Hi! I am Jen Lezan, I run a creative studio based out of the Midwest that focuses on Graphic Design, Surface Pattern Design and Illustration. As you saw in my How to Create Digital Planner sticker course, some of my top selling products are my digital planners, physical and digital stickers sets in my Etsy shop. I wanted to share a more tactile version of that course with physical planner stickers. For some people, paper planning is the way to go and crafting your own stickers gives you a fantastic creative outlet that allows you to customer your planner layouts just as you would like. Creating physical stickers is not nearly as hard as you think. I wanted to share some tips, my knowledge and help you build a physical sticker set that you can customize to your needs and print out easily at home using your cricut machine. These sticker sets give your planner a personal touch.
What the class is about
In this class, you will learn how to create a physical sticker set using procreate and cut it out using a Cricut machine. I really enjoy using procreate for creating illustrated stickers because it gives you the flexibility of the undo and still feels similar to drawing in the really world which in turn gives your work a loose feeling. You are also able to export your sticker file to a PNG file without a background. This basically allows you to prepare them for your cricut machine cutter.
This course is a fantastic class to also get comfortable using procreate and using the Cricut machine - as you are going through the basic process of creating in the program and you get a project that you can cut with the machine and use after you are done.
A few of the skills students will learn
You will learn how create your own physical planner stickers in procreate and cut them out using the Cricut machine. We will start with the basics of understanding the procreate workspace, then we will look for inspiration and then start to illustrate our stickers and work in layers. Finally, we will export our final file as a transparent PNG and load it to the Cricut Design Space and set up our file to print and cut.
You can use the stickers you create in this class to offer as freebies for your etsy shop, or as promotional items or you can sell the ones you design on your website or a site like Etsy. And of course, you can just use them for yourself for your planner. To make things easier, I will be including a class resource guide and a color guide PDF in the course resources section.
All you need to take this class is your iPad with procreate a printer and a Cricut (optional, a paper cutter).
Who the class is geared toward or if any prior knowledge or experience is required
This class is geared towards beginners. You don’t need any prior experience using the Procreate or Cricut Design Space software as I will be going over the basics to help you get comfortable using the software.
Some very basic technical abilities will be needed as I will be showing you step by step how to use the procreate app on the iPad and how to export your file as a PNG for use on the Cricut Design Space web or desktop software.
Course Music: Visions - By: Lakey Inspired
For your class project you will create a an illustrated sticker sheet. You will learn how create your own illustrated physical planner stickers in procreate and cut them using the Cricut machine. Make sure you download the sample files in the course resource section.
We will start with the basics of understanding the tool bars and functions in Procreate, then we will start to build out our physical sticker set and finally export them and load them to design space to be cut. When you are done, share a photo of your finished stickers in the class gallery!
I am a Chicago-born Latinxer (I'm a proud Puerto Rican and Mexican American) millennial, an educator, and a freelance creative with experience in graphic design, digital media, illustration and surface pattern design. I am also a mother of two who is in on a mission to reach all the creative goals I've set …View full profile