I’ve been having myself an etching party around here. I’ve admitted this before…I tend to collect (hoard) things when I find something I like. Well, I had so much fun doing my etched plate project yesterday, why not etch everything in my house today?
I love giving gifts (getting gifts ain’t too shabby either). Who would balk at getting a dozen cookies on a paper plate? No one. But talk about stepping up your cookie game when you give a treat on a personalized plate where both the cookies and the plate are the gift.
(I’m fearing this is starting to sound corny because it’s late and I’m deliriously tired and I’m trying to submit this before midnight to the Cricut Design Star Challenge).
Go team 7!
I picked up this clear glass plates and the thrift store for $1.00 each. Then I decided to deck them out with a holiday motif using my Cricut Explore.
Check out full tutorial on my last post.
Photographing a clear, etched plate is really tricky. I tried about 10 different ways to photograph them but I just couldn’t get the design to show up. I finally figured that just holding them up outside in full light against a contrasting background worked best. Where’s a hand model when you need one?
My little squirrel friend looked like he went through war to get this acorn. Here’s what not to do: Don’t stick the vinyl decal on your surface then peel if off to readjust and then reapply. As you can see it doesn’t adhere to the surface very well the second time around. I also used a sub-par etching paste that was old and dry. Cutting corners doesn’t pay. Sorry little guy.
Check out the Cricut Explore. It rocks. You can etch lots of cool stuff.
Ok, off to bed. Peace out.
P.S. I made it to the Cricut Design Star finals! Please oh please with a cherry on top would you mind clicking over here and voting for my Etched Plate project!?
Thanks a million!