Post # 1
We are having a beach wedding and as a favor I will be giving my guests sand and seashells filled ornaments. I would love to add a personal touch and to write our names and wedding date on them. I saw here some bees printed out and put the wording on inside of the glass and then just copied it. But I cannot really do it. Does anybody know what should I use to write on my ornaments? Or may be any other idea of how to personalize them. Here is a pic of a similar ornament:
Post # 3
Get yourself a roll of contact paper, a small x-acto knife, a print out of what you want written from your computer, a little paint brush and some armour etch from the craft store.
Create a word document with how you want your lettering to look and print it. Tape it to a bright window and hold the contact paper over it and trace it onto the contact paper. Use your x-acto knife to “cut out” a stencil of the wording from the contact paper.
*tip: Cursive fonts work the best. Beware of letters that require a negative space, like “e”, “a”, “o”.
Place your stencil on the ornament and brush your armour etch over it and let it sit for about 5 min. then rinse it off. You’ll get a nice white etched look on your ornament.
Here’s an example of a glass etching I’ve done in the past. It’s Aerosmith 🙂
You could always try paint markers if etching doesn’t sound like something you’d be up for. It’s really not as complicated as I make it sound and it’s fun, I swear.
Post # 4
Can I buy all that at the craft stores like Michael’s or AC Moore? It sounds like something that i could do! Thanks so much!