What can you do with the glass etching starter kit?
This is what you get with the glass etching starter kit.
- Etching cream (2 fl oz)
- Stencil vinyl (9 in x 3 ft)
- Transfer tape (9 in x 3 ft)
- Silhouette hook
- Silhouette scraper
- 10 exclusive etching designs
- Instructional DVD
- Idea/instruction book
When I got this kit, I watched this video and then got started on a project right away.
Wanna see what I did?
I had this glass totem that I made over a year ago. I googled to find a garden phrase and found “Friends are the flowers in the garden of life”.
I designed my image in my Silhouette Studio Designer Edition. I was cutting this out on my Portrait, so I did it in two different cuts. After I cut it like this, I rotated it to cut the other half. Note: the “g” in garden, I didn’t make my outer most circle quite big enough.
Can you see the words? It’s tough to see white on white.
I actually ended up cutting out one word at a time and applied it without transfer paper. Because I do stenciling all the time, it was easy for me. This vinyl is VERY sticky and a little difficult to reposition. After applying each word, I transferred the oodles and boodles. (insides of the letters)
There were a couple of places I had to “patch” with a small sliver of the vinyl—where the letter was too close to the edge, and where the two words didn’t come together perfectly.
After donning gloves I used a plastic knife to apply the etching cream to the stencil.
There were a couple of places I got too close to the edge, and used a Q-tip to clean it up.
I scraped the excess etching cream back into the bottle, it’s reusable. I then took it outside.
I rinsed the etching cream off with the hose. I have used etching cream before and learned the hard way that you shouldn’t rinse it in your sink.
I love how this turned out! There are so many applications for glass etching. Think candy dishes, dog/cat treat bowls, oh and I did this baking dish for jamie years ago.
Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a Silhouette Portrait of their very own.
How to enter:
Mandatory: Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what projects you would use your new Portrait for, including what you’d like to etch. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget. After leaving the comment, you can gain other entries. One winner will be chosen from all eligible entries using the Rafflecopter widget. Giveaway starts today and ends on Sunday, September 29. Winner will be announced on Monday, September 30. (if you are on an iPad, you can email me your comment, but to be eligible to win you must use the rafflecopter widget)
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