Thursday, March 16, 2017

Etched Glass Lantern featuring Etchall

Hello crafters -- Lorrie here and today, I am " blog hopping" with the Designer Crafts Connection and Etchall! We are bringing you some really cool etched glass crafts using Etchall, a glass etching cream that is like no other. I will show you how to turn plain glass into frosted "antiqued" glass using nothing but Etchall and a sponge!

Most people use Etchall with stencils to put words or designs on their glass pieces. However, I wanted something a little different. I wanted to give my glass an overall frosted effect so that when a candle is put inside, the candlelight is more diffused and looks a little softer. I found out that is very easy to do with Etchall Etching Creme.

I started with a metal "Landen" lantern from Pier 1 Imports. It features glass panels set in black metal.

Next I removed all of the panels from the lantern and cleaned them with alcohol and a paper towel. It's important to clean the glass with alcohol instead of glass cleaner before you begin etching. Alcohol gets rid of all dirt and oils; if you use glass cleaner, it may leave behind residue that will resist etching.

I then poured out about 4 tablespoons of Etchall etching creme onto a piece of wax paper. Don't worry about pouring out too much -- Etchall is reusable so any excess you may have can be placed right back in the jar to use again!

To give the glass a frosted look, I used a sponging technique. When using Etchall, make sure you use a plastic sponge (I used a dish sponge from the dollar store). I dipped the sponge into the Etchall and then "pounced" the sponge on the wax paper to get creme into all of the little holes. Once the sponge was loaded with Etchall, I pounced the sponge onto the glass. I made sure to pounce straight up and down; any side to side movement will smear the etching creme and won't give the mottled appearance you are looking for.

These were my panels after sponging. The creme will have an uneven appearance when using the sponging technique -- that's OK! That's how your glass gets that cool frosted effect. I then waited about 20 minutes before washing the glass panels under warm running water to remove all of the Etchall. Finally, I dried the panels with a paper towel and put them back into the lantern.

Isn't that absolutely gorgeous? I love how the glass now has almost an antique look to it. And it only took about 30 minutes to go from plain to WOW, and I was able to do it in my kitchen -- Etchall doesn't have a strong smell like a lot of other etching creams so I didn't have to stink up my house!

I hope y'all enjoyed this little project. It's really easy, so go out there, grab some Etchall, and start etching!

 CLICK HERE to go to the Designer Crafts Connection blog for a coupon code for a discount on Etchall and to see links to all of the other blogs in this hop!

*Disclosure: I received free product from Etchall in order to complete this project. All opinions and projects are my own.*

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cricut Supplies Mystery Box On Sale Now!

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Cricut is celebrating National Craft Month with not 1, but FOUR mystery boxes this month! The latest March Mystery Box is on sale now, and it's only the third of 4 mystery boxes. This week's box is full of SUPPLIES -- and we all need cool supplies to go with our machines. The exact contents in this box may be a mystery, but the savings sure aren't - this box is only $34.99

Quantities are limited and available only while supplies last, so get yours today HERE.

And don't forget that you get FREE SHIPPING when you use code MYSTERYMARCH!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

March Cuttlebug Mystery Box on Sale Now!

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The Cricut Cuttlebug Mystery Box is on sale NOW! 
This is the second of 4 Cricut Mystery Boxes this month in honor of National Craft Month. The contents of this box may be a mystery, but the savings aren't -- this box is only $39.99!
These mystery boxes are always an amazing deal. So if you are in love with the Cuttlebug, get yourself some fantastic supplies to go with it. And this mystery box is only available this week (until 3/14/17)!
Click here for your Cuttlebug Mystery Box -- and don't forget to use code MYSTERYMARCH for FREE SHIPPING!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Frame featuring Deflecto and Oly*Fun

Show everyone what a lucky gal you are with this adorable St. Patrick's Day-themed frame featuring Deflecto craft frames and Oly*Fun fabric!

Images by Freepik