Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review of Projects

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Please take a few and watch this slideshow of Projects I created this year 2013. I'm sure I have missed some but enjoy!!! Thank you for being there and for your fabulous support!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

His and her Matching Etched Glass Mugs

What do you give someone that just about has everything they need? You give them His and Her matching Etchall Etched Glass Mugs!!! This is what I did for my In-laws this year!!! It is personal and so beautiful and I could not have done it without Etchall Etching Products!!! So lets get to the tutorial!!! Remember to get all your Etching Products at:

 Step 1: Gather your Etching Products you will need!!! In this case you will need:

- Etchall Etching Mask ( Yellow Paper)
-Etchall Etching Mask Transfer Sheets
-Etchall Squeegee Tool
-Etchall Etching Cream
- and you choice of project you want to etch on! In this case I'm etching Glass Mugs!!!

Step 2: When etching with a font and wanting to make sure that you have a well placed design, you will need to do a few extra steps in helping you make sure your have a great placement!!! I had my husband help with this process so that I could get photos of these steps for you!!! As you see below in the two photos, we have used masking tape that is 1 1/2 inches wide. We placed a piece of this tape at the top and bottom of the mug!!!

 Then we took another piece and placed it over top of the bottom piece because we decided we wanted the etching higher up in the mug!!

Now that we have out placement set, (and we did these very same steps on each mug) we were ready to transfer out design!!!

 I cut my design from my electronic cutting machine. I then (BEFORE) i removed it from my mat, I placed a piece of Etchall Etching Transfer Sheet over the top of the design and used my Squeegee tool to burnish and make sure I had good contact for the transfer.

 I then removed the backing off the Etchall Mask Transfer Sheet revealing the sticky side of the Etchall Etching Mask.

 Then it was ready for transfer!!! As you saw in the photos above a few steps up there was a perfect place to put the design. It was placed on the mug!!

 Using the Etchall Squeegee Tool, I burnished the area to ensure proper placement and then I carefully removed the the etching mask transfer sheet from both mugs!! I continued to use the masking tape and taped around the design so that I can ensure that no Etchall Etching Cream will seep anywhere but my design.

 When applying the Etchall Etching Cream as you see below, use the Squeegee tool and apply a very thick layer. You want a thick coating of the cream so that you can have the perfect etch. To ensure this, I make sure I apply enough so that my design cannot be seen as you see in the pic below!!!

NOTE: Dont worry about using extra cream because all ETCHALL Etching Cream and the Etchall Dip N etch is REUSABLE!! So you can make 100's of project using the cream over and over again!!!

 Now you are going to let this cream stand for 15 mins by following all the instructions on the bottle!!

When the 15 mins have passed you will take your Squeegee tool and scrap over any excess Etchall Etching Cream and return it to the bottle!!!

 This step is hardly ever shown but I wanted to show it on this project and this SAME STEP will be done with ANY Etching Project!!! AS you can see from the pics below, you will want to run the project under warm water and wash off the remaining Etching Cream and too peel off the masking tape and Etching Mask paper!!! This process of removal is easier to do under water when pulling everything off!!

NOW IT IS TIME FOR THE BIG REVEAL!!! I love this step because every time I do it, it is like a big surprise!!!

As you can see, it came out BEEEEE-utiful!!!! I LOVE IT and I know my family will love it just as much!!! It is Personalized, creative and very unique to them!!! These Mugs will go with the Glass Picture I did earlier with the Last name on it!!! I hope this inspires you to create with such a wonderful product!!! Etchall is TIMELESS and lends you to make wonderful and creative projects EVERY TIME!!!   ORDER ALL YOU ETCHING PRODUCTS AT WWW.ETCHALL.COM!!!

Your crafting Educator and Designer
Angela Holt

Personalized Etched Glass Pitcher

Hello crafty peeps!! In-between the hustle and Bustle of the Holidays I have been creating a few last minuet Christmas gifts using non other than Etchall of course. This product is amazing and has made my Christmas giving this year personal, creative and sooooooo beautiful!!!! Remember to order all your Etching products at:   WWW.ETCHALL.COM

The project today for you is called " A Personalized Etched Glass Pitcher". Here are the steps that I took to create this one of a kind gift!!!

Okay here is what I did!!!!

Step 1: You are going to cut out your design either with you Electronic cutting Machine or with your die cutting machines with the Etchall Mask Paper (yellow)!

 Step 2: You are going to get the Etchall Mask Transfer Sheet remove the backing on the white Transfer Sheet Paper and place it over the top of your design as you see below!! Do this carefully and slowly so that you can eliminate puckers and wrinkles!!

Step 3:  Once you have used your Squeegee Tool of Burnish the layers together, you are then going to flip the design over and remove the white backing of the transfer sheet to prepare it to be transferred onto the glass pitcher as you see below!!

Step: 4 When transferring the image onto the glass, you will place the sticky part to the glass by pressing int he middle and working your way outward on each side to ensure that you have good contact!!
 Step:5 Take your Squeegee Tool and burnish the edges down with a firm pressing. This will eliminate any possibility of etching cream seeping under the Etching Mask!!!

Step 6: You will then need to remove the etching mask transfer sheet so that you are left with only with your well stuck design onto the glass pitcher. As you see below!!! Take you time with this step  in case that you dont have areas that stuck down. Just replace the etching transfer sheet back down and use your squeegee to press it into place if this should happen.

 Step 7: Using masking tape to tape around your design so that you can ensure that you DO NOT get any Etchall Etching Cream anywhere but your design.

 Step 8: Now you will get your Etchall Etching Cream and apply a very HEAVY coat on cream onto the design. You will want to do this in a thick layer because that will lend the best results!!! REMEMBER!!! that Etchall etching cream is reusable so you can keep etching more and more projects!!!

Step 8: As you see and after I allotted the 15 mins of etching time to pass as stated on the instructions on the bottle of the etching cream, I scraped off the excess Etching cream from my pitcher and returned it to the bottle for another etching day!!! I them took my pitcher to the sink and cleaned off any left etching cream and peeled off the tape and etching mask to reveal my design!!! EVERY TIME I do this step, it is like opening a gift to see the beautiful results!!!

And there you have it!!! A simple , elegant and easy gift ready to be given to someone this Season!!! It is beautiful and personalized and I could not have done it without the BEST Glass Etching cream on the Market to date!!! ETCHALL!!! Please visit all the links to order your etching cream and get in on the fun of personalizing your home decor, gifts and more!!!!

Your crafting Educator Angela Holt

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Art Dress Tutorial Black Beauty

I finished up another art dress!!! This one is called Black Beauty because that is what it is!!! Simply divine!!! I love how this one came out and it has a lot of bling on it!!! I did a quick tutorial for you all so check it out with the link below!!! Let me know what you think of this one!!! It will be up for auction too!!!! I just have to go list it!!!! Hugs!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shabby Chic Altered Ball Tutorial

Okay ladies!!! The awesome tutorial is up!!!! Can you guess before you watched what I used to create this technique? Visit the link below to watch the tut!!!! Let me know what you think!!! Be sure to subscribe and share!!!! Hugs!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Art Dress 2 Tutorial

Here is another fabulous Art Dress Tutorial!! This is a new style. Check out and get inspired to create your very own!!!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Shabby Burlap Bow tutorial

Check out this Shabby Burlap Bow tutorial I have up for you over on my Youtube channel!!! Where will you put your bow Oh and Find out what I call "Turkey Lace" LOL>!!!