I have a cover band with some of my good friends. We are called The Windshield Bugs. We dress and decorate with what we call Bug Green and Purple. My significant other is the guitar player and he decided he needed “splats” on his guitar. He’s a graphic designer by trade so he designed the splats himself and sent me the files to trace and cut on my Silhouette Cameo. We found a great vendor on eBay with our signature green color vinyl. Scroll down to find out how I applied the vinyl to his guitar!
Here are the supplies I used:
Green Vinyl – I purchased on eBay from this awesome seller: Paper Street Plastics
The first step was tracing the splats that JC wanted. He created the artwork and sized exactly as needed for me which took a lot of the work out of it for me! Yay!
Here are the splats we are working with:
I went into my Silhouette Studio software and traced each one:
I put the green vinyl on my mat (some people just feed the vinyl into the machine which is completely acceptable but I find I have better results using the mat) and sent the files to the cutter.
The next step is to carefully weed the designs so that only the design is left. I cut a piece of transfer paper just a smidgen bigger than my design and transfer the designs to the guitar. I rub the transfer paper with either a popsicle stick or my Yudu squeegee (which works perfectly!) to rub the design onto the surface of the guitar.
Here is the finished product in regular light:
And here is the guitar with the black light. This is how it looks when we play out:
Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like it!
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