I see a lot of people asking questions on various forums regarding how to embellish fonts. Here is an infograph showing how I use Inkscape to get the effects I want. If you follow these 9 easy steps you’ll end up with a font you can use for a multitude of purposes, but what I usually am looking for is a font I can cut out of vinyl and this method works great for me!
I hope you enjoy my infograph. Please share with others and/or leave me a comment if you find it helpful.
I love to create stuff. Sometimes I create to solve a problem or fill a need. Sometimes I just create. Today…. I let my creativity lead me.
My daughter found me these great jars with colorful metal lids. The glass is thick and has an old look to it. As soon as I saw them, I knew I could make something fun out of them with a little vinyl. Here is one I completed today to add to my Esty store. The bike is my design which… of course …I created in Inkscape.
I hope you find my little Infograph on “How to Add a Drop Shadow” helpful. The intent here is to get you started. There is a lot more you can do with this idea, including adding a little blur to it. Have some fun with it and see what you can come up with.
I can’t seem to find time to get posts done lately. But, if you’d like to see what I’ve been doing with Inkscape lately, take a look at my online store here, or my Facebook pages here and here. If you like what I have to share, please “Like” my Facebook pages.
I’ve been having fun trying out some sketches on fabric using a pen in my KNK Zing. I have learned that drawing to make things look good is one thing, but drawing to make them sketch out correctly (or cut )….. is quite another. I have taken some of my previous designs and re-worked them for this purpose. It has been a bit of trial and error, but I think I am getting the hang of it.
When I first tried this, I sent a PNG to my software and traced it. Look closely at the image of the Fan Club bag I made. I think it turned out pretty cute, but you can see that the image was traced. See all the double lines?
I have since learned that I can send my SVG directly to MTC, or save it as a DXF and send to Silhouette. Now what was I thinking! This makes so much more sense and produces a much better result! But…. I have to make sure things are drawn correctly….. no crossing lines, etc.
Another problem I had sketching on fabric was getting the fabric to adhere to the mat and stay put during the sketching process. However, Kay Hall at cleversomeday.wordpress.com created a great tutorial and suggested using freezer paper on the back of the fabric for stability. With this method there is no need to use a mat.
Here are a couple of projects I worked on today. Not perfection….. but I like them much better!