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« on: August 18, 2010 01:06:51 PM »

I always wanted to learn how to etch glass but I didn't know how to do it or where to start. So I watched a few youtube videos (isn't youtube great!) and now I've successfully etched my own glass planter. It's not as hard/time consuming as I thought it would be.

First you'll need a few supplies. Something to cut on, x-actor knife, masking tape, glue stick, your glass of choice, picture, etching cream/stuff.

Next you'll take your image (I just found a basic on online and printed it)

You'll need to cut out your picture to make a stencil. I knew I wanted the batman logo to look frosty, so I cut out all the black pieces.

Now I had 3 peices cut out, the black ring, black logo and the white part that was attached to the 2 black pieces.

This was the trickiest part for me, lining the pieces back up on the glass without the 2 black pieces. It took me a few minutes to try and get the pieces to sit right. I used masking tape for the big pieces and then for the white center I used my glue stick to stick it to the glass. ( I forgot to take a picture with the middle glued down, opps)

Then you take your etching cream and brush it over your design. I used a plain old paint brush my husband had laying around in his craft kit. (he has a painting/customizing kit but wont call it a craft kit.. we all know thats what it is though)

Then comes the waiting game, it only takes 5 minutes for the cream to do it's thing, so I set a timer and then took my dogs outside to do their business.

When the timer goes off you take your glass (with the paper still attached) and run it under water. I used room temp. water (not sure if that really matters) and just started rubbing off the cream and the paper with my hand. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this part too. The paper and cream comes off really easily.

After you finished cleaning the glass you're done. I turned mine into a planter, and you can really see the design because of the dirt on the inside.

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010 01:15:16 PM »

Very Cool!
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010 05:36:58 PM »

Wow, that is awesome! And soo easy!
I am just going to have to try that now.
And awesome choice on the Batman logo.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010 06:21:17 PM »

Yours turned out really well:) I didn't know that you could use a paper stencil! I thought the cream would eat through that too! Good to know:)

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