I’m Michael Tyler and for the last 7 years I have been creating Vectric’s Free monthly projects. I’ve made everything from spring wreaths and mantle clocks to snow sledges and cheeseboards.
Did you know there are already 83 projects free for Vectric customers to take advantage of and we’re working on more every month! Each project comes with the file(s) for you to download, along with a PDF document that highlights some of the key important steps to help you get through your project. Plus all new 2018 free projects come with their own video that tells the story of the project from start to finish.
Here’s a quick Autumn-themed project you can create over a weekend! This project was inspired by larger versions of rustic “slat-style” pumpkin arrangements made for porch display. I used Vectric VCarve to create a smaller version suitable for shelf, mantle or table display, just for you!
The carved “woodgrain” uses a V-Bit to cut shallow patterned grooves into the wood for a folksy, old-wood slat appearance. The pumpkins have a tab that is inserted and glued into slots in the wooden base. A paint and glaze technique is applied to enhance the woodgrain details of the slat pumpkins. A few of the software features used while designing this project included the Trace Bitmap, Drawing and Node editing tools, Snapping features, Boundary Create, and the Interactive Trim (scissors tool).
which Vectric software do i need to be able to open the free project files?
Versions 9.5+ of the software
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