Happy New Year!!!
Happy New Year to all of you! This week’s project is one for celebrating the evening. I decided it was time for some beautiful glass ware for my holiday table!
I know that many people etch glass but I decided to take it a step further and do reverse etching. I made my pattern so that the etching crème was brushed around the positive versus the outline of the design.
It made for an interesting look as well.
- Stemware from DollarTree
- Armour Etch Creme from Michael’s
- Brush from Michael’s
- Vinyl from Craftwell’s
- eCraft Cutting machine set at 1 pressure, no tabs.
- eCraft Pro Software
- Water to remove crème.
- Peachy Keen stamps for embellishment
- assorted colored cardstock
First the software to design and the download my images and text to the machine. I love eCraft Vinyl it is so easy to cut.
Time to place the crowns and text on the stemware. I used tape and a grease pencil for placement of my images.
I am now ready to coat the glass with the Armour Etch Crème. I know that the bottle recommends a very short length of time but I have found for my purposes that longer is better. I can only tell you that I have tested the crème on all of the glass I use it on and use a watch to determine how long to leave it on. For this project I left a heavy coat for 45 minutes. I love the effect that I got.
See how heavy the coat is. I really shook it up well and coated it till it was opaque.
This is my base.
As I waited for it to etch to my desired outcome . I played with my Snowies and made one to watch over my Celebration Glass!
Well my time is up and I have rinse the crème off. I am so pleased with the outcome. It is like I have a new Glass. Just like getting a “New Year”. It is time to reflect and get your motivation ready for what is to come! Life is to come and I am ready to be excited for each and every day that I am given! Happy New Year to all and many more for all as well!!!
Let’s make 2012 the best yet!!!!