Let’s Etch a Decorative Jar

with etchall creme

finished jar

I have been saving this glass jar for a special project. I knew I wanted to etch the glass with etchall creme. But I wanted to do some decorative elements as well. I planned to use temporary tattoos on the etched glass. I have seen the technique and I like the results. But, it is easier said than done. I wasn’t successful. So I changed my plan and added glitter glue and I like this result better than my original plan.

clean with alcohol

Before starting any etching project, you want to clean your glass with rubbing alcohol. I keep mine in a little spray bottle for ease of use. The alcohol cleans off any dirt especially oils that can stop the glass from being etched.

vinyl

I cut two strips of vinyl and wrapped them around the jar to protect the areas I didn’t want to etch with the etching creme. The wrinkles don’t matter as long as they aren’t along the seam of the vinyl where the etching creme will come in contact with the vinyl.

Then I applied the etchall creme to the middle exposed area. I set my timer for 15 minutes. Once the time had passed, I removed as much of the etching creme as I could, and returned it to the jar. etchall creme is reusable and odorless.

etched jar

Remove the remaining etching creme by washing the glass, remove the vinyl, and discard it. The jar looks so nice with the etched band around the middle.

zazzle and stickles

To add a decoration on top of the etched area of the jar, I used crystal Zazz! and green Stickles.

close up

The center of the design is colored crystal with the green added around the outside similar to a flower or sun ray design. I continued this design element around the entire etched middle band.

Freebie Friday – Painterly Cards

This week’s Freebie is a set of Painterly Floral Cards. They make a great starting base for so many different crafting techniques. Consider using them for business cards, artist trading cards, card fronts, ephemera, hidden paper clips, junk journals, glue books, color inspiration, and more…

This is a single 8.5″ x 11″ PDF file, however, you can change the size of the images in your printer dialog box to fit your craft needs.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Painterly Cards]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Foil Technique and a Die

with Kokorosa

Finished card

This card can be used for so many different occasions. I am not sure which makes it more beautiful, the die or the foil technique. Together they are exquisite.

Kokorosa provided the Bubbles Background Board die for this post. If you would like to get the same die, here is a discount and link.

For a 25% discount use the code: L44991

Kokorosa: https://shrsl.com/4firh
Bubbles Background Board

Video Tutorial:

close-up

It is so interesting how the foil looks like it is on top of the die cut, doesn’t it? The close-up shows the colors reflecting well.

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Embed Technique – Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

This week’s Tag it Tuesday shares a paper embedding technique using an embossing folder. The technique is simple and one you might overlook but the results are amazing.

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close-up image of tag

The close-up image shows how the double-layered paper appears embedded by the embossing. The cutout circles remind me of a compass and now I think the word wander would have been a great choice! Have you tried this technique?

Freebie Friday – Bunny Clip-Art

This week’s Freebie is a set of bunny clip art just in time for Easter crafting. Let me know how you plan to use them in the comment section. These bunnies are on one 8.5″ x 11″ PDF but you can change the size of them in your printer’s dialog box.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Bunny Clip-art]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

Recycled Tag

Tag it Tuesday

finished tag

Recycle and up-cycle are nice words for trash. In this tutorial, we are using trash to create a tag. Craft materials don’t have to be fancy and if you keep your eyes open, you can find a lot of different materials for free. The tag base is from a Kleenex box and the decoupage element is a layer from a napkin.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The close-up image shows the detail and texture created by the layers. The pattern on this box is so nice, that I am going to die-cut some shapes and keep them for future projects.

What free (or trash) items have you used in your crafting?

Freebie Friday – Perfume Bottles

perfume bottles

This week’s Freebie is a set of lovely perfume bottle clip art images. These are so elegant. Print and cut out for all your printable crafts.

This is a single 8.5″ x 11″ PDF file, however, you can change the size of the images in your printer dialog box to fit your craft needs.

Grab the free printable PDF file here: [Perfume Bottles]

My favorite printer brand for many years has been HP. I also use their ink supply service where I pay a monthly fee and they send me ink cartridges as needed. It comes out to be a lot less money this way. The HP Envy Inspire is a great-priced machine that will produce beautiful prints.

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And if you are looking for a great crafting weight paper for printables, I have been using HP Project Paper. It is heavier than copier paper but not quite as heavy as cardstock. It is a great medium weight for layering, folding, and more!

DIY Resist Spray Tag

Tag it Tuesday

final tag

This week’s tag is a variety of mixed media. Beginning with DIY resist spray and ink smooshing. Then add ephemera in coordinating colors to finish the tag.

To make your own DIY Resist Spray, follow my tutorial here: [Resist Spray]

For the free teacup PDF printable: [Teacups]

close up bottom of tag

In the above close-up image, you can see how well the colors of ink and ephemera coordinate together.

Video Tutorial:

resist close-up

As I mentioned in the video, the ink and resist made a beautiful image. The above close-up shows the ink and resist detail and how well the Resist Spray worked.

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Hello Spring SVG

blog hop

hello spring

What a beautiful way to welcome in spring with this free SVG file featuring a pink tulip. Wear it on a shirt, make a sign, a tote bag, a coffee cup…so many options to create. But if you don’t like pink, change the color. That is the great thing about crafting with an SVG file. You can change the size and color as you desire.

You can grab this free SVG zipped file: [Hello Spring SVG]

what tools

Not sure what Cricut tools you need or should use? Check out this post – What tools to Buy.

Need to know about the different vinyl products available? You can learn all about it at About Cricut Vinyl.

Cricut mats

Are you confused about the different colors of mats? This article will clear it all up for you. 
Which Mat Do I Use?

Check out all the fun free SVG files below. I am sure you will find a great image to suit your needs.

march collage
Artsy-Fartsy MamaSometimes I Wet My Plantshttps://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2024/03/wet-my-plants-svg.html
Everyday Party MagazineFresh Cut Flowershttps://everydaypartymag.com/diy/farmhouse-spring-svg-file
Hand Lettered PrintablesFLOWERS SVGhttps://www.handletteredprintables.com/free-flowers-svg
Hello Creative FamilyWelcome Springhttps://hellocreativefamily.com/free-spring-svg-files
Kara CreatesSpring Break Vibeshttps://karacreates.com/spring-break-vibes-svg-cut-file/
Persia LouFlower Power SVGhttps://persialou.com/free-flower-power-svg-cut-file/
The Crafty Blog StalkerSpring Showershttps://thecraftyblogstalker.com/free-spring-svg-cut-files/
Try it – Like it – Create itHello Springhttps://tryit-likeit.com/hello-spring-svg/

Die-cut Card

with Kokorosa

card front image

I used my DIY Mixed Media Spray and a die from Kokorosa to make this beautiful card. I chose not to use a sentiment, leaving just the lovely image. The card turned out so nice that I wouldn’t mind framing the image.

die

Kokorosa Metal Cutting Dies with Butterflies & Flowers Background Board is the die I used.

For a 25% discount use the code: L44991

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Butterflies & Flowers Background Board https://shrsl.com/4firf

gold stardream

I used Gold Stardream in 8.5 x 11 for the card. The metallic gold enhances the colors of the die-cut image.

Video Tutorial:

close-up

The close-up image above shows the detail of the small shapes that cut out well along with the details of the color created by the media spray. The combination of the two is just amazing.