I can't stop etching! Thanks to my Silhouette - the new love of my life - and the vinyl I scored at Hobby Lobby, I've been an etching fool.
At first I was scared of the etching cream because of the fumes and warnings like "if this stuff touches your skin you'll break out in a rash that weeps fire" but after using it a bit the fumes must have infected the reasoning center of my brain, because I no longer fear the etching cream. I LOVE IT!
So I was thinking to myself, what can I do on my silhouette now?! I must have been drinking a glass of water at the time because I was reminded at how annoyed I get when I put down my drinking glass and K drinks out of it... or vice versa. Not that we mind sharing germs, it's just that we have a mortal fear of each other's backwash. Foreign backwash is worse than ingesting etching cream, I swear.
Anyway, I thought "HEY! I should etch the glasses so that we know whose is whose!
Then I thought, wow, we really need new glasses.
Then I went to Ikea.
THEN I had to decide exactly what to etch. Our initials? Nah, too boring. I needed something unique for each glass... but with a theme.
It came to me suddenly then. PLACES WE'VE LIVED AND STUDIED!
So I got on my beloved Silhouette and imported some country and state outlines, traced them, added words, cut, stuck it to the glass, wiped on the cream, washed and VOILA!
(I made a total of 12)
Here's the South Korea glass next to my new favorite cookie jar (and szechuan spice jar!):
I even made a World cup:
(my stencil slipped dagnabit!)
And then I got cocky.
Let's stack all the glass for a cool picture!!!
I can't even blame the dog or the kids. Just my stupidity. Ah well. Looks like I'll be going back to Ikea and doing some etching! WIN-WIN!