Well, not really, but I used a Cricut vinyl cutter for the first time today. Lotsa fun!
I found a set of Adobe Illustrator templates for my bike several years ago and have been meaning to do this for a long time. I designed some new graphics a couple of years ago, but still didn't get them cut. Today was the day. Last day of school, no students, room was all checked off and I was good to go. Been fighting with file formats for the last week so I figured I would give it one last try, glad I did! Got them all straightened out and ran them through "Make the Cut". The OLD version, that lets you run the Cricut like a CNC without having to cut only whats on the stupid cartridges.
Cricut doing its thing.
Peeled off the extra vinyl and had this left. Made a few stickers for my website with all of the extra space.
Used a little bit of contact paper to transfer this piece over,
The rest were just stuck on by eyeballing it.
Not to bad for eyeballin it! One side done:
Now to do the other side and finish up a few little things.
FWIW, the templates I have DO NOT fit perfectly... I had to trim a little to get it to look right, and because the tank is not perfectly flat there were a few teeny wrinkles in the vinyl.
I spent about $25 on vinyl- just used whatever my local craft store had in stock. Don't like the orange I got so I will probably order some brighter stuff but I was impatient and wanted to get it done.
Here's what my poor bike looked like before:
You might notice I changed a*few* other small things besides the stickers... Glad it's finally back in the dirt! Hoping to do a lot of riding with the family this year... I even figured out how to stuff the bike, the 4 wheeler, and two mini-bikes on my teeny little trailer!
Oh, and did I mention? SCHOOLS OUT!!!