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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Itching to Etch

This week the Stampendous Design Team is using Stampendous stamps and embossing powders along with Armor Etch Glass Etching Cream to create some beautiful home decor items.  I've wanted to try glass etching for a few years, but I was always a bit intimidated.  Well, this week, I finally had my chance!  

You might wonder how stamping and glass etching work together.  Well, in a nutshell, first you stamp your image on clean glass and heat emboss with Detail Embossing Powder.  Use any color, it will all be washed away eventually anyway.  Then you apply your Armor Etch Cream and let sit for about 5 minutes.  Wash off etching cream and embossing powder with hot water.  The stamped image will be clear glass while everything else will have a soft frosted look.  It's so cool!  Here's a link to a great etched project, my teammate, Kristine, made for Michaels.  Oh, and speaking of Michaels, you can by Armor Etch there!  

For my project, I started with a small candle that I had in the kitchen.  I stamped one of the sides from the Foliate Quad Cube then heat embossed it and applied the etching cream.  A few minutes later and VOILA!  I have a cute candle for the coffee table.  I have to say that I probably would use a pre-filled candle next time.  The candle started to melt when I used the heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  Oh well....live and learn.  I can't wait to see what this looks like when the candle starts to burn down and you can see the flame through the etched area.



Well, that's all I have for you today.  Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for our big Stampendous and Armor Etch Blog Hop.  In the meantime, we have a few more projects to share with you.  Check out the following blogs for more inspiration.



17 comments:

Terri Burnette said...

How cute this would be to make them for Christmas...better than paper bag luminaries

Paula Collins said...

Wow that a cute quick project! I might have to try those with the tea lights! I live in Maine.

barbara macaskill said...

Very pretty! I love the etched design! I bet that is going to look beautiful with the flame behind it! TFS!

Kathy said...

Great idea to etch your design on the glass candle jar. I really like your choice of the Foliate Quad Cube stamp.Very attractive finished project.

Sue D said...

Very pretty way to dress up a candle holder.
Sue in Ohio

Kailash said...

Hi from Illinois. Love the design on your candle holder, it's photographed really well showing the intricate pattern!!

Iris said...

Hi from Missouri. Cute etched candle. Love the pattern.

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty! Great stamp choice. California

Angelica Chambers said...

It's going to be gorgeous! What a pretty design too!!! I believe I will start saving my square candle jars after the candles are gone and try this! I could add candle wax afterwards thanks to ur suggestion. Thanks!
-Angel from Arkansas

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

Just GORGEOUS, girl!!!

jengd said...

Lovely! I really like that stamp for etching!

Stampendous said...

Krissy, This looks fantastic !! Great job making a fun project! Thanks so much for playing with us this week!

Denny Serra said...

It really turned out lovely!! I have a larger holder in my bathroom that would work really well for this technique. I'll have to give it a try.
Denny in California

Paulette S said...

What a fun candle idea. I love the frosted glass look. Thanks for a chance to win some of these fun goodies.

Janis said...

This is a wonderful piece!! The effect really showed nicely in the photograph. Thanks for sharing the tips with us.

Janis from Idaho in the USA

jean duchesneau said...

Wonderful idea! It looks beautiful!