Friday, July 17, 2009
I am thinking of new thigs to do all the time. I want to start making items for craft sales to be held this fall. Years ago, I made christmas ornaments for my family. I bought the glass balls from the craft store and took my moms ceramic paint in the pretty pearl type colors and poured them inside of the balls. I then swirled the balls to make all sorts of designs. I let them dry upside down and then painted their family names on the balls with a gold paint pen. However, I think this time around I am going to create a template in cricut and paint sayings on to the balls...I might try to even etch some and see how that goes...
Anyway, this is a (not so good) picture of the old balls that I made for my family. After my mom passed, I acquired hers.
Posted by Nancy Watson at 8:51 AM
OK, it has been a while, but I had a large project due and have been quite busy at work. But, here it is...my glass etching project. I started with regular beer glasses that I bought at Home Goods. I found a coat of arms for the client out on the internet, downloaded it and changed its wording, etc. in Adobe Photoshop. Then I converted the image to an SVG so that I can cut it with SCAL. I cut this out on some scrap vinyl that I had around and then put on the glass. Can I say, the biggest problem I had with this was the transfer tape. I just found out about some new transfer tape that is supposed to be better so will keep you posted if I can get my hands on it and it works well. Other than that, these glasses went pretty easily...just time consuming with all the tiny detail! Hope you like.
Posted by Nancy Watson at 8:45 AM