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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« on: March 27, 2011, 11:40:59 PM »
The first rhinestone video. I only show the basic steps using a shape and will create a separate video to show how Scatter can be used to create rhinestone designs with text. As with any of my videos, experiment and find your own technique it is only a starting guideline.

Under the video are a few points mentioned that may be handy to make a note of for future use to save watching the video multiple times.

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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011, 08:07:22 AM »
Whooooo Oooooo off to do a design and then need to think about how I will use it without using the actual Silhouette Rhinstone Kit..ie. could the the template to place the Rhinestone design on a card for example, be cut from a piece of laminted plastic? Experiments will be tested........
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011, 02:50:52 PM »
Angela, here is one cut out of cardstock and no I have not gone all girly. Princess is a miniature horse.

I am like you and don't want to use my Silhouette kit until I have a design I want to use on fabric. Laminated plastic sounds good and I will be interested to hear how it goes. I have tried cardstock but it can slip when trying to place rhinestones on a card.
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011, 09:33:40 PM »
I wonder if you cut vinyl on the backside if that would work can you do a kiss cut with a silhouette? cut just the vinyl not the paper, I am not sure if That term is a cricut term or a common term.
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 05:03:28 AM »
Thanks Carolyn

I will be looking at this video over the next couple of days as i have just recieved some template material called sticky flock to play with.

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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2011, 09:18:01 PM »
OK Ladies I decided to try the Laminate sheet template.....There are just times that I need to step away from a project and revisit another day.......Aaaahhhhhhh......
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 01:50:07 PM »
Ok.  So I made my design and imported it into SCAL.  However, once it gets the the 'initializing' part, SCAL shuts down---every time.  Anyone have any experience with this issue?

Thanks!
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 05:29:45 PM »
Hi, the new design after using Scatter will have all the small circles grouped. Did you ungroup first as it may be the problem?
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 09:49:49 AM »
Quote from: "Aussie Carolyn"
Hi, the new design after using Scatter will have all the small circles grouped. Did you ungroup first as it may be the problem?

Carolyn, I'm not sure what the problem was.  I tried about everything I could think of as well as trying to ungroup the small circles, but nothing worked.  SO, I started all over from scratch and did something different along the way, cos it finally worked.  



My file included the base (bottom part with wheels) of the car as well, I simply just didn't add rhinestones there.  

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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 12:26:34 PM »
Ok. I was trying it on another outline, but cannot see what I am doing wrong.  The circles seem doubled in places and every time I try to adjust the spacing in between, I get crazy shapes when I click apply.  I even tried it with a whole car, but get the same results. I'd appreciate any guidance.
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 02:18:55 PM »
Hi Auntbeepbeep

 did open your file and can see that you have a set of double circles around the whole design, so I will try your outline following Carolyn's youtube vid and see how I go........Back later...
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 05:08:37 PM »
I had a look at your file and it does have double lines. Select the car and look at the lower left of the Inkscape screen, you will see you have a lime green fill and no stroke. Now look in outline mode View>Display Mode>Outline and it will make sense.

Remember earlier in this topic Heather had you apply Path>Stroke to Path, that is when the design changed. It was a necessary change to cut the design successfully using heat transfer vinyl. However, the same design is no longer suitable for rhinestone designs as you will get double circles as the pattern is applied to both sides of the line you can see in outline mode.

It can be fixed and I show the instructions below.

If you plan to use heat transfer vinyl and rhinestone for the same design.
1. Create your design and save it when it is still a stroke line only. This design will be used for rhinestones.
2. Then you will apply stroke to path and save the file again using a different name. This design will be used for heat transfer vinyl
You will then have the same design saved twice but one will be for heat transfer vinyl and the other one will be for rhinestones. It may sound complicated but after doing it once or twice you will find it is easy and there is only one extra step (saving it before stroke to path).

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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 09:25:13 PM »
Thanks, Carolyn.  I recall hitting Path/Stroke to Path at some point, but I've tried this design so many times, I can't remember.  I'll give your explanation a try tomorrow and see what I can learn.  I really appreciate the help.
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011, 01:03:56 PM »
Carolyn, at the risk of sounding more like a dork, your explanation helped me understand the difference between fill and stroke.  Knowing HOW to do something vs. knowing WHY it's done that way are completely different!!!  Thanks a bunch!
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2011, 03:02:18 PM »
Quote from: "auntbeepbeep"
Carolyn, at the risk of sounding more like a dork, your explanation helped me understand the difference between fill and stroke.  Knowing HOW to do something vs. knowing WHY it's done that way are completely different!!!  Thanks a bunch!

You don't sound like a dork. Many of us feel the same way, it is easier to learn and remember when you understand why something has to be done a certain way. I am pleased to hear the instructions helped.
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2011, 03:39:22 PM »
Carolyn, I just wanted to say that since I have found this forum and your video tutorials, I have suggested them to so many people who had the same questions I did.  Your tutorials are easy to follow (especially for me, a n00b) and it tickles me to be able to pass along this help to others.  Just another THANK YOU to you and the other ladies who have helped out on this forum.  The other inkscape forum is far more technical and harder for me to use.   :oops:
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Re: Rhinestone Designs using Scatter
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2011, 08:04:51 AM »
Hi Auntbeepbeep

I don't know where I would be if I hadn't found Carolyn and her tutorials, and whether you follow the YouTube videos or the Pictorials you can't go wrong. I believe we are the only dedicated forum for Inkscape and Electronic cutters.
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