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Metal-etched Key Chain

One of the very cool features of the Silhouette Curio™ is the ability to etch designs onto metal surfaces. We’re going to walk you through the etching process and show you how we made this custom metal key chain. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio Platforms Silhouette Curio Embossing Mat Silhouette Stippling & Etching tool Silhouette Cutting Blade Silhouette Studio® Blank metal key chain Cardstock Tape Design ID#243631 Design ID #45890 Step One: Preparing the Design 1. Open Silhouette Studio®. In the Page Setup panel, change the mat size to the Curio Embossing Mat, which is 8.5 inches by 6…

Metal Etching

With the Silhouette Curio™, you have the ability to etch custom designs on metal. This opens up so many possibilities for you! You can make some awesome artwork, jewelry, or decor items. Follow these steps to see how it’s done. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio™ basic base and cutting mat (8.5 inches by 6 inches) Curio 7 inches by 5 inches metal etching sheets Curio stippling & etching tool Frame Design ID#271642 1. Open a design in Silhouette Studio®. Under the Page Setup panel, change your cutting mat to Curio (emboss) 8.5 inches by 6 inches mat. Resize your…

Etched Geometric Cactus Clock

Ticktock, it looks like it’s time for you try out the Silhouette Curio™’s amazing etching function. How about you try it out by making a fun Geometric Cactus Clock? This is a quick and easy project that is perfect for anyone who wants to explore all of the exciting etching features of Curio. With such a fabulous clock to draw your eye, you’ll never be late for a party again! Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Metal Etching Sheets 5×7 (Black and Gold) Silhouette Gold Foil Sticker Sheet Silhouette Stippling & Etching Tool Clock Kit Drill Drill Bit 5/16 Strong Glue…

The Best Of July 4th Projects

The stars were spangling bright this past Fourth of July, and I hope everyone had a fun-filled, long weekend. My Instagram feed was overflowing with patriotic photos showing everyone’s love of red, white, and blue. Don’t worry if you didn’t get a chance to appropriately adorn your house or festively decorate for your party. I have collected all of the spectacular crafts that will leave you seeing stars and stripes for years to come. 3D Patriotic Sign The patriotism is strong with this project! Former Design Team member, Marie Chorak, has beautifully combined a 3D paper star with stenciled and painted…

8 Crafts That Make DIY Weddings Perfect

I love weddings! Seeing people in love is just the best. Every wedding is so unique and different with amazing colors and decorations and FOOD! And don’t forget about the bride’s dress, oh how fun it is to see the new bride glowing in her beautiful wedding dress! If you’ve got a wedding coming up you’ve come to the right place to find inspiration. I’ve scoured the web and found some ah-mazing crafts that will make your DIY wedding perfect. And Silhouette is here to help you create the perfect finishing touches for your wedding. It never ceases to amaze me how…

Five Silhouette Projects to Make You Smile

Hey—do you know what today is? It’s the International Day of Happiness! I know, it would be even happier if it was a bona fide holiday, but we’ve gotta work with what we have. Ha! I’ve been in a bit of a creative slump lately, so I’ve been searching the web, looking for inspiration. In honor of today, I thought I would share with you five projects here on the blog that just, well, make me happy! This Beautiful Mug Maybe it’s the colorful vinyl on white, the font, or just the message but—I love this mug. It speaks to me…

Easy Etched Monogram Charm Leather Wrap Bracelets

Ahh Valentine’s Day . . . a holiday you either love or dread.  Not everyone has a special partner in their lives to make gifts for BUT I’m sure we all have amazing girlfriends.  My husband is not really the “make me a special craft” type so when I go to make pretty things for people, the first in line are my ladies who’ve been there with me through everything. I have been wanting to master etching metal charms with my Curio™ for awhile now and figured now is the time.  I already did the trial and error, and error—did…

Customize A Jewelry Box With The Silhouette Curio™

Few people enjoy the crafty gifts I make quite as much as my six-year-old niece. And because she loves them so, I do my best to create something fun and personalized to give her for nearly every special occasion. Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away, so I broke out my Curio to turn an unfinished wooden box I found at my local craft store into a custom jewelry box with a little vinyl and metal etching. Supplies Needed: Silhouette Curio™ Matte Adhesive Vinyl Transfer Paper Hook Tool Scraper Tool Metal Etching Sheets Curio Stippling & Etching Tool Wooden…

Things Curio Can Do That No Other Silhouette Machine Can

Hello friends. Connie here with a post to show you the amazing things Curio can do that other Silhouette machines like the CAMEO, Portrait, and the Mint cannot do! If you don’t already own Curio, I can guarantee you’ll be wanting to add this gem to your Christmas list after reading the amazing things it does.   Stipple Metal: Curio can create beautiful stipple metal art.  Tiny dots stippled in the metal form together to create a beautiful unique work of art like none other! I love the edgy look of this stippling method that easily adds a touch of…

Top 5 Reasons You Need A Curio

Hey there, crafty peeps!   Kathi again, here giving you a David Letterman-esque “Top 5 Reasons You Need A Curio In Your Life” (and a little bonus tutorial too, cause I just love this machine!).   So grab your cup of coffee, get comfortable, and let me satisfy your CURIO-sity.   1. DUAL CARRIAGE CAPABILITIES     Did you know that Curio can do double-duty?   For my mini project, I debossed the word “wanderlust” and sketched a feather with my glitter Silhouette sketch pen—all in one run. I then went over the word “wanderlust” with my marker.       Are you…

Metal Etched Butterflies

How are your Silhouette Curio™ creations coming? Are you ready for another metal etching tutorial? I tried my most recent etching project on a black metal etching sheet, and I love how the exposed silver metal really pops. I’ll show you how I did it.   Here is what you’ll need to create this project: Silhouette Curio™ Silhouette Curio™ basic base and cutting mat (8.5 in. x 6 in.) Curio 5 in. x 7 in. metal etching sheets Curio stippling & etching tool 5 in. x 7 in. frame Butterfly field design (ID #42668)   1- PREPARE YOUR DESIGN  …

Metal Etched Framed Decor

When the Curio was released and I heard it was going to be able to etch, my mind was blown! The fact that I can now create art on a new canvas continues to amaze me with each new project. Today I am going to share just how easy it is to create a piece of metal home decor for you to marvel over! STEP ONE: Set Design Page Settings for Curio Start by opening a new file in Silhouette Studio®. In the Design Page Setting you can adjust your page size as well as the base size you plan…