Intro: How to Make Silhouette Sugar Cookies
You Will Need:
The image you would like to trace.
Transparent film for either a laser or inkjet printer – depending on what you have at home. Don't have a printer at home? No worries! You can bring or e-mail your file to your local office supply store and I am sure they will be happy to print it for you on transparent/clear film!
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Step 1: Instructions
This toy works very similar to the KopyKake. Not as professional, but it's the perfect toy if you are beginner or you dont have the money to invest in a professional equipment. The main difference is that you will have to scale your image before you print it and start tracing. All images would need to be smaller than 1.5” X 1.5” in order to fit into the image box. This is actually simpler to do than you may think!
Here Are The Steps Needed To Trace Your Image Onto A Cookie:
1) Open the template that I have created here. This is simply a Word document with 1.5” X 1.5” cells.
2) Once you have the document open, click in the first cell, then click 'insert' - 'picture.' This is assuming that your file is in either JPG, JPEG, TIFF, or BMP format.
3) Your image will most likely not fit into the box and you will need to resize it. Simply click on one of the corners and drag the angle until you have reached the designer's size (until your image fits the 1.5” X 1.5” box.)
4) It will be easier if your image is centered, however it is not a requirement to center your image. All you need to do is select the cell that your image is, right click, and simply select 'cell alignment.' Choose 'center.'
5) You are ready to print!
6) If you do have a printer at home, print your document on transparent film. I use a laser printer and a transparent film sheet. There are many different brands. Just make sure that the one you buy is compatible with your printer.Tip: To decrease the cost of printing per image, print more than one image per sheet. You can fit approximately 30 images within the Word template that you are using.
Step 2: Cut Your Image and Place It Upside Down Within the Small Plastic Box.
Step 3: Voila! Now You Are All Set to Start Digitizing!
There is a little focus button at the top of the projector that will help you to adjust the sharpness of your image.
Step 4: Sometimes, You May Find That Your Image Is Slightly Larger Than Your Cookie. for Example:
When this occurs, you have three options available: - You can either scale your image (make it smaller) and re-print it. But this can get expensive.- You can adjust the top of the toy by pushing it down. However, this can make it uncomfortable to digitize, since the toy is small already and you don't have a lot of room. - You can elevate your cookie. This is the method that I use. Since I cannot think farther than my kitchen, I usually just grab a bowl. Yes, you read that right, a plain ceramic bowl! Simply turn it upside down and place your cookie on it and you are ready to go again!