For the Obama tree ornament contest, I designed a festive ornament that celebrates the First Dog(s) of the White House, Bo & Sunny!
I used Adobe Illustrator, TinkerCAD, and a drawing pad (Intuos) for my design.
Step 1: Illustrator Work
First, I drew a simple outline of a Portuguese Water Dog (for info on how to use Illustrator, I'd use skillshare or browse instructables!). I experimented with various ways to use my shape, but ultimately decided a silhouette would work best.
I then converted each single image (the tree, and dog silhouette) as SVG files, to import later.
Step 2: Using Tinkercad
Next, I opened a tinkercad file and began the 3d process.
NOTE: The directions are for a user that has some familiarity with tinkercad. Please ask if you have questions!
Importing the SVG files is simple--simply upload and import!
I used my silhouette as the "hole" in a different heart layer ( from generic shape library). The hole will form once you group the objects.
Once I had my heart shapes, I imported the tree and placed them on the image.
I then added my freehand '2014' (also an SVG file from Illustrator).
Lastly, I put a little hole at the top for string.
Step 3: All Done!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Happy holidays! :D