In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search


Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Like Splitcoaststampers on Facebook Follow Splitcoaststampers on Twitter Watch Splitcoaststampers Videos on YouTube

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-31-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Reddyisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beautiful British Columbia
Posts: 19,161
Default Graphics Software

Hey ladies....I really had no idea where to post my question so I decided on the general forum.

I just discovered quilling, a gorgeous art form, and I've seen pictures on Pinterest of big quilled letters and I'm just dying to give it a try.


So what I am looking for is the ability to create and print a single letter (in my choice of font) that would fill up a piece of 8.5 x 11 paper (think decorative monogram to hang on the wall).


I think that there is probably some graphic design software out there that will do the trick, but I don't know anything about graphic software so I have no idea where to even start looking.


I've tried using Word, with Times New Roman, which is my preference, but you can only get the letter so big and then it starts to fall off the bottom of the age because there is a big margin at the top. KWIM?


Thanks in advance ladies for any advice or ideas you can give me.


Happy Hallowe'en!!
Jo Laughlin
__________________
Jo
Proud Fan Club Member
...sure itís got a catchy beat, but can you stamp to it?

Reddyisco is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
rsalamon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,320
Default

Hi Jo - If you want to let me know what letter you wanted to make and then PM me your email address, I can do it for you quickly and then email you a PDF of the letter.

That might be easier for you then trying to find a design program and learn the basics of it.
__________________
Ryann Salamon
rsalamon is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
Rubber Obsessor
 
sea777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 178
Default

Hi, great to see another quiller here!! You can download Inkscape, it is free and can be used as you want to create your letters to quill. Those of us with electronic cutters use it all the time to create our SVG cut files. Inkscape - Download InkScape free graphic editor now

I have been quilling for a few years now and love the new graphic edge quilling and just haven't gotten around to trying it yet!! Let me know if I can help you any. There are a lot of good tutorials for working with Inkscape, some are really techie but others are real simple. I haven't updated my poor neglected blog for a while, I have been doing classes. I am going to do so though, so people don't think I have fallen off the earth!! lol!!
__________________
Sonya
www.appelquilling.blogspot.com
sea777 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
Pearl-ExPert
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 2,239
Default

Jo -

I just tried doing this in Word, and it will work if you do the letter as WordArt instead of just typing in the letter:

1) Set up your page with whatever margins

2) Click Insert and then from that menu bar, click on WordArt. A menu of styles will pop up.

3) Pick the 1st one - looks like outlined letters with no curves or other effects

4) Pick your font and type your letter. Don't worry that the available font sizes don't go very high.

5) Word will kick you back to your document, with the letter in a box. Now you can use the "Shape Fill" option from the menu to fill the shape solid black, or just leave it outlined (not sure which you'll prefer for what you're doing).

6) Now grab one of the corner sizing handles on the box and drag it out so it fills the whole page.

I used Word 7 to figure this out, so depending on your version, it might be a little different, but it shouldn't be too terribly awful to figure out. Let me know if any of this needs clarification or if you want screen shots.
__________________
~~Cheryl, with a "C"
cbet is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
Watercolor Wizard
 
Angelnorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northumberland, UK
Posts: 8,020
Default

Yep, I'd go with Cheryl's WordArt route for a quick and simple way to do it - no installing and learning a new bit of software to contend with and it works! As she says, i's important to grab a corner when you do the resizing so that the proportions stay the same. If you drag a handle on the side or at the top/bottom it will stretch the box only in that direction (sideways or lengthways).
__________________
Joanne x

My blog
Angelnorth is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Reddyisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beautiful British Columbia
Posts: 19,161
Default

Ladies....thank you so much for your responses....it is SO MUCH appreciated!!! I'm off to experiment.....I will report back.

Hugs,
Jo
__________________
Jo
Proud Fan Club Member
...sure itís got a catchy beat, but can you stamp to it?

Reddyisco is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #7
Stazon Splitcoast
 
Reddyisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Beautiful British Columbia
Posts: 19,161
Default

Hey all.....I downloaded Inkscape....what an awesome little program that I will definitely be using. cbet's idea works perfectly though (and instant gratification....LOL). I'm finally ready to start quilling!

Thanks again, ladies!
Jo
__________________
Jo
Proud Fan Club Member
...sure itís got a catchy beat, but can you stamp to it?

Reddyisco is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2012, 01:23 PM   #8
SCS Gallery Moderator
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Tickle a Teapotter Coordinator
 
Cook22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 51,838
Default

We have a gallery especially for Quilling in the Technique Spotlight, so be sure to share your creations .
I was going to say WordArt too for pretty much the same reasons Joanne did, but it sounds as if you're already sorted out.
Cook22 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off