I've had so many people ask me how I turn my artwork into stickers, and I feel like I've FINALLY gotten it down to enough of a science (kind of?) to show you guys how I make it happen! Read on for a step by step process of how I turned these fish drawings into cute little stickers!
First Step: Obviously you gotta draw something! I sketch with red lead pencils because it doesn't smudge as much and it doesn't show as much in the scan/photo. For this drawing, I used copic markers to color around the sketch, and then Faber-Castell Pens to make the outlines.
Step Two/Three: After I was happy with the drawing, I took a photo of it and sent it to my computer. I then took it into the silhouette software, set the paper to 8.5x11 with registration marks, and used the "Trace" tool on each of the fish separately. I brought the threshold up to almost 100% and then clicked the "Trace & Detach". You can then go to the "Offset" tool, and you'll see a red line come up around the drawing. That's what the cutter will use to cut the sticker out!
Step Four: Print your stickers! Make sure you print the page with the registration marks when you print! I use the glossy weather-proof paper or the matte weather-proof paper from Online Labels!
Questions? Comments? Need help? I'd love to help you make your art into stickers! And if you want to buy these fish stickers and some of my other artwork-turned-stickers, check out my Etsy shop by clicking on the "shop" button below!
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