Sunday, April 4, 2010

My first Etching!!!


So this is my first time trying the etching cream, I've seen lots of folks chat about it and wanted to etch some glasses also for my brother's birthday gift.

I first cut the vinyl on the Cricut - Blackletter Font used at 1 1/2" at slow speed - blade at 3

Used mesh tape to create a 'ruler" so all monograms would be the same height on the glass.
Added the etching cream and wait 20 minutes.
Oh the glasses are from Ocean State Job Lot 1.00 each.

Washed off the cream, removed the vinyl and awesome results! Whew! Now I think I'm addicted!

11 comments:

Audrey Frelx said...

Happy Easter. You did great on the glassess!!! Yes, etching is fun and soooo addictive. When I first etched I think I etched everything thing etchable in my house, heee -heee!!!

Aussie Loz said...

Wow!! I've never seen anyone do this before!! The results are gorgeous!! What a lovely gift.
Thanks for voting for our card at TGF! Hope we made it through again! I'll be back to check out your creations when I get back from visiting my sister. Take care xx

Judy said...

Wow! I like these! I have an award for you on my blog.

PenLight said...

You did an awesome job on these! You can submit projects to the Chirp at http://www.cricut.com/promotions/onlinesubmit.aspx
If your project gets picked for spotlight it wins a cartridge! They pick "highlights" from the message threads. :0) You've got some great things to submit!

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow! Great job with this Sheryl! They really turned out professional looking! Blackletter was a perfect choice. Can't belive they're retiring it. I'm adding this to things I want to try! xxD

Ladybug Designs said...

I love glass etching with my Cricut. It is so fun and quick. Your glasses turned out awesome.

Barb's Boys said...

Good idea for the 'ruler'! They turned out great!

Lynne said...

Very nice etching!! I recently showed my husband etching and he is now addicted to it!! LOL! Thanks for joining us at Cricutters Anonymous!
Lynne CA DT

Lindasueanne said...

That is awesome! What a great gift!

liz said...

super cool! you've inspired me to try!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

This is great! You did a great job with the etching cream! I love it and I love that font!! Thanks for joining us at Cricutters Anonymous this week!
Stephanie H **CA DT**