I think one of my new favorite features on the Silhouette Curio has to be the Stippling feature! Do you remember those drawings you used to do as a kid with all those little dots, meticulously placing each dot with a colored marker? Well now It’s about a bajillion times easier with the Curio!
I have a bunch of cute little tins in my command center area in my home and thought it would be cool to dress one up as an outgoing mail box. It’s the perfect place to drop letters and cards that are ready to go! It’s especially nice to have this around now that it’s almost Christmas card season! Here’s how I did it:
I picked a beautiful geometric design in the Silhouette store and opened the Stipple menu. It automatically translated my design into dots. I moved the spacing slider around until they were pretty close together and the pattern was apparent. You can even fill in objects with a Stipple Fill, but since this was already such a dot-heavy design, I decided I didn’t need it.
On the Cut menu, before you hit ‘Send to Silhouette’, you need to make sure your settings and machine are set up correctly. I chose my material as Metal Stippling Sheet, which then let me know that I only needed some of my Curio bases – as you can see below, it told me I needed both 1 bases, as well as one 2, instead of two 2’s like usual.
I stuck my metal stippling sheet to my Curio Emboss mat, and sent it through the machine! The stippling feature is much quieter than when the Curio is cutting or even embossing.
When it came out, it was beautiful dotty goodness! The Curio was efficient and quick at producing those pretty little dots!
I then applied a super cute sticker of a dog with a piece of paper in it’s mouth over the top of the stippling and then glued it to my tin box. And that was that! Such a cute place to drop outgoing mail.
I think it looks great on my chalkboard command center/welcome wall! You see this right when you walk in the front door and it’s a great drop zone.
The texture produced by the Curio is really fantastic and the stippling feature is great for all sorts of home decor and craft projects!