Etching made easy!

June 27th, 2012 in member junk     
NDJunkGirl Andrea Miller, contributor
7 users recommend

First, find some glassware to etch on. I headed straight for the thrift store and found seven of these aged-looking glasses for only 25 cents apiece.  I realized the less of a slant (curve) the object has, the better.  It is easier to tape off a straight surface.
I then taped off the area to etch, and added various scrapbooking stickers - numbers, letters and symbols.  Let me tell you, I had NO plan, just applied them randomly.  Make sure you press the stickers down firmly.  I tried evenly spacing the stickers, but you wouldnt have to!
Apply the etching cream on with a brush - quite thick.
I purchased Armor Etch at Hobby Lobby.
After about one minute, I washed off the etching cream and peeled off the stickers.   
Love em!
So, go and enjoy your favorite cold drink!  Actually, I can even serve pudding or ice cream in these lovelys! 

Glass etching= easy!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, tabletop, container, glass, funky, whimsical, fun, house wear, kitchen, dining room, chic, contemporary

Comments (7)

CottageElements writes: Great job on these, Andrea! I love the look of them. Very classy. I, too, purchased the etching cream and have never tackled it. Seems you've inspired a lot of people to try our hand at it!

Lani Posted: 10:43 am on July 2nd
bigdogmom1960 writes: I've worked with acid etch and traditional blast etching. Your finished product looks professional and beautiful! You go girl! Posted: 8:16 am on July 2nd
gadgetsponge writes: Great info and glasses. I'm definitely going to tackle this sometime now that you've walked me through it. Thanks! Posted: 11:10 am on June 29th
MimiToria writes: Looking great, Andrea. Of course I have this glass etching in my basement studio, but do you think I've used it? Nope... You're inspiring me to give it a whirl, as your project turned out so neat.
Gretchen Posted: 7:22 am on June 29th
JunkArchitect writes: It turned out amazing and thanks for the tutorial...!

Jim

Posted: 1:17 pm on June 28th
annebell writes: Those are so unique and so pretty! I'm going to have to try etching something. Great work! Posted: 12:37 pm on June 28th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great Andrea!! Thanks for the tips...think I need to try some etching too :) Posted: 5:39 am on June 28th
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