I have a video tutorial on the ScraPerfect blog today showing how to make a card. This is part two of a three-part series that makes the card and envelop in the image above. Visit me on ScraPerfect and follow along with each step. [step 1 – DIY stamp] [step 2 – card]
Follow along as I use the new infusible ink blanks from Cricut.
Cricut has a variety of new infusible ink blanks. Cricut sent me a few samples in order to write this review and promote their new products. The new materials include cosmetic bags, pillow covers, wine bags, and toddler-sized t-shirts. I made my daughter this bag to hold her drawing supplies from the cosmetic bag set.
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The minute I saw this decanter advertised on the Dollar Tree website, I knew I had to have it. I wanted to etch it with etchall. I love the iridescent quality of the glass. I had a hard time deciding which color decanter to get but ultimately decided upon the purple version. I originally envisioned etching all four sides of the glass, but I ran into a bit of an issue I will explain in detail below.
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Here is where I ran into a bit of trouble. The first time I etched the decanter it removed the purple iridescent layer. So I used a craft knife to scratch off all the purple from one side of the decanter.
Clean the glass with rubbing alcohol and then adhere the stencil to the glass.
Cover the stencil with etchall etching creme, be generous.
After 15 minutes has passed, remove the excess creme and return it to the container. I used a scrap of cardstock to remove the creme. etchall creme is reusable.
Here is a close-up of the final result. I am happy I resolved my issue and it turned out well!
These basic champagne glasses from the Dollar Store were given an upgrade with Etchall Etching Cream and then decorated with Alcohol Inks. They make the perfect pair for celebrating a special occasion or for everyday use. You could change the color combination to suit your needs like school colors for a college graduation party, or for wedding colors.
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To begin, remove any labels and clean the glasses using rubbing alcohol.
Then cover the desired area (the stem) with etchall Etching Creme, wait 15 minutes, remove excess back to the container, and then wash.
The etching is done. The result is very elegant, and you could stop right here.
The alcohol inks I chose to use.
Turn the glass upside down. Drop a small drop of ink at the stem of the glass and let it run down. Continue until you like the look.
Here is an up-close look at the glass. Notice I put a “ring” around the top of the stem in silver.
I purposely didn’t let the ink cover anywhere near the drinking lip of the glasses. I covered them in a plastic bag and taped it in place. Placing it in my spray box, I sprayed it with a sealer and let it dry. (you may need a few light coats)
Remove the taped bag and your glasses are ready to celebrate with!
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Crafting with Alcohol Ink has been around awhile. You might have even tried it. I saw someone doing this technique and knew I had to try it out. The variety comes from plastic wrap for the wrinkle technique. This was my first attempt using the wrap technique, and I am thrilled with the outcome. I wanted to be extra safe and I didn’t put any materials around the top part of the mug where your lips would come in contact.
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Layout one layer of plastic wrap on your table surface.
Center your mug on the plastic wrap and draw a circle around the bottom of the mug. Remove the mug and place another layer of plastic wrap on top.
Off to the side, tape off the bottom of the mug if you don’t want the ink to get on it. (this is optional) Trim the tape to the size of the mug. Use the Rubbing Alcohol and paper towel, clean off the outside of the mug.
Go around the circle in a random fashion with all the different colors of ink you desire. There is no need to waste ink on the bottom of the mug. This is why we took the time to draw the circle. I didn’t want the entire mug covered with ink so my circle of ink is rather thin.
Place the mug in the center of your ink circle and then lift up the plastic wrap to cover the entire mug.
Press the plastic wrap around the mug pushing the ink up the side of the mug. Make sure there is a tight contact all around the mug and that the plastic wrap will not come undone. Let it sit for 24 hours. Then unwrap the plastic wrap and discard it.
If you are happy with the results spray a light coat of spray glaze over the entire outside of the mug. Wait for it to completely dry. Using the foam brush, paint a thin layer of the Mod Podge. Allow it to completely dry, at least 2 hours. Paint 3 total layers of Mod Podge.
Follow the directions on the Mod Podge and allow it to sit the required amount of time. When this is done, the mug will be top-rack dishwasher safe.
I am not Irish but when I think of St. Patrick’s Day the first thing that comes to mind is green beer. I guess it is a throwback to my college days. So I created this Happy St. Partick’s Day coaster. The design is more like a seal so it could work well on other substrates like a t-shirt or a tote. The image is a free SVG file so you can download it and resize it however you’d like.
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the inked image on the left and the finished coaster on the right
Ready for St. Patrick’s Day and green beer!
I planned on participating in this first SVG blog hop but I got my dates confused, I was sick, and didn’t get my project images submitted on time. But I still want to help promote the hop and all the free SVG files available for St. Patrick’s Day.