Mr. SuzerSpace and I like ice-cold drinks on the weekends. In fact, we even have a special recipe for a beer based drink.
Unfortunately, one of us tends to put down her glass and lose track of it, and then drink the other person’s drink.
The obvious solution would be to etch our names on our glasses. But what fun would be obvious be?
Instead, I chose to etch “Mine” and “Not Yours” on a set of glasses.
This is an easy craft – all of the instructions are on the back of the etching cream bottle. And using my Silhouette Cameo to create the stencil made it even easier.
In Silhouette Studio
I set up in Silhouette Studio two rectangles the maximum size of what I wanted the words to be. And then I typed them inside that rectangle in a big bold font. From my paint stencil project, I know it’s best to give yourself extra taped off area so as not to drip on the finished piece.
I sent that to cut on contact paper, and then weeded the letters out of the big rectangle. The goal is to make a stencil for the etching cream. Contact paper is a good choice here because the stencil is going to be thrown away, but it needs to be super sticky to protect the areas you don’t want etched.
I used transfer tape to move the stencil to the glass. I probably could have moved the “Mine” one without the tape, but the “Not Yours” version has those little parts inside the “o” (those are called counters) and it’s easier to move that with the tape.
After I washed the glass and cleaned it one last time with an alcohol wipe to get off any grease, I applied the contact paper stencil and then applied the etching cream. I wore gloves and worked outside for this project because etching cream is an acid and I don’t want to lose any skin (or countertop).
After the required time was up, I washed off the cream, washed and dried the glass and then repeated the process on the second glass.
And now I have a very unique set of glasses for weekend drinking!