I’ve shown how to make a scalloped square shape over here but today’s tutorial uses a different technique and can be used on other simple shapes too.
This method does require the Designer’s Edition of the software, and we are using the Rhinestone Tools which are exclusive to that.
- Draw or import a simple shape in Silhouette Studio Designer’s Edition. I’m using an oval shape.
- Select the shape > Copy and paste > put one copy aside while working on the other.
- Open the Rhinestone Window >Select the shape and in the window check “Edge” & “20ss”
- Scroll down and check the “Release Rhinestone” option
- The circles will be separated in to individual bounding boxes, so ensure that all the circles are selected, > Right Click, select “Group” > Right Click again, select “Convert to Path” .
- Then select both the grouped circles and the Duplicate Shape and go to the Alignment Window > Select “Centre”
- With both the plain shape and the Rhinestone shape selected > Right Click and Weld.
- Admire your scalloped shape creation….
Feeling a bit more adventurous? Then have fun experimenting.
- Optional – When you have completed step 4 but before Step 5, have a play with the spacing bar. Experiment spacing the Rhinestone Circles out, by sliding the Spacing Bar in the Window.
- In the Scalloped Square post there are instruction to make the new scalloped shape into a Frame Or A Border. These techniques would also work with the shape you have created here if you want to try it out.
- If you’d like a more subtle scalloped shape. Select and offset, experiment with the amount of offset until you get the subtlety you like.
- Other shapes look good too. Try Hearts, Stars, Hexagons. Here’s some I did to give you an idea.
Cheryl W says
Thanks so much for the tutorial. I gave it a try, and it worked perfectly! This will be very helpful in the future. Love your blog.
Awesome Cheryl. Glad it worked out – Ha Ha – always a relief when things I suggest work for other too LOL!
This did not work for me I’m afraid. I’ve followed the instructions carefully six times and still end up with an oval of circles.
I have the Silhouette V3 edition. I don’t know if this makes any difference?
So sorry to hear it’s not working for you.
I’ve just tested it a few more times, and it’s still working in my software. I’m using V 3.8.118.ssde.
How frustrating for you after 6 tries!
Step 4: “release the Rhinestone” is a crucial step before converting to path but if that’s working all Ok for you then
adding in and aligning the circles with the duplicate plain oval before welding (Step 7) will make a difference too. Not sure if that will help (if you’re doing that already) but I’m not sure what else to suggest.
Thank you Pam for your kind reply.
I made several more attempts without success, but then I tried filling the duplicate shape with colour and it worked! I am delighted!
My version is 3.3.638ssde so this may have been the problem. I don’t think I can get any more updates as my MacBook is too old.
But the good news is that I can achieve it this way, and I can’t thank you enough for your excellent tutorial.
That’s great news Jan! Good on you for persisting and finding a solution and sharing it here. It’ll help others that may have the same problem too.
Thanks for that 🙂
Michele Unsworth says
Pam, these tutorials are really great..However could you place these tutorials in PDF format so that can get the WHOLE printed tutorial please?
Thanks! Pleased you like them. It may be more economical to just keep the tab open and switch back and forth between the web page and Silhouette Studio though as you are following the steps of the tute, as to print the tute above would take approx 9 pages.
Having said that however, You can save a web page to view off line but if you would prefer a printed copy to follow along with you could do this: Open the blog post and highlight the entire blog post (but not the stuff on the side bar of the page or the footer of the page) Then Copy the highlighted post. (CTRL + C) Open a blank new Word (or similar) document and paste (CTRL + V) into it. Then Save the new document to your computer or Print it out if desired.
Hope this helps. Cheers Pam