Today's project is using something I had around since last year. I bought this block with a project in mind but never got around to doing it.
To start, I cut some snowflakes from the Art Philosophy cartridge from some cheap (yes cheap) vinyl shelf liner I got from Big Lots. I got an entire roll for under $3. It's great if you are going to etch glass!
I applied the snowflakes in a random pattern, hanging some over the edge. And don't throw out the center of the snowflakes, they are wonderful small accents to add as well.
Burnish the snowflakes down using a piece of the vinyl backer paper and an old credit card. You don't want any etching cream getting underneath.
Apply a generous amount of etching cream to the surface and let sit. I let mine go for about 5 minutes the first time. At the end of 5 minutes, rinse off the cream and remove your vinyl.
I etched this again so they snowflakes weren't so see through. The second etching I left on for only 1 minute. The snowflakes are subtle but I think next time I will not double etch.
The ornaments are from the Snow Angels cartridge and cut at 3" on printable vinyl. I added some bows and ribbon to make them look like they were hanging. I added a strand of lights and a ribbon to top it off.
I don't have a bowdabra and that was the hardest part of this project...making that bow!
Have a safe and happy holiday season! And I'll see you next week for another holiday project.