1- Open Silhouette Alta software. Click on the right side tab.
2- Click on the library folder.
3- Find a folder where you may have background files.
4- Double click on your image.
5- A new window will appear. Click on the stencil option.
6- Your design will appear as a stencil. With this particular design there are gaps from the edge to the design which need to be joined to create a whole stencil.
7- Click on the shape option. Then click on the cube.
8- Flatten the cube to the same height as the stencil.
9- Resize the flattened cube to a long thin rectangle. Place on the edge of your stencil to join the middle of the design to the edge.
10- Right click on the rectangle and duplicate.
11- Move the duplicated rectangle to the right joining the middle to the edge.
12- Right click and duplicate again.
13- Rotate then shorten and place across the top of the stencil to join the edge with the middle stencil design.
14- Repeat again to the bottom of your design. then click on the select all icon.
15- Right click and group. By grouping the pieces the printer will print as one design not several separate small ones.
16- Click on 3D print and then select your print options and print.
17- Your finished design can now be used as a stencil with paint or spray. You can also use these stencils through a manual die cutting machine to dry emboss patterns.