Monday, January 30, 2012

How to make Western Style Glasses and Coasters

I have been wanting to try glass etching with my Silhouette but have been so nervous about it. I am not sure what I was so nervous about not because it was so easy!

Glasses need to be washed in warm soapy water before using. 
I used vinyl and a Silhouette file to cut a stencil for each of the glasses. Placing the stencil on the glasses and making sure all edges were secure, I then added the Etching Cream. Let it sit for about 10 - 15 minutes.

When the time had passed, I scrapped the excess back into the Etching Cream jar and rinsed the glasses with cool water until all of the residue was removed. I then removed the vinyl and was left with custom drinking glasses.

After using the vinyl stencil for the glasses I was left with matching vinyl horse heads. I placed the vinyl silhouettes in the center of tumbled tiles that were purchased at my home improvement center. The tiles looked a bit plain, so I purchased a barbed wire frame from the Silhouette store and cut one for each of the tiles.

I can't believe how easy this was and it made the perfect gift for my friend!

Files from Silhouette: 
Barbed Wire Frame C00481_22157
Horse Portrait C00187_23067

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