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Half ‘n Half Word Art

I got an email from someone who wanted to create a wordart pattern where half of the word is cut out, and the other half is not. This is a really neat technique that is surprisingly easy to accomplish. So I thought I’d put together a quick tutorial and show you how to make one […]

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Wine Bottle & Glass Holder – The Design

Here’s a project, just in time for Valentine’s Day. In this video, we’re going to design up a Wine Bottle & Wine Glass Holder. The holder rests on the neck of the wine bottle, and two wine glasses balance on each end. We’ll design this project using the free program, Inkscape. We’ll also design monograms […]

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Dishwasher Magnet

Make A Dishwasher Magnet

A buddy of mine wanted a magnet for his dishwasher that would tell him if the dishes are clean or dirty. This is a quick and easy project that I think would be a great craft show seller. In this video, we’ll first design the magnet in Inkscape. I had some scrap ¼” oak that […]

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Text On A Path

Putting Text On A Path With GIMP

I got a question from Gator on Scroll Saw Village. He’s working on a pattern in GIMP and would like to add text along a path. In this video, I’ll show you how to add text along a wavy path, as well as in a circle. Creating this kind of word art in GIMP is a […]

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Word Art Intersecting Word Art

Brian is trying to design a sign where a script intersects existing word art.  He wants to design it so that it’s easy to read, and won’t fall apart after cutting.  In this episode, I’ll show you how to create word art that intersects word art. You can find the discussion page on Scroll Saw […]

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Using Lines as a Design Element in Inkscape

Here is a quick pattern designing Q&A. Jeff is designing a dream catcher and he was wondering how to design the webbing in Inkscape. This episode I show you how to lay in the webbing with the bezier tool, then change that line into an object. Robert had a question on how to export a […]

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Creating Word Art with Inkscape

Word art patterns are popular with scrollers. They can quote a religious text, words of wisdom, funny sayings, or someone’s name.  Here’s a tutorial on how to create your own word art using Inkscape. I posted parts 1 and 2 below.  If you’re looking for written instructions, they can be found at Scroll Saw Village […]

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