So this is my third project using the Cricut Explore, and I think its my favourite so far. If you haven’t seen my other posts, I’ve decorated a iPad case and with my daughters, made a fathers day card.
I’ve loved this project, so much so, that I’m going to be etching another mirror next week. If you have any questions, or suggestions what I should etch next time, I’d love to know.
Firstly I used my brilliant Cricut Explore to make a template, then followed the instruction on the etching paste. It’s important to follow the safety instructions such as protecting your hands, and working with a window open. So please make sure if you do this project, you read them carefully.
So here is the really simple process in photographs:
I’d bought a couple of mirrors in the sale, they were great quality, and only a few pounds, I think £6 for the smallest and £8, real bargains as they should have been around £40 each.
As you can see I etched a crown on this one, as it was for the littlest princess in The Ana Mum Diary household Miss A. It’s not perfect, and I can see a couple of imperfections, but next time I definitely can learn from my mistakes.
My top tips would be :
1. Apply the paste with a sponge. I used a cut up washing up sponge. Dabbing the paste onto the mirror, or glass. I wouldn’t wipe the paste on, or paint it, as I think it would spoil the crisp edge created by the template.
2. Apply generously. For my next project I would apply more generously than I did on the above images, as the crown is a little patchy.
I would love to have some suggestions of what you would like to see me etch next onto a mirror. It looks just like this one, only larger. Please let me know in the comments below.