So I got a new toy today! Something I have been wanting for Months! So I came home to a shiny new toy.
Its a Silhoutte Cameo and you can do just about anything your crafty brain desires with it. It took some coercing, but I finally have it! So I took a look around my house and decided on something to cut my teeth on with the Silhouette.
I bought this jar at Target a few months ago and filled it with my crafty mister’s favorite candies.
It has since become his candy jar that I *try to keep stocked. No comments about how it’s obviously empty right now.=) So I thought I would just make it a little cuter, plus I was itching to use my vinyl that I bought with the Silhouette.
So I went into the Silhouette Studio and made my design. I might say how impressed I was how easy it was to use. If you have used any picture editing in the Microsoft suite, even just in Word or Powerpoint, you should be able to use this. So I came up with a little saying for the swanky candy jar.
Once I made it I put my Silhouette Vinyl in the cutter to cut out my image.
Then I took out the portions that you would typically keep when putting it on wall or other crafty items, but I was going to be etching the glass on my candy dish, so I needed to take out the part you would typically keep. I will mention that thin swirly letters when doing this method, are not fun. I had to restart after two tries of trying to get those babies out. Also, the Cameo says to cut on a 1 and I had to use a 2, just some info for those of you that end up getting one of these babies. Anyways, here is what it looked like before and with the transfer paper attached.
Then I just took the transfer paper off, and attached to the glass. I will say that when doing this the middle of the e’s and a’s can be a beating so just go really slow when removing the transfer paper.
Now you just add the etching solution, I used Armor Etch.
Let it sit for 5 minutes then rinse it off. I also took of the vinyl while rinsing and you are done! I just love it! And I promised I’m headed to get candy for it right now!
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