Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to Etch Glass with the Cricut - Tutorial

How to Etch Glass with the Cricut - Candy Dish Tutorial
Etching glass with the Cricut is super easy and makes a very inexpensive, yet beautiful gift.
Here are X simple steps to etching with the cricut.

Step 1 - Place the vinyl on the cricut mat and load it into the machine.  Choose a design.  I used the Storybook cartridge.   The settings should be slow, max pressure, max blade depth. Make sure you have a sharp blade, otherwise it will not cut the vinyl.

Step 2 - I remove the vinyl letters and save them for the recipent of the gift.  They are not needed in this project.  You will only use the negative portion of the cut.

Step 3 - I like to use transfer tape when applying the vinyl.  It's not necessary, but it sure makes it easier!  Simply lay the transfer tape over the vinyl.

Step 4 - Adhere the vinyl to the glass candy dish and pull off the transfer tape leaving ONLY the vinyl.

Step 5 - Using a paint brush, place the Armour Etch Cream 3 oz only on the letters you want etched and let sit for approximately 10 minutes.  DO NOT TOUCH THE ARMOR ETCH OR GET IT IN YOUR EYES.  READ the bottle for safety instructions.

Step 6 - Wash the etching cream off and peel off the vinyl.

You are left with beautiful candy dish!

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