Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Engraving with the Chomas Creations Engraving Tip--Mirror #2

I had another idea with the Chomas Creations Engraving Tip and a Mirror. I created this Home Decor Framed Mirror with only the Cricut, Gypsy, Chomas Creations Engraving Tip, one piece of craft mirror, one piece of 12 x 12 patterned paper and a store bought frame. In person, this project is just BEAUTIFUL! But....with a mirror, it is VERY difficult to photograph (please excuse my reflection). 
After taking 50 photos or so, I finally gave up and these are the best.


I made the file in my Gypsy. This took the longest part. I welded the border together from an image on the French Manor cartridge. Each little square (.76 inches) is welded to the next. Time consuming, YES, but the results are SO worth it! I then used Winter Woodland to write the words McGuire (1.37 inches) and est. 1987 (1.14 inches). I used both the shadow and the main image of the letters to really get the engraving tip into action! Here is a close-up of the Gypsy screen.
Below is a picture of what it looked like after I took it out of the Cricut--again, please excuse the reflection. I didn't use multi-cut. One pass through was enough to give it a beautiful engraved finish.
Seriously, all I did after this was cut away some of the excess mirror with my heavy duty trimmer, tape it onto a piece of patterned paper cut to size and put it in the frame. This has got to be the easiest home decor project I have EVER made! Probably one of the most beautiful too :) This would be the best gift giving item....as a matter of fact,  some family members I have might be seeing one of these in the future...but this one is mine! Now keep in mind I said easiest....you will have to take a little time to do something like this in the Gypsy with all the welding and lining up, and it takes a good 20 minutes or so for the Cricut to finish engraving all this, but you can always walk away and come back to a piece of artwork! The frame is 8 x 10.
I said it before and I'll say it again, you NEED this Engraving Tip!!
You can get one HERE!

11 comments :

  1. WOW! WOW! WOW!! That is more then STUNNING !!! I love all the detail and the engraving tip is just fabulous and I sooo know the feel of the reflection game lol!!! thank you for this inspiration :) I am off to the studio now lol!!!

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  2. WHAT? There's an engraving tip for the cricut?? How did I not know this? This project is BEYOND FABULOUS!

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  3. You ROCK! You know that, right?? I just LOVE IT!!! I do have 3 more of those mirrors just waiting for me to do something with.... hehe!

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  4. I have to say in everything I have ever seen done on any site this is absolutely the most beautiful an classy. I LOVE THIS. Is there any way at all that you can do a video of this for us. I want to do one of these for all members of my families. It is very classy and top notch. I love everything everyone does but this is great. If at all you do a video, I am so visual, my email is keithdeb@bellsouth.net. Thanks so much , Debbie

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  5. where do you get the mirror for that?? Its AMAZING!!!

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  6. OMG, Maria! I just HAVE to do something like this! It is absolutely GORGEOUS! xxD

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  7. Debbie, I actually have a video of the Chomas Creations engraving tip in action, it is SUPER EASY to use! Just a matter of putting the engraving tip in your machine instead of the blade holder. I'm the creator of the Chomas Creations products! The video is here... http://amychomas.blogspot.com/p/video-list.html

    And the mirror was at Joanns!!! I had to get some after I saw Maria use it!!

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  8. Where do you find it in Joanns? What is the brand etc.

    Thanks!

    ~Dawn

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  9. The mirror is Darice Brand and available at Joanns in the regular craft aisle :)

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  10. is it a Glass mirror or a plastic one? Joann's has both in Darice brand. Thanks!!

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  11. Thank you for posting this! You inspired me to buy both the tip and a mirror and my project turned out GORGEOUS! FYI for those asking it is the plastic mirror from Joann's. The glass mirrors are too thick. I'd love to find a place that sells different sizes. The one at Joann's is 6x9 and that is the only size online I could find.

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