Then you need to cut out your letters. I used my cricut. Any cut vinyl would work, you can use a Silhouette, or even cut it by hand.
You want to save the negative space. I used some extra burn orange vinyl, but you can use any color. It is just going to be thrown away. Then you use transfer tape to move it on to the glass.
The transfer tape keeps all the letters in the shape they are intended to be in. Once you remove the tape you are ready to brush on the etching cream.
You need a pretty thick coat. When you get all the blank spots covered you want to let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Now you can remove the vinyl. As you can tell the letters etched rather nicely. I usually go ahead and clean the glass with Windex at this point.
I just trimmed it to fit and used a very light layer of Mod Podge to keep it in place. Then you just put it all together. I used transfer tape once again to put their names on the frame. I think it turned out great. I hope they love it too.
Sorry the picture isnt' better. It is pretty hard to take a picture of etching.
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