Etched Acrylic Decor with the Silhouette Curio

In this step-by-step video class we will set up the Curio for etching on acrylic and cutting with the Curio too! Create amazing décor projects with your Silhouette Curio machine.

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In this video class we will not only etch on acrylic with the Curio, but I will also share how to cut materials on the Curio as well. I will be sharing some "secrets" and tips on adding adhesive vinyl to etched projects to not only add color and dimension to your etched projects, but also help in the symmetry and success of a good etch on a round object.

Join me in creating a unique Beach Blessing décor.

Supplies needed:

Optional: Adhesive vinyl of color choice
Digital Calipers - highly recommend

Etched Acrylic Décor Video Class Content -

  • Supplies used in class
  • Platform stack for cutting vs etching
  • Lining up blank if not using a template
  • Setting up the Curio for etching acrylic
  • Measuring the acrylic blank
  • Setting up the Silhouette Studio software for etching
  • Orientation bug and how to work with it
  • Working with a template file
  • Autotrace discussion and tips
  • Layers Panel - Designer Edition or higher upgrade feature
  • Creating an alignment template for etching
  • Scale tools
  • Adding design & scaling
  • Tips on aligning & scaling design for etching success
  • Adding additional design elements to project
  • Adding an emboss/etch fill
  • Tips on data and processing time
  • Etching on the acrylic
  • Adding an Etch setting
  • Tips on cleaning the etching
  • Demo of a bad etch
  • Setting up the Curio for cutting
  • Supplies for cutting adhesive vinyl
  • Bonus: tips on not wasting the center of the shape using Cut by Line Color
  • Test cuts & blade depth adjustments
  • Removing materials from a cutting mat
  • Weeding design & applying adhesive vinyl to the acrylic blank
  • and more!!!

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Your Instructor

Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae
Silhouette Secrets+ by EllyMae

Welcome! My name is EllyMae and I am the owner and Instructor behind Silhouette Secrets+.

I have been in the cutting machine industry now for almost 20 years with experience in several different brands of machines and products. In 2016, after attending the TJC Licensed Instructor program, I started teaching Silhouette users how they can get to know their Silhouette Studio software and machines. I had no idea where this interest in Silhouette would take me.

I have taught Silhouette users all over the world through both in-person events and online. I have also become one of the top troubleshooters for Silhouette issues worldwide through my experience as an instructor. I am not just an instructor though, I am a craft machine user and I LOVE creating with all kinds of materials.

As an instructor I teach all levels of Silhouette classes for Portrait, Cameo, and Curio users. I love being able to share Silhouette with others!

I look forward to sharing the love of Silhouette with you all and welcome you on this journey!

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