Thursday, November 15, 2012

Personalized Wine Glasses - Faux Etching

 Personalized Wine Glasses with Faux Glitter Etching - these are like Wine Stem Charms, only much more SPARKLY! This is a great, temporary, way to identify different wine glasses at a party or get-together. And you can totally customize it for the theme AND once the event is over, you can wash them in hot water and do it again! These Glitter 'Etchings' are not permanent and will wash off in hot water, with just a little scrubbing.

You can imagine all the different ideas for these - numbers, monograms, butterflies, snowflakes, fall leaves and acorns - the possibilities are as endless as your Big Shot dies! (I found some Mustache dies and I think that would be so fun to make glittered mustache glasses for a party!)

Supplies - Stampin' Up! MultiPurpose Adhesive Sheets, Dazzling Diamonds Ultra Fine Glitter, Window Sheets and Big Shot dies - Snow Flurry, Autumn Accents, Beautiful Butterfly and Typeset dies are featured in these photos.

Cut the MultiPurpose Adhesive Sheets into a manageable size, mine were 3x5 and cut the Window Sheets to the same size. For each charm, you will need two pieces of Adhesive Sheet and one piece of Window Sheet. Peel the backing from one side of the Adhesive Sheet and adhere it to the Window Sheet.

TIP: Hold the Adhesive Sheet by the sides with your fingers and don't touch the adhesive. It's a light weight adhesive and will come right off onto your fingers.

Now, remove the other backing of Adhesive Sheet and cover it with ultra fine glitter - any color, but I used Dazzling Diamonds for all mine. Tap off the excess or brush off with a soft brush. Then peel the backing off your second piece of Adhesive Sheet and adhere it firmly onto the glittered piece.

This sandwich of Window Sheet, Adhesive Sheet, Glitter, Adhesive Sheet (with the backing still on) goes through your Big Shot with whatever dies you choose.  Then carefully peel off the backing of the Adhesive Sheet and adhere the Glitter Charm to your glass. Be sure that you adhere it low enough on the glass that it doesn't interfere with actually drinking from the glass! Also, more detailed, finely cut dies work better than large solid dies because they will wrap to the curve of the glass.

Once your party is over, simply peel the Window Sheet off and wash the glasses in hot water. With just a little scrubbing the adhesive will dissolve and the glitter will wash off. The reason I use the Window Sheet as the final layer on these Charms is to contain the Glitter. Sometimes on larger solid shaped charms, the Window Sheet will peel away from the glass. You will still have a Glitter Etching adhered to the glass though. I made these with colored sugar as well and it was very cool, however I was worried about it being rubbed off and scatter all over the house during the party! Fine, colored sugar sticks to the Adhesive Sheets just as well as the fine glitter.

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Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

WOW Mary!!! These are gorgeous!! What a fabulous technique. Thank you for sharing the directions too. Can't wait to try it!

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