A fun way to use the Silhouette Portrait is to create stencils for etching glassware.

Here we created an etched mason jar mug with our Summer Reading Program logo!


  • Silhouette Portrait
  • Computer with Silhouette Studio software
  • Vinyl
  • Transfer paper
  • Cutting mat
  • Spatula tool
  • Glass mason jar mug
  • Etching Cream
  • Popsicle stick
  • Water supply (sink)

Step 1: Design & cut

Open Silhouette Studio software and load the image you want to cut. Resize image to fit the area on the mason jar mug.

Cut vinyl to the size you need for your design. Place vinyl on cutting mat (white backing side down) and feed cutting mat into Silhouette.

In the Silhouette Studio software:

  • Open the Cut Settings window
  • Material Type: select Vinyl
  • Adjust blade size to the number suggested
  • Send to cutter

<p>Great looking technique! </p><p>This looks very accessible too, as it seems like everyone has a silhouette these days (or at least a friend that does). Nicely done!</p>

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