Welcome to our Inking Pink Awareness Hop! Our paper crafting community spans the globe and brings all of us together under a common roof. We are grandmothers, granddaughters, mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, best friends, wives, cyber-friends and design team teammates. Many of us have family or friends touched by breast cancer and all of us want to encourage all of you to check yourself!
This hop will take you around the world, so please sit back with your morning coffee or evening tea and celebrate our stories and projects with us. Some of your fellow crafters along the hop are even offering blog candy! Please give a little comment love to each and every crafter along the way. We hope you enjoy our hop, and most of all we all want YOU to give yourself the greatest gift and do a self-check tomorrow. The more you do it, the more breast aware you will be!
Our hop starts at Patricia's https://pattyandcharlie.comblog so if you started some where else please start there you don't want to miss what we have for you. Otherwise if you came from Kellie's your in the right place! If you get lost, I've listed all the blogs at the end of my post.
My project is a candy jar that's been glass etched. I saw some similar in a Ballard Design catalog. Well they must be the in thing, because I wanted to post a picture of the inspiration and there isn't one to be found on the web!
For step by step instructions keep scrolling down!
You only get a cookie if you do a self check!
No 2 ~ is etched
start with a plain glass jar,
"NO" cut at 1" high
hyphen cut at 1.55 x 2.22
2 cut at 2.39 x 6.77
using cricut vinyl
when cut pluck out the part that you would normally use, and throw away
add transfer paper so you don't lose any small pieces
carefully remove vinyl and transfer tape from the mat, then carefully adhere to glass. rub all over. carefully remove transfer paper, without removing the vinyl from the glass. burnish all edges down so the etching cream doesn't seep underneath.
apply etching cream really thick. I like to dab rather than brush, I've noticed in the past, that if I brush it tends to leave brush marks. After 5 minutes you can wash it off. I've done quite a few etching projects and something happened this time that's never happened before. When washing the cream off, the vinyl lifted in two place. I didn't think much of it but after I dried it and removed the vinyl the cream had seeped under it. Even though it was watered down it still etched the glass. If you see the water lifting it, I think it may be wise to wash fast and remove vinyl once all the cream is gone. Instead of drying it then taking the vinyl off.
Glass Jar ~ Walmart
Cricut Vinyl and Transfer pape
Amour Glass Etching Cream ~ Michael's
I hope your enjoying your hop! Your next stop is Lori at Comfort Cottage! Remember if you get lost you can look below to see the whole list of blogs !
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