Product Review | Glass cutting mat

A couple of weeks ago I got a new craft mat. You have seen it in my latest videos and I got lots of questions on it. So today I am posting a review video on the Tonic Studios Glass Cutting Mat ( AMZUK | AMZUS | CST ) that I am using.

I have been working on a self healing mat for ages. And I still think that it’s a great surface to work on. There are only two disadvantages based on what I usually do while crafting. They don’t take heat and they are not easy to clean. So I needed to bring in my Ranger non-stick craft sheet on top for many techniques.

My new glass cutting mat combines the cutting surface, with the easy cleaning surface. Plus you can apply direct heat on it with your heat gun, your fuse tool or your glue gun. In the video I discuss all the different ways you can work on such a surface.

It’s also a great cutting surface, the blade of your craft knife glides on top of the glass and cuts like butter. I demonstrate this in the video. Keep in mind that this is tempered glass, so it’s a very strong safety glass.You will not scratch the surface with your knife. However, they say that your blade may dull quicker than if you use a self healing mat. I am not sure this will happen but I will report back a year later.

I don’t cut with my craft knife too often though. So I don’t care changing a blade once in a couple of years if I need to. It all depends on what you do as a crafter and how you use your surface. For me cleaning and having a surface to do all the techniques was the most important.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Here are some links to multiple online shops in both US and UK. I have linked to the glass cutting mat that I am using but you can also find more brands and different sizes below. Check the prices and the measurements and get what’s best for your needs. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Tonic Studios 352e A3 Glass Cutting…
Tonic Studios 12-Inch by 12-Inch…
We R Memory Keepers – Precision Glass…
DoCrafts – Xcut – 13 x 13 Inch…


  1. CAL said:

    Excellent review of the glass cutting mat, Vicky! I’ve noticed more artists using it in their YouTube videos and had questions about it. You covered all the questions I had! I also love your art journal tutorials – your style and techniques are inspiring!

    October 16, 2017
  2. Marilyn Thurber said:

    Absolutely fabulous. Thank you so much for this video. I am converting to the glass mat.

    October 16, 2017
  3. Shari said:

    Great review, Vicky. Thank you. I just wish it was more in my price range. I looked at the cheaper ones, but they seem a bit small. So, it’s going on my wish list.. Christmas and a birthday coming up, maybe I’ll get lucky! 😁
    Thanks again! 💗💗💗

    October 16, 2017
  4. Lagene said:

    Great review, what a wonderful product!

    October 16, 2017
  5. Trudie said:

    Wow you sold me on this one. I love what I see. Tried to find one and only could get thru Amazon coming from Japan. :(… guess it goes on the wish list. Thanks so much for this video. I always wondered how this reacted with various mediums and especially being used to cut. Definitely impressed. Thanks again.

    October 16, 2017
  6. terrie rodrigue said:

    Thanks Vicky….it’s also going on my wish list too

    October 17, 2017
  7. Kristine Boydstun said:

    Thank you so much! I think this product is in my future!

    October 17, 2017
  8. Teresa Doyle said:

    WOW Vicky, this is really the perfect solution for a craft desk. TFS!

    October 17, 2017
  9. Thank you for such a lovely review, showing us exactly what we want to know and with such thorough testing. It looks like a fantastic tool, and I was so impressed by its performance in your review I’ve ordered one that will arrive tomorrow! Along with some isopropyl alcohol, it seems so useful for cleaning – great tip. Thank you again, your videos are always so enjoyable and informative!

    October 17, 2017
  10. Marjorie Dumontier said:

    Thanks for this review.

    October 19, 2017
  11. Trina said:

    Thank you Vicky … I’ve been using my glass cutting board for years. I just use the smooth under side. It also makes an awesome light table. I use it lots of times in my lap with a light underneath. After watching your video I realized I could modge podge some grid to it as well. Thank you!!

    October 20, 2017
  12. Kirsten said:

    Thanks for the review. It was very informative. The only question I have is whether or not the knife against the mat makes noise like fingernails on chalkboard, etc. If it doesn’t, I just may buy one as I’m tired of my dirty self healing mat.

    October 20, 2017
  13. Kim Sharabba said:

    Thank you so much. This one is definitely coming home to me. As soon as I find it in stock somewhere. Don’t look now but I think you may be channelling Jennifer.

    November 2, 2017
  14. Mary Kelly said:

    Fabulous review Vicki – thank you so much. I really need one of these mats.

    November 12, 2017
  15. Kim Sharabba said:

    I’m always a day late and a dollar short. Do you know if Tonic has stopped making the A3 that you have? I have literally looked ALL over the WORLD. I found one available in the Netherlands, but it was going to cost $60 US to ship it to me. It’s out of stock EVERYWHERE.

    December 23, 2017
  16. Shaz in Oz.x said:

    Hi Vicky,
    I’ve watched your review a number of times an went to leave a question but seems to have evaporated the option under it or I’m blind!
    Are you still in love with this mat please?
    As looking at this and the TH mat.
    Is it still every bit as good as you say?
    Are there any issues in last two years?
    .. and still ok heat embossing?
    I’m not looking to cut on it as have zero skill with knife but just looking for slick easy to clean multi inky uses surface.
    Love your videos and so subscribed, any tips or replies to my questions are greatly appreciated.
    God bless Hugs
    Shaz in Oz.x

    January 7, 2020

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