Hand Drawings to Cut Files

It is amazing to watch a child’s artwork progress as they grow older. Today we are sharing how Liz Hicks, crafter and blogger, used one of her son’s hand drawings in a fun project with the ScanNCut machine from Brother.

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To start, have your child draw by hand their favorite character (or even just their own creation).

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Next, take their hand drawing and sharpen the outline with a dark colored marker. (This will help the ScanNCut machine read the outlines of the design.) We suggest coloring in the pieces of the design that may be a bit more delicate in order to help keep the cut as precise as possible.

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Use the “Scan-to-Cut” function to scan in the drawing and create a cut file. During this process, you can easily adjust the type of cut you would like to create.

 

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Once the design is converted to a cut file, use the editing features of the ScanNCut machine to clean up any stray items that the machine may have picked up. If your design has a lot of different parts, make sure to unify all pieces at this time as well. Next, check your surface with the machine by creating a test cut. Performing a test cut is the best way to make sure your designs are cut out as accurately as possible.

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Now all that’s left is to remove the cut design from your cutting mat and adhere it to your project. It’s that easy!


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