DIY Die Cut Watercolor Heart Magnet Tutorial (Video)

Have you used the Silhouette Adhesive Magnet Paper? I only used it for the first time last year. It’s very cool stuff, and in today’s video tutorial I’ll be showing you how to use it to make this fun and colorful faceted heart ornament.

This project starts in Silhouette Studio, where I ungroup the faceted heart ornament cut files and separate them into three files: one for the base, which I cut from the magnet paper; one for all of the facets minus one, which I cut from Strathmore Bristol; and a final facet, which I cut from gold foil cardstock. I like to group the pieces that I’m cutting from different materials into different files as I’m working, so there’s less confusion when I’m ready to actually cut everything.

After I cut all of the pieces from their respective materials, I’m ready to start watercoloring the facets of the heart. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens for this, and I love these things! They work wonderfully with the Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper, which is a very smooth mixed media paper.

After all of the watercolored facets are completely dry, I remove the protective paper from the magnet, and adhere all of the facets in place. This comes together pretty quickly. I only spent about 5 minutes assembling the final piece.

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for the Strathmore Bristol & gold foil cardstock : Depth = 7 // Speed = 1 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut

Silhouette Cameo cut settings for the Adhesive Magnet Paper : Depth = 6 // Speed = 1 // Thickness = 33 // Double Cut

Check out the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial for this project:

Supplies Used in This Project

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AMZ =     SBK =     DKB = Dick Blick     SSS = Simon Says Stamp

Faceted Heart Ornament Die Cut

Silhouette Cameo ( AMZ // SBK )
Strathmore Bristol Vellum Paper ( AMZ // DKB )
Gold Foil Card Stock ( MFT )
Silhouette Adhesive Magnet Paper ( AMZ // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Brush Pens (individual colors used):

202 // Peach Pink ( SBK )
020 // Red ( DKB // SBK )
070 // Orange ( DKB // SBK )
050 // Yellow ( DKB )
053 // Yellow Green ( DKB // SBK )
047 // May Green ( DKB // SBK )
042 // Turquoise Green ( DKB // SBK )
083 // Lilac ( DKB // SBK )
082 // Purple ( DKB // SBK )

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pen Sets

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 60
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 48
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 36
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, Set of 12

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