I first met Linda at Ranger U. and have since run into her at a craft show or two, but always look forward to reading her blog and seeing what she creates! She’s so sweet and has such a great eye for vintage style! : )
First off – we’ll start with the supply list, provided by Linda:
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alterations Bigz Die: Raven and Scaredy Cat
Sizzix Vagabond Die Cutter
Stencil Transfer Paper
Armour Etch Glass Etching Cream
Ranger Craft Scraper
An old paint brush
A glass candle holder (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
Below are her instructions for the project!
my all-time favorite ways to use Tim Holtz’s Sizzix Alterations Dies (or most any die you like!).
It’s super easy to create cool, custom etched glass using inexpensive candleholders and a few
supplies from Simon Says Stamp. Warning, though: Once you dive in, you’ll want to etch every
glass surface in your house! Here’s how to get started…
image. Leave plenty of vinyl border around the shape, as we’ll be using the outline of the die-cut
piece for our stencil. Carefully remove the vinyl from the die sandwich in one piece, and set it
down flat with the vinyl side up.
aside the raven for another time.
apply the sticky side to your vinyl, being careful to keep it flat and free of air bubbles. Smooth it
out with your fingers.
the raven for a future project. I’m leaving as much boarder around the cat shape as I can.
then carefully removed the diecut, leaving behind the outline and any separate pieces that add
definition to the design, like the sliver of space between the cat’s knees.
card. Make sure the edges are stuck down well.
just waiting to be etched!
your project aside for five minutes and eat some chocolate.
Voila! A snazzy new candle holder, just for you!
This is just the beginning. Imagine making etched wine glasses for your next party, or adding
a little etched pumpkin design on your Halloween candy dish. Oh, the possibilities! Like I said,
you’ll be hooked…
I hope you have a fabulously crafty day!
WOW! What a cool idea! Thank you so much, Linda, for this great fall project!
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