Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Baby Name Collage & Technique

Here is a recent Baby Name Collage I did. I donated one of these at our church bazaar. The winner recently had her baby and called me with the name.


Here is a closeup that shows some stitching and you can see part of the bumble bee's path above the C Block.



Here is a picture of her quilt and I matched it along with the colors of the room: Sage Green, Browns and Tans.



I wanted to do a path for the bumble bee like the quilt but I did not want to glue down a bunch of small pieces. I did a cut of the bumble bee path on the Cricut and used the cut as a stencil. Here is how I did it:

STEP 1 - Draw the line in Illustrator using the pen tool.



STEP 2 - I gave it a stroke of 5pts and clicked on Dashed Line and put in 12pt/10pt for the Dashed Line.

STEP 3 - Click on Object - Path - Outline Stroke.


STEP 4 - Click on the initial path and delete it so all you have is the dashes - check it in Preview mode to make sure you just have the dashes.


STEP 5 - Save as a SVG and import into SCAL. After you cut it you can use this as a stencil for the bee's path. I used an ink pad to color in the stencil.


I'm not thinking many of you would need a SVG of a bee path but you never know. Email me if you don't have Illustrator/Inkscape and I'll send it via email if you would like it for an upcoming project. Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

  1. Wow, that is wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  2. You did an amazing job matching the quilt and sign! Thanks for the tut...I am going to try that!

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  3. That's wonderful, thank you so much!

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  4. That is a beautiful quilt and frame, Amy! Thanks for the tutorial for AI!!! I certainly can use the help! lol! :)

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  5. I love this and want to make one for my niece. Where did you get the 21" x 9" shadow box frame? I can't find one anywhere!!

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  6. I love your baby name collages! My sister is having twins so I am working on making 2 of these (boy and girl) for her shower. Thanks for the great idea!

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  7. Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Tutorials category today (look for timestamp: [16 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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