St. Patrick’s Day Etched Glass Jar Gift

Once having the design ready, I defined what was going to be cut and what was going to be painted with sketch pens.

I send to cut the outside borders and the circle and set up the text, border and clovers to NO CUT.

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Then without moving the tag either on the mat or on the Silhouette Studio I set up what I wanted to be in sketch pens.

I made this dashed lines around. Then placed a couple of clovers and placed my sentiment in the middle.

The thing is that I wanted my text and my clovers to be filled and for that I found an awesome Tutorial over at The Silhouette School. Melissa shows us 4 Ways to Fill Fonts with sketch pens. I not only used this tutorial for my fonts but for my clovers too!

I used the Offset way… It’s awesome!

Once your design is ready you need to zoom in really, really close!

With your design highlighted click the ‘Offset’ tool button and then select ‘internal offset.’ You’ll see the offset appear inside the letters.

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The inset originally is too far away from the original outline, so we need to reduce the distance so drop that value down so the internal line is very close to the original outline. Click apply. It’s hard to see that there are two lines there but if you want a real fill it needs to be really close.

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Repeat this process again with an inset at a slightly further distance. Be sure to click apply after every inset. I did it about 5 times. For experience I should have made the inset tighter but at the end I liked the results =D.

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So, just keep in mind that if you are zoomed in really close, you can see the tiny gaps between the lines but when you zoom out, check out what happens!!! =D Cool right?

For best results make sure you start out your design with the final size so you don’t have to resize and re-adjust the fill.

Then I just sent to cut {ehem to paint} {remember not to move your design or tag from place} specifying in the silhouette settings that I’m using sketch pens, and voila!

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Now just use the same ribbon you used for your lid and make a knot, Insert the tag and make a bow! Tadaaaa!

You can fill the jar with anything you like… I used almond Hershey’s kisses because they were golden!

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You are ready to go!!!! Cute or what?

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What do you think??? Like this Etched Glass Jar project??? Have you etched glass before??? If so tell me all about in comments bellow!

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

10 Comments at St. Patrick’s Day Etched Glass Jar Gift

  1. Camila

    What a sweet project! I could easily see switching out the shamrock for another symbol and using it for any number of gifts! And chocolate kisses… mmmm…. that makes me hungry!

  2. Camila

    Love how this turned out! So cute! Etching is something that is on my “to do” list. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with VMG206 Brag About It!

  3. Camila

    This is great project. Good job on the curved surface too. Thanks for the step by step to decorating the lid

    1. Camila

      Thank you Pam! It was fun to make but also a bit scary LOL!!! Glad yo like it!
      XOXO

  4. Camila

    This is such a cute project! I love how you decorated the lid, and like I said on FB, I must try etching now!

    1. Camila

      You will love etching Bethany! Is super fun and endless possibilities!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      XOXO

  5. Camila

    I love glass etching but I’ve never tried making my own stencils. What a great idea!

    1. Camila

      Thank you Ellen! I’m excited that you like this project! It’s definitely awesome to make my own stencils!
      XOXO

  6. Camila

    The etching came out great. I haven’t been brave enough to try etching myself. I like how you used washi tape to decorate the lid too. Pinning!

    1. Camila

      Thank you so much Kelly! Oh yeah I didn’t like the original lid LOL I had to do something! Glad you like it!
      XOXO

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