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Sinjah
« on: August 12, 2009 06:30:27 AM »

I recently organized a Stargate Swap, and I made these coasters for my wonderful partner, angelcallie. They have her real name stenciled on in Ancient - normally I'm not too fond of putting people's names on things, but I have to admit that Ancient writing changed my mind.



Picture by my lovely partner.



And a closeup taken with my crappy webcam.

The stitching is a bit more crooked than I'd like to, because I am in the middle of a move and I had to borrow an old and crappy sewing machine to make those - it was practically chewing the fabric Angry And the stenciling is not perfect, after doing about half of them the stencil I made started warping (I foolishly used a very thin cardstock) and paint was easily bleeding under the edges. BUT I am overall very pleased with them, and Ancient is officially the best language for stencils!
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009 10:21:41 AM »

Those are amazing! ^_^
Really slick looking.
can I ask where you got the font?
All the websites I've looked at have been kinda off...

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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2009 10:46:50 AM »

Thanks!

I didn't actually use a font - I measured out how much space I wanted my word to take, then figured out how tall and how wide each letter had to be. I divided the height by four (let's call the number I got x), and the width by three (let's call this number y), then created a sort of grid in Word, something like that:

Each little box is x inches tall by y inches wide. Each letter is represented by three columns, plus one more for the gaps between letters.

Then I found a picture of the complete Ancient alphabet online. I printed off my grid, and with a pencil shaded the appropriate parts to form my letters:


Then I simply cut off the shaded parts with an exacto knife - it all sounds way more complicated than it is!
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