Materials: (1) 9″ x 9″ RIBBA frame, Glass Etching Cream, Paint Brush, X-Acto Knife, Vinyl Stencil
Description: I have a few friends where a smaller gift for the holidays is more appropriate, but I still wanted to do something special for them. Picture frames seem like such a “blah” gift but the price of the RIBBA frame was right so I started brainstorming how to make it more custom. Suddenly I thought of monogramming and how I could apply it to the frame itself. Enter glass etching!
1.) I cut out J-O-Y from 2″ vinyl letter blocks (from an office supply store).
2.) Arrange the vinyl “stencils” to the RIBBA glass, making sure the seal to the glass was nice and tight.
3.) Add glass etching cream (I used “Armour Etch”), waiting 15 minutes for the etching to take place.
4.) Wipe off the cream with a dry cloth, then removed the glass completely from the frame to wash and shine with a glass cleaner.
5.) Insert the glass back into the frame and add some pattern (I used gift wrapping paper) as the “photo” for a finished look.