How To Draw Your First Line With The Foil Quill In Silhouette Studio

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to effectively use your foil quill with your Silhouette Cameo 3 settings. The foil quill is a remarkable crafting tool that utilizes heat to transfer foil onto various mediums. With its help, you can create stunning designs on cardstock, adding an exquisite touch to your projects. Let us swiftly guide you through the setup process so that you can begin foiling right away.

For this tutorial, we will be using basic shapes. However, we highly recommend exploring our collection of Foil Quill designs, which are specifically created for use with the foil quill. These designs offer a wide range of possibilities for your foiling endeavors. So, let’s get started and unlock the full potential of your foil quill and Silhouette Cameo 3. Get ready to create eye-catching, foiled designs that will amaze everyone!

Step 1 – Draw your Shapes in Silhouette Studio

Go ahead and open Silhouette Studio.

On the left side panel, click on the Drawing Tools menu. Now select the icon Draw a Rectangle. To draw out a square, hold Shift then click + drag.

Next, click on the Line Tool on the left side toolbar. In the options select Draw a Line. Draw a single cut line. These lines can be used as a single line for the foil quill.

Step 2 – Choose your Foil Quill Settings

We are now going to choose our foil quill settings. Click on the Send panel top right.

When using the foil quill you will need to change certain settings. Firstly, change the Material to what you are using. For this tutorial we are using cardstock.

Next, you need to change the tool type. For the foil quill, we have to use the Sketch action. You don’t want to use the Cut option here.

Change the Speed to 5, Force to 4 and Passes to 1. We keep the speed and force low to give the foil time to adhere to the cardstock with heat. You want to be careful about more than one pass as this will dull the foil.

It should be noted that different models of Silhouette machines may vary. It’s a good idea to do a test run with your settings before you create a full design.

When you are ready, place the foil over your medium, then load into the machine. Next, click Send at the bottom of the screen.

The machine will start to foil. Make sure that the USB cord does not get caught up while the machine works.

Once done, remove the foil quill but be careful, it’s very hot! Pull back the foil and check out the awesome result. You now have your foiled lines.

The foil quill is a wonderful way to add some bling to your projects. Make wedding invites sparkle, create lovely stickers and much more. We hope that this tutorial has inspired your confidence to explore more.