Inspired by observing some glass cooktop cleaner, my mom was reminiscing about decorating the windows with snowflakes when she was a child. She would use a glass cleaner that went on pink but, dried white, dabbed on through stencils. The cooktop cleaner dries to a similar finish.
After a trip to the local craft stores yielded disappointment instead of stencils she liked, I cut some out of cheap cardstock on the Glowforge (I ordered some mylar sheets for any similar future use).
As a bonus, cleanup should be pretty easy.
The cutouts ended up in her tree.
How clever! That’s using everything!
Wonderful story and results!
Great shadows. Good execution
Hey, great idea! What kind of cleaner exactly? I use Barkeeper’s Friend on my cooktop but it’s already dry.
It’s Weiman Ceramic and Glass Cooktop Cleaner (Amazon link).
I’m sure there are other options that will work but, probably not Barkeeper’s Friend (which is more of a scouring powder thing).
Fantastic! (adjective, not the cleaner–since I don’t think that would work in this case anyway). Great idea–and so much easier to clean up than paint…
Cute idea! And it’s doing double duty.
My mother asked me just yesterday if I could cut out some snowflakes for outside decorations. (Still researching what I can spray on cardstock to help the snowflakes survive what looks to be a damp December.)
She has some nice big picture windows looking out on her patio…
I’m stealing this idea!
Apparently, my niece desperately needs to do this on their windows. So, there is now a Mylar edition of the stencils.
Interesting thing I learned today: 7.5mil Mylar (at least sometimes) comes masked with cling plastic on both sides. Glad I caught that.
Glass Wax. JNJ made it I think but they took it off the market years ago.
Snowflakes are always a favorite. Good of you to assist!