The first time I etched a beer stein for my friend, I ended up with pretty good results. However, it took forever!!! I printed out a font that I liked, and used a blade to cut contact paper for my stencil. The combination of tough contact paper, a dull blade, and an ornate font made me NEVER want to attempt this again.
|Attempt #1 (taken by my friend's much nicer camera)|
However, it was present time, and I decided that it would be much easier with my new Silhouette! I was absolutely right. So much easier to make my own design and have it cut out.
There are millions of glass etching tutorials and the instructions are very clear on the package, so I won't go into it here.
First, I made my designs in the software and had the Silhouette cut it out. The holes are for extra items that I wanted to cut out for myself (saving every scrap)!
Then, I gathered my etching supplies!
Voila! Personalized presents for my friends! I wish they photographed better, but they are fabulous in person. :)
As a bonus, I have these decals to stick on to something fun for them later on!