Did you know the Curio can both stipple and etch?
Curio’s new clearance level of 5 mm means that you can use new materials like metal. With this new medium, new crafting options are available. The stippling & etching tool is meant to accommodate these new possibilities. You can etch designs for home decor, personalize pet’s tags, and so much more.
But while you might be familiar with the etching process, which involves scratching a design into a surface, the stippling process might be a bit of a mystery to you. So here are a few things you should know about stippling and how it will change the way you craft.
What is Stippling?
Stippling is a way of creating a drawing or etching through the use of dots instead of a continuous line. Curio performs this effect with the stippling & etching tool on thin metals or with a marker or pen on paper.
Have you ever had an idea for a project but didn’t know if your Silhouette machine could handle it?
Curio can. Just look at this custom stippled jewelry box!
Have you ever seen those home décor pieces with the embellished metal and wondered if it’s possible to make your own?
Curio’s new stippling and etching effects make it possible.
How Does Curio Stipple?
Curio uses the stippling tool and the embossing mat to create the unique stipple effect. The stipple tool has a narrow metal tip that allows the machine to create small indents in the media using a quick up and down motion.
In Silhouette Studio®, the new “Stipple” menu allows you to convert any design from the Design Store into a stippled project. By playing with settings like “spacing” or “scale factor” you can change the look of the stipple effect. You control the number of dots, the spacing of dots, and even the pattern. And this all happens within the familiar Silhouette Studio® workspace.
With this new tool it is simple to stipple things like dog tags, home décor projects, and even ink drawings. Your possibilities are endless!