HOW TO GET A SOLID FOIL FILL WITH FOIL QUILL AND SILHOUETTE

March 29, 2019

HOW TO GET A SOLID FOIL FILL WITH FOIL QUILL AND SILHOUETTE

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Ever since we first showed you the Foil Quill with Silhouette, I've been getting questions about how to get a solid foil fill.

Because the Foil Quill works the same way as a Silhouette blade or sketch pen it will only leave a foil outline. However, using the sketch fill options in Silhouette Studio, you can create a solid foil fill with the Foil Quill. 
To have the sketch options in Silhouette Studio you will need Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. This is a one time paid upgrade...but it unlocks a lot of extra tools and features.

The process to create a solid foil fill with Foil Quill and Silhouette will work on both designs and text. For this Silhouette project and tutorial, we'll use it on this pineapple design which is part of the So Fontsy March Bundle.

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If you foiled the design like this - you would get a foil outline, just as you see here with the cut lines. In order to fill the design with foil you need to tell the software and the machine to do that by adding A LOT of internal lines.

Start by opening the design in Silhouette Studio. Size the design to slightly larger than what you want the final size to be. 
  
Select the design you want to fill with foil and open the Sketch tool on the right sidebar.

With the text selected, click "Plain" in the Edge Sketch area and "Grill" in the Fill Effects area.

This should put a bunch of lines through your text design.

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