Thursday, November 20, 2014

Frosted Glass Block

My newest crafty creation!  Since I am still learning how to use my Explore I am trying new things.  I made this last night.  Well completed it last night.

First I bought the glass block and some frost paint to make it have a frosted window look.  I sprayed it and let it sit overnight, added a second coat and let it dry.  I purchased this svg file online and imported it into Cricut Design Space.  It was ready to go, I just sized it to fit 6.50 x 6.50, put vinyl on my Cricut mat and cut.  The hardest part of the whole process (and it really wasn't hard) was weeding out the vinyl I did not want to transfer onto the block.  Once I was done with that, I applied some Cricut transfer tape to the image, removed it from the cutting mat, applied it to the block.  Then added some christmas lights to the inside.  All total I think I spend less than 2 hours on (probably less than 1 1/2 hr) on this project.

This design cannot be be done with older Cricut machines (personal, explore, expression, E2 for example) using svg files.  Only the Explore can import images that are not on cartridges.  But if you wanted to, you can design your own in Cricut Craft Room using your cartridges or subscriptions and cut in Vinyl. To make your own block.

You can order all your Cricut supplies, including the machine Here! .  You can also downloand Cricut Design Space (for use with Explore) or Cricut Craft Room (for all other Cricut Machines) by clicking the link above, then learn, then software.  These are both free downloads.

If you have any questions on how this process works, please leave your question below and I will answer them for you.