Have you tried watercolor with your svg files? Well, one of my nightly rituals is to watch You Tube videos. I subscribe to Jennifer McGuire (like many others) and she's always doing something with watercolor and die cuts. So I wanted to give it a try with an svg cut. I cut the sentiment and the leaf from Strathmore watercolor paper. I then watercolored using Distress Inks in Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed.
As these dried the color really intensified! I love these results. Oh! Let me also note, when cutting watercolor paper with your Silhouette I used setting for Silhouette Brand chipboard. The blade depth is supposed to be set on 6 per the settings, I went to 7 and it cut beautifully.
Have a great day!