Sunday, 8 September 2013

Silhouette Cameo September Inspiration - All About The Chevrons

Is the chevron trend over? I certainly hope not 'coz I am still obsessed with them, so much so that I thought I would share some of my chevron love with you guys in this series of tutorials and inspiration using the the Silhouette Cameo over the next few weeks.


So who is up for some chevron designing? 

Yeah! Let's do this! Eyes down for Part One in my Silhouette Cameo September Chevrons Series:

Now these aren't going to be the most perfectly geometrical chevrons you have seen, I wanted some chevrons with a bit of personality.


The first thing I like to do is to change the size of my mat to the size of my project, which for this is 6 by 6 inch. But you don't have to if you are happy working in the default size. 

Then use the Draw A Polygon Tool to draw your first chevron shape.


Next, click the Edit Points Tool and change the shape if you need to. I straightened my top line just a smidgen.


Then select and duplicate the shape either via the Edit drop down or with the ctrl-D shortcut and align the top edges and move the duplicate shape to the right of the original shape.


You can use the Edit Points Tool again to change the lines of the shapes if you need to then move the duplicate shape away from the first one.


You can keep duplicating and reshaping to your heart's content.


And there you have some chevrons. 

Come back next week for Part Two in my Silhouette Cameo September Chevrons Series.

Catch you later.

Kim


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