So the last etched glass pictures didn't come out so well. This go round I thought to make a little tutorial. I *refuse* to waste expensive prefectly fine vinyl for etching. So here's my more frugal approach.
I used contact paper, with my cricut, to cut out the font that matches the wedding font for my friend's wedding (using SCAL). You could use a craft knife if you have to.
Peel the contact paper off the cutting mat, gently remove the backing and place the sticky side (obviously) onto the glass where you want it. Press out ALL the bubbles that are near the image. The etching creme is thick but it can run into the ripples, so make sure you rub it down. Notice I didn't worry about the bubbles that weren't near my design. It's the bubbles near or on it that you have to worry about.
Keep this stuff off your skin. It will burn. Using a brush dab a good amount of etching creme on the design.Wait about a minute and rinse it off in running water. If you don't see the design don't worry. Etching is hard to see when it's wet.
Peel the contact paper off and dry the glass. Now you see your design! Literally 5 minutes from start of cut to dry and finished.
So... I still have no idea about the March Giveaway. I'm gonna do something... I just have no ideas!! Help!!!