Free font download.I used the technique described in the video to edit the Lobster font, which is a free open source font suitable for creating editting. The stencil version, called Stencil Silhouette UK is available for free download here .
Once downloaded and installed, it will load automatically the next time you launch Silhouette Studio.
How to Convert Your Own Fonts:
If you prefer written instrunctions to video, it's quite a simple technique. You can use a simple rectangle to create a bridge by alinging it over the letter and using the subtract tool. Similarly, the knife tool will also work.
My main tip is to spend a little time creating a 'cutter' shape that will work with the subtract tool. Once applied, there will be minimal point editing required as the stencil letter remaining will already be curved or angled in a consistent way for all letters. An example of such a 'cutter' is the grey shape below:
Ready made fontsIn addition to the free font, there are lots of ready-made stencl fonts available from the Silhouette Design Store. Here is some examples when I filtered my stencil search for font cut types:
Other fonts to considerOther fonts to consider are a style fonts that I think of as similar to rhinestones. For example
Lori Whitlock's Dots font (Design ID #78284)
Design ID #105343 )
I'll be back next week to show you how I used this font in a stencil project to upcycle a tray that I use for my make-up:
What a clear and informative tutorial Nadine and such a useful technique to know.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nadine - this is one of my favourite fonts - you have made my day!ReplyDelete
Omg you a life saver xReplyDelete