The weekend is almost upon us. That means the count down till Christmas is going full speed ahead. Everybody finished with their shopping? I started out doing really well but something went wrong somewhere and I still have so much to do. Seems its the same old story every year! I have completed 15 Ornaments this week but still have to take a trip out to look for coordinating ribbon for most of them, Today's major undertaking was personalizing some wine glasses for a Wine Basket I am making for some relatives as a gift. I did this last year and they turned out so pretty I had to do it again. They look so elegant and they really are quite easy to do.
To begin you will need the following supplies:
wine glasses, or any glass item you may wish to decorate or personalize.
Vinyl-or contact paper
Transfer tape-last year I didn't think I needed this however this year I used it and did it ever make my life easier! Never again will I use vinyl without it.
Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream
paintbrush & access to a sink
A favorite you wish to make a stencil from. I used Cricut Blackletter for my Monogram and the Trees came from Cricut Christmas Solutions Cartridge,
I found that cutting a sample from paper and "fitting" it to your object saves a lot of trial and error. Once you have it the size you like then you can cut from your vinyl.
Despite the many YouTube Videos I watched I found I had to play with my Cricut settings to get them so I wasn't cutting through the backing on the vinyl. You only want the vinyl cut...not the backing. My machine & vinyl worked well on the following settings:speed-3 bars,pressure-2 bars & blade setting:2.
Now you apply the etching cream over the exposed areas of your design. Allow to sit for a minimal of 1 minute however
I tend to leave it for 2-3 minutes and then rinse gently rubbing the areas while under water to assure all of the cream is removed.
Remove the vinyl from the glass and there you have it- a beautiful personalized gift that can easily
become a heirloom. I can't tell you how many pictures I took attempting to give you a good look at how pretty they turned out but I didn't have good success. So now....I'll drink the wine and call it a night!