Thursday, August 9, 2007

Corel Draw Envelope Tool Video

Here is another Corel Draw video that you can use to help create scroll saw patterns. The envelope tool allows you to fit text inside a shape like the ornament below.

You can use the envelope tool to fit text inside any shape. Make ornaments, key chains and whatever your imagination can think up.

The tool is easy to use when you get the sequence down. You might have to watch the video a few times to get it.

Email From Joe

From: Joe
Fantastic Steve.
Trying my hand at selling a few of my "works" and thought you might like to see my set-up. Thanks for taking the time to follow my link.
P.S. This is the first time I have shared my works with anyone outside the family or tried to sell them. I hope I can represent the hobby/craft respectably.

Joe, I love the upper left John Wayne and the upper right portrait. Also the mountain man in the middle is very nice. You are onto something with that theme. I know a pen and ink artist who made a career out of portraits like that.

If I could make one suggestion it would be. You don't have much space but you need to make each work of art stand out as something special. Let your perspective customers know that you value each one in it's own right. Your work is good and each piece deserves to be spotlighted. I would try to get the pieces off the floor even if it means not displaying all the work at once.

That said if everything sells email me and tell me I don't know what I'm talking about:)

Good luck Joe.

An email from Wade

From: Wade
Hi Steve been busy doing some of your patterns they are so easy and the end result just looks great sending a couple of pics.

Thanks for sharing your pictures with us Wade. I'm glad you liked the patterns. With a few more projects you will have a enough for a craft show.

My wife ask why the basket I made her didn't look that good. She said I need to stick to drawing them and let you cut'em. I got to go practice some.


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