Friday, May 1, 2009

Glass Etching - First Try

Finished Project


My husband and I had seen a commercial using the cricut and glass etching cream and so we decided to get some and try it. Today was my first attempt and it was a quick and easy project. Here are some simple steps to try.

1. Cut out a design on the cricut. Now I just cut it out normal not reversed, so if you look at the bottom of my pan it reads TYCKSEN. If you look from the top it is backwards. So, that just is something I will try different next time. You will need to reverse and FLIP the letters. :)

2. Place stencil you just made from the cricut onto the glass. I found that using transfer tape, helped it go quicker.

3. Brush on etching cream according to directions, which is brush it on left to right and top to bottom, be careful not to get etching cream anywhere else...besides your stencil.

4. Let sit 3-5 minutes and wash off with tap water. Thouroughly wash off all the cream.

5. Peel off vinyl and clean with glass cleaner. When it gets wet it looks like it did not work, but, it quickly dries....and there you go. I have included a few pics.

I bought the cream at Roberts. You can find it at any craft store.
Note: I have read that you can also use contact paper for stencils.
Cricut catridges used: Doodletype and Home Accents.

4 comments:

Kristen and Co. said...

That would make a FABULOUS wedding gift!!

the Brakey's said...

That is way cool-what a great gift!

Ellsworth Family said...

Hey Natalie, I don't know if you remember me. Im Ben's sister and Cheryl's sister-in-law. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for posting this how to for etching. I want to do this for my ward super saturday and am glad the how to is right here. I love your site and check it often for any new fun ideas. your so creative.

Tycksen Family said...

Kristine, Of course I remember you. Do you spell your name with a C or K. ? ANd if I remeber you go by Kris or Kristi...you'll have to remind me. :)
Your comment was so kind, thank you. I hope your super saturday went well. Have a happy day!!