Do you have hand drawn art or a large collection of clip art you want to use with your Silhouette Cameo cutting machine?

Hand drawn art and clip art can be used with the cutting machine but require some conversion to a SVG format before you can do so.   This course will teach you how to convert these images.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  •   things to consider when creating hand drawn art for use with the cutting machine
  •   what to look for in clip art
  •   tips for getting a successful trace
  • fix any not so successful traces

What You’ll learn in this video

Lesson 1

Trace a hand drawn leaf

Lesson 2

Trace a hand drawn spiral

Lesson 3

Trace a black and white clip art

Hi, I'm Angie Knowles, the left brain artist

Educator & Textile Artist

Learning new things is who I am; it is what I do.  Sharing that knowledge as an educator and mixed media textile artist is also who I am and what I do.   My art is an physical manifestation of my learning and sharing.  

 Embracing and understanding the tech is another part of who I am.  Breaking down the process of designing and using my cutting has enabled me to use the cutting machine to make silk screens, stencils, stamps and to cut fusible applique for my art quilts.

When I first got my machine, it sat in the box for a very long time before I got up enough courage to use it.  Even then, it wasn't a successful or pleasant experience.  But with time and patience I preserved and overcame the frustration and overwhelm. 

And I can help you do the same.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

An encouraging teacher

Whether this is your first project or you just need someone to hold your hand while you work through the process, Angie is there for you.
She was so calm, very encouraging, and doesn't allow me to feel overwhelmed.
Treat yourself to Angie's gentle teaching!

Susan L.
Textile Artist

Angie's expert instruction

Angie provided a good basic understanding of how to use the Inkscape drawing program. She covered basic drawing tools concepts clearly, and patiently answered any questions her students had. I am looking forward to continuing this journey of becoming proficient at cutting my own designs with Angie’s expert instruction.

Aida S.
Textile Artist


Question 01    What Does This Course Include?

Video lessons

PDF downloads

Question 02   How Long Is This Course?

This is an on demand course so take as much or as little time as you need.

Question 03      How Long Do I have Access to the Course?

You have unlimited access to the course, for as long as the course is available.  If the course is ever closed, the videos will be archived and you will receive a link to download them if you choose.

Question 04    Is this course suitable for beginners?

Absolutely! This course was designed with beginners in mind.

Question 05    What supplies do I need?

You need a computer with Inkscape installed, a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine and materials to cut. I recommend starting with something that is not precious like card stock.

Question 06    How much is Inkscape?

Inkscape is a free, open source vector drawing program available for PC, MAC and LINUX.

Question 07    Is a cutting machine necessary?

Yes, for this course you do need a cutting machine to take this class.

Question 08     What is the refund policy?

Due to the digital nature of this course, no refunds will be issued.

Question 09    Can I share this course with a friend?

Can I share this class with a friend?

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