Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Glass Etching - Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge
This glass was made using Armour Glass Etching Cream and the Animal Kingdom Cartridge.
Cut your frog on the cricut using vinyl, at 2 1/4" in height.
Weed out the pieces you will not be needing (use the negative).
Save the small round pieces for the eyes and on the body.
Cut a small strip out of vinyl for the mouth.
Apply the transfer paper to the front of the negative by peeling apart the transfer paper and placing the sticky side of the paper on top of the frog.
Peel the backing off of the vinyl.
The top of the frog is 3/4" from the top of the glass.
Place the vinyl on the glass and make sure to get all of the bubbles out of the vinyl close to the edges of the frog that will be etched.
Place the eyes, mouth and bodies small round pieces of vinyl on the glass if you don't have them already on the transfer sheet.
Apply a generous amount of etching cream and leave on for 15 minutes.
After the 15 minutes put the glass under warm running water and quickly get all of the etching cream off and then pull the vinyl off of the glass.
Dry the glass and you have an etched glass.
You can use any figures for your etching.
I use a permanent marker to mark where I want to place the figure on the glass. Permanent markers will wash off of glass.
You can check other glass etching projects I have done earlier on my blog.
You can fill your glass with candy, tea's or any other goodies you would like. Tie a ribbon on your glass and you have a nice gift for weddings, birthdays, thank you's, etc.