I'm kinda late with this post... I made this glass block before the Michigan/Michigan State game a couple of weeks ago. What a great game!?!?! Mostly cause we won...#GoGreen !! Ok...back on topic. I recently starting cutting vinyl with my Cricut, I know I'm extra late on that front too. I only cut paper with my Cricut, I was always to scared to waste the vinyl, since I really wasn't sure what I was doing. But, when I starting using the Cricut Explorer and the cuts were so much cleaner, I figured it was time to take the plunge.
I started by purchasing a couple of phones cases and tumblers from the The Dollar Tree store.
I Googled the image of the Spartan and brought it into Design Space (DS) and it worked great. I made the monogram with the Monogram It App. It is an iPhone app that costs $0.99. You can create all types of monograms, email them to yourself and then bring it into DS. It worked GREAT! So worth the 99 cents.
I bought the block at Hobby Lobby it is 8x8. I created a square and sized it at 6.71. Next time I think I will make it a tad bit smaller, probably around 6.6 or 6.5. I found the font free online at Font Space.
I added some lights from Hobby Lobby. After having it on for awhile I thought it would look better frosted.
I used the Krylon Frosted Glass Finish I purchased at Ace Hardware HERE. It worked great and was easy to apply. There is also YouTube video I watched that was helpful HERE. I did frost it after I applied the vinyl. Based on all the tutorials out there, it was recommended to frost after the vinyl is applied.
I like it much better frosted. I am planning on making a Halloween bloc, so stay tuned. So, not a great pic.