In search of more elegant stencil fonts
You may have noticed that sometimes you want to use the negative space on your die cuts on a layout, craft or as a stencil for painting, embossing, screen printing, etc. Unfortunately, those pesky little trapped spaces like the triangle in the uppercase A (called counters) cause problems for negative space applications. You may also have noticed that most of the stencil fonts currently available scream military/industrial complex. Recently, I’ve run across a couple of posts that are addressing this problem, as well as giving instructions on how to mod any font you like for stencil use.
Michael Mandino and Patrick Davidson have a stencil version of Zapfino they call Stencilano available for download here.
Update: Melissa over at Silhouette School has a tutorial on how to modify fonts in Silhouette Studio