen, replace blade into the machine. CUT.
It seems confusing, but if you think about it as several little projects, with each one being a different color, you’ll get the hang of it in no time. Have fun creating!
Check all of your colors, and cutting before you remove your mat. You can make changes now, but not after you remove your mat.
This is a notebook I recently got from the fine folks at Delta Faucet—It’s a great notebook, with little pockets inside. Although I love my new Delta Faucet (more on that later) I wanted the notebook to be personalized.
Looky there! Since it’s “back to school” time, think about all the fun ways you could personalize items for the kids, or even yourself.
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Have you ever traced an image in the Silhouette software? If you could, what image would you like to “sketch”?
disclaimer: I’m an affiliate with Silhouette America. Purchasing something from their store with my code helps support My Repurposed Life, thank you. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Your experience may vary.