Illustrate a vinyl toy

In this project we show you how to customise a vinyl toy by creating the artwork digitally, and transferring it to the 3D platform - a much safer option than painting straight onto your toys.

We use A4-sized sticker sheets here, which you can print at home, but for an increased cost you could get the artwork printed onto vinyl transfers, water-slide decals or rubdowns.

During the course of working up this test piece, entitled 'ARThur the Zombie', we learned that simplicity is essential. A less complicated design will save time at all stages. We chose a MAD*L as the platform (thanks to Jeremy Mad), because its large, flat surfaces are easier to sticker than a curvy Munny or Qee toy.

Click here to download the support files (3.22MB)

Click here to download the tutorial for free