The Gyro-Cut is an essential tool for all your confection airbrushing needs!
When used in conjunction with Glad Press’n Seal, Gyro-Cut is perfect for isolating those smaller design elements on more intricate stencils.
Preparing for airbrushing
First, cut a piece of the Press'n Seal that's approximately the size of your stencil. Next, place the sheet over the stencil and flatten it out, removing any bubbles or wrinkles. Take your Gyro-Cut and trim around the desired element of the stencil. Then, peel away the cut portion, revealing the shape you intend to airbrush.
Load the stencil with Glad into your Stencil Genie and place over the cookie. For additional protection from overspray where the edge of the stencil doesn't reach the cookie's edge, try the Quadrant Masking Tool. If necessary, use cookie magnets to help hold the stencil flat against the cookie surface. A long needle, chopstick, or similarly narrow tool can also be used for any small section of the stencil that is tending to lift away from the cookie surface.
Before airbrushing, load a few drops of DecoPac airbrush food coloring into your AirGenie airbrushing system and test the airflow by spraying a bit of colorant on a paper towel and adjust the flow as necessary by turning the dial on top of the unit.
Now, you're ready to airbrush!
Tips for using your Gyro-Cut tool
The Gyro-cutter has an ergonomically shaped handle that is easy to hold and a 360-degree rotating head which enables anyone to cut complex shapes easily and quickly.
When cutting, hold the tool with the blade perpendicular to the material.
Repeat the above process for each cookie, color, and stencil element...
As your hand changes direction, the blade turns automatically as only the sharp point of the blade makes contact with the surface being cut.
When you come to a sharp corner, simply stop, move the tool head towards the new direction until the blade turns, and continue cutting.
Other uses for the Gyro-Cut
The Gyro-cutter also easily cuts through paper, card stock, adhesive-backed vinyl and 4 mil plastic sheets.
Gyro-Cut is perfect for all types of papercraft and stencil making projects including decoupage, card making, scrapbooking, and pattern making.
Unlike scalpel style knives the GYRO-CUT blade will not easily cut the skin with normal use.
Only the original Gyro-Cut will do
Imitation Gyro-cutters can be purchased online, but they simply don’t cut it!
Their blades are too large to cut effectively and also are wobbly, making it much more difficult to cut curved lines.
Unlike with the genuine Gyro-Cut, you must turn the entire tool in order to change direction.
The larger blade also makes it nearly impossible to get through thicker material such as card stock.
Other tools featured in this tutorial
- Gyro-Cut craft and hobby cutting tool
- DecoPac Airbrush Food Coloring
- AirGenie Airbrush system
- Stencil Genie
- Quadrant Masking Tool
- Cookie magnets