As an early gift for the upcoming May 13 holiday (Mom’s Day) I received a Silhouette Cameo!  What is that?  Essentially it is a device that connects to my Mac and functions as an electronic cutting tool (think paper, vinyl, fabric, etc.).  Today is my first attempt and I am cutting a simple W stencil on clear contact paper for a glass etching project.  Two new projects interwoven into my Monday!

I applied the sticky contact paper to a wine glass, ensuring the contact paper was fully attached to the glass without any bubbles.  I added clear packaging tape around the contact paper because I don’t know what I am doing!  If you try this, skip the packaging tape step!

I placed the wine glass in a plastic tub using tissue paper to hold its position.  I used Armour Etch, a fast-acting glass compound that changes the appearance of glass.  The Armour Etch is very thick and I used a paintbrush to apply it. Please read the Armour Etch instructions carefully as the active ingredients inspired me to move my project outside. The etching compound only has to sit on the glass for a minute or two to work its magic.

The final steps: washing off the cream and peeling off the stencil.

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