The other etched glass

My husband wanted a different deer head for his glass, he stopped at a shop that sells stickers, decals and shirts to have a decal made in reverse.

Just like with the contact paper stencil we stuck to the glass where we wanted it.

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Again the etching cream was left on for half an hour, washed off and then removed the decal.

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While this was easier to apply than the contact paper stencil I think it turned out just as nice. Since it cost $5 for this one decal I don’t think I will buy one to etch glass again because of the price. I am sure there are other ways to block the etching cream that I haven’t found yet.

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First glass etching

Etching glass is actually fairly simple. I started by putting the contact paper stencil on the glass.

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Then I brushed on the etching cream onto the area I wanted to etch.

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I have seen different directions (opinions actually) on how long to leave the etching cream on, from one to 45 min. I left it on for 30 min. After washing the etching cream off I removed the contact paper stencil.

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I really like how this turned out, I will be doing a set of pint glasses with this picture for a wedding shower gift.

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Contact paper stencil.

I didn’t want to freehand the etching and I didn’t like the look or the price of the pre made stencils.
I have most of a roll of contact paper so I traced my picture onto it, and colored in where I wanted cut out.

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I cut it out with an exacto knife over my cutting mat.

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I can use either but will be etching the deer head heart.

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What came in the mail today.

About a week ago I ordered samples from http://www.spandexhouse.com, though I am done making swimsuits for this year. (unless of course I get commissioned to make one.) Since I never ordered from there I wanted to see the quality of the fabrics.

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My favorites are the one that looks like diamond plate and the second red, white, and blue sample. I will probably order them sometime when I feel like I have money to spare. If I could order half yards I would get the pink too.

And Jalie 3350. I won an auction on eBay for just under $12!

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I will make at least one of these for my daughter next year.

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To be shorts.

Joann’s is having their coupon commotion sale this week. If you get their fliers in the mail you probably noticed that instead of a page full of 40% off coupons for anything or specific things there were only a handful of 50% off coupons, as well as one for 40% off good anytime this month.
I didn’t use all the coupons this time but I did use 3 of them. I bought camo twill, a jeans zipper and a pack of jeans buttons. To make Kwik Sew 3884.

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Not counting the cost of the pattern this pair of shorts will cost the same as similar shorts that weren’t available in my husband’s size.

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Jalie 2794 part 4

Now that I picked up some grey thread I could finish the shirt. I started by winding a bobbin so I had 2 grey threads for the top. Since I serged in white I stuck with white on the bottom.

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After hemming both sleeves and the bottom I was done.

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I really like how this turned out, it is super comfortable and has a neckline that none of my other shirts have.

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Dollar Tree

I always love a good deal, and when I can buy nice craft stuff cheap I probably get more than I need. I stopped at Dollar Tree for activity books and ended up spending $8 on stuff for crafts. 6 shirts that I will let the kids decorate (I’m pretty sure they were shirts that didn’t sell elsewhere they seem like a very good quality shirt) and 2 pilsner glasses that I plan to etch (for practice for a gift) in the near future.

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