October 5, 2010

Etched Cheese Dome

Good Day, boy do I have a cool project for you today!!! You will love this little pedestal platter with dome lid and you can make it in just a couple of hours!  I purchased my Cheese platter from Hobby Lobby. I used my 50% off coupon so this little goodie was only $15 when completed!!! What a wonderful serving dish this is at any party or holiday festivity you have, and just think of the Christmas gift possibilities!!!
I used my Preserves card; the grape bunch and the little great leaves are perfect.
I used the hide contour on the grape bunch. I used a grape bunch and 2 leaves, welded together and kept adding until I met my size.
This is what it looked like before I started working on it. Be sure to wash and dry your item before attempting to etch.
I measured to make sure all would fit.

I followed the directions on the bottle. I might add this is the 3rd project I am making from this little bottle, so a little does go a long way.
I gathered all my supplies and notice I use the clear transparent shelf liner from Walmart as it's cheaper than the liner the Provo Craft Vinyl says. I think my roll was only $3.
After cutting I removed the cut art saving the background.
See how neat it looks. Oh, notice the amount of space on the bottom this was done so that I could line that up with the bottom of the glass dome so my grapes would show over the lip of the pedestal base.
I then added the transparent liner on.
And then removed my piece from the backing.
I have to admit it is hard to maneuver a 19" sheet of sticky paper by myself but it just took a little my time than it would if you had a helping hand. Miss you Kim!!! (she helped on the last project!) Oh by the way I went shopping with Kim and she bought this cute set for a gift and was going to etch it and you know me.... I had to do it too!!!  I have some GREAT ENABLING FRIENDS! Love you ladies and you know who you are!!
After it was on the glass I spent a couple of minute just pressing down the edges so they were all sealed and the cream could bleed through or drip down the side.
This is how it looked when I had everything on.
I applied the cream on thick like the directions said.
However, I left on for 10 minutes instead of 5 because I like the effect better.
After the time was up I rinsed it off with warm water and followed up with a good soap and water wash.

Now doesn't this look awesome? And, it was so easy to make. I sure hope you liked today's little project and come back and see us again at Shes A Sassy Lady where there is a new design every day by some really talented Sassy Designers! Here is the Sassy Cheese Dish Stencil Gypsy File (be sure to measure your dish first).
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