Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wine Glass Etching

Hello Everyone!!

Here is my non-paper crafting Cricut project!  I am thinking about Christmas gifts for my family who lives in New Orleans.  I thought a cool gift would be to etch some glasses with a fleur-dis-lis on them, since that has become a symbol of hope (and my family is kind of obsessed with it).  Anyway, I wanted to practice before I bought a bunch of glasses for my family.

My fiancee let me use our wine glasses to perform the "etch test" so I decided to use our initials.  I made the design in my gypsy, which was helpful when figuring out placement for the letters.  I was going to do a "&" instead of a heart, but I couldn't find a "&" I really liked.  Anyway, I cut out the design on vinyl and used the negative space to etch my design.  I thought it turned out really well for a first attempt.

I learned that transfer tape is really useful.  I think it would have helped me put the design on better.  Also, you need to make sure the vinyl is firmly placed on the glass, otherwise you'll have bubbles around the etching.  Other than that, I followed the directions on the bottle of etch cream.  It did not take me very long to do, and it looks pretty good.  Hope you all enjoy!!

Supplies Used: 
Gypsy Font
Gypsy Wanderings
Aumor Etch cream

Happy Crafting, 

1 comment:

  1. Wine glasses are a great gift. Everyone will be amazed by your etching abilities!