I'm not sure why I am soooo in love with Armour Etch. It might be the classy sophistication a little lather of this stuff adds to any glass object in your home. Or maybe because of it's timeless subtlety, or unlike frosted glass spray paint, it can be washed with no problem. No matter the reason, it's something I will have in my arsenal at all times. Sadly, I have to get a new bottle today, and at Michael's, without a coupon, (who would be crazy enough to buy ANYTHING there without one?) the larger bottle is 30 bucks. Ouch.
We have a silent auction at work at the end of March benefiting the APS of Durham and the SPCA of Wake County. To me, this is just another wonderful excuse to roll up my sleeves and get crafty! I didn't want to donate something someone just "had", I wanted something someone could "use". (I have a point I promise, just stay with me!)
Enter my latest etching victim.
I decided to turn this little cutie into an indoor herb vase.
Here is what I used to get started:
-Cricut and cutting mat
-Vinyl (of course you don't NEED a Cricut to do this, painters tape and letter stickers would work just as well)
First, I just used my Cricut to cut out a curved edge box, and letters to spell out the words Sage and Basil.
Then I applyed them to the glass vases. Getting the box even and the letters straight is the hardest part of this)
**I used painters tape on one because there wasn't much excess vinyl on the outside of the box. In case the etching cream ran, I wanted to make sure it wouldn't etch outside of the box.
Next, I just covered the box and letters with Armour Etch and let it sit for 20-25 mintues.
Finally, wiped the access etching cream off and gave it a good rub under a running facuet, took the vinyl off and... wah-la.
I am hoping to get more items in for the auction here in the next month! I'm also hoping someone actually bids on them :)
Joining the party over at ASPTL for DIY Day!
Linked up over at Todays Creative Blog for Get Your Craft On!
Partying over at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday!
Show and Tell over at DIY Showoff! Come check out the talent :)
Joining up for the first time over at Remodelaholic!
Hanging out over at BNOTP for Met Monday!