My daughter, Brooke, is an accomplished equestrian. She started riding when she was 5 years old mastering Hunter/Jumpers and then moving on to other equestrian sports like barrel racing and trick riding. In recent years she has been teaching herself mounted archery. She wanted a sturdier target than the standard foam target and found a guide to making equestrian equipment. My husband made the target for her and I decorated it with symbols that had meaning for her.
Oracal 751 Outdoor Vinyl
- Brooke wanted a tribal native feel to the graphics and found designs on various tattoo art websites. Using the Pixel Trace feature in Make the Cut!, I converted the PNG files to SVG files for cutting.
- Before cutting the designs I wanted to make sure of the relative size of each unit and how they would look on the target. I drew a life size drawing of the target back in Corel Draw and moved the designs around for placement and adjusted to size.
- And just to make sure the designs would look good at my proposed size, I took a photo of the target back and placed the designs on top of the photo in Corel Draw for a realistic mock-up.
- Now that I had the sizing I needed, I input those dimensions for each design into Make the Cut! and cut the vinyl.
Maxx Air Settings
Blade = Red Blade, Blade height = 25
Force = 45
Velocity = 300
# Passes = Disabled
Blade Offset = .35
- Referring to a print out of the design, I applied the vinyl to the target back.
I love that I can personalize a one of a kind archery target with my Maxx Air that she will enjoy for many years to come.