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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

USING THE REPLICATE TOOL TO MAKE FLOWERS (Designer Edition required)

Today, we have a some more designing techniques for you to play with using your Silhoutte software.

Firstly, I need to give the credit of the tutorial idea regarding moving the centre of rotation point to one of my amazing students that attended one of my many classes.  Mariaan, recently purchased a Silhoutte machine and received a free class with me as part of her bundle, but I must say Mariaan, was my most advanced, beginners ever!  So this tutorial is thanks to Mariaan finding out about moving the "Centre of rotation"...Thank you for sharing this with me Mariaan.

So now let the fun begin...

Firstly in order to create the flower petals like this you would need the upgraded version of the Silhouette software called "Designer Edition" as the Centre of rotation is only visable on that edition and not the standard software that you get free with your machine.

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To draw the petal shape, you click on the the drawing icon circles in red on the left hand side that is in a figure of "8" shape. 


Some might say, but if I select my petal I don't have the centre of rotation point visable & how do I fix it?  This is a quick fix.

When you have your software program open in front of you in the bottom right hand corner you will see a gear.  If you click on the gear a "PREFERENCE" window opens up. 

Now Click on "DEFAULTS" > tick "SHOW CENTRE OF ROTATION" > apply

Now you should see the circle in the middle, being the centre of rotation.




In this example, I rotated 3 copies, your can rotate five copies to get a totally different flower.





Once you have cut the flowers...decorate as desired.

I played with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks to colour my petals





Till next week.

xoxo
Liane




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