What a great gift for a friend, or to brighten up your own home. This is how easy it is:
1. Wash the piece of glass then dry thoroughly.
2. Cover any area you do not want to etch. I created diagonal stripes on this vase using regular scotch brand tape.
3. Make sure the edges of the tape are pressed down firmly onto the glass surface.
4. Cover one side of the glass with the etching creme. Use the black spatula/squeegee to spread the etching creme thickly over one side of the glass (and yes, it will drip over the edge onto the next side). Remember that this is etching creme and it will ETCH any shiny surface, so protect any surface you are working on.
5. After 15-20 mins, use the spatula to spread the creme over onto the next side. Repeat for each side. (This is a square vase so I did one side at a time.) When you are finished, scrape the creme back into the bottle!!
ETCHALL® ETCHING CREME
(AND DIP) IS RE-USABLE!!!!
Please note: I used etching creme for this project, but it would have been much easier (and faster) to use etchall® Dip'n etch.
6. After all the creme has been scraped back into the bottle, rinse away the residue under running water then remove the tape. Dry thoroughly then admire your glass with class.
There is so much to tell you about etchall® it would take me all night, so hop thru each of the DCC member blogs by clicking on the blue logo found in each blog sidebar to see how other designers used the product. You can also find a wealth of information at www.etchall.com including "how to" videos and lots of inspiration.
As a decorative painter, I first used etchall® to etch glass plates! I loved painting on glass (it required no prep) and an etched piece of glass had "tooth" so the paint would stick. Here are a couple of pieces that were featured in my book, Garden of Glassware published by Leisure Arts.
You can also personalize glass by etching. On these two projects for example, I cut my own custom stencils using etchall Etchmask for the name "jennifer" and the title "Snow" using a digital die cutting machine and used them to etch this small glass bezel and a plain glass frame. These samples are, of course, just scratching the surface (or should I say etching)..... imagine the possibilities! Are YOU itching to etch yet?
The "Snow" frame was featured on Scrapbook Memories, series 1300, so you can find the instructions @ http://www.scrapbooksouptv.com/projects/1300/1310/1310-5.htm
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