My Temple Frosted Mirror post was originally written as a contributing post for SomewhatSimple.com As a regular contributor for Somewhat Simple, I also bring my special projects to Small Fine Print for your enjoyment.
There’s more to etched glass than just frosted see through glass! Sure you can add a last name to a casserole dish or label your baking canisters, those are always cute and fun. I wanted to show you how you can use Etch Cream for home decor as well! Last weekend my cousin was married in the Idaho Falls Temple. I wanted to make her a meaningful gift. My etched glass mirror is both elegant and a keepsake .
The application is very simple, and frosting process takes less than a minute.
Start with a clean and dry mirror.
I used my Silhouette to cut a stencil (by weeding the negative parts of the vinyl image).
Apply the etching cream thick and evenly across the image.
Wait 30-60 seconds then wipe it clean.
You’ll want to wipe it completely clean before removing your vinyl stencil. I found my Idaho Falls Temple image in the Silhouette store and purchased it for this project. You can find many temples in the silhouette store, or you can use a clip art found on the internet.
I wanted to mention, please apply the etching cream in a well-ventilated area! The fumes can be strong and very stinky. My 3 year old walked in the room and plugging her nose asked “EW, what’s the smell?!” I said “What’s it smell like?” she said “I don’t know, eggs and diapers!” Ha ha!