I share 2 different ways and methods. You can use both.
However, if you applied a Compound Object, undo it.
If you search the functions I have given names on Youtube, you can choose the right tool for your project.
The first two tools I just wrote are still valid. These tools
1- Shape Builder
2- Path Phinder
3- Live Paint (has a different usage: https://youtu.be/L1_lizUlWtI)
Maybe I should have sent the entire photo. Hard to explain. The second line is white and gives the appearance of separate. In etching this give the design a more desired look... Separation might be the word to use. Dose this make any sense, I'll tried to send another, better picture...Linda
I hated to upload the huge picture but I wanted you to see the white line that are connected to the black line. As I draw the individual sections for the different patterns, the white line continues. This white line give the pattern a special look, don't know how else to say it...Linda
Hi, I hope this helps.
Linda, I'm sorry, but I am not at all understanding what you want to achieve, and how your images show what you want or do not want.
OK, I'm sorry to have bother you and thank you for what help you did give me...Linda
We are here for you. There is no situation to apologize. How can we help.
I wish I could find a photo of a finished piece to show how the white line between the pattern and the black line makes the pattern stand out. It's basically white frame inside the black line.
Linda, I had no intention of chasing you away, my apologies to you!
Is this the sort of thing you meant, that you're getting 1 but you want 2?
In the Layers panel target
Then target the layer by clicking the circle to the right:
Then open the Appearance panel, and click Add New Stroke twice:
Make the lower stroke white, with the width you want:
Then make the upper stroke black, with a smaller width than the white stroke.
Now any stroke drawn in this layer will have the black-and-white appearance and will intersect without overlapping:
I hope I have interpreted your needs correctly.
Now, can I work with other pieces without the double line...how can I keep them separate or can they, would I go to a new page...
Anything you draw in a layer with attributes applied to the layer, such as the two strokes, will have those attributes, so anything that you want not to have those attributes must be on a separate layer, either above or below.