Happy December!!! Just 20 more days until Christmas!! I am the Guest Designer today at She's A Sassy Lady and I have some snowflake ornaments. I FINALLY tried to etch ~ how fitting that I shared this project on Sheila's blog as she inspired me a long time ago when she etched a glass baking dish!
I bought these mirror ornaments at Michaels.
I used these snowflakes from the Christmas cartridge and sized it at 1 1/2 inches. I cut out the snowflakes in vinyl. I set my cricut to Pressure 3, Speed 3 and Blade 3 to cut through the vinyl layer only (not the backing).
I peeled back the extra vinyl using my dental tool. It is helpful to roll the vinyl as you pull it away to prevent it from sticking to your project.
I weed out the inner cuts next. I use clear Contact paper for my transfer tape. You need to dirty it up a bit on your jeans to de-stick it a bit. I placed the contact paper over my snowflakes and burnished it with my scraper.
I placed the snowflake in the center of the mirror and burnished it again. I slowly peeled off the contact paper.
I got out my Armour Etch that I bought at Michaels about a year ago!
I put some newspaper down and put a thick coat of etching cream on my mirrors.
After 5 minutes, I rinsed one off and it looked done.
Here are the ornaments after I rinsed them and dried them with a paper towel.
I peeled off the remaining vinyl.
I added some sparkly ribbon and a coordinating gem to each snowflake. These would make a nice gift!
Thanks Sheila for having me on your blog today!!! I hope everyone over here has a wonderful Christmas!!