Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Etched Jack O'Lantern Slate Coasters

         I love being able to customize holiday, or special event accents for the home. Everyone loved the smoked Jack O'Lantern glasses, so thought I'd use the same designs for a couple of slate coasters...  YES! You can etch slate with etchall® etching crème.  They're pretty cool looking, right.........

Here's what you'll need
  • etchall® reusable etching crème
  • Stencil cut pick knife, or pick tool
  • Squeegee 
  • Etchmask, stencil or vinyl for creating stencils
  • Slate coasters  (I got mine from Plaid, but you can also order from Amazon)
  • Jack O'Lantern patterns 
  • scissors 

1. Drag the above patterns from here onto your desktop then upload into your cutting software*, or print onto printable vinyl and cut with a craft knife.  Each face is about 1.5-2" wide, but you can adjust the size to fit the size of your coaster.    *I used my Cricut Joy® machine to cut the stencils.
2. Using the pick tool, carefully weed (remove) the areas to be etched from the vinyl then press firmly in place at the center of the slate. Since this is a small and simple design, I didn't find it necessary to use transfer tape.  

3.  To prevent accidentally etching the uncovered areas of the slate, cover with scraps of vinyl.

4. Cover the open areas with etching crème and leave for 15-20 minutes. Refer to directions on the container. *NOTE: Etching crème is off white when you first open the container, but it will eventually darken over time. The color does not effect the effectiveness of the product.

5. After 15-20 minutes, use the squeegee to scrape the etchall back into the container! Don't forget, etchall etching crème is reusable.

6. Rinse away any remaining crème with water. DO NOT RINSE OVER A PORCELAIN SINK TO AVOID ACCIDENTALLY ETCHING YOUR SINK!! Use a plastic bowl if necessary. Discard the vinyl and dry the surface of your slate.

7. These will make a perfect gift together with a couple of matching, etched wine glasses and a bottle of wine!


You've been boo'ed! Enjoy! 
Yours truly,
Julie 🎃