Make your own templates/patterns?
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looser
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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:22:47 AM
This is a spin-off of my 'build' thread.

As I continue to explore the idea of building shaped project by stamping then cutting out the project as a single unit, I find myself building a stash of templates/patterns. Something I haven't done for awhile, but right up there with saving masks for future use.

While I use the word 'make', I sometimes just do a 'save' of commercial (premade) shape--like tags & cards. They become my go-to when I need to build a 'custom' pattern.

So... Do you have a template stash? Do you use them to make new templates? Have favorites?

How about starting from scratch? What templates have you made?

Let the sharing begin--that includes those who have never made a template.



Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:03:03 PM
When I was doing the experimenting with stamping with solid images ( solid experimenting ), I punched the border edge and then cut the edge off to have a strip to stencil over for those experiments. I originally was going to throw it away, but after I finished the experiments I decided to keep if for future stenciling---unless the ink on the CS somehow will come off on future projects. hmmmm.... my have to see if I have something that is non-porous to make a stencil I can wipe off---oh I have some photo paper I may try this with.

I just bought my first templates/masks from Michael's this week during their clearance sale. It has 6 different small masks made out of plastic--the plastic like those quilter's use for paper piecing and patterns. I have some of the quilter's plastic that I would use for templates that I would cut out by hand, since I am not sure how if punches could punch that plastic.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:45:10 PM
Melissa. Plastic-coated freezer paper makes great 'wipeable' stencils.

Use them plastic face 'up' & wipe the paper side with vaseline.

For make-my-own templates/patterns I like lightweight CS or 'heavy' PP.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:20:03 PM
I use punches and my cricut negatives for stencils all the time. Its a fun way to use distress inks and create a background.I have often used them when painting too. I usually use heavy weight cardstock or chipboard.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:39:58 PM
Great ideas you two!! I will look into both ideas to use!

Daniel, I just bought some freezer paper for the first time a few month ago---we have used it for freezing items and I knew, from y'all, you can craft with it an dI knew you can quilt with it, so I decided to get some. But do you know if the shiny side is wax or if it's plastic or silicone---I haven't read the package---just thought I'd ask before doing so...


Melissa

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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:28:53 AM
I make my own templates from acetate. I use my die cutters. I know that is a bit of an expensive way to go for templates. When I was wanting to buy a die cutter I knew template making would be at the top of my list. I wanted to make intricate templates that would be difficult to fussy cut. I wanted flourishes,. intricate backgrounds, nested shapes plus anything I could think of. My die cutters have paid for themselves just in template making.

My favorite templates are my flourishes. I do have a few commercial made templates I love like my angel wings and a lot of my Coluzzle templates.


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Posted: 2/2/2013 10:19:02 AM
I just realized that some folks know 'templates' as what I'd call stencils. 'Sok. But when I speak of templates, I'm (usually) refering to a shape--like a piece of a clothing pattern or quilt-piecing shape.

Apart from geometric shapes, I'm looking to build up ones for tags & some fold style pieces.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:09:33 AM
recently I made a mitten shape by drawing around my hand for a mitten shaped card. I have drawn a cup for a cup shaped card and some others that i can't think of now. I have used the negatives of die cuts also and the die cuts to ink around.

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looser
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Posted: 2/3/2013 9:53:47 AM
Good examples, Willy!

I have some large stamps that make good templates--including a cup & saucer.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:15:46 PM
I have made my own templates based on inspiration from the gallery here, diaper shape, flames, elephant, etc.

I work to get them the way I want on scrap paper then cut it out of cs. Then I save the template.

I have also used the backing of stickers. Like a big star to cut a star. I also used a poinsettia border sticker backing to then use as a mask for spray mist.


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Posted: 2/3/2013 2:38:18 PM
Pottle, the sticker backing idea is fabulous! TFS!


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