Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Hi, my name is Michelle and I am guest blogging here on A Place to Be Happy. In my spare time I like to go to the lake and hang out friends and family. My craft of choice is cutting vinyl with my Expression and Sure Cuts A Lot. I love making files to share and inspire as I get so much inspiration from others, like Leslie!! Here is a project I recently did. I made a graduation banner for my niece. The font on “Congratulations Miranda” is LD Delightful and the rest of the words are Shelley Volante BT. You can download the graduation hat in SVG format here: http://www.box.net/shared/uv02xxehe6
You can find more projects and lots of SVGs if visit my blog at MichellesDigitalCreations.blogspot.com
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I've been asked a lot what is a good price for vinyl. You should not pay more than .50 a square foot for regular outdoor/craft vinyl (before shipping).
Rolls come in different sizes and widths, but calculate it per square foot so you can compare apples to apples.
To calculate:take width in inches x length in inches then divide by 144 to get the total square feet
so a 19" roll at 5 yards is 19 x 5 x 36(There are 5 yards and each yard is 36 inches) = 3420 divide by 144 this is 23.75 square feet - so you should pay $12.00 or less.
Also don't forget to add in shipping to get the real price, shipping prices vary and can add a lot.
Good luck and have fun!
vinyl or contact paper
**The best and easiest items to etch are perfectly vertical, like a tumbler glass (or pickle jar). Bulbous wine glasses and vases take more practice, in my opinion.
Pieces D: letters
The top image uses pieces A & D
The bottom image uses pieces A & C
You get different results from each method.
(These are cut in Plantin, but can easily be recreated in other fonts and shapes)
After cutting, place the vinyl on the glass, make sure it is on where you want it and then press hard on each piece of vinyl making sure you have no bubbles. This is an important step.
I use a foam brush and put the AE (Armour Etch) on with a dabbing motion. You so not want any brush strokes. Make sure you use plenty of the AE - glob it on!
Set a timer for 5 minutes.
When it is done, I use my same foam brush and wipe off the AE into a small bathroom type paper cup. (Put this excess back into your bottle, it is fine to use again!)
When most of it is off, rinse the glass under water washing the rest off. (Make sure you don't have other glass dishes in your sink)
remove your vinyl stencil (you can use it again) and dry your item
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Thanks to all who participated in my Cut n Print tutorial. Here is the script and you can walk yourself through it if you want - have fun. Here are the images which were used with it...
You can just right click on the image and save it to your computer.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
FAUX GLASS ETCHING
Friday, May 20, 2011
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On Friday, May 20 enter coupon code FBFRI to receive 10% off your order. "We are calling this facebook Friday. This is a small way to show our appreciation to our customers and fb fans. Your order must be placed online to receive the discount.
Use this LINK to get there.
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I saw this and knew it was totally blog-worthy! I love this idea and I am going to make one for my sons party in a few weeks (boy colors of course!). We have a few kids with egg allergies, so regular cakes are out of the question, but this is egg free! What a great idea...Find it here: