I had the privilege of trying out Silhouette's new Glass Etching Starter Kit, but it didn't go so hot. See what I mean?
None of my casserole dishes or pie plates have a smooth outside. So, I took my chances. I wasn't sure if the etched part of glass would affect that food put on it, so I didn't feel comfortable putting it on the smooth inside part. Instead, I took my chances over the Pyrex logo on the bag. That's the biggest part of the problem here. But, If you look closely at the word "kitchen" you can see that the etching cream didn't stay within the vinyl very well. This was all despite my efforts to make sure it was stuck very well. See?
I know it's kind of blurry. It's hard to get a good up close shot of etched glass. But all those brighter white spots are from where the etched cream got under the vinyl - probably during the rinsing part of the process. It also produced a very inconsistent result.
I think the kit from Silhouette is a fabulous idea, I just think my execution wasn't the greatest. I also wish the vinyl they give you for the stencil was a different color other than clear. I think that was part of the problem in the "p" in our name. The stencil vinyl is clear, the transfer tape is clear, and the glass (or mirror) is clear. It's hard to make sure that every little part of every letter transfers properly. Most likely, the inner circle of the "p" didn't get stuck to the glass pan, which is why it's just a blob.
I don't really blame the kit for my issues. I think it's mostly due to the fact that the bottom side of my pan isn't flat.
Sorry I didn't have a really cool project to show you. I love the look of glass etching and this probably would have looked so much better if I hadn't tried to etch over the bumpy logo.
Don't forget about the Silhouette promo going on right now! You can get the Glass Etching Starter Kit for 25% off or a killer deal on the cutting machines and the glass etching kit bundled together. This promo is valid through October 4th, so hurry over and get your own machine!