I started a small group of cutting enthusiasts and we meet monthly to share ideas and craft together. This month we did a challenge involving mason jars. Not surprising that we all did one with a Halloween theme!
Craft Vinyl for etching mask
Glass Etching Cream – I used Armour Etch.
Mason Jar, Halloween Flowers and Ribbons
- I found a spider web design I liked (Spider Web Lace, Samatha Walker) and changed the dimensions to fit the circumference and height of the mason jar in Make the Cut!
- Searched for a spider in the MTC Gallery, I always look here first for new designs! (Spider: MTC Gallery, Halloween Spiders #2900, User ID 8719). I erased the web string from the spider so I had only the spider.
- I then duplicated the spider so I had several to place around the jar.
- I wanted a skull for the front of my vase and I had a perfect design, in my embroidery files. Since it was not an SVG, I used a clipping tool, SnagIt! To create a PNG file of the skull. Make the Cut! Pixel Trace worked well to create the SVG file for cutting. I would caution that it only worked because the photo of the original stitch-out of the design was all in black and it was well defined. Individual threads were not apparent in the photo.
- I cut the skull and spiders out of the Smoky Quartz Gemstone Vinyl and the spider web lace from craft vinyl.
Maxx Air Settings
Blade = Red Blade, Blade height = 25
Force = 45
Velocity = 300
# Passes = Disabled
Blade Offset = .35
Crafting the Vase
- When weeding the web etching mask, I weeded out the actual web and left the negative space to apply to my jar as I wanted the web to be etched into the glass.
- Applied the etching cream over the entire jar except for the lid threads.
- After removing the vinyl etching mask and washing and drying the jar, I applied the spiders and skull to the jar.
- Added some black Halloween flowers and ribbons and I now have a new Halloween floral arrangement!