Monday, March 22, 2010

Glass etching round 2

Ok so I decided to give the glass etching another go. My friend's wedding was this weekend and I wanted something tangible to go along with the card/check so I decided to etch a vase. I have a few vases laying around that never get used because they are all the same. I get them when flowers are delivered and don't throw them away but have no use for them. Well, by etching them and personalizing them, it's giving use to something that would just sit.

Anyways, I once again used my cricut for the lettering. I used the Lyrical Letters cartridge for the wording and cut it out on vinyl from Oh My Crafts. The small lettering and curved surface made it a little difficult to apply. Took a lot of time and patience to get it straight and get rid of any bubbles in the vinyl. The last project, I didn't get the vinyl down in all spots so the etching cream bled a little. I also used a smaller brush instead of the foam brush this time. I think it worked better to get all the small spaces and left less room for error. I left the cream on for a full hour this time and it worked much better, no need to redo any areas.

Here's a picture. It has their last name and wedding date. I heard from the bride and she is already using it for her bouquet today. :) That makes me happy!!

Here's another picture I got from the bride of her bouquet in the vase the next day :)

The card I gave her is from a stamp club class using Stampin Up products.

Sorry I haven't had much posted lately. Been spending time with the hubby. Enjoy!


  1. I really like it. Great job! I'm so nervous to try it. I know very stupid since it's just glass!

  2. I was nervous too at first. I only had the push to do it because I wanted to make stuff for her wedding. Just make sure to wear gloves! It was not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. The hardest part was positioning the vinyl. Let me know if you have any questions when you go to try it!

  3. I agree - I haven't been brave enough to try it yet, but I will!

    Also, ! I just wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the Beautiful Blogger Award on my blog at if you would like to accept it.

    Thank you so much for the inspiration!


  4. Thank you so much Melanie! That is such an awesome honor! :) You rock!!!


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