Sarus Dingbat Font
Scrap storage file
Marine vinyl is cloth like on one side, vinyl on the other side. It's flexible and found in the upholstery department at JoAnn Fabrics or other fabric stores. It's not sticky.
Klo used this to make flowers for hair clips, and you can add other embellishments like tulle, buttons, brads, anything you have in your stash. You can use hot glue or velcro to attach these hair clips, scrapbook page, cards, rubber bands for hair, shoes, purses, magnets, frames, teen bracelets, tote bags, hats, headbands, flip flops, just some great ideas the class had. If you want to use ink for stamps, use fabric or permanent ink.
You can find this in any fabric store and it's about 14.99 a yd, but with coupons and even on-line you could probably find it cheaper. Klo usually buys 12", that way you could buy more than one color for layering.
- Select the font, select the T, on the left side of your screen.
- Select the 2nd icon, then type all the letters A-Z.
- Select all (Ctrl A), then save to the image gallery.
- Click on Create, name your folder, (I named mine dingbats) highlight that folder, then click add. Your dingbats fonts should be in that folder.
- Now when you want to use your dingbat fonts, go to your image gallery and you can see all the dingbat fonts you have, just select the one you want, then to use them, go to Text, break by character, select the ones you want then you can edit them and select and delete the ones you don't want. Neat idea Klo!
- I have more fonts but these are just two of them.
- When you bring them on your workspace, go to Text, break by character and then select the one you want and delete the rest.
Marine Vinyl project.
- Pick a dingbat font or image, Klo used Sarus, which she shared.
- Select a flower, zoom in on each flower, cut the points inside and make them more square because cutting on this is more like fabric.
- Delete those little pieces you cut off.
- Select the image and go to Shape, advanced path options, smooth angles, choose 01-05, just try it out which works the best.
- Klo tried one 1" for the flower and it cut out fine, so you can make them any size you want, depending on your project.
Go to Add media, set the Blade depth 5, speed 2, pressure 16-18, you should try the pressure out first to see what will your on your machine.
After you cut it out you may have strings still attached, this might be normal because this is part fabric, just use scissors to cut any.
Klo also tried this with a fabric mat, and it worked great. Beware! fabric mats are very sticky!! Don't get paper or anything on it other than what you want to cut. When you have a new fabric mat, leave 1/4" of the paper on the edges, so it won't get the wheels sticky on your Pazzles machine.
There's 3 different mats. Regular mat, emboss/piercing mat, fabric mat.
Klo shows how to download and install fonts, if you need instructions refer to November 30, 2010 Beginning with Fonts and Titles.
Klo also shows how to save a file as a jpeg to match your wpc file.
Klo also showed her paper scrap storage ideas, another student file shares a paper scrap organizer. Klo shared an organizing website, http://www.flylady.net
This class is about 1 hour 26 minutes.
*What I did...
I don't have any marine vinyl but sure would like to try this. I have a visor hat I'd love to add a flower to.
I did put all my dingbats in the image gallery, this is a much easier way to see them.
I'm a pretty organized person, thanks to my Mom. But I have to admit my paper scraps are in two drawers and a mess. I am going to try this organizing idea. I think it'll work great.
I found a Crop Hopper sticker organizer and decided to try it for my scraps. I sorted them by side, not color. I think this will work until I get too many scraps and they won't fit.
Have fun organizing and cutting!
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