I cut out a 3x3inch piece of vinyl with my Cricut (you could easily used contact paper for this too but I had a scrap vinyl that size) using the K monogram SVG files from My Vinyl Designer (K monogram I used ). I have used these monograms for so many project and they have worked great every time.
If you don't have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can still do this. You can:
- design and cut an image out, by hand, using painters tape or contact paper
- use hot glue to make a design and etch around it
- use sticker letters or dots
- use stencils adhered with spray adhesive
For some mysterious reason, the etching cream sold here in Canada is full of warnings and lovely danger symbols...but contains absolutely no instructions on how to use this wonderful product! I guess warnings are more important than telling someone how to use it :) As a result of not knowing how to use it, I watched a few (dozen) videos on this product and there seemed to be a lot of different ideas as to how it should be applied, how much, and how long it should stay on.
So armed with all the knowledge I could find on YouTube, I applied the Armour Etch cream with a foam brush. It seemed the people who applied it sparingly did not get a great result, so I applied A LOT of etching cream. Trust me, do this.
Just imagine what can be etched. I can etch coasters, glass plates (with cookies on them), vases, apothecary jars, mirrors, clear mugs...oh the possibilities are endless.Think about the gift ideas! My family might be getting these along with the Marble tiles.
Here is what I am planning already:
- Glass plates etched with homemade cookies on them
- My friend's company logo on clear mugs and coasters
- Apothecary jars with my initials on them
- Beer steins for my brother and husband