Silhouette Curio: New Project Ideas- Plus Discount Code

August 27th, 2015 | Learn How, Silhouette

I’ve been knee deep in crafty land for the past few days. I recently got my hands on the just released Silhouette Curio and I dove right in to get all the nitty gritty to share with you! Plus I’ve got a Silhouette Curio discount code for you to be one of the first to grab one too!

As with any new product there are bound to be a few hiccups, and since I received the machine before it was officially released (yayy me) there isn’t the extra attachments available yet. The good news is, it forced me to discover a few new project ideas you can make straight out of the box! Let’s have a look, I think you’ll love it…

Globe adventure watercolor created with the Silhouette Curio

My first impression of the machine is wonderful. I think it helps that I’m already familiar with the Cameo, so I didn’t have a lot to learn. I did find figuring out which mats go to what process, but after sorting that out, I was cutting, drawing, embossing, and painting, yes painting!!

Wood burning with the Silhouette Curio

My first instinct was to use wood, the clearance is much larger on this machine so you can feed in thicker materials like this 1/8″ plywood. I drew the design with a sketch pen (feather is a new included design) and used my wood burner to add the detail.

How to create beautiful hand painted watercolour prints with the Silhouette Curio

Then I had to try the embossing feature. I came up with this watercolour painting hack. If you emboss a sheet of watercolour paper you can easily paint inside the embossed lines. It’s like paint by number but a lot less tacky!

vintage bike watercolor created with the Silhouette Curio

floral watercolour create with the Silhouette Curio

I definitely think I need to improve my watercolour skills, but the Silhouette Cameo certainly makes it much easier!

HTV handbag Silhouette freebie cut file

Plus the Silhouette Curio still does some of the same things as the Portrait, or Cameo.

What Can the Silhouette Curio Do?

The Curio has lots of of tricks up its sleeve, I can’t wait to try out all the features. We’re looking at:

  • Etch metal
  • Emboss
  • Deboss
  • Stipple designs
  • Sketch multi color designs
  • Use unique materials like wood, leather, canvas, metal and more
  • Deep Cuts

Check out this post on Personal Die Cutting where the differences between the Curio and the Cameo are broken down for you.

If you NEED the Silhouette Curio,

which you do,  because I’m going to have a lot more fun projects coming your way

The first Shipment JUST arrived in the warehouse and with the promo code FYNES you get $15 off your purchase today!


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