I’m sharing a resource this week. Yesterday I was checking out the Free Goods of the week over at Creative Market and there is a lovely bundle of 150 handmade graphics, that would be great to use with our cutting machines
Find the Bundle of 150 Handmade Doodles here. It’s Free!
I was particularly drawn to the Plant Clip Art. There’s some cute cactus drawings there that would make terrific Print and Cut Designs and could be used for all sorts of Cutting Machine Projects.
The Files are available in Ai (for Adobe Illustrator) and also PNG format. It’s the PNG Files we can use in Silhouette Studio.
I unzipped the download folder and saved it to my desktop. I opened Silhouette Studio and from there went to >File > Open > I located the folder and sub folders on the desktop and selected the PNG images I wanted to use and clicked.
Once the images were on my mat, I worked on each image separately. I opened my Trace window > Clicked Select Trace area > I dragged the box around the clip art > Select “Trace Outer Edge. This resulted in a cutting line hugging the edge of the image. If you prefer a small white border around your Print and cut designs, go to the offset window and with the cutting line selected, make a small offset around the design. You can then go ahead and delete the original trace/cutting line.
Also included in the bundle are some rather nice digital patterns in JPEG format.
Check out the other Free Goods while you are over there. They’re up for grabs for the rest of this week – they switch out the freebies each Monday.
And an Affiliate Link.
74 fonts for $18 – That’s less than 25 cents per font which is fabulous value!