2.20.2009

DFF -- Etched Mirror


Happy Friday, everyone!
Today is my turn to show a Dollar Find Friday project over Jessica's blog, There She Goes.
Every Friday, one of the TSG DT girls shows their altered project with an item that costs $1.00 or less. All other DFF projects can be found here.

I found the simple oval mirror at Dollar Tree and I like it because it can be come off from the frame easily. I decided to alter it with using the glass etching cream. It's a fun and easy technique. I strongly recommend to read the instruction on the bottle before start your project(s) to prevent accident(s).

Here is the list of the supplies for etching:



-Glass etching cream (I used Armour Etch and you can find at the major craft stores)
-stamps (Flowers of Friendship)
-VersaMark
-Clear embossing powder
-foam brush

Optional:
-StazOn
-ribbon (not shown)
-strong adhesive
- rhinestones (not shown)


1. Deassemble the mirror and clean the surface. For optional, I rubbed the surface with Embossing Buddy to prevent the statics.

2. Stamp the images with VersaMark and sprinkle the clear embossing powder on the image. Heat the embossed image with the heat gun and wait until cool completely.

3. With using the etching cream and foam brush, cover the entire surface evenly. Wait about 5-10 minutes and just rinse off the cream with warm water. The heated emboss powder should peel off at the same time. That's it! Your embossed images appears as non etched images :)

(OPTIONAL)
You can also
-Stamp the images with StazOn with the etched surface.
-Decorate with rhinestones, ribbon or paper pieces.





That's it from me. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

4 comments:

smallcity said...

Hi Maki
I don't believe there is anything you can't do. This is beautiful.
Great job

smallcity

Christi said...

Wow! This is amazing!!!

Joanne said...

a beauty of an altered project...really lovely

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, what a cool idea!!! It turned out gorgeous.

Hugs,
Sabrina

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