"". Cut Two Pieces: 06/05/12 - 13/05/12

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Video - Single Line and Engraving Fonts

I am currently doing a series on single line fonts. As you may have noticed if you have downloaded free single line or engraving fonts that they are not true single lines. True type fonts (tff) have closed paths and many letters of the alphabet require an open path to be a true single line.

I have noticed there are two types of fonts for single lines, one type actually has two lines on top of each other and they are fine if you plan to use a pen or engraving tool in your cutter. Unfortunately, rhinestone designs require a lot of manual input if you want to use this type of font. The other type of single line font is truly single but it has an extra line to close the path. They are my preferred font for rhinestone designs as the extra line can be deleted.

In the video I show how I change both styles of font to a single line to use in my projects. Inkscape is a versatile program with many options and I am sure my way is not the only way. The video is only a guideline to help you get started if you have encountered a few problems when working with single line or engraving fonts.


I already have a few links to download single line and engraving fonts and the links can be found on these posts. If you would like to see more tutorials check back often as I will be adding more posts. 

Monday, 7 May 2012

Square Knot Design - free file

Another file to share. I created this design in Inkscape by using radial tiled clones and the path effect - knot. If you would like to make similar designs I do have a post with a written tutorial and video here.

I have successfully cut this design at 4" but feel free to resize to suit your own project. If you decide to cut the design at 4" I recommend you use a good sticky mat to prevent the cardstock lifting when cutting the thin stencil cuts.

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I don't mind you selling the cut-out design but the digital file is not to be sold.
Please share the link to this post if friends would like their own copy.
Do not upload the file to any blogs, forums or websites.
Do not claim the file as your own.

Don't forget I do have a tutorial so you can make your own design.
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Knot Heart - free file

NO LONGER AVAILABLE
The file is two parts and the sections can be glued together or used separately for your projects.
I do have a video that shows the steps used for creating this type of design and it can be viewed here.

Terms of Use
I don't mind you selling the cut-out design but the digital file is not to be sold.
Please share the link to this post if friends would like their own copy.
Do not upload the file to any blogs, forums or websites.
Do not claim the file as your own.
MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected