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Topic: Craftster Quickies Video Tutorial - How to Etch Glass  (Read 5106 times)
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« on: July 12, 2011 09:57:32 AM »

Craftster Quickies are our very own video tutorials for quick and easy crafts!  Needlework moderator kittykill will show you how to make great crafts in a matter of minutes!

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to use etching powder to declare your love to your sweetie on glass! Use etching cream inside a stencil or around a sticker to make a statement on glasses, votives, and other glass items.

Glass Items to Etch
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011 09:40:15 PM »

Awesome! I just decided that I wanted to try out etching for some of my Christmas gifts, so this could not have come at a better time. What's the difference between using etching cream and powder? Is one easier/cheaper?

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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011 08:18:28 AM »

I'm not 100% sure-I hope HSG can chime in. I used the cream and it was nice and pretty neat because it was already mixed up for me. One difference, of course, is that you have to mix up the powder to cream-I would think this would effect the level of etching (if you wanted less of an etch, more water-more etching-more powder).

I'm not sure of the price difference but the cream last a long time and I was able to do several sets of glasses.

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011 08:26:48 AM »

Thank you Kittykill!

Would add that it depends on the application which would work best.

The powder tends to be for flatter surfaces, and the cream can be used on all shapes. The cream also can be used on vertical surfaces.

The effectiveness or quickness of the cream will depend on brand and mixture. But the powders usually are pretty strong in effectiveness, and some even require specific disposal.

As for price that will depend on brand as well, but on the whole I think Armour Etch tends to be fairly inexpensive. Around $7.00 for a 3 ounce size. Which does a lot of items, and as kittykill said, lasts.

Hope all this info helps. Smiley Love to see what you do!

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2012 11:56:06 PM »

I do this too!  I love it.  Glass etching is fun
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013 11:05:59 PM »

Thanks Kittykill, all these info must be very helpful. Hope to see more info.
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