A VIP, Jordan Knight, and Etch-a-sketch

Interesting title, eh? I'll explain. First, I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE my Silhouette machine. This was all done on that machine using their vinyl for a stencil.

I'm so very excited. I have been working on a surprise for my dear friend (the VIP) for a couple of days. No reason for it except that I wanted to try to make this and it sounded like fun. With the help of a long distance friend, Kathleen, I was able to put it all together last night. The VIP, Amy, is my neighbor so after I finished it, I had to deliver it. I'm sure she thought I was crazy for coming over at 9:30pm!

Anyway, Amy is the biggest NKOTB fan I know. She recently went on their crusie, went to the Dallas concert, and to the San Antonio concert. After the the Dallas concert, she had VIP tickets to the meet & greet, where she got to meet Jordan Knight. Photos were taken, of course. Well all great photos need a frame, right?

As I mentioned in a previous post where I said "Keep your glass away from me", I have been looking for stuff to glass etch! My son calls it etch-a-sketch! Why, I have no idea but it sounds cute.

Originally, I thought I'd just do a song title or something small and simple in the corner. Kathleen had sent me some of the lyrics from JK's solo song, Catch A Wave, that seemed fitting for such a photo. Lyrics seemed like too much lettering but after thinking about it for a while, I decided I've always wanted to try my hand at subway art! So, with the help of Kathleen and google :), I found some more words to put on there. You know what the hardest part of designing this was? FONT SELECTION.

So, here's what it looks like:

DSC_1141 (Small)

DSC_1141 (Small)close-up of etching

Finally, one thing I re-learned with this project. Etching creme GOES BAD. It gets old and it turns brown/gray rather than white/off-white. YUCK. I applied a bit of this and realized that it wasn't right. I was too scared to see if it would actually work so I scraped it off.
Here are some pics of the process:

IMAG0524 (Small) Vinyl all weeded out and placed on glass

IMAG0524 (Small) Etching creme applied to vinyl & glass

So, what do you think? I see lots of customized frames in my future. So easy to do! Although weeding out all those letters was a bit of a pita! But worth the effort!

Happy Wednesday!


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