The Silhouette Offset Tool: What It Does and How to Use It

Mar 24, 2021

There are many tools that can be used when creating stencils in Silhouette Studio. Whether you are just starting out with the software or you have been using it for quite some time... anyone can easily say there is ALWAYS something new to learn! I am writing a few blog posts about some of the important tools in Silhouette Studio and how you can use them. Let's start with the offset tool. It is one of my favorites!

Where can I find the offset tool? 

The offset tool can be located in the right sidebar.  It is the fifth symbol from the bottom. It is in the shape of a star, and if you hover over it, it will say offset panel. 

What is the offset tool? 

 

The offset tool is used to create a line around an the outside of an object or inside of it. You can create an outer offset like pictured above or an inner offset.

 

Why do I need the offset tool? 

The offset tool can be used in a few different ways. It can be used to add a white border to objects...

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LIVE Tutorial with Katrina from Dots and Bows Designs

Dec 17, 2020

On December 9th, I went LIVE with Katrina from Dots and Bows! What better way to share the Christmas spirit than to participate in her 12 Days of Christmas? We talked about designing a silk screen stencil in Silhouette Studio using Katrina's artwork. 

In this LIVE we covered so many different things that are useful whether you are new to silk screen stencils, need a refresher, or even just looking for some new tricks. We go over uploading an image, tracing, and adding to a stencil frame. We also discuss cutting, weeding, and heat pressing! 

We used Katrina's cute little moose to turn it into a Merry Christmoose stencil. Download the free Merry Christmoose silk screen stencil from this link on Dots and Bows website. It is a silk screen stencil that doesn't require any bridging and can be used as a PYO or a piping guide!

We also discuss different types of silk screen materials that you can use as well. One of the newest and my FAVORITE is the Thermoflex Plus...

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Post #2 in our "Wondering What You Need to Cut Cookie Stencils?" Series

Oct 07, 2020

This is part 2 of the What Do You Need to Cut Cookie Stencils? Series!

In the first post of the series, I discussed some of the most important things you need when you decide to start cutting stencils. If you missed it, be sure to check it out here, so you can decide which machine and cutting mats you'd like before you get started.

In this post, we will be discussing traditional stencils materials and tools you can use when cutting your cookie stencils.  Traditional stencils are made from food-grade plastic type materials. There are also a few tools you can grab to help out with your stencil cutting. Although these tools are nice to have, they are not needed to begin! 

Let's start with the traditional stencil materials you'll need.

 1. Food Safe Stencil Materials  


            
                      

To make traditional cookie stencils(the kind that has images or...

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