Thursday, December 24, 2009

Cricut Episode 163 - Glass Etching with a Glass Block

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!!

Here is a quick video showing how to use the glass etching creme with a glass block. I should have left the cream on about 20 minutes longer. You can learn from my mistake. :)

Hope you all have a great night!!




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39 comments:

  1. I like this glass etching.

    Do you have more than one Cricut?

    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love it Robyn, thanks for this video, I know your busy. Merry Christmas. Gloria C.
    gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

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  3. Enjoyed the video Robyn,sometimes its neat to be snowed in. OH by the way where is your pink E?

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  4. Thanks for the video. merry christmas

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  5. Hey - were the heck are the pink gloves?? Just kidding.

    Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the snow! You have more than we do in New York! Our grass is showing through!

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  6. Merry Christmas, Robyn and family! I just tried the same project a few days ago with a different snowflake and mine didn't etch all that well, either, and I left it on for 30 minutes. The next block we used a much thicker coating of etching cream and it came out much better. I just thought I'd pass along my experience.

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  7. Love the glass block, I have decorated them but never used the etching cream on them, will have to give that a try, Thanks and Merry Christmas!!

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  8. What a cute project!! Reminds me of ice and snow!!! (which we seldom get here in Central California! haha) Hope you are feeling better!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

    Hugs!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your tips!

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  10. Another great video! Where do you find the time Miss Wonder Woman!
    Merry Christmas!

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  11. Caution caution. . .do not rinse in sink if it is porcelain. The sink will etch. Rinse outside or in plastic laundry sink. Also you didn't use enough cream. Glop it on and then you will get deep frosted look in 20 minutes. Thanks for all your videos. Hopefully you will do more cards.

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  12. nice! always wanted to see someone do a glass etching and now i know how. merry Christmas!

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  13. Thanks Robyn, I always enjoy your videos. Merry Christmas.

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  14. Another great tutorial. Thanks Robyn and Merry Christmas!

    Gabriell

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  15. Robyn, Thanks for the time we spend to teach ... thanks. I hope one day you can get your teaching in Spanish.
    ¡¡¡¡¡ Happy Christmas to all you and your family.
    Julia Olaechea

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  16. Years ago I did a lot of glass etching, I did mirrors and for Christmas used little mirror pieces and etched Christmas "pictures" on them, covered the backs with felt and a piece of yarn for the hanger, they turn out very nice. There is so much you can do with the etching cream, especially now that we have the Cricut to cut things out!
    Thanks for the video on this, it brings back memories and gives me some great ideas for gifts.

    Hope y'all are having a wonderful Christms!!!

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  17. Hi Robyn,
    Love the glass block with lights idea. I have found from doing etching that leaving it on for about 30 to 40 minutes, when doing a large area works best. I also will take a paper plate covered with foil and disposable foam brush to apply a thick coat. Pour just what is needed or less so as not to waste it.

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  18. very cute idea, like the etching look, would look cool on a huricane glass and fill with lights or small colored Christmas balls. I like your idea. Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  19. great job!! you have already got some great tips, they are right it is the amount of cream that is the problem, not the time :) I love etching!!!

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  20. Wow - what a timely video. I just purchased several of these blocks and didn't get to make anything before Xmas. Am thinking of a birthday gift for my daughter; her 26th birthday is in early February --- now to pick the design... only 25 carts to choose from -- too many decisions.

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  21. What a cool idea for gifts! Thanks so much for another fun video and Christmas Blessings to you and your lovely family! maryv

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  22. The key to a crisp and even glass etching with the Armour Etch is a THICK coat. I would have just poured half the bottle on the block and spread it around... You don't have to wait long at all if you use it liberally enough. Just 5-10 minutes, then brush it back off and back into your bottle so you actually use very little then rinse!

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  23. I did several glass etched mirrors for holiday presents this year. Very pretty.

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  24. That looks great! It looks so easy, too! I always thought etching so intimidating, but now, I think I will try it. Thanks for the great video.

    Liza
    guckett@yahoo.com

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  25. Robyn, your videos are always the best. I've been doing glass etching ever since I got the CE. I see you are in Oklahoma. Where? I'm near Duncan, OK in a little town called Waurika.

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  26. When I etched I put alot more etching cream on and I used a popsicle stick to put it on.

    Nana Jo

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  27. What a great gift for someone. You could put anything on that and fill it with glass marbles or different color aquarium rock. You have just given me inspiration!! Thanks again. Love your videos.

    phonetecgirl@msn.com
    Kemberley

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  28. Merry Christmas Robyn. Thanks for the Etching video. As always, another great idea!

    Sheila H

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  29. yep....the key is use LOTS of the etching cream!!!
    I like the fish idea....funny, It would be fun to etch a "hello kitty" face on the side and then put a fish in there for the girls room lol!

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  30. I always forget about my etching cream. Think it's time i take it out and try some projects. Thanks! :)

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  31. Thanks for the idea. Too late for me to make a gift for Christmas but using a nice heart for Valentines Day works for me.

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  32. Thanks so much for this video. I've been wanting to try this for a long time now and can't wait to get together with my friends to do this! Hope you and your family enjoyed Christmas and sending wishes to you all for a healthy and happy New Year!

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  33. KTbirdiegirl12/26/2009 1:39 PM

    Robyn, another great tutorial! Thanks so much. I haven't tried the etching yet, but will try it soon. Thanks to all the posters for their suggestions, too.
    Kathryn

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  34. Just came across your site. Absolutely love it! My daughter and I just etched some 4 oz baby bottles for her baby shower in February. We ended up applying the etching solution twice (rinsing and drying in between) to achieve a more defined look, and timed for 20 minutes each time.

    Thanks so much for all you do!!!

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  35. Thanks for that it was cool...

    Happy New Year..."2010!" OMG

    Curves35@sbcglobal.net

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  36. Thanks! Great idea!!

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  37. TRhanks for sharing! Happy New Year!

    Verna

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  38. I did this with dinner plates. I used clear plates and cut out scripture on vinyl in reverse. It was a sweet gift to give my son and his wife for Christmas! Fun and easy!

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  39. Thank you for the glass etching video - I've never tried it but you make it look simple enough that I'm inspired to try. A great video!

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