As SiL lives a few hundred miles away I had to buy a vase. At the time, it looked like every shop I went into was stopping selling vases! I had limited choice so chose this one. I had forgotten I had these piccies and project, so thought I would share them today.
This was the design SiL decided on, I designed it on the Silhouette Cameo, I can't find the flower to identify it.
I cut the image out of vinyl on the Cameo, removing the pieces of the image.
I added a transfer sheet to be able to pick up the vinyl in one piece
ensuring there were no bubbles between the 2 sheets
I was then able to pick up both pieces, removing the vinyl from the carrier sheet
I transferred the vinyl to the vase, making sure that the vinyl was adhered well, with no bubbles, then removed the transfer sheet.
from previous experience and as I always drop some cream, I added plenty of covering to the vase with sticky tape, which prevents any of the cream getting onto the glass. YEP! it etches the glass immediately.
I added lots of etching cream, in this case "Etchall". I move the cream with an ice lolly stick most of the time it's on the item, ensuring no surface is left untouched by the cream.
After about 15 minutes, the instructions says less, but I like to leave it longer.
When time is up I take most of the cream off and replace it into the container, ready for next time, the remaining cream is washed off under a cold tap in the sink. The vinyl and sticky tape is removed and I have a wonderful etched vase that is there for life.
The following photos show it finished with a black background, as it's difficult to show the glass etched in a photograph. I was really pleased with the end result.
I'm glad to say SiL's sister was thrilled with her present.
I saw this quote on Elizabeth Dulemba blog and thought it was just perfect for us crafters. She has some wonderful colouring pages that I have used a lot, BUT not recently, now that reminds me, there HAS to be a return to these images asap.
— Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth