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« on: May 02, 2007 12:49:39 PM »

Here's my tutorial on how to use a heat stencil-cutting tool to cut a stencil from a printed transparency! 

http://craftchi.com/blog/?p=238

I think it makes cutting much easier than with a craft knife on paper. 

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2007 04:56:28 PM »

Wow! That's a cool idea. I'm definitely a fan of the traditional freezer paper/stencil knife, but the melty tool is really neat.  Perfect for more durable stencils (vs. one-time-use freezer paper or cardboard).  I think i'll give it a try!
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2007 05:27:28 PM »

ooh. I always used an X-acto knife with the transparencies, and that takes some time! Thanks for the new idea.
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007 07:22:58 AM »

Great info thanks I linked it in the info topic at the top of the page!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007 04:29:55 PM »

One thing I noticed when I did this for the first time was with the inkjet transparency sheets there is a textured side and a smooth side.  When I used spray adhesive on the textured side it wouldn't stick very well.  Luckily my stencil could be used in either direction so I just flipped it over and spayed the other side and it worked great.  So if you are doing words or something that has to go in a specific direction make sure you print the mirror image of it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007 05:16:37 PM »

Thanks for the info FJ!
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